The key to conquering ketosis lies in combining technology, data, and good stockmanship, believes James Oddie, Director of Farming and Innovations and Operations at Myerscough College. Ketosis, a metabolic disease, causes reduced feed intake, reduced milk production and lethargy which consequentially can lead to further production losses over the whole lactation, fertility problems and increases susceptibility to secondary disease.
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
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.
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?
Growing healthy heifers well is vital for future dairy herd health, production and profit.
Recently SHEPHERD AGRI have installed AfiMilks "AfiLab" system and Myerscough Colleges dairy farm near Preston, Lancashire, United Kingdom
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One of the advantages is early Ketosis detection, so cows can be treated and extra energy sources given.
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.
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
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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