SALT, why is it important in Cattle & Sheep feeding?
Because it is essential to life and needs supplying in correct amounts for good animal health, production & well.
New ECO-Packaging for Fresh Cow Drink.
“First Thirst – Fresh Cow Drink” is now available in a Wood Fibre drum with a compostable liner, from G Shepherd Animal Health
We are giving away Thermal Flasks for your Cold or Hot Drinks
Sorry if we have not responded to any enquiries from our website, but the system that relayed them to us as an email was not working. Our Technical people have introduced a new system that works now.
Cows on a Bike!
Quick reason for this comment is that a high yielding dairy cow burns energy as fast as a Tour de France cyclist!
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!
"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.
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!
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.