Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Mid-summer treatment can prevent acute fluke in cattle

June 29, 2018 by  
Filed under Livestock

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  
Filed under Livestock

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  
Filed under Livestock

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  
Filed under Livestock

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  
Filed under Livestock

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.

Breakthrough service champions farm-to-fork traceability

April 30, 2018 by  
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A new Livestock Information Service set to give farmers and processors better information about animals and their movements has been heralded as a major breakthrough for the sector.

Supplementing milk in situ ‘boosts weaning weight’

April 3, 2018 by  
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A helping hand by supplementing the sow’s milk in situ is going a long way to improve piglet performance in larger litters.

Poultry sector looks to buoyant future

April 3, 2018 by  
Filed under Livestock

Soaring demand within the UK market for poultry meat and eggs is creating opportunities for both producers and processors, say exhibitors preparing for the Pig and Poultry Fair.

Avian flu highlights need for good air in poultry sheds

April 3, 2018 by  
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Recent avian influenza outbreaks have highlighted the need for improved air quality in naturally ventilated free-range poultry sheds, say industry experts.

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