Controlling the controllables

One of the main reasons that we all love agriculture is that no two days, seasons or farms are the same. At a time where we are seeing an unseasonably warm, dry spell, what can we hope to achieve by ‘controlling the controllables’? One of the main reasons that we all love agriculture is that no two days, seasons or farms are the same. At a time where we are seeing an unseasonably warm, dry spell, what can we hope to achieve by ‘controlling the controllables’? Although the weather is a key influencing factor on grass availability, crop establishment/growth and farmer moods, there is absolutely nothing that any of us can do about it! There are, however, some simple things that we can do for our cows to ensure that they remain as healthy, happy and productive as possible.

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Mill Update & Christmas opening

To assist us with our production & transport planning we would appreciate your orders in by: – Thursday 12th December for Pre-Christmas Delivery Thursday 19th December for Pre-New Year Delivery Read on for an update on the fire and a big thank you to all those that helped with the recovery ...

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Looking back over 2019

Devon Farming and Agricultural Shows are a great way to keep up to date with the latest farming and animal feed developments while also getting together with old friends and meeting new ones.

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Why do cows prefer to be cool?

Dairy cows are homeothermic animals and need to maintain a constant body temperature of around 38.6֯C (+/- 0.5֯C) for efficient metabolism.  To maintain this temperature, the heat generated from normal…

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