United Feeds to profile three core themes

United Feeds' sales manager Clarence calderwood is looking forward to welcoming visitors to the company's stand at Balmoral Show
United Feeds' sales manager Clarence calderwood is looking forward to welcoming visitors to the company's stand at Balmoral Show

United Feeds will be strongly represented at this year’s Balmoral Show, courtesy of its presence on the United Dairy Farmers’ stand.

Three core themes will be profiled by the company’s team of nutritionists and technical sales representatives.

“It is important for dairy farmers to maximise the performance of their cows from grazed grass over the coming months,” explained United’s sales manager Clarence Calderwood.

“In order to achieve this, producers must be able to accurately assess the production capacity of their grass covers on a day-to-day basis and to match this with the stocking rates achieved on their farms.

“Members of the United team will be available to advise on these matters and to discuss how concentrates can be offered to dairy cows in the most effective manner throughout the spring and summer months.”

He continued: “Making best use of fertiliser is another key requirement at the present time. And, in this context, the United team will be discussing the very positive impact now being made by the new KAN fertilisers in Northern Ireland.

“This new product range represent a urea source that can be used throughout the growing season.

“At the heart of the technology is a coating process which covers each individual fertiliser granule with a film of agrotain. This chemical is a urea stabiliser.

“The end result is a fertiliser source that will out-perform CAN, in terms of crop growth achieved per unit of Nitrogen applied. The new product range is also cheaper per unit of nitrogen, making it a win:win scenario for farmers.”

Calderwood went on to confirm the importance for farmers to make high quality first cut silage.

“This is the key driver that will determine the performance achieved by dairy cows next winter,” he commented.

“Our technical team will be discussing the procedures that must be followed in order to maximise silage quality. This includes the benefits to be gained from using the inoculant Sil-All 4x4. It has a proven track record in allowing local dairy and livestock farmers produce high quality silages under local conditions.