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Grazed or zero grazed grass potentially offers you a high protein, high energy feed source at a lower cost than silage and concentrates. However, to utilise grass effectively the guess work must be removed, by measuring grass cover, calculating requirements and basing grass management decisions around this.

This article aims to offer you practical guidance on grassland management which will help you maximise feed efficiency this summer.

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On many sheep farms preparation should be well underway for a busy lambing season. It is essential to review lambing performance from last year, focus on areas that need to improve, and set out a clear management and nutritional plan for the coming season.
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Produce More Beef from the same Feed!
Chestnutt's Beef rations contain YEA-SACC Live Yeast, which is proven to increase daily liveweight gain, and improve overall feed efficiency! Follow the link to read more about it!

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Benefits to Feeding a Specific Calf Starter Feed!
The first weeks of a calf’s life represent a huge opportunity to improve the overall performance of the dairy herd. Improved growth rate as a calf will equate to increased milk yield as a cow. Chestnutt Calf Starter Pellets are specifically formulated to give calves the best possible start.
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For many ‘high performing’ ruminant diets, providing enough effective fibre to balance high starch levels, without depressing intakes is an all too common challenge. With many facing such predicaments, Chestnutt Feeds conducted a month-long trial of Nutritionally Improved Straw (NIS) Pellets on the farm of a County Antrim dairy customer.

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This January saw Chestnutt Feeds play host to a very successful sheep workshop, held in the local community centre. The event placed particular focus on flock management during the final trimester, with the evening featuring guest speakers Stephen Kelly (Trouw Nutrition) and Christa McMordie (Veterinary Surgeon).
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Physiological factors such as genetic make-up, sex and age will influence the growth potential and feed conversion efficiency (FCE) of an animal. However, it is often the environmental factors such as nutrition, housing and health that have the greatest impact on performance and profitability.
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The inclusion of Actisaf in cow rations has enabled one family farming partnership in Annan, Scotland, to maintain high milk yields without having to worry about the negative impact of acidosis on cow health and performance.
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