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Failing to support summer grazing butterfats could lose up to 1ppl

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Source: Dr Anna Sutcliffe, KW Nutritionist

Avoid summer butterfat drop and potential milk income losses by taking steps to formulate balanced rations, avoid SARA and minimise the impact of heat stress.

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Plan now to minimise performance loss to heat stress this summer

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Source: Samuel Wellock, KW Nutritionist

With heat stress capable of reducing feed intake, butterfats and milk yields even at 20°C, changes to rations and herd management are essential to maintain milk output.

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Failing to balance intensive beef rations is putting margins at risk

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Source: Dr Anna Sutcliffe, KW Nutritionist

Poorly balanced intensive beef finishing rations can reduce growth rates, extend finishing times and cut margin over feed, particularly if overloaded with starch.

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Acidosis at turnout a major threat to rumen function and profitability

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Source: Charlotte Ward, KW Nutritionist

Failing to correctly balance the nutrients in spring grass with effective buffer feeding will reduce feed efficiency, milk from forage and income over feed costs (IOFC).

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

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Source: Charlotte Ward, 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*.