Ty Nant, Corwen, Conwy

Focus Site Project: Efficient Dry Cow Nutrition and Land Use

 

Housing and predominantly feeding suckler cows over the winter has a dramatic effect on the enterprise’s profitability.

Project aims:

  • The aim of this project will be to evaluate the dry cow diet which is currently completely silage based.
  • Gwion Owen believes that his current feeding regime of adlib silage results in cows gaining too much condition throughout the winter period as they are all weaned when housed.
  • Undertaking a cost evaluation of the current dry cow diet and exploring other options will allow him to possibly reduce forage cost.

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