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.
Tom Richardson and his Vet, Alun Beckett, make use of pelvic area measurement in the shorthorn heifers to improve calving ease in the herd.
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 has been developed by Queens University, Belfast
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 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.
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: A UK sheep industry perspective-
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
Collect your copy of our new Sheep Health brochure
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 from cows, pigs & poultry shown by using a Carbon-Clay ingredient
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.