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  • Planning

    Winter planning is the process of preparing your farm for the colder months, ensuring the well-being of the animals and the environment.

    Environment

    4 min read

    Planning

    Winter planning is the process of preparing your farm for the colder months, ensuring the well-being of the animals and the environment.

    Environment

    4 min read

  • Appropriate Paddocks

    Wintering starts with picking the right paddocks. Your choice impacts crop yield, cost, and winter success.

    Environment

    2 min read

    Appropriate Paddocks

    Wintering starts with picking the right paddocks. Your choice impacts crop yield, cost, and winter success.

    Environment

    2 min read

  • Critical source areas

    Critical Source Areas (CSAs), such as swales and gullies, can transport large amounts of soil, phosphorus, and E. coli to waterways. Recognising CSAs and managing them with buffer zones can help minimise these losses.

    Environment

    1 min read

    Critical source areas

    Critical Source Areas (CSAs), such as swales and gullies, can transport large amounts of soil, phosphorus, and E. coli to waterways. Recognising CSAs and managing them with buffer zones can help minimise these losses.

    Environment

    1 min read

  • Cultivation

    Winter crop cultivation is crucial to your dairy farm's success. Be sure to have a detailed plan that includes aspects like paddock slope, critical source areas (CSAs), and buffer zones.

    Environment

    4 min read

    Cultivation

    Winter crop cultivation is crucial to your dairy farm's success. Be sure to have a detailed plan that includes aspects like paddock slope, critical source areas (CSAs), and buffer zones.

    Environment

    4 min read

  • Setting Up

    Early preparation of your winter grazing paddocks minimises sediment loss and movement. Use back fences and portable troughs to reduce soil damage by limiting unnecessary cow movement.

    Environment

    2 min read

    Setting Up

    Early preparation of your winter grazing paddocks minimises sediment loss and movement. Use back fences and portable troughs to reduce soil damage by limiting unnecessary cow movement.

    Environment

    2 min read

  • Strategic Grazing

    Strategic grazing near waterways and good management of Critical Source Areas (CSAs) can help reduce sediment and phosphorus loss by up to 90%.

    Environment

    1 min read

    Strategic Grazing

    Strategic grazing near waterways and good management of Critical Source Areas (CSAs) can help reduce sediment and phosphorus loss by up to 90%.

    Environment

    1 min read

  • Cow health during wintering

    Winter preparation for cows is key to their health and productivity. Ensure they're in good condition, as fat acts as insulation. Group dry cows based on their condition and calving date, enabling tailored feeding and protection from dominant cows.

    Environment

    3 min read

    Cow health during wintering

    Winter preparation for cows is key to their health and productivity. Ensure they're in good condition, as fat acts as insulation. Group dry cows based on their condition and calving date, enabling tailored feeding and protection from dominant cows.

    Environment

    3 min read

  • Adverse Weather

    A contingency plan for wet weather is crucial for managing your cows. This plan should secure a drier, sheltered area with ample feed for your cows.

    Environment

    2 min read

    Adverse Weather

    A contingency plan for wet weather is crucial for managing your cows. This plan should secure a drier, sheltered area with ample feed for your cows.

    Environment

    2 min read

  • Management

    This page highlights the importance of keeping cows comfortable in winter, planning for calving in the right conditions, completing daily checks on paddock, animals, and weather, and considering catch crops to utilise excess nitrogen.

    Environment

    2 min read

    Management

    This page highlights the importance of keeping cows comfortable in winter, planning for calving in the right conditions, completing daily checks on paddock, animals, and weather, and considering catch crops to utilise excess nitrogen.

    Environment

    2 min read

  • Comfortable Cows

    Cow comfort during winter is vital for maintaining their well-being and condition. This page emphasises the importance of lying down for cows, which provides rest, sleep, and reduces lameness risk, leading to better welfare.

    Environment

    2 min read

    Comfortable Cows

    Cow comfort during winter is vital for maintaining their well-being and condition. This page emphasises the importance of lying down for cows, which provides rest, sleep, and reduces lameness risk, leading to better welfare.

    Environment

    2 min read