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Understanding the Silage Test Results Silage quality is key to good animal performance, reducing winter feed costs and increasing profitability during the housing period. Grass silage is the basis ...

The housing period is one of the best time to take action against parasites. The most common parasite groups to consider when treating cattle include: Stomach and intestinal worms Liver ...

Spring-born suckler calves will be weaned on many farms over the coming weeks and creep feeding weanlings should be highly considered prior to weaning due the reduced energy level in grass at this ...

The majority of winter cereals have been sown at this stage. However, there is still a small acreage to be sown in the coming weeks. As we progress into mid-November, the opportunities to get a ...

Breeding season has begun on some sheep farms across the country. For others, the focus is on sourcing new breeding stock but nutrition must be remembered in order to maximise the number of lambs ...

Drummonds have always been renowned as leading purveyors of top performing grass seeds In order to maintain our independence and ensure that our customers always have a choice, we supply a wide ...

At Drummonds our priority is to consistently formulate top quality animal feeds consisting of only the premier league of proven feed ingredients. Quality – Assured coarse feeds are manufactured ...

A ‘cover crop’ or ‘catch crop’ is grown primarily for the purpose of ‘protecting or improving’ between periods of regular crop production. Research and use at farm level has shown that ...

The Hybrid Ryegrass & Red Clover mixture from Drummonds There has been a lot of focus on protein use on farms in recent times, both in terms of feed product origins and the efficiency of ...

Planting is making good progress to date, with many growers now finished sowing barley and moving onto wheat. A recent drop in temperatures has been welcomed to slow down the movement of aphids, ...

Grass and clover in combination within a mixture produce scientifically proven yield benefits versus the same varieties sown individually. White clover has been selected to withstand being grazed or ...

We view Liquid Fertiliser as a key technology in our toolbox to not only enable our customers to improve their farm performance and profitability; but also to meet for the stricter regulations, in ...

Harvest 2021 is coming to a close. The recent dry spells have played a key part in farmers wrapping up the harvest in a timely fashion. Harvest reports are generally satisfactory with some excellent ...

Brassica crops can provide nutritious, cost-effective feeds for cattle and sheep. From leafy kales and forage rapes through to root crops like stubble turnips and swedes, brassicas are a versatile ...

  Modern calf milk replacer formulation is becoming more sophisticated and multi-functional – so much so that there should always be a quality nutrition product available that is ...

The benefit of liming Irish soil is well known and was one of the earliest soil management practices that farmers adopted to improve the productivity of soils. It is no different today, as managing ...

Quality must not be compromised over quantity as first cut silages get underway. Regular monitoring of silage swards is just as important as monitoring a grazing sward. The digestibility or ‘DMD’ ...

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