Saturday, February 23, 2019

Health scheme could further reduce antibiotics in pig production

February 1, 2019 by  
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A national pig health improvement scheme could help reduce the prevalence of endemic disease on UK farms and further reduce the need for antibiotics, suggests a Nuffield report.

40 years of indoor know-how pays dividends for outdoor unit

February 1, 2019 by  
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Investment in an insulated housing system that provides full environmental control is improving production efficiency on a Norfolk pig farm.

Vaccine protects pigs against pandemic flu strain

February 1, 2019 by  
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A newly-developed vaccine against swine influenza has been launched by Hysolv Animal Health UK.

Relaunch for scheme to help monitor pig herd health

February 1, 2019 by  
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Pig producers are being invited to join a scheme which will give them access to post-mortem data on their pigs to help monitor the health of their herd and potentially save money.

Lifetime appraisal helps optimise dairy herd output

January 2, 2019 by  
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Identifying and addressing areas for improvement as part of a Lifetime Dairy appraisal has resulted in a 1.5-2 litre increase per cow a day and improved calf health on one Staffordshire farm.

Analyse maize silage to balance starch levels

January 2, 2019 by  
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Early results from maize silage analysis results suggest variable starch quality this winter – prompting reminders to ensure rations are balanced to maximise cow health and productivity.

Youngstock health is concern for beef and dairy farmers

December 3, 2018 by  
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Beef and dairy calf rearers feel they should give their youngstock more attention, reveals a survey which suggests herds need more support to secure their future.

Cattle at risk of lungworm threat late into grazing season

October 1, 2018 by  
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Livestock farmers are urged to remain vigilant for signs of lungworm – amid concern that late-season infections may not be seen until cattle are housed for winter.

Manage autumn grass carefully to boost winter feed stocks

October 1, 2018 by  
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Livestock producers are being encouraged to use the next few weeks wisely to make up for lost ground with silage clamps short of forage across the country.

Cow Signals workshop gives farmers the edge

July 31, 2018 by  
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A special workshop due to be held in Lincolnshire this month aims to help dairy farmers better understand their cows and meet herd needs.

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