Monthly Archives: February 2015

Nematodirus in Lambs

While the majority of sheep nematodes make their home in the abomasum stomach, Nematodirus battus is a worm which settles primarily in the small intestine. It follows a slightly different life cycle to other ‘gutworms’, traditionally appearing as a pathogenic … Continue reading

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‘Feeding the Contemporary Dairy Cow’ DairyCo webinar

If you didn’t make it to DairyCo’s excellent webinar, ‘Feeding the Contemporary Dairy Cow’, why not have a look at the presentation and slides they have made available online http://www.dairyco.org.uk/news/news-articles/january-2015/feeding-the-contemporary-dairy-cow/#.VNppf-asWgc

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Cattle Newsletter – February 2015

Our latest Cattle Newsletter is out now, download it from our ‘Newsletter’ section here.

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Why is a tight calving pattern more profitable?

The six week in calf rate (ICR) of a seasonal calving herd is the best predictor of future performance and directly affects profitability of a herd (Brownlie et al 2014). A 1% increase in 6wk ICR corresponds to a financial … Continue reading

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Johne’s Disease Update – Organic Farming Magazine

Don’t miss Keith and Peter’s article on Johne’s Disease in this month’s Organic Farming Magazine, download the article here.

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Fluke for Thought…

Fluke commonly affects cattle and sheep especially after a wet spell in the summer.  They may also have picked it up previously if animals have been bought in and not treated at quarantine.  Some of you may have seen acute … Continue reading

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