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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

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.