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Germinal appoints product development manager

Germinal appoints product development manager

Forage expert Germinal has continued to strengthen its technical resources with the appointment of plant biologist Felicity Lenyk to the new position of Product Development Manager. Working alongside Germinal’s field sales team and interacting with the company’s newly established research station, Felicity will help bring new forage crops to market as well as look at […]

Farmers urged to make most of autumn grass growth

Farmers urged to make most of autumn grass growth

Farmers across the UK could make feed savings of up to £14 per cow over the next two to three weeks if they make the most of the late surge in grass growth that has been seen this autumn across much of the country – that’s the latest advice from the forage grass team at […]

FUW makes new appeal to transport forage to Somerset

FUW makes new appeal to transport forage to Somerset

A West Wales farmers’ leader today appealed for offers of help to transport much-needed forage to Somerset farmers still suffering the effects of flooding. After leading a delivery of 110 hay and silage bales -each weighing 800 kilos – to Sedgemoor market this morning for distribution to farmers struggling to feed livestock, Farmers’ Union of […]

‘I’d do it again’

‘I’d do it again’

A Yorkshireman who drove more than 200 miles in his New Holland T7 to help deliver 30 tonnes of forage for flooded-out farmers in Somerset says his action succeeded in highlighting their plight – and he was ready to do it again. Philip Rowbottom, who runs an arable operation at Mount Farm, near Woolley, Wakefield, […]

Collaboration amongst farmers and hauliers

Collaboration amongst farmers and hauliers

Andrew Ward a farmers in Lincolnshire has set up a campaign “Forage for Snow Hit Farmers” and Camgrain farmer, Chris Eglington read about this and offered a lorry load of hay but getting it all the way form Norfolk to Wales was proving a challenge. Camgrain’s marketing agency, England Marketing approached Dan Fabb of RF […]

Assess silage stocks to be aware of shortfalls

Assess silage stocks to be aware of shortfalls

“Calculating the amount of forage you have before setting off to buy other feed stocks will mean you can make sure you do not spend money on bought-in feed that you may not actually need,” explains Tom. “The first step is to calculate the available stock in your clamped silage, once this is done the […]

DuPont Pioneer Forage Inoculant Patent upheld

DuPont Pioneer Forage Inoculant Patent upheld

The decision in favor of Pioneer by the European Patent Office (EPO) means that the key bacterial strain designed to improve fiber digestibility for livestock is patent-protected and covers all Pioneer fiber technology as silage inoculants. The Pioneer patent was challenged by Lactosan Starterkulturen GmbH & Co.KG, a subsidiary of H. Wilhelm Schaumann GmbH. The […]

Forward leap for reverse-drive forage-harvesters

Forward leap for reverse-drive forage-harvesters

Over recent years increasing numbers of tractors (particularly Fendts, Valtras and Claas Xerions) have been sold with reverse-drive kits. However uses for the facility are still fairly limited, buck-raking and mowing being the most common tasks. And, while reverse-drive foragers have been available previously, they’ve struggled to match the output of bigger trailed machines and […]

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