Author Archives: Farm Animal Department
If you’re curious about how you might reduce antibiotic usage on your dairy, have a look at our article in Livestock Matters.
Don’t miss Jim’s article in the Farmer’s Guardian this week discussing managing twins in dairy cows:
Don’t miss Keith in this week’s Farmer’s Guardian discussing bull MOT ready for the breeding season:
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
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.
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.