Farm trials confirm the benefits of feeding reduced levels of protein

United Feeds' Keith Agnew (right) and Clarence Calderwood (left) during a recent visit to the Dervock farm of David Millar (second left) and his father David

United Feeds' Keith Agnew (right) and Clarence Calderwood (left) during a recent visit to the Dervock farm of David Millar (second left) and his father David

OVER the past number of years, United Feeds has successfully pioneered the feeding of rations containing reduced levels of protein to dairy cows here in Northern Ireland.

This work has been undertaken with a number of milk producers in different parts of the province and has entailed the close co-operation of the farmers involved with United’s Dr Keith Agnew and his technical team.

“We have developed these feeding options across a wide range of management systems and have also taken account of the various forage types and concentrates offered to lactating cows on local farms,” Keith Agnew explained.

 

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