Soya and rape prices have risen significantly, and these commodity price movements will impact on-farm feed prices and margins, as dairy businesses move out of winter fixed-price contracts. So says ED&F Man’s technical suppo1t manager Georgina Chapman, who is urging producers to look where cost savings can be made without compromising cow rations. “Whatever changes are made, it is crucial to ensure the diet contains the optimum balance of rumen ¬∑degradable and bypass protein sources to meet planned productioi1 levels while reducing protein costs.