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Fermentation efficiency and feed choice key to IOFC this winter

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Source: Charlotte Ward, KW Nutritionist

With limited forage stocks on most units, fine tuning rations to maximise rumen efficiency will need to be a top priority for milk producers this winter.

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Poorly targeted nutrition risks beef penalties of up to £200/head

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Source: Samuel Wellock, KW Nutritionist

Losses due to out-of-specification carcases is a major drain on finishing margins, but can be largely avoided by better matching rations to cattle requirements.

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More accurate feeding can cut pollution and boost margins

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Source: Dr Anna Sutcliffe, KW Nutritionist

Upcoming targets to reduce atmospheric pollution will require improved nitrogen use efficiency within the dairy sector, and better feeding has a key role to play.

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Liquid protein opportunity to boost beef ration value and margins

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Source: Dr Anna Sutcliffe, KW Nutritionist

Poor feed choice can add 10–15p/head to daily feed costs, reduce carcase quality and increase finishing times, seriously undermining beef margins.

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Secure winter feeds now to replace silage fed this summer

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Source: Samuel Wellock, KW Nutritionist

High demand means supplies of the best value winter feeds are selling out fast, but quick action to secure contracts now could see margins actually increase.

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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.