Mycotoxins – Hay, haylage and silage
This webinar follows on from the Mycotoxin webinar from the 6th October ’23 with Dr Helen Warren, click here to watch.
Dr David Davies discusses hay, haylage and silage. What effect growing conditions have on the forage we feed our animals, for example, this summer presented many growing problems for the hay we have now cut for our horses to eat this winter. Plus we will discuss climate change and what effect this is having on the forage our animals are eating now and what could happen in the future.
David Davies also presents us with some guidelines on what to look for when selecting forage and what questions you should be asking about the feed before buying it for your horse’s to eat.
If you are a grower or you are buying in forage for your animals this winter then this is a webinar you will not want to miss!
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Dr. David Davies
David is the son of a farmer from the Welsh Border country. He carried out a degree in Microbiology at Aberystwyth University and then followed this by conducting a PhD jointly at the University of Manchester and the former Grassland Research Institute at Hurley. He graduated with his doctorate entitled ‘Growth and Survival of Anaerobic Fungi in Batch Culture and in the Digestive Tract of Ruminants’ in 1991. After his PhD he remained working predominantly at the Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research in Aberystwyth. He has been involved in many projects, all focused on improving silage quality for meat and milk production from ruminant livestock in a environmentally and economically sustainable way. From 2007 he led the silage research portfolio at the Institute. He has been involved in the development and assessment of a wide range of forage additives and has spoken and published widely on the subject. Then in April 2010 he left the Institute and took the decision to set up his own company called Silage Solutions Ltd., aimed at providing new products and impartial advice to the agricultural community in its broadest sense. Dr Davies continues to conduct research for third parties including NGOs and commercial companies. He also has long standing associations with research establishments in the UK and Europe.