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Dairy farmers hit by low milk prices could save up to £2.50 a cow a day by turning cattle out to graze. Piers Badnell, extension officer from AHDB Dairy, said even though cows yields would fall at grass the cost savings realised from not having to house cows and feed TMR would more than make up the deficit. He said that if a cow yielding 30 litres/day dropped to 25 litres/day at turnout that would equate to £1/day loss based on a milk price of 20p/litre. […]