Monthly Archives: February 2015
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
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
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
Don’t miss Keith and Peter’s article on Johne’s Disease in this month’s Organic Farming Magazine, download the article here.