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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.

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.

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