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Lombardstown Laboratory

On today’s farms, key business decisions are more likely to be based on good technical information rather than gut feel or force of habit. The astute farmer is implementing best practice in sampling and sending for analysis....Read More

 

Grass Silage Analysis Results 2014

The results from over 1,400 grass silage samples sent to the Dairygold laboratory for analysis are in, and there is very little difference in the average DMD (feeding value) of silage made in 2014 versus 2013 (69.4 versus 69.1) or in the crude protein level (11.7 versus 11.8). Averages from the last five years are shown in the graphics below.  ......Read More

 

Interpretation of Grass Silage Analysis

Importance of Silage Sampling and Analysis
Grass silage in the majority of cases will be the largest component of feed this winter. Grass silage is very variable, don’t make assumptions of the feeding value; test your silage. Any analysis is only as good as the sample received; and therefore makes sure you take a sample that is representative of your silage (or samples representative of your different silages)......Read More

  

Grass Silage Analysis Results 2014

The results from over 1,400 grass silage samples sent to the Dairygold laboratory for analysis are in, and there is very little difference in the average DMD (feeding value) of silage made in 2014 versus 2013 (69.4 versus 69.1) or in the crude protein level (11.7 versus 11.8). Averages from the last five years are shown in the graphics below.  ......Read More


Silage Sampling

Grass silage in many cases will be the largest component of feed this winter. It is generally accepted that silage quality will be better this year. However by how much and what are the implications of this? Underestimating the feeding value leads to wasteful feeding of concentrates to animals that don’t require them and overestimating the feeding value leads to poor animal performance and live-weight gain.....Read More

 

Soil Sampling Procedure

1. For sampling purposes divide the farm into fields or areas of between 2 – 4ha.

2. Take separate samples from areas that differ in soil type, previous cropping history, slope, drainage or persistent poor yields.....Read More

   

Soil Analysis and Fertiliser Efficiency Ratings

FERs are similar to Building Energy Ratings or BERs.  BERs are a recognised measure of how efficient a building is from an energy point of view.  Buildings with a poor BER will require significantly more energy over any time period to heat and retain heat than a building with a good BER rating.....Read More

 

Dairygold Crop Protection Product Offering

Dairygold can offer you:

• A free crop walking service from IASIS qualified crop walkers
-All recommendations made to give the best economic return to you, the grower
-All recommendations can now be provided via the Farmade Management Gatekeeper system.....Read More