I have learnt valuable knowledge out on farm by shadowing Youngstock, Dairy and Forage Specialists. It's interesting to see different farming systems from across the country and learn about the products that ForFarmers provides. From completing frequent calf weighing I have learnt a great deal about our calf milk replacers. The VITAMILK range includes whey and skimmed based options and I've enjoyed finding out more about the protein, fat and oil content within each powder. It's important that calves have healthy immune systems in order to grow and our Care+ packages help to support their development.
I have also been out with a range of Forage Specialists and have been involved in discussions around maize harvest, nutrient management plans and reseeding. Homegrown forage is the cheapest feed source, so it's important that farmers maximise their resources efficiently.
I have also learnt a lot about milking goats. Recently I visited a goat farm and was given the task of learning about their housing and transition diets. The content I pulled together was then checked by our Goat Specialist and will be pubished as articles on the ForFarmers website in the New Year.