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Pasteurisation of Calf Milk works well at University of Bologna
16 November 2017 | Article by Graham Shepherd

Pasteurisation of Calf Milk works well at University of Bologna

My name is Sara Speroni and I work for 10 years in the dairy cattle breeding department of the University of Bologna Veterinary Medicine.
I knew the 2CINOX Company 8 years ago when we bought from them an 80 liter pasteurizer; since then we use it twice a day and
I am very satisfied because the machine works very well and the use of fresh milk has given us in the growth of calves excellent results

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MYERSCOUGH COLLEGE DAIRY INNOVATION A DUTCH TREAT!
13 November 2017 | Article by Graham Shepherd

MYERSCOUGH COLLEGE DAIRY INNOVATION A DUTCH TREAT!

MYERSCOUGH COLLEGE install Hanskamp Walk Through Out Off Parlour Feeders. Installed by a local firm, SHEPHERD AGRI / Shepherd Dairy services, who also coupled the feeders with Collinson hoppers and AfiMilk & AfiLab equipment & software.
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Antibiotics for calf scours?
26 October 2017 | Article by Graham Shepherd

Antibiotics for calf scours?

Colostrum management and disinfection are the first overriding prevention measures. In response to a recent post, no one in Facebook land really knows why oral antibiotics might be used?
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Measuring dairy heifer calf growth- Results from South UK
25 September 2017 | Article by Graham Shepherd

Measuring dairy heifer calf growth- Results from South UK

Growing healthy heifers well is vital for future dairy herd health, production and profit.
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Ketosis Management
23 August 2017 | Article by Graham Shepherd

Ketosis Management

Recently SHEPHERD AGRI have installed AfiMilks "AfiLab" system and Myerscough Colleges dairy farm near Preston, Lancashire, United Kingdom

Youtube Video , Factsheet Link

One of the advantages is early Ketosis detection, so cows can be treated and extra energy sources given.
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Disinfectant research against Salmonella
27 July 2017 | Article by Graham Shepherd

Disinfectant research against Salmonella

The disinfectant group that TK Swordsman belongs to was found to be most effective against Salmonella in tests simulating farm environments, farm surfaces and boot dips.

Chlorocresol, one of its active ingredients, was found to be effective in all situations against Salmonella.
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18 July 2017 | Article by Graham Shepherd

Meeting the challenge of reducing antibiotic use in food animals

Innovation for Agriculture Conference " Meeting the challenge of reducing antibiotic use in food animals" report: On 4th July 2017 I (Graham Shepherd) attended the conference at Stoneleigh. It was a frank discussion of "what is happening", "where are we going" & "how might we get there". I was going to write my own report, but the following is an excellent report on the day from Food & Farming Futures
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Feed Passage Coatings do increase cow dry matter intake
24 May 2017 | Article by Graham Shepherd

Feed Passage Coatings do increase cow dry matter intake

GSAH Feed Passage Coating is an epoxy resin-based mix, which is applied over concrete and provides a smooth surface for the feeding area.

Cows prefer to eat off a smooth surface. Feed stays fresher because there is not a layer of rotting material in the rough concrete.

Farmers report that cows do eat more there is less time spent clearing away uneaten food.
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TECHNOVIT 2 BOND Foot Block Adhesive SPECIAL OFFER
16 May 2017 | Article by Graham Shepherd

TECHNOVIT 2 BOND Foot Block Adhesive SPECIAL OFFER

TECHNOVIT 2 BOND Foot Block Adhesive SPECIAL OFFER
50% off while stocks last
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DIARID range of Gut-Active Charcoal + Kaolin is now complete.
5 May 2017 | Article by Graham Shepherd

DIARID range of Gut-Active Charcoal + Kaolin is now complete.

DIARID range of Gut-Active Charcoal + Kaolin is now completed with boluses and now paste in Dial-a-dose syringes
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Cannabidiol CBD Oil 4% for Dogs & Cats
2 May 2017 | Article by Graham Shepherd

Cannabidiol CBD Oil 4% for Dogs & Cats

Cannabidiol (CBD OIL) is launched in the UK for nutritional use in pets
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Milkrite Liners now available- Major manufacturer types.
27 April 2017 | Article by Graham Shepherd

Milkrite Liners now available- Major manufacturer types.

