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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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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*.

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Intake consistency a critical factor in reducing feed costs per litre

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Source: Dr Anna Sutcliffe, KW Nutritionist

Attention to detail is the key to minimising ration inconsistency, which can negatively impact rumen efficiency, feed costs per litre and herd performance.

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Ten steps to more efficient rations that lower feed costs

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Source: Dr Matt Witt, KW Nutritionist

Poorly designed and presented rations can lose milk producers as much as 1.5-2.5ppl, yet with greater attention to ration detail much of that can be regained.

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Making feed efficiency a priority is critical to beef unit profitability

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Source: Charlotte Ward, KW Nutritionist

Beef cattle convert feed into LWG so much more efficiently when young that to drive early growth and finish sooner are two of the best ways to improve margins.

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Rising cost of fats forces interest in alternative feeding strategies

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Source: Dr Matt Witt, KW Nutritionist

Reducing reliance on rumen-protected fats and instead boosting feed utilisation efficiency is a top priority for milk producers as fat costs continue to rise.