Winter feeding and management issues 2017-18

The prolonged wet weather has resulted in a potential shortage of fodder for some farms or poor quality silage with low dry matter and low metabolisable energy (ME) contents. CAFRE have organised a series of farmer meetings in the west and north of the country to provide guidance for farmers on how best to manage feeding over the coming months. The meetings will take place at the following venues:

Date Location
Monday 20 November Silverbirch Hotel, Omagh
Thursday 23 November Enniskillen Campus, CAFRE, Enniskillen
Tuesday 28 November Lodge Hotel, Coleraine

CAFRE have also produced the following series of technical press releases providing guidance to farmers on the management options to deal with winter feeding related issues:

CAFRE have developed a series of online tools to help farmers to assess fodder stocks and requirements over the winter feeding period and to evaluate which purchased feeds offer the best value for money in the current market. 

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