Saturday, February 24, 2018

Winter warning on weaner heaters

January 31, 2018 by  
Filed under Livestock

Pig producers are being warned to check the temperature in their weaner houses this winter – following a survey which found that 42% of farms had a case of insufficient heating.

Lambs perform well on ewe milk replacer – study

January 31, 2018 by  
Filed under Livestock

Surplus lambs reared on performance-formulated lamb milk replacer do just as well as lambs running naturally with the ewe, suggests a study.

Mixed farm has sustainable recipe for success in Norfolk

December 21, 2017 by  
Filed under Crops, Livestock

Making the most of all assets – including muck – is helping a small dairy and arable farm support three families.

Thermal imaging technology launched at Winter Festival

December 21, 2017 by  
Filed under Livestock

A range of new technology was launched at last month’s East of England Winter Stock Festival – in line with event’s wider objective of helping producers respond to upcoming challenges in agriculture through innovation and collaboration.

New wave of maize varieties unlocks energy potential

December 21, 2017 by  
Filed under Livestock

A new focus on the role of digestibility in maize-based rations could improve feed utilisation efficiency and the cost-effectiveness of home-grown feeds.

Farmers advised to secure Schmallenberg vaccine early

December 1, 2017 by  
Filed under Livestock

Livestock producers are being urged to secure Schmallenberg in good time to protect animals into next year.

How to make most of grazed grass during the autumn

October 31, 2017 by  
Filed under Livestock

Dairy farmers taking advantage of the extended grazing window this autumn are reminded that grass dry matter variability could inhibit milk production without a well-balanced buffer ration.

Love Lamb Week celebrates best of British

September 12, 2017 by  
Filed under Livestock

Sheep producers are celebrating Love Lamb Week 2017 – the national celebration which sees a dedicated week of promotional activity backed by farmers, butchers and retailers.

Blood tests reveal need for pre-tup vaccination

September 12, 2017 by  
Filed under Livestock

An insidious infectious disease was a significant cause of barrenness or abortion in ewes last year, suggests an analysis of the latest diagnostic results released by MSD Animal Health.

UK workforce unlikely to fill dairy labour shortage

August 1, 2017 by  
Filed under Livestock

Only 4% of UK adults would consider working on a dairy farm, suggests a survey – casting doubt on whether British workers could ease a post-Brexit labour shortage.

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