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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
Resistance to ivermectin was detected on both farms in the present study.
Veterinary Record 2014;175:120 doi:10.1136/vr.102556
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).
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.
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.
ASSESSING disease risk and designing a farm specific herd health programme is essential to protect all beef herds against the effects of IBR.