Dry Weather and Decreasing Grass Supply

Given the extent of the dry spell, grass growth rates are quickly declining and practically non-existent on some farms, meaning that grass supply is falling drastically behind demand. The challenge for the short term will be to stretch out grass supplies whilst maintaining dry matter intakes and fulfilling nutrient requirements using alternative feeds. Below are a number of options for feeding…

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Advice on management during dry conditions

Some milk suppliers in our area are already experiencing lower growth rates due to a lack of moisture in the soil. With the current forecast it is highly likely that this problem will deteriorate further and extend to a larger number. We must be proactive rather than reactive in order to manage the current situation as best as possible.

Action is required now to ensure that you are prepared…
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May 2018 Newsletter

Milk Price

After milk price support of 3.0 cents per litre by Carbery the milk price for the month of April is unchanged at 35.21 cpl (160.06 cents per gallon) at 3.60% butterfat and 3.30% protein, including Summer Somatic Cell Count (SCC) bonus of 0.5 cpl and VAT at 5.4%.

The average price paid for the month is 36.31 cents per litre. This is based on the average butterfat…

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