Milkrite Liners now available on website. Fullwood, Boumatic, De laval, Dairymaster, Gascoigne, Gea, Manus type.
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SPECIAL OFFER ON CALF HEALTH FOR APRIL 2017
12 April 2017 | Article by Graham Shepherd

SPECIAL OFFER ON CALF HEALTH FOR APRIL 2017

OFFER FOR APRIL 17=
ONE PACK OF BOLUSES GETS 1 X 20 LIFE-GUARD ELECTROLYTE SACHETS FREE OF CHARGE, automatically sent with order.
Or,
TWO x 20 LIFE-GUARD SACHETS recieves 1 x 50 DIARID BOLUSES

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Benefits of Feeding "NCC" to pigs, in the slurry
16 March 2017 | Article by Graham Shepherd

Benefits of Feeding "NCC" to pigs, in the slurry

Benefits of Feeding "NCC" to pigs, in the slurry
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See us at DAIRY EXPO this Saturday, the 11th
9 March 2017 | Article by Graham Shepherd

See us at DAIRY EXPO this Saturday, the 11th

See us at DAIRY EXPO this Saturday, the 11th
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USE OF NATURAL CARBON CLAY IN CATTLE, GOATS, PIGS & POULTRY
2 March 2017 | Article by Graham Shepherd

USE OF NATURAL CARBON CLAY IN CATTLE, GOATS, PIGS & POULTRY

USE OF NATURAL CARBON CLAY IN CATTLE, GOATS, PIGS & POULTRY

USEFUL ACTIONS OF NATURAL CARBON CLAY (NCC):-

1) Binding of harmful substances.
Natural Carbon Clay binds different toxins. (Carretero, 2002; Thacker, 2013) Toxins are particles of harmful fungi, plants or bacteria that in this case act on the intestines. Often these toxins are cumulative with something else: it shows no signs of poisoning alone, but the presence of toxins leads to a (severe) damage to the immune system of the animal, making it more susceptible to other animal pathogens. Natural Carbon Clay binds both toxins from plants, heavy metals, aflatoxins (mycotoxins), viruses and enterotoxins. (Carretero, 2002;Thacker, 2013; Lipson, 1983b) & Stotzky
2) It protects the intestinal cells.
The mucus layer in the intestine is a kind of lining that sits on the intestinal wall to protect the intestinal cells. This mucus layer acts to protect the intestinal cells from pathogens but to allow absorption of nutrients. Natural Carbon Clay helps to maintain this mucus layer. (Carretero, 2002) The health and the growth of the animal are improved. Natural Carbon Clay can be used as a preventive tool against diarrhoea and reduce the severity of diarrhoea. (Song et all, 2011) Bucket rearing of calves can be greatly aided by using Natural Carbon Clay.
3. Increasing the feed efficiency.
Providing Natural Carbon Clay has a positive influence on the feed efficiency. This is because Natural Carbon Clay has a catalyst role in breaking down carbohydrates. (Shapiro, 1986; Trckova, 2004)
4) Improve the climate.
Because Natural Carbon Clay binds ammonium (NH4 +) in the manure, it cannot pass to ammonia (the gas form, NH3). This gives a better environment in the shed and less irritation to the respiratory tract of animals. (Carretero, 2002)
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NEW PRODUCT- Derma Health Powder- Dry NATURAL Footbath
1 March 2017 | Article by Graham Shepherd

NEW PRODUCT- Derma Health Powder- Dry NATURAL Footbath

Derma Health Powder is used as powder foot bath to help management of Mortellaro’s disease, which we in the UK know as “Digital Dermatitis”.
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DIARID Calf Bolus for Digestive Disturbance
14 February 2017 | Article by Graham Shepherd

