Slurry is a combination of the solids and liquids that are undigested by animals. During the digestion process animals may only absorb 5%-20% of the nutrients in their feed, with the reminder left in their manure. Grazing animals naturally recycle back onto the pasture. For housed animals slurry has to be stored and re-applied to the ground safely.Continue reading →
- Service the machine annually and ensure all blades etc are in good working condition
- Ensure users are fully trained in how best to operate the machine.
Forage Quantity and Quality
The starting point in any feed plan is to do an inventory of forage stocks (grass silage, maize. beet etc), then convert the tonnage fresh weight to dry matter to balance this against stock requirements and numbers on the farm. Once you establish a shortfall or deficit then a feed programme can be implemented and what feeds you need to purchase to bridge gaps.Continue reading →
In terms of Grassland Management this is an important time of the year to help maintain grass quality for the remainder of the season. Integral to this is grass budgeting, walking your grassland daily and planning for current and future grazing needs.Continue reading →