The Tillage Edge

In the second part of our four part series looking at protein crops, the Tillage Edge podcast catches up with members of the National Protein Stakeholder Group to discuss the ambitions and goals of the group.  
Mick Fawle, from Charles R Wynnes, a merchant in the south east, explains how the company helps to grow, purchase and use these proteins in mainstream and niche feed rations. 
Mick also outlines the company’s use of peas for a specific Batchelors contract but also as a feed ingredient for calf and lamb rations.
Ciaran Collins discusses the attractive margins in beans this year while Mick highlights how crops need a good yield to realise these higher margins.  
Mick suggests a  6.1 t/ha (2.5t/ac) crop of beans would have a similar margin as a 10 t/ha (4 t/ac) crop of spring barley.    
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What is The Tillage Edge?

The Tillage Edge is Teagasc's new tillage podcast, presented by Michael Hennessy.

Bringing you weekly episodes covering agronomy needs of crops throughout the season with input from Teagasc researchers and views from across the industry.

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