DIARID Calf Bolus for Digestive Disturbance

G Shepherd Animal Health release a new bolus for calves with digestive disturbances. It is a non-drug antimicrobial coupled with a natural carbon+kaolin material that binds toxins, infective particles and excess water.
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Levels of Antibiotic Use- A Dairy Perspective
8 February 2017 | Article by Graham Shepherd

Levels of Antibiotic Use- A Dairy Perspective

Reducing the use of antibiotics is very high on the agenda for the United Nations, DEFRA, the Chief Medical Officer and supermarket agriculture teams. Agriculture is not a scapegoat here, as it is recognised that most of the human drug resistance is from drug use in humans. However, resistance can cross over both ways and farming should do what it can.
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Tyre Wire Problem & Success with SILOSTOP Oxygen Barrier
8 February 2017 | Article by Graham Shepherd

Tyre Wire Problem & Success with SILOSTOP Oxygen Barrier

This farm has had a silage mishap with tyre wire and a success story with SILOSTOP oxygen barrier film.
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Improving the diagnosis of Johne's disease
8 December 2016 | Article by Graham Shepherd

Improving the diagnosis of Johne's disease

Moredun magazine , Autumn Winter 2016 details their latest research into improving the tests for Johnes disease.
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Special Offer on LIFE-GUARD Calf Electrolyte
7 December 2016 | Article by Graham Shepherd

Special Offer on LIFE-GUARD Calf Electrolyte

“Life-Guard” Electrolyte for Calves. In boxes of 20 (SPECIAL OFFER £5 off + £20) or 100 sachets (SPECIAL OFFER + FREE CALF COAT)

A high specification electrolyte powder for mixing with water. The resulting dietetic feed is to be used for stabilisation of water, acid-base and electrolyte balances in scouring calves.
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December Clearance Sale
29 November 2016 | Article by Graham Shepherd

December Clearance Sale

December Clearance Sale
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Eurotier & Our Animal Health Export Brochure
10 November 2016 | Article by Graham Shepherd

Eurotier & Our Animal Health Export Brochure

Next week we will have a stand at EUROTIER in Hanover, stand 02-B51. Please call to see our export range of animal health products and epoxy resin coatings. Please view our catalogue.
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Give us a call about you new calved cows! Could they do better?
4 November 2016 | Article by Graham Shepherd

Give us a call about you new calved cows! Could they do better?

At G Shepherd Animal Health we offer a great selection of products to help with the health of your freshly calved cows.

We know how much hard work you put into caring for your cattle, and how much extra work can be required to take proper care of freshly calved cows, and so we brought together a range of products designed to make it as easy as possible to ensure optimum health in your newly calved cattle.

From our Fresh Cow Drink, to our FreshCalc Bolus, our products have been tried and tested by farmers nationwide, so you can rest assured we only offer the highest quality products.

For information and advice on how to ensure your cattle are receiving the best care, or to discuss any health problems, call 01772 690131
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Whats been happening lately?
4 November 2016 | Article by Graham Shepherd

Whats been happening lately?

Last week saw us having a busy couple of days at Borderway Mart, Carlisle for "AGRI-EXPO"

Steve & Graham went up on Thursday to set up the stand and take a Hereford calf for the National Hereford Calf Show, then the event was on Friday.

Many thousand of farmers attended to watch the beef & sheep showing and to quiz the trade stands.
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John Carr is leaving to run his own farm
23 September 2016 | Article by Graham Shepherd

John Carr is leaving to run his own farm

John Carr is leaving to run his own farm
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Small Dairy Equipment Videos
16 September 2016 | Article by Graham Shepherd

Small Dairy Equipment Videos

Small Dairy Equipment Videos of Yoghurt and Cheese Production
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See you at UK Dairy Day in Telford,  Hall1- Stand 22
13 September 2016 | Article by Graham Shepherd

See you at UK Dairy Day in Telford, Hall1- Stand 22

See you at UK Dairy Day in Telford, Hall1- Stand 22
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Westmorland Show 2016- Chat, Drink, Pie! stand E169
7 September 2016 | Article by Graham Shepherd

