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Focus on sustainability puts UK-produced proteins in the spotlight

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Source: Dr Anna Sutcliffe, KW Nutritionist

Demand for more sustainable food production and a weak Sterling adding to imported feed prices is producing growing interest in UK-produced protein feeds.

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Planning buffer requirements now key to tackling silage shortages

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Source: Charlotte Ward, KW Nutritionist

With last summer’s dry weather still impacting many dairy herds this spring, correct buffer feeding will be critical to cow performance for the rest of the year.

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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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Research highlights benefits of soyabean meal alternative​

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Source: Charlotte Ward, KW Nutritionist

University of Nottingham research is challenging the role of soyabean meal dairy rations, with rapeseed-based NovaPro producing higher yields at lower cost.

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​Understanding rumen-bypass protein requirements and options

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Source: Charlotte Ward, KW Nutritionist

Rumen-bypass protein is essential to meet the needs of high-yielding dairy cows, but poor feed choice can mean higher costs, more waste and lower performance.

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Poor fertility costing herds dearly, but improved feeding can help

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Source: Samuel Wellock, KW Nutritionist

Few milk producers fully calculate the cost of poor fertility, which can cost herds as much as 3.5ppl, but improved feeding in early lactation can help.