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Comparing costs from four different outwintering set-ups on Michael Kyle's Dumfries farm reveals woodchip to be the most expensive at £1.07 a day (excluding capital costs of slurry storage).
Trials over the past five winters have compared a range of different outwintering options: Indoor cubicles a wintering pad with easy-feed silage and 12sq m a cow of space wintering pad with 16sq m a cow plus 4sq m a cow of self-feed silage and a pad with
Farmer experience backs up Irish research that shows outwintering dry cows is cost-effective and welfare friendly, delegates at LIC's Pasture to Profit conference heard.
With conventional winter feeding and housing costs standing at £300 a cow, or 6. 5p / litre, more spring-calving herds in Ireland are looking at outwintering pads for dry cows.
Placing silage in fields may not be necessary to ensure succesful outwintering, according to the latest research
When beef producers talk about outwintering suckler cows on turnips and fodder beet following a summer on marsh lands,