Making the best use of grass grown between now and the end of the season could have a big impact on margins, particularly this year.

Grass, whether grazed or conserved, is still the cheapest feed for cows. That is even after factoring in the increased growing costs, particularly fertiliser and diesel this year.

“Good quality grazing or grass silage provides an excellent base for rations and can allow more cost-effective supplementation, to help mitigate higher feed prices”, says Georgina Chapman from molasses blends specialist ED&F Man