TIPS FOR MARCH 2015
Stop breeding cows from March 10th to avoid calving over the Christmas period.
Late calvers have to receive your top listing for management.
Silage pit face management has to focus on preventing moulds and the associated risk of mycotoxins.
Prebreed scanning of cows has shown that your less fertile cows can be identified. These cows can be earmarked for use of beef sires. Cows can also be successfully identified for use of sexed semen.
Slurry management needs to bear in mind the risk of high potassium silages.