n The Dairy Mail - Maximising pasture, maximising profit : production

Volume 22, Issue 12
  • ISSN : 1561-4301


While the global surplus of milk has forced producer prices down, a weakening rand and increasing raw material costs, coupled with demand, are forcing feed prices up, resulting in an unfavourable milk : feed price ratio of close to 1:1. To combat this, producers have been trying to increase pasture yield, achieve maximum dry matter intake and maintain the balance between pasture supply and need.

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