N cost forces a rethink

Dwyer, Jim
March 2008
Farmers Weekly;3/7/2008, p29
Trade Publication
The article relates the author's experience of using manures for their fertiliser programme because of the increase in nitrogen cost. Grazing started day and night as cows calved, and grazing conditions have been good. Calving is in full swing and each day slips into the next as the tending of animals becomes a priority. The target was to calve down 85 extra heifers and then sell them. The milking shed has only 16 units and is already working to capacity therefore, a lot of extra hours will be spent milking.


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