- Shocking costs in 2013: start control measures.
- Over quota: depend on grass and minimum meal.
- Once-a-day milking may have merits.
- Increase your milk yields overnight by using milk recording data to select cows.
- Spread 23 units of Nitrogen on the entire farm now.
- Graze silage fields first and twice before closing.
- Adhere to advisable vaccination programmes
- in February.
- Examine your ICBF calving report for 2013 and act.
- Examine your ICBF fertility report for 2013 and act
- Prevent cow problems by preventive care now.
- Have thin cows improved.
- Replacement heifers must be well cared for.
- It will pay to manage the silage feeding procedures
- Do health checks on: milking machine, grazing facilities, financial position, and yourself.
- Be expansion – minded with care.
- Because of its importance, prioritise dry cow treatment.
- If winter feed is an issue address the problem now.
- Manage your grass to housing date and spring availability.
- Body condition drives winter decisions.
- Avoid winter parasites.
- Feed meals to animal needs.
- Manage replacements to reach target weights.
- How do you deal with drought conditions and the carry over effect?
- Use all the techniques available to build up grass from the second week of August.
- Use Nitrogen early in the month for greatest benefit.
- Meals, carefully used, have a part to play!
- Now is a great chance to reseed.
- Small replacement heifers must be separated out and fed meals.
- Consider your super-levy options now.
- Make autumn grass targets drive grassland management.
- How do you graze most days in autumn?
- Spread all the farm with Nitrogen in early September.
- Condition cow body condition now and act.
- Do the Salmonella vaccination of in-calf heifers and cow now.
- Feed replacements below target now.
- Manage autumn reseeds.