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New scheme launched for first time sheep farmers

June 29, 2018 by  
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British Wool has introduced a new scheme designed to support producers who have recently entered the industry.

Stamping out lameness in flocks

June 29, 2018 by  
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Sheep producers are being encouraged to stamp out lameness in the national flock when the industry highlights ways of better controlling the problem this month.

Competitors gear up for grand final at Sheep 2018

June 29, 2018 by  
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Young sheep handlers from the region will put their shepherding skills to the test at the National Sheep Association’s (NSA) Sheep 2018 event this month.

New product helps pigs reach market weight

June 29, 2018 by  
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Animal health and nutrition company Alltech has launched a new product to promote a healthy gut and microflora in pigs.

Mid-summer treatment can prevent acute fluke in cattle

June 29, 2018 by  
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Fluke in cattle is expected to be a particular risk this season, with the wet winter making a mid-summer treatment vital to prevent significant losses.

Take advantage of maize to beat forage shortfall

May 31, 2018 by  
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Late-drilled maize could offer a real opportunity this summer for growers with poor forage yields and quality from early cuts of silage – or those unable to drill spring barley.

Measure grass quantity and quality to get most from summer grazing

May 31, 2018 by  
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Dairy producers are being encouraged to measure and monitor grass quality and quantity to improve the accuracy of nutritional management of cows at grass.

Crisis affecting small abattoirs prompts fears for local meat

May 31, 2018 by  
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The UK is in serious danger of losing its local, traceable meat supplies, independent abattoir operators have warned.

Review turnout plans to maximise returns from grass

April 30, 2018 by  
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Dairy farmers are being urged to review turnout plans to avoid costly contract penalties by mitigating against a drop in butterfat and protein levels – and the late spring.

Smart feeding pays dairy dividends in Worcestershire

April 30, 2018 by  
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A smart feeding programme is boosting on-farm efficiency for dairy farmer Tristan Bennett in Worcestershire.

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