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Ration balance critical to benefit from multi-cut grass silages

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Source: Dr Anna Sutcliffe, KW Nutritionist

Taking more cuts of grass silage will increase feed value, but the extra protein can make creating a winter ration that’s below 19% crude protein a challenge.

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Get late summer feeding right to safeguard winter production

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Source: Dr Anna Sutcliffe, KW Nutritionist

Winter milk yield loss as cows replenish excess body condition lost through late summer can cost more than three times the feed needed to maintain condition.

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Missing early growth potential undermines beef profitability

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Source: Charlotte Ward, KW Nutritionist

Missing early growth potential in late-maturing beef cattle due to low ration protein quality extends finishing, increases feed requirements and reduces margins.

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Effective and accurate feeding critical to maintain summer fertility

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Source: Charlotte Ward, KW Nutritionist

Getting summer calvers back in calf can be challenging for grazing herds, and improved buffer feeding is vital to fully support both yields and fertility.

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​Invest in summer feeding or risk loss of yield once cows housed

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Source: Dr Anna Sutcliffe, KW Nutritionist

Losing body condition due to inadequate feeding as grass intakes drop will cut winter milk income more than the cost of feeding to support autumn production.

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Act now to minimise performance loss to heat stress this summer

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Source: Dr Anna Sutcliffe, KW Nutritionist

Heat stress can reduce feed intake, butterfats and milk yields even at 20°C, so changes to rations and herd management are essential to maintain milk output.