Independent ruminant nutritionist Lizz Clarke will be
handing out personalised winter feeding advice for farmers
with suckler herds, at an EBLEX Beef Better Returns
Rationing Workshop, at Newton Rigg on 3 December.
The meeting is free – but places must be booked
in advance so that farmers can submit details of the feeds
that are available on their farm, and the number, breed
and performance targets for one particular group of animals,
before the meeting. All the information supplied will remain
To start, Mrs Clarke will outline the basic principles
of rationing and talk about the pros and cons of different
types of feed with everyone. She will then move on to discuss
specific feeding options individually and in confidence,
based on the information supplied beforehand.
“With cereal prices continuing to rise, it is going
to be more expensive than usual to feed cows and calves
this winter,” says Mrs Clarke. “So it is vital
to make the most of all bought-in and home-grown feeds,
and to consider any alternative feed sources that may be
available in the area.
“At this workshop I shall be helping farmers to
draw up a balanced and cost-effective ration, that will
meet both the nutritional requirements and output goals
for the group of animals we are focussing on.”
Places are limited to 20 and will be allocated on a first
come, first served basis. Call EBLEX BRP events co-ordinator
Hellen Tordoff on tel: 0870 609 1840 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org who
will send out copies of the pre-meeting questionnaire.
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