Pasture to Profit

LIC UK Pasture to Profit update - winter 2023

Pasture to Profit update – summer 2023

As summer comes to a close, our Pasture to Profit Consultants share how conditions are stacking up on-farm and give some tips to help set you up for the coming month. 

Walford update – breeding plan and future performance

This 2022/23 season the first LIC-bred heifers from the original Holstein cows entered the Walford herd. Hopefully these heifers will help lift the milk fat and protein percentages of the herd to take full advantage of the new contract with Joseph Heler Cheese this season. So, what we expect from these heifers and others to come? Sean Chubb reports.

Walford update – a beet idea

The latest update and recommendations from LIC’s UK monitor farm at Walford College. An idea has been introduced to grow fodder beet, which could lower concentrate levels. Read more.

Soil fertility and health can improve resilience to price volatility

Fertiliser prices have tripled for nitrogen and doubled for phosphorus and potassium. So, what can we do to improve soil fertility and health to reduce inputs and cover some of the rising costs? Independent grassland consultant, Dr George Fisher, gives some pointers.

10-in-7 milking in the UK

Pasture to Profit consultant Piers Badnell looks at the opportunities with 10-in-7 milking and the experiences of four UK dairy farmers using this system on their farms.

Utilising grazed grass with higher yielding cows

Input costs and carbon footprint are among the forces pushing dairy producers to make more milk from grass. Supporting AHDB’s grass campaign, grassland specialist Piers Badnell suggests even higher production herds can get more milk from grazing.

How resilient is your business?

With the price of running a business on the rise, LIC’s lead Pasture to Profit consultant, Sean Chubb, gives some tips on how to ensure your business is resilient in these challenging times.

Unique sales days offer future benefits for grazing herds

LIC has joined forces with Barbers Auctions and Gwilym Richards as Market Drayton Dairy Sales to offer six specialist market days next year that will give producers a chance to see any cows they buy playing a major part in their overall herd improvement plan.

Bloat – Be Aware

Is bloat around the corner? Pasture to Profit consultant, Piers Badnell, tells you to keep a look out.

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