Friday, March 22, 2019

5-point plan boosts milk from forage

March 5, 2019 by  
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A group of dairy farmers is increasing milk from forage – and boosting business profitability – by setting realistic targets and improving the way they make grass silage.

Ensure energy needs are met for successful lambing season

March 5, 2019 by  
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With the lambing season well under way, sheep producers are being reminded to supply adequate energy to meet the nutritional demands of their flocks.

Dairy units boost profits by reducing forage waste

March 5, 2019 by  
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Dairy farmers are being encouraged to increase forage values by reducing waste – with almost half its potential lost from field to cow on some farms.

Better selection could improve dairy steer calf values

February 6, 2019 by  
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Dairy beef values could be increased by an estimated 50% per calf, if sires were selected for meat yield as well as milk yield, producers have been told.

Tight labour availability prompts switch to automatic lamb feeder

February 6, 2019 by  
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Sheep farmer Andrew King is seeing the benefits of switching to an automated feeder for surplus lambs – with savings already made on labour and milk powder.

Project seeks to improve lamb and calf survival

February 6, 2019 by  
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Increasing profitability for farmers through improved lamb and calf survival is the key focus of a new project involving British beef and sheep units.

Pig herds improve performance – but still more to do

February 6, 2019 by  
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UK pig producers are improving their performance – but further productivity increases are needed for the sector to remain competitive, suggests a study by AHDB Pork.

Vaccine protects pigs against pandemic flu strain

February 6, 2019 by  
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A newly-developed vaccine against swine influenza has been launched by Hysolv Animal Health UK.

Relaunch for scheme to help monitor pig herd health

February 6, 2019 by  
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Pig producers are being invited to join a scheme which will give them access to post-mortem data on their pigs to help monitor the health of their herd and potentially save money.

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.

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