Field of corn

What are your forage options?

Our Senior Nutritionist Dr Robin Hawkey and Senior Agronomist Graham Ragg have been looking at the merits of the different types of wholecrop cereal in the diet to improve your livestock’s performance - and your bottom line

June 2023

cows in kale

Filling the forage gap

Last year’s dry summer and high fertiliser and purchased feed prices have made it challenging for farmers to produce enough feed with many dipping into their winter stocks through the summer and autumn

May 2023

A silage clamp

The need to build up forage stocks in an uncertain world

Last year was difficult for so many reasons but particularly for farmers trying to grow sufficient high-quality forage for their livestock.

February 2023

Cows eating feed in barn

Making the most of your forage is just good sense

With rising input costs there has never been a better time to consider how well your dairy or beef herds are using the valuable forages you provide.

January 2023

Hands with soil running through fingers

Don’t cheat your fields

The balance of nutrition in an organic farming system is vital to make sure your crop is getting everything it needs - and there is no easy fix.

December 2022

Dry, cracked riverbed

Surviving the winter and beyond

With the backdrop of the highest inflation rate for 40 years, rising interest rates, difficulty finding labour and the worst drought since 1976, this winter is going to be a real challenge.

October 2022

A field of tall maise

Making the most of maize

With strong milk prices, high feed costs and the drive to farm sustainably, be sure to capitalise on this year’s forage maize crops as a high-energy, home-grown feed

September 2022