While you enjoy your morning coffee, farmers are trying to survive low milk prices. On Wednesday 27th January, Crediton Milling, dairy and cattle feed producers in Devon, hosted a question time for dairy farmers. The format of the evening, was a panel of 5 panellists heavily involved in the dairy industry along with a chairman. The panel received pre-vetted questions all associated with the dairy industry and the commencing year.
Keeping dairy feed costs low - purchasing animal feed is the biggest input cost on most ruminant and dairy farms, so when it comes to cost saving small changes can make a big difference. To maintain yields and ensure good levels of health and fertility animals need to be fed well. Short term cost cutting such as reducing feed rates, using cheaper ingredients or having an unbalanced ration can have profound long term effects on output.
Improving Dairy production in Devon