Westmorland Show 2016- Chat, Drink, Pie! stand E169

Westmorland Show 2016- Chat, Drink, Pie! stand E169, please come along.
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2 September 2016 | Article by Graham Shepherd

Reducing Antibiotic Use in Cattle & Sheep

I do not personally think antibiotic use in ruminants (Dairy, Beef & Sheep) is out of control, but there are other methods of promoting health that could be made use of to reduce drug use further
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Job Vacancy at G Shepherd Animal Health
22 August 2016 | Article by Graham Shepherd

Job Vacancy at G Shepherd Animal Health

We are adding to our team. If you have experience in agriculture (especially cattle & sheep) and ideally experience in sales, then please email or call Graham- 07778191964 / office@gshepherd.co.uk
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Kryptic Pack - calf digestive health & reducing antibiotics
12 August 2016 | Article by Graham Shepherd

Kryptic Pack - calf digestive health & reducing antibiotics

KRYPTIC PACK

Designed to reduce antibiotic use in calves by

increasing the calf’s resistance,
improving digestion and
reducing disease challenge
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New CATALOGUE available
27 July 2016 | Article by Graham Shepherd

New CATALOGUE available

New CATALOGUE available, please view at https://issuu.com/grahamshepherd/docs/g_shepherd_dairy_catalogue_06_16_v4

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25 July 2016 | Article by Graham Shepherd

Excess Iodine can be a problem too!

A recent Vet Record article described how multiple supplements to a flock of ewes produced excess iodine and so the lambs did not absorb colostrum immunity.
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Sheep Event at Malvern on Wednesday- stand 77- Come and see us.
25 July 2016 | Article by Graham Shepherd

Sheep Event at Malvern on Wednesday- stand 77- Come and see us.

Please come and see us on stand 77 at the NSA Sheep Event at Malvern on Wednesday 27th of July.
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See you at Livestock Event, stand AH170
4 July 2016 | Article by Graham Shepherd

See you at Livestock Event, stand AH170

See you on Wednesday and Thursday at Livestock Event, stand AH170, We'll have a large range of our equipment and products on the stand.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING YOU
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New Colostrum Article added to the Discovery Centre
28 June 2016 | Article by Graham Shepherd

New Colostrum Article added to the Discovery Centre

We have a new up-to date article on colostrum management on dairy farms

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10 June 2016 | Article by Graham Shepherd

New Blood Test for Bovine TB

New Blood Test for Bovine TB
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NSA South Sheep Event a success
8 June 2016 | Article by Graham Shepherd

NSA South Sheep Event a success

NSA South Sheep Event was a couple of days well spent. Toby enjoyed discussing our 3 main offerings to sheep farmers.
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3 June 2016 | Article by Graham Shepherd

Dectomax Pour-on 3L clearance offer £60

Dectomax Pour-on 3L clearance offer £60
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We've been busy lately!
3 June 2016 | Article by Graham Shepherd

We've been busy lately!

Been busy lately with shows- RABDF Gold Cup Day, Carlisle May Bull Sales, Shropshire, Northumberland, ScotSheep and South Sheep next week.
ALL were great events to be at especially from a farmers point of view. Specially high interest in feed passage coating, silage additive coupled with slurry additive, CobaltCOMPLETE for sheep, minimilkers, calf pasteurisers and footbath solutions
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New Barrier Teat Dip available- Gladiator from Boumatic
22 March 2016 | Article by Graham Shepherd

New Barrier Teat Dip available- Gladiator from Boumatic

Gladiator Chlorine Dioxide Teat Dip for Post Milking from Boumatic.

Help prevent bacteria from entering the teat canal between milkings with Gladiator Barrier. This activator and base system forms barrier with long lasting, germ-killing properties. It is also formulated with skin care moisturizers and exfoliators that promote healthy teat ends.
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Don't Waste Money On The Wrong Minerals
18 February 2016 | Article by Megan Thomas

Don't Waste Money On The Wrong Minerals

It is important to make sure that you are spending on the right minerals and that they are tailor-made to your animals and your farm.

