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VIDEO: How this farmer is producing quality silage and milk from grass

James King milks approximately 200 cows near Ballymena in Co. Antrim.

Annual production figures stand at 7,444 litres per cow, with 557 milk solids at 4.03% butterfat and 3.31% protein from a concentrate input of 2.68t/cow.

He focuses on producing quality silage and milk from grass.

30 cows in a low-yield group were turned out to grass by March 8th this year, while the whole herd has been grazing on a full-time basis since mid-April.

Take-home messages:

  • Continue to measure and monitor grass on your farm;
  • Consider options if growth rates do not meet herd demands;
  • Review grass development in silage swards.

Image and video source: CARFEtv Youtube

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