Pile of adviceconfusing us

Thomas, Richard
May 2008
Farmers Weekly;5/23/2008, p90
Trade Publication
The author argues that the constant stream of technical tips are only confusing farmers like himself. For instance, more than one source would tell farmers to avoid butterfat dip at grass by feeding C-16 fat, only to find out that the C-16 fats are not affordable. Another example is the piece of research telling farmers to chop grass silage shorter, contrary to what they do.


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