Godro Issue 25

Published 1 September 14

Cymraeg view

The most important first step in a calf’s feeding regime is provision of good quality colostrum therefore in this issue DairyCo’s research and development manager Dr Jenny Gibbons talks about the golden rules of colostrum feeding. You can also read all about how one farmer is using soil sampling and slurry analysis to take nutrient planning that one step further.

 

Also in this issue we reveal the results of the most comprehensive survey of Welsh dairy farmers. The ‘Your Voice, Your Future’ survey results indicate a 20% rise in milk production over the next five. And with winter just around the corner, we take a look at the seasonal disease, liver fluke and the most effective way of controlling it. In the Hot Seat this time is the newly appointed NFU Cymru director, John Mercer.