Author Archives: Farm Animal Department

‘Why and how to reduce antibiotic usage in the milking parlour’ – Livestock Matters, Spring 2015

If you’re curious about how you might reduce antibiotic usage on your dairy, have a look at our article in Livestock Matters.  

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‘Tips to manage twin-bearing cows as high numbers reported this year’ – Farmer’s Guardian

Don’t miss Jim’s article in the Farmer’s Guardian this week discussing managing twins in dairy cows:

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‘Now is the time to MOT bulls for the breeding season’ – Farmer’s Guardian

Don’t miss Keith in this week’s Farmer’s Guardian discussing bull MOT ready for the breeding season:

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Cost Effective Parasite Management in First Grazing Dairy Heifers

Following on from our meeting yesterday at South Lynch Dairy, Hursley Estate regarding ‘Cost Effective Parasite Management in First Grazing Dairy Heifers’ we have made the presentation available below. Thanks again go to Nils and his team at South Lynch Dairy … Continue reading

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Disease Control Article – Farmer’s Weekly

If you missed Keith in this week’s Farmer’s Weekly talking about endemic disease control options for cattle herds and the benefits of accreditation schemes find the full article here.

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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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