Farmers Evening - Mole Valley Farmers 22nd March 2017 'Making Milk Matter'

Making Milk Matter

On Weds 22nd March 2017, Mole Valley Farmers. South Molton, in support of their initiative “Making Milk Matter”, organised an evening event at South Molton Rugby Club for a large group of Dairy farmers.

Times have been hard for Dairy Farmers over the past few years with depressed milk prices, so there is a continuing drive for efficiency improvements. So, this was an opportunity to go through some of the latest ideas for improving productivity and reducing costs.

Pat Grace, Sales Manager at Agrimin, presented on Best Practice – Trace Elements, giving some case studies of the productive improvements that can be made when Trace Elements are maintained at optimum levels through the yearly cycle of the dairy cow – drying off, calving and turnout – and highlighting some of the issues that can depress Trace Element status. There was also some emphasis on the development of heifers. Maintaining controlled Trace Element status in heifers is a major factor in a long and productive life of the adult animal.

Other presenters at the event included Dr Robin Hawkey, Senior Nutritionist at Mole Valley, Niamhanna Egan of Mayo Mats, and Gemma Rowland of MVF with Tim Coombs of Deosan.

Pat Grace comments; “Dairy Farmers have a really tough job, so it was a great opportunity to show them some simple ways we can help to prevent some well-known problems, and give them the opportunity to get the best from their feed regimes”

Pat would like to thank all the attended the evening and to Mole Valley Farmers for their organisation. He looks forward to future events.