Think 50p for milk to turn around volumes
Milk prices may well be at or over 40p for many producers, but if processors want to reverse the drop in milk volumes compared to last year and the medium-term average, another 5 to 10p will be required, calculates Kite Consulting.
High quality grass silage stacks up
With good grass silage value rising to £60 a tonne (and maybe even higher) dairy farmers can’t afford to make mediocre quality silage this season
Administer quarantine worming dose to all incoming sheep
Sheep farmers are being advised that all incoming stock, including sheep returning from winter grazing, should be quarantined and dosed with one of the newer wormer groups (eg Grp 4 Zolvix) to prevent resistant worms being brought onto the farm.
Take action to prevent Leptospirosis
Farmers are being urged to protect herds against leptospirosis ahead of spring turnout, to reduce the risk of costly production and fertility losses.