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Extra 2p on litre of milk.

DAIRY farmers can find out how to make an extra 2p per litre for their milk by moving to extended grazing.

Next Tuesday (March 27) milk producer Arthur Owen is hosting a farm day at BodysgawIsaf, Llannefydd, Conwy, from 10.30am.

He will explain howa newearly season grazing policy, together with careful grassland his 225-cowherd take almost 50% of its yield from forage.

His system has also virtually halved the amount of silage fed to his cattle.

The event has been organised by the British Grassland Society, Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers and Milk Development Council.

RABDF chief executive Nick Everington said: "Grazed grass continues to remain the cheapest form of forage, so if a farmer start to optimise its management from turnout, they could reduce production costs by up to 2p/litre."

Other topics on the day will include nutrition, herd health and genetics.

Bookings: RABDF, 0845 458 2711.

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Date:Mar 22, 2007
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