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BTEC Agriculture Field Trip to Linton Farm

Farmers can never sit back and relax and the glut of grass at this time of year needs to be conserved for leaner times to come during the dry season.

Our BTEC Agriculture students spent a morning at Mr Siddle’s farm learning about how he makes grass silage to feed his cattle. Mr Siddle has a herd of beef cattle and by making silage he is able to feed his cows through the year even when the grass has deteriorated in quality and availability. This helps his cows to feed their calves and to be able to conceive again year on year. Mr Siddle adds maize bran and molasses to his silage to improve the nutritional content and palatability and the cows love the final product!

Thank you to Mr Siddle for letting our students visit your farm, they certainly learnt a lot.

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