Also it is important that the minerals and other supplements are fed accurately.

To help you with this we can offer you a Free Mineral Audit and also our “One-Bag System”
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Reducing Sheep Lameness in the UK
17 February 2016 | Article by Megan Thomas

Reducing Sheep Lameness in the UK

It was found that lameness in sheep in England halved between 2004 & 2013 from 10% to 5%. Footrot & scald are still the most common cause of lameness but 58% of flocks now contagious digital dermatitis (CODD) and this is contributing to lameness significantly.
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Latest Offers
4 February 2016 | Article by Megan Thomas

Latest Offers

Latest offers from G Shepherd Animal Health
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Get a calf  colostrum pasteuriser for £159 per month
25 January 2016 | Article by Megan Thomas

Get a calf colostrum pasteuriser for £159 per month

Get a calf colostrum pasteuriser for £159 per month.
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Cut down on heifer ‘sick days’ with a focus on herd health.
14 January 2016 | Article by Graham Shepherd

Cut down on heifer ‘sick days’ with a focus on herd health.

You will no doubt agree that the future productivity and profitability of any livestock farm is deeply rooted in the genetics and management of the replacement young stock. Cogent and yourselves supply either side of the genetics equation, while management is mostly covered by health, nutrition and environment.
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12 January 2016 | Article by Megan Thomas

Formaldehyde now classified as a Category 1B carcinogen.

From 1 January 2016 formaldehyde will be classified as a Category 1B carcinogen. This means certain restrictions will apply to it.

It will only be able to be used for professional use, and it can only be put on the market by a registered supplier. It will have to be labelled appropriately for its chemical categorisation and therefore used in a competent manner.
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TK Everyday is compatible with our slurry treatment N-fix
7 January 2016 | Article by Megan Thomas

TK Everyday is compatible with our slurry treatment N-fix

The latest test shows that our footbath is compatible with our slurry inoculant.
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Short Article on Twisted Calfbed / Uterine Torsion
31 December 2015 | Article by Graham Shepherd

Short Article on Twisted Calfbed / Uterine Torsion

A short article on Twisted Calfbed / Uterine Torsion has been added to the Discovery Centre
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Winter is here time to put our jackets on your calves.
15 December 2015 | Article by Megan Thomas

Winter is here time to put our jackets on your calves.

With winter kicking in and temperatures dropping its time to put our jackets on your calves.

A young calf's thermoneutral zone (it doesn’t need to spend extra energy on heating or cooling) is approx. 10C - 25C. Calves over a month, its 0C -23C.
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27 October 2015 | Article by Graham Shepherd

EBLEX Project highlights Johnes in cows and sheep

EBLEX Fallen Stock Post Mortem Project highlights Johnes in suckler cows and sheep
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New system for supplementing sheep with minerals
1 October 2015 | Article by Graham Shepherd

New system for supplementing sheep with minerals

Not rocket science, just doing a proper job!
How can one drench fit everyones farm? Clearly it is just a sales pitch.
Here is our rational approach.
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Moorside Poll Herefords 1st Production Sale
25 September 2015 | Article by Megan Thomas

Moorside Poll Herefords 1st Production Sale

Moorside Poll Herefords 1st Production Sale, click to read more
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New Dairytech Milk Wagon
23 September 2015 | Article by Megan Thomas

New Dairytech Milk Wagon

Dairy Tech, Inc’s Milk Wagon is a mobile milk tank designed for pasteurization of fresh milk and colostrum for feeding calves.
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New Triple Wammy of Fly sprays
23 September 2015 | Article by Megan Thomas

New Triple Wammy of Fly sprays

Vulcan P RFU Fly Spray is a odourless, ready-for-use fly spray. Suitable for the control of insects & can be used around the farm.

