Feed

25m tonnes of maize still in Ukrainian feed stores

25m tonnes of maize still in Ukrainian feed stores

It has been estimated that up to 25 million tonnes of maize remains in Ukrainian feed stores. This is crop...

May 17, 2022

Feed demand soars in Northern Ireland as mills struggle to secure materials

Feed demand soars in Northern Ireland as mills struggle to secure materials

The continuing dry weather and poor growing conditions in Northern Ireland have created an unprecedented demand for feed materials to...

July 23, 2018

It’s time we got a Brexit perspective from the feed compounding sector

It’s time we got a Brexit perspective from the feed compounding sector

The silence from Ireland’s compound animal feed industry, regarding the impact of Brexit on the sector, has been pretty deafening....

February 25, 2017

‘Northern dairy farmers should not have to cut production’

‘Northern dairy farmers should not have to cut production’

The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) is not supporting calls for dairy farmers in Northern Ireland to cut back production levels,...

February 7, 2016

Global feed production is almost at 1 billion tonnes

Global feed production is almost at 1 billion tonnes

Global feed tonnage is estimated to be at 995.5m tonnes, a 1.5% increase on last year, according to the latest...

January 25, 2016

How to manage high-yielding dairy cows at grass

How to manage high-yielding dairy cows at grass

High-yielding dairy cows, averaging in excess of 7,500L per lactation, can produce significant quantities of milk from grazed grass, according...

April 28, 2015

‘Increased calf numbers drive calf feed sales’

‘Increased calf numbers drive calf feed sales’

Calf feed sales have risen by up to 20% year on year, according to Sean McGlynn, Commercial and Technical Manager...

April 19, 2015

Feed use increasing at a faster rate than milk output since 1990

Feed use increasing at a faster rate than milk output since 1990

Compound feed per cow increased at a faster annual rate than milk output per cow since 1990 despite decreases in...

January 5, 2015

Northern farmers spending less on feed

Northern farmers spending less on feed

The latest animal feed statistics, released by Department Agriculture and Rural Development in Northern Ireland (DARD), have indicated a general...

December 8, 2014