Buy feed forward to help your business through dairy downturnHow forward-buying feed can save farmers money

Taverner, Charlie
April 2015
Farmers Weekly;4/24/2015, Issue 1000, p1
Trade Publication
The article reports that buying feed cover several months ahead can help farmers lock in prices that work for them and also let them budget precisely. It mentions that farmer Derrick Davies, who milks 300 cows near Reading, England buys rape, soya meal and soya hulls to supplement the grass and maize grown on his farm. Also includes statement of SAC Consulting senior dairy specialist David Keiley.


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