Fat supplementation: 7 facts to know to optimise herd performance
Dr. Richard Kirkland offers his advice on the key factors dairy producers should consider when contemplating the purchase of a fat supplement.
#SpeakUpBeHerd: Here’s what we’ve been up to
Together with FCN, we've been getting stuck into a number of activities to encourage the community to open up and continue talking about mental wellness - all part of our #SpeakUpBeHerd campaign. This is what we've been doing...
Watch: What are rumen-protected fats and why are they important?
Ensuring your fat supplement of choice is rumen-protected is crucial to maintaining positive digestive health! Watch on to learn more about rumen-protected fats and why they’re such an important part of your herd’s diet.
Meet the team: Lionel Margaka - Group Supply Chain Manager
Here at Volac Wilmar Feed Ingredients, our people make us who we are. Without every team member's dedication and expertise, we simply wouldn't be where we are today. This time, we're catching up with Lionel Margaka, Group Supply Chain Manager at VWFI!
#SpeakUpBeHerd: Live well, work well – FarmWell
Our #SpeakUpBeHerd series in collaboration with the Farming Community Network continues, with FCN's Alex Phillimore explaining how beneficial medium and long-term farming business planning can be - and, importantly, what support is available.
#SpeakUpBeHerd: Asking for help – why can it be so hard?
As part of our #SpeakUpBeHerd campaign, FCN's Alex Phillimore explores why it can be so hard for people to talk about their problems - and while taking that first step can be challenging, groups like the FCN are here to walk with you on that journey.
Join us for the #MarchIntoMarch Community Challenge
As part of our #SpeakUpBeHerd campaign, between March 15th - March 31st, we’re asking you to join us in “Walking a mile in someone else’s shoes” and help us raise awareness of the importance of seeking help by taking the first step.
It's time to challenge the silence, so #SpeakUpBeHerd!
No challenge ever has to be tackled solo - help is just a simple conversation away. To help us share this message, this month we’ve teamed up with FCN for our #SpeakUpBeHerd campaign!
The extremes of dairy farming explored
We had a chat with our well-traveled, Global Technical Manager here at Volac Wilmar Feed Ingredients – Dr. Richard Kirkland, to pick his brains on the challenges of dairy farming in some of the more extreme climates around the globe.
Beating butterfat depression during spring grazing
Long considered the perfect tonic and a cost-effective feed source for dairy herds after a winter in the sheds, the green green grass of home isn’t always all it’s cracked up to be. Let us explain why…
Meet the team: Neil Birkett – GB and Export Feeds Fats Manager
As we navigate our way through 2021, we thought we’d catch up with Neil Birkett: GB & Export Feeds Fats Manager at Megalac’s parent company, Volac International & Volac Wilmar Feed Ingredients, for his take on all things Covid-19, Brexit and beyond.
Managing your Mental Health - Q&A with the Farming Community Network
We are going to place a big focus on mental health in farming across our social channels during 2021. To kick things off, we caught up with the charity Farming Community Network (FCN) to discuss the big mental health challenges facing agriculture.