The household names taking sustainable palm oil seriously
According to a shopping list created by Chester Zoo as part of their sustainable palm oil challenge, there is a great range of guilt-free food products for every meal. Here's a look at some of the big brands taking palm oil seriously...
Behind-the-Scenes: Creating our ‘Lactation Journey’ Animation
We love our bovine buddies. That’s why, when thinking of ways to discuss the “Lactation Curve” for our new video, we wanted to tackle the topic in a different way, asking the question... What’s the experience like from the cow’s perspective?
The Hidden Cost of Fertility
We spoke to US Dairy Nutritionist Dr. Mary Beth De Ondarza and our Global Technical Manager, Dr. Richard Kirkland to discuss the effects of feed fats on fertility, and gain insight into why the right nutrition in those first 100 days is so vital.
Turning up the truths on spring turnout
With Spring around the corner, various questions come to light when it comes to maintaining the health, productivity, and profitability of your dairy herd. Here’s the lowdown on the truths and tales of spring turnout.
Decisions, Decisions: Choosing the right feed fat
Introducing our handy Fatty Acid Decision Maker, which will help you decide which product is best for your herd, depending on your primary objectives and the lactation stage of your cows.
The Price of Milk: How low can it go?
Dairy farmers face huge financial challenges with the price of milk as low as 51p per litre in the UK’s major supermarkets in 2022? So why is the price of milk so low? Let’s take a look...
The environmental impact of dairy farming: Myths debunked
All too often, the pressure is put on the dairy farmer when it comes to overcoming the impact of the industry on the environment. When the facts are viewed in context though, the outlook isn’t nearly so bleak...
Top tips for tip-top winter dairy cow nutrition
The humble act of providing your dairy herd with a wholesome meal can feel like a bit of a minefield. To help simplify things, we explore the key energy sources that will help you master the nutritional balancing act this winter.
Are you feeding enough fat?
We could chew the cud over the benefits of feed fats all day long here at Megalac, but for this article we wanted to keep it short and sweet. The reality is, cutting back on feed fats can be rather a false economy...
Vertical farming is on the rise – but what is it?
We weigh up the pros, cons, challenges, and opportunities presented by the 'smart farming' practice of vertical farming...
UK Dairy Day 2021 - Looking Back
With representatives for the Megalac, Feed For Growth, and Ecosyl brands all on hand, Team Volac was out in force for UK Dairy Day 2021! Here's what we got up to...
Palm oil: Why sustainable and ethical sources are the way to go
Volac Wilmar Feed Ingredients is passionate about the use of sustainably- and ethically sourced palm oil. Why? You might ask. And just how can it be sustainably and ethically produced? Just a couple of the questions we hope to tackle right here.