15 September 1995

How to cope with forage shortages

ALTERNATIVE feeds to help adapt to forage shortages to be featured at the Event include KW Agricultures new moist feed blend Succulent 35.

Alternatively, have you considered feeding processed bread? KW claims it has an energy content of 14-15 ME and says it can be fed at up to 6kg a cow a day provided it is introduced gradually and the ration contains sufficient fibre.

Other feed options include straw-based rations to be costed by Cargills Intermol division.

For those seeking to incorporate straw into dairy rations, Hi-Spec Engineering will be demonstrating its diet feeder straw chopping knives, designed to ensure straw is evenly mixed into a complete diet ration. &#42