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Farmers are concerned for the feed shortage in the hot weather

The dry and warm weather that the farmers are worried that the bait should not be sufficient now, when the animals are released.

Many hope that what grows in nature will be enough to supply the animals, and they need to be fed with forage and silage.

the Vegetation stands and stomps, and we do not know if it will get you started. Unfortunately, it does not seem as if the weather has farmers in the hands, especially those that have small warehouse from last year, " says Bengt Johnsson, who is an agronomist at the Swedish board of Agriculture.

In april, it has been hot and dry in the daytime and cold at night. At this time of year is nattfrost at least equally problematic for farmers because it grows in the few days will not benefit from freezing at night, according to Bengt Johnsson.

– If, again, it would be a button to access to the feed so the layers are bottenskrapade. It means that the price goes up further, " he says.

foderrådgivningsföretaget Grow decreased grovfoderproduktionen with a third last year because of the drought.

It has many farmers compensate by producing forage from areas which are not normally used for animal feed. They have even used straw and an increased amount of concentrates to feed their animals, according to the foderspecialisten Ulrika Lundberg at the Grow.

– the Dropout rate last year cost the farm about four billion in reduced output, " she says.

individual farmers have on average increased by 30-50 percent, according to the be grown calculations.

This means that a dairy farmer who has a herd of about a hundred cows received an approximate increase of 0.5-1 million in a year, according to Ulrika Lundberg.

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