"Triple wammy" of fly sprays has 3 components
1- Fast acting fly killer
2- Residual fly killer
3- A Chemical that improves the killing action of the insecticide

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Calf Coat Season is Upon Us
22 September 2015 | Article by Megan Thomas

Calf Coat Season is Upon Us

With winter just around the corner & temperatures set to plummet. It’s time to buy your calf jackets. The new range has just arrived & ready to go.
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Special Offer Time
21 September 2015 | Article by Megan Thomas

Special Offer Time

We have some great deals on at the moment for dairy, beef & sheep read more to find out.
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Special Offer on Parlour Fan. Last one in stock.
11 September 2015 | Article by Graham Shepherd

Special Offer on Parlour Fan. Last one in stock.

New reduced price on our parlour fan. END OF SEASON SPECIAL OFFER
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Rumen Magnets- latest test results
21 August 2015 | Article by Graham Shepherd

Rumen Magnets- latest test results

Test results are in comparing various rumen magnets used in cattle for preventing "wire" or hardware disease.
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N-Fix Slurry Booster
12 August 2015 | Article by Megan Thomas

N-Fix Slurry Booster

N-Fix Slurry Booster is a bacterial inoculant for cattle and pig slurry to capture nitrogen, reduce odour and reduce the need for stirring.
To get started buy 6kg per 100 cows.
GET THE BUG BENEFIT!
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Small Scale Dairy Equipment
11 August 2015 | Article by Megan Thomas

Small Scale Dairy Equipment

Small Scale Dairy Equipment brought to you by Duecinox & SHEPHERD AGRI

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NMR Northern Ireland Open day
4 August 2015 | Article by Megan Thomas

NMR Northern Ireland Open day

Graham & Toby will be at the NMR Northern Ireland Open Day on Wednesday 5th August.

The open day is hosted by Pat, Sean & Kevin Fullerton's Lisnamuck Holsteins. 42 Lisnamuck Road, Tobermore, BT46 5LD

For further information & attendance contact NMR's representative Ivor Hyndman - ivorh@nmr.co.uk or 07825 177348
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Livestock Event 2015
28 July 2015 | Article by Megan Thomas

Livestock Event 2015

Livestock Event 2015 was a great success despite the present problems with farmgate prices for milk, beef & lamb
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New Lower Prices
23 July 2015 | Article by Megan Thomas

New Lower Prices

New lower prices on Dectomax Pour On, Endofluke & Levacide Low Volume
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The Latest In Youngstock Developments
26 June 2015 | Article by Megan Thomas

The Latest In Youngstock Developments

Yesterday (Thursday 25th June 2015) Graham & Megan headed up to Dumfries & Galloway to look at the latest youngstock developments.

They visited 2 farms, both with an average calving age of 22 – 23 months, one farm milk 3 x a day and averaging 37 litres,
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Latest Round Up, Whats Been Going on at G Shepherd
1 June 2015 | Article by Megan Thomas

Latest Round Up, Whats Been Going on at G Shepherd

What's been going on at G Shepherd, Show season is well under way. Over the past few weeks we have attended the Welsh Sheep Event, Beef Expo & Scotland Beef Event. Our next show is the North Sheep Event in Cumbria on Wednesday 3rd June.
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Colostrum Management in the Beef Suckler Cow
5 May 2015 | Article by Graham Shepherd

Colostrum Management in the Beef Suckler Cow

Calves weaned per cow bulled is a key determinant of suckler beef business profitability. Colostrum intake, soon enough and in the correct amount is a key event in calf survivability. Several cow, calf and environmental factors affect passive transfer.
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Heat-treated colostrum outperforms non-heat-treated in calves
5 May 2015 | Article by Graham Shepherd

Heat-treated colostrum outperforms non-heat-treated in calves

Heat-treated colostrum outperforms non-heat-treated colostrum in terms of quality and transfer of immunoglobulin G in calves
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Our New & Improved Vitamin & Mineral Drench Range
30 April 2015 | Article by Megan Thomas

Our New & Improved Vitamin & Mineral Drench Range

Our range of drenches has been further improved by using liquid seaweed extract as a liquid base, Chelated minerals, Ionised minerals, vitamins are added to provide a balanced supplement. All our drenches contain the main vitamins & minerals required for growth and fertility.

