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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.

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.

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.

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.

#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...

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

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.