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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
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.
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
Good transition management includes proactive care for twin-bearing cows – Livestock Matters, Winter 2014/2015
Will’s article for XL Vets magazine ‘Livestock Matters’ regarding managing cows carrying twins is now available – you can download it here.
In order to better serve our seasonal calving dairy clients we have started a specific discussion group – the first meeting of which was on Wednesday 21st January. The aim of this initial meeting was to refresh ourselves on why these systems … Continue reading
Our routine blood samples we found widespread iodine deficiency as well as some low selenium levels in some areas, especially on chalk and on Salisbury Plain. The symptoms of deficiencies can be poor calf viability for iodine, anaemia and weak … Continue reading