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Input Management [SS.IM]

    Considerations For Outwintering Spring Calving Suckler Cows

    Outwintering spring calving suckler cows has many advantages.  It can reduce keeping costs, saving on bedding and feed if forage stocks are tight and free up shed space.  It can also help manage body condition, especially if cows are fit going into the winter.  However, careful management is required to ensure that cows do not lose too much condition before calving.

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    Balancing Silage For Growing/ Finishing Cattle

    Silage quality is variable, 1st cut beef and sheep pit silage is on average slightly higher in energy, however, is lower in crude protein compared to 2nd cut.  This is similar in 2nd cut bales which have also analysed higher in protein compared to 1st cut bales. 

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    A Guide to Feed Budgeting

    Forward planning forage supplies helps understand whether you will have enough conserved forage to meet the livestock demand – this is becoming more critical as weather is fluctuating more from…

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    Fair Work Nation

    As part of the Scottish Government’s commitment to developing Scotland as a world leading Fair Work Nation, it is seeking to balance the rights and responsibilities of employers and workers,…

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