Dairy cows grazing in a field© Tim Scrivener
Producing 1kg of milk solids (MS) from 10kg DM of used pasture should be a target for everyone striving for a robust spring-calving system, according to research from Teagasc, Ireland’s agriculture food and development authority. Pat Dillon, head of the animal and grassland research and innovation programme at Teagasc says the “10:1” ratio is a key performance indicator to survive milk price volatility. The research farm at Moorepark is achieving figures of 1,300kg MS/ha and 13,000kg DM/ha used, as are […]