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Two Pools Farm, Iron Gate near Bristol.

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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Improving Utilisation Of Grass In The Rumen

Leading Welsh farmer aims to improve utilisation of grass in the rumen.

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Using NIS Increased Calves Weight Gains

Replacing soya hulls in calf diets increased growth rates by 10%.

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Research shows NIS Is beneficial in today’s market

NIS, Nutritionally Improved Straw, was well known in the 70’s – recent research shows that it is beneficial in today’s market.

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