Ty Draw, Llanasa, Holywell, Flintshire

Focus Site Project: Quantifying the impact of technical advice: a review of the business performance following year-on-year management changes

Project objectives:

The aim of this project will be to review the changes made by quantifying the economical savings, as well as their effect on animal performance and forage quality. This will provide concrete figures on the implications of the changes on the business’ profitability and sustainability.

The project objectives are as follows:

  • Determine the implications of improving grassland across the farm via precise lime and fertiliser application, and reseeding with a five to six-year cutting and grazing mixture (on grazing period and silage quality).
  • Quantify the cost-benefits of feeding a complete diet to the ewes pre-lambing (from a financial and performance perspective)
  • Assess the effect of making minor adjustments to the cattle housing on their health and performance (DLWG)

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