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PHOSPHORUS – How it works & what it actually does!
2 August 2021 | Article by Graham Shepherd

PHOSPHORUS – How it works & what it actually does!

What is Phosphorus? It’s a highly reactive chemical usually found as salts, such as “phosphates”. This reactivity is useful in energy storage and release- think about striking a match, as this is a phosphorus reaction.

What does Phosphorus do?

BASICALLY, PHOSPHORUS IS VITAL FOR ENERGY TO POWER EVERYTHING. IF GLUCOSE IS THE PETROL, PHOSPHORUS IS THE SPARK!

Simplifying Calf Scours-  RehydroGEL Liquid Electrolyte
11 June 2021 | Article by Graham Shepherd

Simplifying Calf Scours- RehydroGEL Liquid Electrolyte

"RehydroGEL" is our new liquid calf electrolyte that joins our popular sachet product "Life Guard".

Its unique formulation means that it can be fed diluted in milk or milk replacer.

It combats dehydration and acidosis that are associated with gut disturbances (scours) in calves.

Pumping oral fluids into cows has never been simpler!
24 May 2021 | Article by Graham Shepherd

Pumping oral fluids into cows has never been simpler!

Over the last year we have developed an all round oral fluids supplement for adult cattle, which is pumped into the rumen as the cow will not drink these salty products themselves:-

PumpaCOW "All Purpose" Oral Fluids for Cows.

PumpaCOW is suitable after calving and in cows that are off food or dehydrated.

CALCIUM – How it works & what it actually does!
7 April 2021 | Article by Graham Shepherd

CALCIUM – How it works & what it actually does!

CALCIUM – How it works & what it actually does!

Correct calcium levels around calving are needed to:-

Keep the cow standing up and walking around
Keep the cow eating well
Produce a good milk yield
Keep the cow healthy.

Use of Heifer Pelvis Measurement to improve calving ease
26 March 2021 | Article by Graham Shepherd

Use of Heifer Pelvis Measurement to improve calving ease

Tom Richardson and his Vet, Alun Beckett, make use of pelvic area measurement in the shorthorn heifers to improve calving ease in the herd.

Cows Showing Standing Heat during Pregnancy
11 March 2021 | Article by Graham Shepherd

Cows Showing Standing Heat during Pregnancy

These researchers looked at cows that were standing in oestrus during pregnancy and compared various parameters with pregnant, non standing cows in the same herds.

A new, better test for Johnes Disease in Dairy Cows
3 December 2020 | Article by Graham Shepherd

A new, better test for Johnes Disease in Dairy Cows

A new, better test for Johnes Disease in Dairy Cows has been developed by Queens University, Belfast

24 August 2020 | Article by Graham Shepherd

Calf Health Brochure 2020

Calf Health Brochure 2020, containing information on improving immunity and reducing challenge by disease. Healthy calves growing into great cows. It deals extensively with colostrum management, calf feeding, the role of pasteurisation, and dealing with inevitable upsets along the way.

Bovine Pelvis Measurement to improve calving ease
13 August 2020 | Article by Graham Shepherd

Bovine Pelvis Measurement to improve calving ease

Bovine Pelvis Measurement is becoming more common in the UK to help make progress in cattle breeding.

The information gathered from maiden heifers, being used to cull out relatively small pelvic area heifers from the herd.

Take a look at our new Dairy Hygiene Brochure
13 August 2020 | Article by Graham Shepherd

Take a look at our new Dairy Hygiene Brochure

Earlier this year we got all the information together on our range of dairy hygiene materials.

We cover teat preparation, liners, post milking disinfection, drying off , plant cleaning and cubicle hygiene.

Antimicrobial use and resistance:  UK sheep industry perspective
1 August 2019 | Article by Graham Shepherd

Antimicrobial use and resistance: UK sheep industry perspective

Antimicrobial use and resistance: A UK sheep industry perspective-

30 July 2019 | Article by Graham Shepherd

The Latest on Sheep Lameness from The University of Warwick

For those of you with a need for deeper knowledge, take a look at The University of Warwicks website on footrot, scald and also they have a free app for monitoring lameness

https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/lifesci/research/greengroup/sheeplameness/

Collect your copy of our New Sheep Health Brochure
22 May 2019 | Article by Graham Shepherd

Collect your copy of our New Sheep Health Brochure

Collect your copy of our new Sheep Health brochure

10 May 2019 | Article by Graham Shepherd

Penn State research involving Duecinox Calf Milk Pasteuriser

Prof. Jud. Heinrichs conducted research at Penn State on calves fed once or twice a day on pasteurised whole milk with and without a yeast supplement

 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