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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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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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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.