We continue to discuss the use of beet pulp in feeding cows. According to the estimate of the German nutritionist Udo Weber, today the maximum possible price of squeezed pulp with a dry matter content of 20-25% - as a feed, but not a byproduct - is 30-40 euros per ton. At the same time, the total actual cost of silaged pulp in Ukraine is about 10 euros/t (product cost + transportation + putting in the sleeve).
Winter rye is less popular feed culture than alfalfa. And with the technology of cultivating the latter on hay, haylage or silage, domestic milk producers are better acquainted. However, the editorial staff of the magazine «Milk and Farm» decided to learn more about the value of winter rye by visiting practical seminar on the basis of «Terezine» (Bila Tserkva district, Kyiv region).
We will add the theme of the fight against mastitis with the practical advice of the doctor of veterinary medicine of the Estonian University of Natural Sciences, Piret Kalmus, who was also among the speakers of this year’s Milk congress.
One of the main prerequisites for the success of dairy business is the effective use of land under feed crops. I think it is very appropriate to turn to this topic right now, because the season of feed preparation is approaching.
Last year, 14 million tons of sugar beet was collected in Ukraine. From this amount of raw materials in the production of sugar you can get potentially about 3 million tons of byproduct and at the same time very valuable product - squeezed pulp with a content of dry matter 20-25%. Its price - as a feed, and not as byproduct - according to the calculations of European specialists, is 30-40 euros per ton.
Political and economic instability, which has become almost the norm of our lives, as well as constant fluctuations of prices on the milk market, make its producers increasingly cautious to count every penny and look for reserves.
Taurichanka village of Kherson region is one of the most beautiful and most comfortable in Ukraine. There are no yards left here, young people return to live and work happily here. It is here that the experimental farm «Askaniiske» successfully works. Despite the status «national», enterprice does not receive financial assistance from the state.
About five years ago, his diplomatic mission in Slovenia ended. He returned to Ukraine, thought about joining the public service. Walked along the corridors and offices of state institutions, saw people in expensive suits who speak well and react weakly to what is happening around in the life of the country.
We want to talk about the experience of the breeding farm «Promin» (Mykolaiv region), where the high productivity and health of livestock are successfully combined with the production efficiency. Sergey Yasevin, director of the farm, will help us in this.