Client Sundown has just completed a feeding study with Wynnstay on young calves. They were delighted to find that switching the source of fibre from mostly soya hulls to straw fibre has resulted in a boost in daily liveweight gain of 10% over the nine weeks of the trial. Look out for the report in Farmers Weekly and for more study results in the spring!
Great to see the new edition of ADHB Dairy’s DairyLeader out today. The Forum held in November was exceptionally interesting and really challenged the attendees with new ideas and insights form outside dairy farming – it was a very interesting challenge to capture all that content in one edition.
We’re just back from the CoBo conference in Berlin – what we believe is the first conference in the world to examine controversy and consensus in bovine health. A great start in not just looking at new technologies and solutions to old challenges, but also how publicly acceptable they are. Look out for some reports on the sessions, especially on behavioural insights…!
Oxtale’s Amy Jackson debates large scale farming in Farmers Weekly. Read the full piece here
In The Guardian today (2 October 2014), Jon Henley writes about a potential move to larger dairy herds, following the story of Fraser Jones who, after six years, has finally broken ground on a new dairy uniit which will house 1,000 cows indoors. The article uses figures from Oxtale. Read the full piece here