Friday, October 20, 2017

Livestock records made simple with Herdwatch app

October 4, 2017 by  
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A new farming app – Herdwatch – is helping Leicestershire farmer Andy Webb access calf weights and performance records anywhere on the field – saving him at least two hours of paperwork every week.

Remove soil compaction to boost spring grass growth

October 4, 2017 by  
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Grassland farmers are being advised to act now to remove soil compaction – and gain in the spring from an earlier turnout and increased grass production.

Love Lamb Week celebrates best of British

September 12, 2017 by  
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Sheep producers are celebrating Love Lamb Week 2017 – the national celebration which sees a dedicated week of promotional activity backed by farmers, butchers and retailers.

Blood tests reveal need for pre-tup vaccination

September 12, 2017 by  
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An insidious infectious disease was a significant cause of barrenness or abortion in ewes last year, suggests an analysis of the latest diagnostic results released by MSD Animal Health.

Award recognises lifetime of dedication and service

August 1, 2017 by  
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Western Holstein Club honorary life member Dick Stapleton is the recipient of this year’s Holstein UK Lifetime Achievement Award.

Calf management review ‘key to profitable herd’

August 1, 2017 by  
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Now is the time to review calf rearing protocols to ensure target daily live weight gains (DLWGs) are being achieved, says an expert.

Nominations open for Dairy Industry Woman of the Year

August 1, 2017 by  
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Do you know someone who connects with the dairy industry and the public? Do they inspire you and others? Do they share their experience and knowledge? Then why not nominate them for the brand new Dairy Industry Woman of the Year Award?

UK workforce unlikely to fill dairy labour shortage

August 1, 2017 by  
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Only 4% of UK adults would consider working on a dairy farm, suggests a survey – casting doubt on whether British workers could ease a post-Brexit labour shortage.

Champion shearer reveals secrets of record attempt

July 4, 2017 by  
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As this summer’s sheep shearing season hots up, shearers of all abilities are being urged to consider the four keys to a successful season: health, fitness, nutrition and equipment.

No let-up in dog attacks on sheep

July 4, 2017 by  
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Stray or unaccompanied dogs are responsible for carrying out 40% of attacks on sheep, reveal the results from latest National Sheep Association (NSA).

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