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Summer growth critical to heifer performance post-calving

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Source: Charlotte Ward, KW Nutritionist

Maintaining summer heifer growth is vital for 22-24 month calving, with any extra feed cost far less than the losses associated with later entry into the herd.

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Rising cost of fats forces interest in alternative feeding strategies

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Source: Dr Matt Witt, KW Nutritionist

Reducing reliance on rumen-protected fats and instead boosting feed utilisation efficiency is a top priority for milk producers as fat costs continue to rise.

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Summer milk quality drop-off a threat to income over feed costs

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Source: Dr Anna Sutcliffe, KW Nutritionist

Improved feeding and herd management are key to reducing summer milk quality drop-offs that affect even housed herds, and can cut milk price by more than 3ppl*.

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Driving feed efficiency to cut costs? It’s not just feeding that matters

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Source: Dr Matt Witt, KW Nutritionist

Poor feed efficiency is costing many milk producers 1.5-2.5ppl, yet recouping that loss requires both attention to detail and a focus that goes beyond feeding.

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Making feed efficiency a priority is critical to beef unit profitability

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Source: Dr Anna Sutcliffe, KW Nutritionist

Beef cattle convert feed into LWG so much more efficiently when young that to drive early growth and finish sooner are two of the best ways to improve margins.

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Increased feed price volatility set to remain as the New Year starts*

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Source: Chris Davidson, KW Senior Trader

With wheat prices edging higher and protein markets having further to rise than fall, carefully considering forward cover for summer feeds could be a wise move.

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Consider options now to counter impact of late autumn grazing

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Source: Charlotte Ward, KW Nutritionist

Milk producers are being urged to check feed stocks and consider contingency plans in case extended autumn grazing and minimal regrowth since housing delays turnout.