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 Ammonia emissions reduced by using a Carbon-Clay ingredient
17 September 2018 | Article by Graham Shepherd

Ammonia emissions reduced by using a Carbon-Clay ingredient

Ammonia emissions from cows, pigs & poultry shown by using a Carbon-Clay ingredient

Conquering Ketosis
27 April 2018 | Article by Graham Shepherd

Conquering Ketosis

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.

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

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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