• Sheep
  • Dairy
  • Beef
  • Arable

South West Vertical Grazing Group

This group are aiming to measure fresh grass and co-ensiled products, before silage making and at feeding out, during the year to check nutritional factors and mycotoxins. The group are interested in finding out if ensiling increases nutritional levels and maintain or decrease mycotoxins.

Group Topic

Improving feed efficiency in livestock

Feed is one of the largest variable costs to farmers. An animal’s health, stress, nutrition, weight and growth rate all affect feed efficiency. Finding ways to improve efficiency sustainably is crucial for better returns.


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