4 August 1995

Forage additives register out soon

UK LIVESTOCK producers will know for what job a particular forage additive has been approved for the first time in November.

This is when FARMERS WEEKLY, in association with the United Kingdom Agricultural Supply Trade Association (UKASTA), will publish the third register of approved products for the UK Forage Additives Approval Scheme (see insert for details).

This will detail which products meet the three different categories of approval. The categories comprise silage quality, feed intake and efficiency of nutrient use, or animal performance.

"Such approval should take the mystery out of the forage additive market and help farmer users select products for their specific needs," says Derek Ward, manager of UKASTAs plant health, fertiliser and forage additives division.