Visitors to this year’s UK Dairy Day will have the opportunity to find out how careful feed management can help increase control of business performance.

As part of the event’s technical seminar line-up, Ian Leach, supply chain programme director at Alltech, will present on-farm strategies to improve the level of feed efficiency, focusing on increasing digestibility and reducing contamination and wastage.

“Feed is the biggest single cost of production for most dairy units, regardless of farm size or type and therefore even small improvements in efficiency can have a dramatic impact on business profitability,” said Mr Leach.

“Rising feed costs, coupled with uncertainty regarding the impact of Brexit and the shape of future support payments, means it’s becoming more important for producers to examine how they can improve herd digestibility and reduce feed waste on farm,” he explained.

“The use of new feed technologies gives producers the opportunity to achieve greater levels of feed consistency, efficiency and ultimately certainty within their businesses.”

The ‘Focussing on feed management in times of uncertainty’ seminar will take place at 2pm in the Sharing Knowledge Zone at UK Dairy Day being held on 12 September at the International Centre in Telford, Shropshire.

Alltech and KEENAN’s team of skilled specialists will also be available on stand number H151 to discuss tailored nutritional solutions to suit individual dairy systems and business goals.