Winter feed advice

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BEEF farmer Robert Neill is hosting an on-farm meeting about winter feeding on November 6.

A past Farmers Weekly Beef Farmer of the Year, Mr Neill is holding the event at Upper Nisbet, near Jedburgh with mixer wagons company Keenan.

Keenan nutritionist Robert Gilchrist will advise beef producers on how best to feed cattle this winter.

Mr Neill finishes 260 Limousin cross Friesian suckler cows, which are put to Limousin and British Blue bulls, and feeds his finished cattle a total mixed ration to improve feed conversion efficiency and reduce reliance on cereals. He has also added pot ale and molasses and says since feeding the specialist ration, he has seen a £33/head improvement.

For more information on the day contact Mr Neill on 07967 756651.