01 July 2015 | Online since 2003

New mixture will help UK livestock farmers improve profitability



5 June 2014 05:22:41|News

New mixture 'will help UK livestock farmers improve profitability'


Leading seed producer Barenbrug has launched a new mixture designed to help UK livestock farmers improve their profitability.

BARForage Dairy Grazing is a mixture of 35% Dunluce and 65% Tyrella and has been designed specifically to extend the grazing period for cows.

This follows news of the market leading performance of both varieties on the Teagasc* Pasture Profit Index (PPI) which ranks grass varieties according to their value in the Moorepark Dairy Systems Model - a pasture based system of milk production.

Dunluce, which is an intermediate heading tetraploid ryegrass, is the most profitable variety having a pasture profit index of €226 per hectare - over 20% ahead of its nearest rival - and Tyrella is the most profitable late heading diploid ryegrass with a PPI of €48 per hectare.

The PPI comprises of: spring, mid-season and autumn grass Dry Matter (DM) production, grass quality (April to July inclusive), first & second silage DM production and persistency. It rewards those varieties that shorten winter feeding such as spring and autumn grasses so cows can be kept in the fields for longer periods.

Said James Ingles, Barenbrug's Head of Agriculture, "We were delighted with how the two varieties performed in the PPI and so it seemed logical to come up with a new mixture combining the two, giving farmers the best of both worlds.

"BARForage Dairy Grazing mixture will allow them to take advantage of the most cost effective feed for livestock available to them - grazed grass!

"Tyrella has the best spring growth of any late heading diploid, while Dunluce is not only the top yielding variety but maintains both yield and quality right through to late autumn.

"BARForage Dairy Grazing will not only give maximum production at times of the year when grass is the most valuable, but will also form a dense, easily managed sward."

Download




Comments


No comments posted yet. Be the first to post a comment

To post comment without approval login or register

Display name

Please enter your name

Email (optional)
Comment

Please enter your comment

Post Comment

Your comment submitted successfully.Please wait for admin approval.

Some error on your process.Please try one more time.



Jobs


Start Date: 27 June 2015
General Office Administrator

Person to work in the office able to deal with all aspects of office work in an animal feed mill. Must be able to type and be...


Start Date: 18 June 2015
Tractor driver/ General Farm Worker for Harvest in Lincolnshire.  

We have 2 jobs on the 5000 ac farm in Lincolnshire, The first is to drive a large Fendt tractor jobs will include plough...


Start Date: 1 July 2015
Skilled arable operator who is happy to work with Beef>>>Fordham

Large arable and beef farm is looking for a new staff member. the company runs 2 balers which bale 6,000 bales each.- Initial...


Start Date: 24 June 2015
Pig stock person/General Farm Worker Job >>Scotland<<

Stock person needed for 400 sow unit on a 5 week batch system selling 7kg weaners at 4weeks old.also helping out wi...


Start Date: 1 July 2015
Job in New Zealand for an experienced Machinery Operator

Machinery operator required for large cropping farm on the South Island of New Zealand 45 minutes from Christchurch and 1 hou...





Top stories you may have missed
5 June 2015 | Cattle

A strong pound and increased red meat imports coupled with a plentiful dome...


5 June 2015 | Arable

Depression is affecting Wales' farming industry and there is a need to use ...


5 June 2015 | Arable

With just one week to go before the final judging and announcement of the w...


5 June 2015 | Finance

A rural law expert has highlighted the importance of good succession planni...


5 June 2015 | Farmshops

A south Yorkshire dairy farming family is pulling out all the stops to prom...


4 June 2015 | Finance

Predicting what is going to happen to wheat prices is a challenge, but in s...


4 June 2015 | Agri Safety

A Lancashire based livestock theft prevention scheme is aiming to go nation...


4 June 2015 | News

A female farmer has been recognised by the farming and conservation industr...


4 June 2015 | Finance

The new Conservative government appears to be preparing to implement cuts f...


4 June 2015 | Arable

The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) will have mobile support units at the follo...