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.
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.
Daily feeding of cows throughout the year depends to a large extent on a few days when roughage is made. The better it is, the easier it is to balance the rations and ensure the stable production of milk.
British silage making expert Dave Davis is considered one of the best specialists in this field. For more than thirty years, he has been exploring all aspects of silage making, various feed crops, silage supplements, the effect of silage on the efficiency of rumination and the productivity of cows.
Often the solution of the problem is very close, but we do not notice it. Moreover, we can even know it, but it is so obvious that we do not attach importance to it. The same applies to the dairy productivity of cows.
The dairy complex owned by LLC «Kishchentsi» (Dobraya village, Mankovsky district, Cherkasy region) is one of the most intriguing objects on the dairy map of Ukraine. The Dutchman Kees Huizinga manages the farm for many years. For the development of the dairy sector he hires foreigners.
Evgeny Krishtal, Project Manager, «High-Quality Silage Hybrids of Limagrain»
Reserves for improving the quality of corn silage are always there. The main thing is that the head and employees that are involved in the harvesting should know where they can hide.
In the April issue of Milk and Farming magazine (No. 2/2017), we have already talked about the interpretation of the results of forage analysis and the possibility of using such information for effective management of feeding and fodder procurement. The American experience was shared by the founder and president of the Cumberland Valley Analytical Servis (CVAS) laboratory Ralph Ward during the 10th International Dairy Congress.