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Action Johnes Initiative
28 April 2015 | Article by Megan Thomas

Action Johnes Initiative

The “Action Johnes Initiative” will help to manage & reduce the incidences of Johnes disease in dairy cattle.

Lyndon Edwards, Chairman of the Action Johnes Group states that...
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Arthritis & Joint-ill in lambs
28 April 2015 | Article by Megan Thomas

Arthritis & Joint-ill in lambs

Arthritis & Joint-ill in lambs

The most common cause in the UK is a bug called Streptococcus dysgaloctia, usually infecting the lamb through the naval.
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Pneumonia in cattle
28 April 2015 | Article by Megan Thomas

Pneumonia in cattle

Pneumonia in cattle

Based on information from – Vet Record (2015) 176, p434

A study of reports of apparent failure of vaccine efficacy showed:-
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Artificial insemination in cattle
22 April 2015 | Article by Megan Thomas

Artificial insemination in cattle

Recent research from the UK confirmed the "AM:PM Rule" for AI in cows
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Cobalt Deficiency in Sheep & Cattle
31 March 2015 | Article by Megan Thomas

Cobalt Deficiency in Sheep & Cattle

Cobalt is an essential mineral required by lambs to optimise health and growth. Most UK pastures tend to be low in cobalt or high in manganese which inhibits the uptake of cobalt.
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Update on Liver Fluke treatment in cattle
30 March 2015 | Article by Graham Shepherd

Update on Liver Fluke treatment in cattle

A discussion on the use of triclabendazole, and other drugs in cattle against liver fluke. Closantel and Closamectin also mentioned.
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Best Practices for Proper Colostrum Management
24 March 2015 | Article by Megan Thomas

Best Practices for Proper Colostrum Management

Best Practices for Proper Colostrum Management an information booklet from Dairy Technic http://issuu.com/dairytechinc./docs/colostrum-poster_8pgbooklet_r032015
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Iron responsive anaemia in new-born calves
24 March 2015 | Article by Graham Shepherd

Iron responsive anaemia in new-born calves

Discusses research and consequences of new-born and young calves being anaemic due to iron deficiency.
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Shows & Events 2015
19 March 2015 | Article by Megan Thomas

Shows & Events 2015

Shows and events we will be attending through the year, pages will be updated with all the information you need.
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16 March 2015 | Article by Graham Shepherd

Digital Dermatitis in Goats causing lameness

The same bacteria that cause digital dermatitis in cattle and CODD in sheep, have now been found in similar lame feet of dairy goats in the UK
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12 March 2015 | Article by B. Sands Et Al

Deltamethrin tolerance in the cattle chewing louse in the UK

The chewing louse, Bovicola bovis is the most common and clinically important species of louse found on cattle in the UK. It causes significant welfare problems and economic losses related to the parasite are estimated to be up to £20 million per annum. This study aimed to assess pyrethroid resistance in the UK cattle louse population.
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Johne's Disease Latest Facts
12 March 2015 | Article by Megan Thomas

Johne's Disease Latest Facts

Johne's Disease is a silent but deadly killer if not controlled. Its best to catch it early by regular testing, & monitoring of your herd.
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12 March 2015 | Article by NADIS

NADIS Parasite Forecast - March

Use of meteorological data to predict the prevalence of parasitic diseases

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Study shows heat-treated colostrum performs better
12 March 2015 | Article by Graham Shepherd

Study shows heat-treated colostrum performs better

A study recently published in the Journal of Dairy Science showed that heat-treating colostrum supported greater immunity in Jersey calves.
This study gives scientific confirmation that Dairy Tech equipment and Perfect Udder bags work for successfully heat treating colostrum.

