• PROFITABLE milk production around the World and breeding cows for grass-based dairying will feature at an international dairy conference later this month.
Speakers from the US, UK and Ireland will address the conference at Harper Adams College, Newport, Shropshire, on Thur, Apr 29. Attendance costs £30 including lunch. For further details contact the British Grassland Society (0118-931 8189).
• FOLLOWING MAFFs decision to accept registration of cattle births and movements via e-mail, Orchid Data is providing free software for this purpose. The software can be obtained by downloading from Orchid Datas website www.orchiddata.demon.co.uk or contacting 01536-443300.
• THE list of recommended forage maize varieties that broad-leaf herbicide, Titus (rimsulfuron) can be used on has been extended. For further information contact Dupont (01438-734450).
• FERTILISER policy on many livestock farms has failed to take account of increased potassium depletion from soils growing grass for conservation, according to the latest statistics from MAFF. Terra Nitrogen believes that the use of potash has been falling and suggests that 5kg (10 units) of potash are required for every tonne of silage harvested. *