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How NIS Can Help Heifer Performance After Calving

British Dairying June 2017 “Summer growth critical to heifer performance after calving.”

This article describes the challenges of maintaining growth rates whilst at grass.

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How NIS Helps Improve Efficiency In The Early Days Of Calf Life

British Dairying June 2017. “Improving efficiency in the early days of calf life.”

This article discusses how NIS can be of benefit in calf diets.

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Rumen Dysfunction, New Thoughts On SARA

Excellent article regarding latest thoughts about SARA from Livestock Magazine April 2017

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Sundown At Agricultural Shows In 2017

Sundown Products will be exhibiting at the following events.
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The Importance Of Using NIS As A Precision Forage

Long term user of NIS, Richard Pilkington explains the importance of precision forage when fine tuning milking cow rations.

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Using NIS To Balance Fibre

How one farmer uses NIS to balance on farm fibre sources at various stages throughout the year.

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Monitoring Rumen Health Using Dung

The best monitor of rumen health and efficiency is dung score. Loose dung indicates a lack of effective fibre.

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Using NIS Increases Butterfat Yield

By feeding NIS a farmer increased his butter fat by 0.2% without dropping yield making an extra 58p/cow/day.

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Improving Acidosis By Using NIS

AB Vista quote an Irish trial that shows that 50% of cows are either suffering, or are at high risk of acidosis and suggests that the first solution should be to correct the fibre balance.

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Benefits of NIS in housed in dairy cow diets

Summary of 3 on farm trials recording the benefits achieved by incorporating NIS in housed dairy cow diets.

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