You want to increase milk from forage, you have a plan to get there but are you being aspirational enough? Dairy Farmer is working with ForFarmers to try and find out.

Latest data suggests some UK dairy farmers are being too conservative in their ambitions around milk from forage and there are considerably more gains which could be made. The following survey aims to assess ambition across the industry and the research findings will be used to shape future advice on how you can maximise results from your efforts.

Win £500 cash for taking part!

The survey should take no more than 10 minutes to complete.

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* 1. What is the predominant breed of cattle on your farm?

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* 2. What is the average liveweight for your cattle? (Kg)

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* 3. Which of the following best describes your farm system?

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* 4. What is your herd size?

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* 5. What is your milk yield per cow? (litres)

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* 6. What is your purchase feed? (t/cow)

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* 7. What is your milk from forage? (litres)

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* 8. What is your stocking rate? (cows/ha)

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* 9. What is your replacement rate? (%)

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* 10. What is your percentage of home reared? (%)

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* 11. What is your calving pattern? (AYR, Aut, Spr)

Forage Growth

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* 12. What is your land area? (hectares)

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* 13. On land where your dairy herd is active, what is your dominant land aspect?

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* 14. On land where your dairy herd is active, what is your predominant soil type?

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* 15. On land where your dairy herd is active, what is your annual rainfall? (mm)

Feeding system

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* 16. What is your current feeding system?

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* 17. What is your typical grazing turnout date? (dd/mm/yyyy)

Date

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* 18. Is your grazing system...

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* 19. How many days do you graze per annum?

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* 20. Do you use a grass measuring tool?

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* 21. Which of the following tools do you use?

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* 22. Who rations the herd?

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