Thursday, January 17, 2019

Researchers pioneer early-warning system for lame cattle

January 2, 2019 by  
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Scientists have developed a special early-detection system for lameness in cattle – thanks to a new technique pioneered by Essex University and Writtle University College, near Chelmsford.

Analyse maize silage to balance starch levels

January 2, 2019 by  
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Early results from maize silage analysis results suggest variable starch quality this winter – prompting reminders to ensure rations are balanced to maximise cow health and productivity.

Introduce brassica fodder crops slowly this winter, farmers told

December 3, 2018 by  
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Brassica fodder crops should be introduced slowly to livestock rations this winter – helping to ensure appropriate supplementation, says Helen Mathieu of forage experts Germinal.

Youngstock health is concern for beef and dairy farmers

December 3, 2018 by  
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Beef and dairy calf rearers feel they should give their youngstock more attention, reveals a survey which suggests herds need more support to secure their future.

‘Keep your guard’ on liver fluke, farmers warned

November 1, 2018 by  
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Sheep and beef farmers are being urged to keep their eyes on the ball when it comes to liver fluke this autumn.

Feeding technology helps increase dairy profits

October 1, 2018 by  
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Investment in feeding technology has helped drive a welcome increase in dairy margins for one producer facing forage shortages and higher concentrate costs this winter.

Plan ahead to meet new ammonia rules

October 1, 2018 by  
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Livestock farmers are being encouraged to consider how their businesses could be affected by new legislation to curtail ammonia emissions from agriculture.

RamCompare project releases final results

September 3, 2018 by  
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Updated results from a flagship research project have seen the re-ranking of some rams based on their carcase weight estimated breeding values (EBV).

Regular reseeding boosts grassland resilience

September 3, 2018 by  
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Livestock producers are being encouraged to improving the resilience of grassland production following a challenging spring  and summer.

Four factors to ensure high quality silage

July 31, 2018 by  
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Many factors influence whether silage is good or merely average. Some of these – such as the weather – are outside our control. But good management can help ensure the healthiest silage possible, says Grace Thomas.

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