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27 October 2015 | Article by Graham Shepherd

EBLEX Project highlights Johnes in cows and sheep

EBLEX Fallen Stock Post Mortem Project highlights Johnes in suckler cows and sheep

Colostrum Management in the Beef Suckler Cow
5 May 2015 | Article by Graham Shepherd

Colostrum Management in the Beef Suckler Cow

Calves weaned per cow bulled is a key determinant of suckler beef business profitability. Colostrum intake, soon enough and in the correct amount is a key event in calf survivability. Several cow, calf and environmental factors affect passive transfer.

Heat-treated colostrum outperforms non-heat-treated in calves
5 May 2015 | Article by Graham Shepherd

Heat-treated colostrum outperforms non-heat-treated in calves

Heat-treated colostrum outperforms non-heat-treated colostrum in terms of quality and transfer of immunoglobulin G in calves

Action Johnes Initiative
28 April 2015 | Article by Megan Thomas

Action Johnes Initiative

The “Action Johnes Initiative” will help to manage & reduce the incidences of Johnes disease in dairy cattle.

Lyndon Edwards, Chairman of the Action Johnes Group states that...

Arthritis & Joint-ill in lambs
28 April 2015 | Article by Megan Thomas

Arthritis & Joint-ill in lambs

Arthritis & Joint-ill in lambs

The most common cause in the UK is a bug called Streptococcus dysgaloctia, usually infecting the lamb through the naval.

Cobalt Deficiency in Sheep & Cattle
31 March 2015 | Article by Megan Thomas

Cobalt Deficiency in Sheep & Cattle

Cobalt is an essential mineral required by lambs to optimise health and growth. Most UK pastures tend to be low in cobalt or high in manganese which inhibits the uptake of cobalt.

Best Practices for Proper Colostrum Management
24 March 2015 | Article by Megan Thomas

Best Practices for Proper Colostrum Management

Best Practices for Proper Colostrum Management an information booklet from Dairy Technic http://issuu.com/dairytechinc./docs/colostrum-poster_8pgbooklet_r032015

Johne's Disease Latest Facts
12 March 2015 | Article by Megan Thomas

Johne's Disease Latest Facts

Johne's Disease is a silent but deadly killer if not controlled. Its best to catch it early by regular testing, & monitoring of your herd.

Study shows heat-treated colostrum performs better
12 March 2015 | Article by Graham Shepherd

Study shows heat-treated colostrum performs better

A study recently published in the Journal of Dairy Science showed that heat-treating colostrum supported greater immunity in Jersey calves.
This study gives scientific confirmation that Dairy Tech equipment and Perfect Udder bags work for successfully heat treating colostrum.

10 October 2014 | Article by Simon Wragg (Farmers Guardian)

Win the colostrum race to secure herd’s future

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.

25 August 2014 | Article by Aly Balsom (Farmers Weekly)

Pasteurising milk and colostrum reduces calf scours

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.

20 March 2014 | Article by Aly Balsom (Farmers Guradian)

Protecting beef cattle from IBR

ASSESSING disease risk and designing a farm specific herd health programme is essential to protect all beef herds against the effects of IBR.

Vet's View: Footbathing to help control digital dermatitis
31 January 2014 | Article by Louise Hartley (Farmers Guardian)

Vet's View: Footbathing to help control digital dermatitis

With digital dermatitis now being implicated in non-healing hoof lesions its control is becoming more important than ever.

Are we feeding live Johnes disease / MAP  in calf milk replacer?
30 November -0001 | Article by Kunkel Et.al.

Are we feeding live Johnes disease / MAP in calf milk replacer?

12.5% of samples had live Johnes bacteria in this US study