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Preparing for Success with Wynnstay 80:20

Preparing for Success, Wynnstay 80:20

80% of output and outcomes can be traced to 20% of inputs or activities (otherwise known as the Pareto principle). In dairy farming, a specific focus on inputs in the transition phase (the period three weeks pre- and post-calving) will lead to improved performance for the remaining 80% of the time.

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Raw Material Market Update

Raw Material Market Update

The past six months have seen one of the most volatile periods for raw material markets in the last 20 years, with prices across the board substantially up since the autumn. There are several factors that have impacted the high prices we have seen; Brexit, COVID-19, strikes in South American ports, droughts, and floods, but fundamentally it comes down to supply and demand.

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The Benefits of Reseeding

The Benefits of Reseeding

Reseeding an existing ley can lead to a signifi cant return on investment. Within several years ‘weed grasses’ will ingress into a sward – particularly if the field has experienced poaching or after a hard winter. These ‘weed grasses’ have poor quality characteristics compared to ryegrass varieties from the Recommended List. These include poor digestibility and a poorer response to fertiliser, as well as not converting to meat and milk as efficiently as ryegrass.

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Why Managing Worms Will Help Cattle Farmers Meet Wider Industry Targets

Why Managing Worms Will Help Cattle Farmers Meet Wider Industry Targets

Efficiency on UK livestock farms is at the forefront of many farmers minds as the future of support payments becomes uncertain and England and Wales drive for net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040.

While efficiency encompasses all areas of farm management and production, there are some easy wins producers can make to help make your farm more efficient.

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