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Silage Analysis Update 2022

The nutritional value of silage is determined by several factors such as grass variety, cutting date, weather, wilting period etc.  Therefore, silage should be analysed before going into the winter…

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November Silage Update

The SAC lab continues to receive more silages for analysis. Table 1 shows the average nutrient values of 1st and 2nd cut beef and sheep...

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Improve Your Grassland Productivity With Weed Control

In this video we hear Poppy Frater, Grassland Specialist at SAC Consulting, and Colin Taylor, Taylor Technologies, discuss two weeds most important to established grassland in...

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Maximising Performance of Growing and Finishing Cattle

With exceptionally high feed costs this year it is vital that the target weight gain from a specific ration is being achieved. Any drop in...

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Improving Silage To Reduce Costs

Improving silage quality provides an alternative resource of nutrients to livestock that may have otherwise been supplied in concentrate feed. Ruminants have evolved to eat...

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Using Potatoes as an Alternative to Barley for Finishing Cattle

Stockfeed potatoes can be used as an alternative to expensive barley and are worth considering for feeding to finishing cattle to spin out home grown...

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Fodder beet: From seeding to feeding

During the 2021 growing season, we sited a time laps camera on Robert Andersons fodder beet in Aberdeenshire, this has captured the growth of this...

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November Silage Update

The SAC lab continues to receive more silages for analysis. Table 1 shows the average nutrient values of 1st and 2nd cut beef and sheep...

Read more >

Improve Your Grassland Productivity With Weed Control

In this video we hear Poppy Frater, Grassland Specialist at SAC Consulting, and Colin Taylor, Taylor Technologies, discuss two weeds most important to established grassland in...

Read more >

Maximising Performance of Growing and Finishing Cattle

With exceptionally high feed costs this year it is vital that the target weight gain from a specific ration is being achieved. Any drop in...

Read more >

Improving Silage To Reduce Costs

Improving silage quality provides an alternative resource of nutrients to livestock that may have otherwise been supplied in concentrate feed. Ruminants have evolved to eat...

Read more >

Using Potatoes as an Alternative to Barley for Finishing Cattle

Stockfeed potatoes can be used as an alternative to expensive barley and are worth considering for feeding to finishing cattle to spin out home grown...

Read more >

Fodder beet: From seeding to feeding

During the 2021 growing season, we sited a time laps camera on Robert Andersons fodder beet in Aberdeenshire, this has captured the growth of this...

Read more >

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