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Portable Milking Machine
3 March 2015 | Article by Megan Thomas

Portable Milking Machine

Valuable bit of kit the milking machine is Ideal for freshly calved cows in your calving yard. Don't risk moving your newly calved cows to the parlour enabling you to milk her immediately and feed her colostrum to the valuable calf within the first few hours of life.
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UK Dairy Expo 2015
2 March 2015 | Article by Megan Thomas

UK Dairy Expo 2015

Its that time of year where the dairy industry meets. the UK Dairy Expo is back for another year. on Saturday the 7th March at Borderway Mart, Carlisle.
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Live Yeast improves beef feed conversion
18 February 2015 | Article by Graham Shepherd

Live Yeast improves beef feed conversion

Biocel live Yeast delivers improved feed conversion on a 600 head beef fattening unit
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NMR Herd Competition Awards Sponsorship
10 February 2015 | Article by Graham Shepherd

NMR Herd Competition Awards Sponsorship

NMR Herd Competition. We sponsored Class 14d - Highest Other Coloured/Mixed/Crossed breed Herd Production on Kg BFat & Protein
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Vets concerned at rise in Maedi Visna (MV)
29 January 2015 | Article by Rhian Price (Farmers Weekly)

Vets concerned at rise in Maedi Visna (MV)

Vets from Scotland’s Rural College believe many commercial sheep flocks could be threatened by a rise in the incurable viral disease Maedi Visna (MV).
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26 December 2014 | Article by Neil Ryder (Farmers Guardian)

Drinking water quality to be investigated

Drinking water quality is the focus of an investigation being carried out by Moredun scientists in conjunction with Heriot-Watt University and Scottish Water in Glenlivet.
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19 December 2014 | Article by Toby Springham

Using body condition scores to maximise ewe potential

Understanding the body condition score (BCS) of a ewe gives the farmer a wealth of information to best manage a flock at every point of the year.
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10 October 2014 | Article by Simon Wragg (Farmers Guardian)

Win the colostrum race to secure herd’s future

Getting quality colostrum from a dam and into a calf as quickly as possible after calving has a major impact on replacement heifer growth, fertility, milk production and rearing cost, speakers from the US, UK and Netherlands told producers at the ForFarmers’ Youngstock Conference, Nantwich. Simon Wragg reports.
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25 August 2014 | Article by Aly Balsom (Farmers Weekly)

Pasteurising milk and colostrum reduces calf scours

Pasteurising milk and colostrum for calf feeding is becoming more popular in the UK. Aly Balsom looks at how it can be done and the potential benefits.
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#SheepUK
13 August 2014 | Article by Megan Thomas

#SheepUK

Since attending the Sheep Event last month, we realised that there was no twitter hastag for the sheep industry. There's one for dairy and beef...
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5 August 2014 | Article by Megan Thomas

Detection of anthelmintic resistance in Ireland

Resistance to ivermectin was detected on both farms in the present study.
Veterinary Record 2014;175:120 doi:10.1136/vr.102556
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Floor and passage coating could boost intakes
31 July 2014 | Article by Chris Shepherd

Floor and passage coating could boost intakes

DESIGNED to keep feed passages clean and improve intakes by making it more comfortable for cows to eat, a new floor coating has been launched by G Shepherd Animal Health (GSAH).
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Livestock Event 2014: Seven steps to cutting forage waste
7 July 2014 | Article by Farmers Weekly

Livestock Event 2014: Seven steps to cutting forage waste

Poor optimisation of forage yields through simple losses in field, clamp and at feeding out could be causing dry matter (DM) declines upwards of 40%, farmers were told at the Forage Field demonstrations at the Livestock Event 2014.
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28 March 2014 | Article by Farmers Guardian

Grass and silage: Reasons for using a silage additive

More than 70 per cent of dairy farmers with 100 or more cows regularly use silage additives on most of their forages, according to a survey.
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20 March 2014 | Article by Aly Balsom (Farmers Guradian)

Protecting beef cattle from IBR

ASSESSING disease risk and designing a farm specific herd health programme is essential to protect all beef herds against the effects of IBR.
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Vet's View: Footbathing to help control digital dermatitis
31 January 2014 | Article by Louise Hartley (Farmers Guardian)

Vet's View: Footbathing to help control digital dermatitis

With digital dermatitis now being implicated in non-healing hoof lesions its control is becoming more important than ever.
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