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Training webinar to focus on rearing better heifers

Training webinar to focus on rearing better heifers

A training webinar focusing on improved rearing of heifers will take place on Thursday, February 3. In the 60-minute lunchtime...

January 28, 2022

Maximising calf performance pre-weaning

Maximising calf performance pre-weaning

On a recent Volac ‘Feeding For Future’ webinar, Dr. Jessica Cooke spoke about maximising calf performance by increasing milk intakes...

October 23, 2021

Volac announces acquisition of Micron Bio Systems

Volac announces acquisition of Micron Bio Systems

The dairy nutrition company Volac has announced its acquisition of Micron Bio Systems, the UK based bio-science solutions business. Micron...

August 17, 2021

Silage trials show quicker is better when it comes to wilting

Silage trials show quicker is better when it comes to wilting

Cutting grass earlier in the day could help speed up wilting – even in overcast conditions – according to in-house...

March 11, 2021

Are you feeding calves enough milk to obtain maximum growth rates?

Are you feeding calves enough milk to obtain maximum growth rates?

During a recent Volac webinar on the dairy heifer – from conception to weaning – it was outlined the importance...

February 26, 2021

US study shows benefits of feeding fatty acids yield to early lactation cows

US study shows benefits of feeding fatty acids yield to early lactation cows

New research from Michigan State University, US, demonstrates significant improvements in cow productivity with specific fatty acid supplementation through early...

August 9, 2020

Volac warns against ‘unnecessary stockpiling’

Volac warns against ‘unnecessary stockpiling’

Volac has warned that “unnecessary stockpiling” of its products by customers during the Covid-19 outbreak could put pressure on its...

April 6, 2020

AHDB to expand its ‘strategic dairy farm network’

AHDB to expand its ‘strategic dairy farm network’

The AHDB has been awarded £1 million from the Betty Lawes’ Foundation to expand its strategic dairy farm network. This...

April 5, 2019

Rearing multiple lambs to be crucial to farm survival post-Brexit

Rearing multiple lambs to be crucial to farm survival post-Brexit

With uncertainty still surrounding the future of valuable European exports, more than 90% of UK sheep producers say it will...

November 9, 2018

Grant funding on the way for computerised calf feeders

Grant funding on the way for computerised calf feeders

Farmers looking to get their hands on computerised calf feeders may soon be able do so, thanks to a new...

November 2, 2018

Calves with company found to grow the best

Calves with company found to grow the best

Calves housed in groups with computerised feeding perform better than those kept penned individually, according to animal nutritionists. Less work,...

September 8, 2018

Calf growth app launches…how do yours measure up?

Calf growth app launches…how do yours measure up?

Cattle youngstock rearers now have a quick and easy way of recording and monitoring individual calf growth rates against pre-set...

August 19, 2018

British animal nutrition firm Volac announces major investment in Ireland

British animal nutrition firm Volac announces major investment in Ireland

British firm Volac has announced it will spend £3 million on a new purpose-built finishing and packing facility in Ireland....

June 29, 2018

Silage wrap specs: What, if anything, is the difference?

Silage wrap specs: What, if anything, is the difference?

When making baled silage, it is important to note what specifications of bale-wrap (film) you are getting. While ‘standard’ 750mm...

May 24, 2017

10 steps to take in order to reduce damage to silage bales

10 steps to take in order to reduce damage to silage bales

Silage bales are an expensive commodity therefore protecting them should be a priority for farmers, according to Caitriona Mullin, North...

July 22, 2016

Volac to host heifer rearing conference this week

Volac to host heifer rearing conference this week

With the Irish dairy sector in expansion mode, efficient heifer rearing has become vitally important on many farmers around the...

December 8, 2015