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Sep 30, 2019, 3:46 PM

Keeping you informed... Keep up to date with us, with our October Feedtalk


Jul 31, 2019, 12:20 PM

August News... Find out the latest in our August Newsletter


Jul 29, 2019, 11:46 AM

Our check list to rearing healthy cattle... Our 9 tips to ensure healthy cattleSupplement minerals for suckler cows all year round with general purpose buckets.Keep a close eye on lameness. A lame cow will not milk as well and lame bulls are usually sub-fertile.When running bulls make sure that they have been fertility checked and, if…


Jul 29, 2019, 11:38 AM

Keeping water trough clean... As summer fades and winter diets start to be fed, what better time to think about water quality and access. Water is a fundamental part of milk so failure to give suitable access or clean supplies will have asignificant effect on your production. Keeping water troughs clean is an important part of…


Jul 29, 2019, 11:25 AM

Tips for early lamb production... Early lambing success is all about managing the ewe. In particular, ewe condition and nutrition are two key factors. Among the things we advise farmers are: Get ewes scanned It is important to know how many lambs ewes are bearing so scanning is vital to enable grouping and feeding accordingly to…


Jul 29, 2019, 11:04 AM

Store lamb feeding... Working closely with store lamb finishers over the last 20 years, we have developed diets that can be fed with or without forage. Our unique coarse grist production system will provide enough structural fibre to keep a lamb growing and finishing without extra forage slowing down growth rates. When a lamb goes into…


Jul 29, 2019, 10:58 AM

Tips on home mixing sheep diets... Home mixing of sheep diets is still a popular option. Farmers have two options for making their own ewe diets using home grown cereals. Barley is the most cost-effective ingredient today but it is also the most dangerous if not fed correctly. Barley ferments rapidly in the rumen with gas and acid…


Jul 23, 2019, 1:02 PM

Managing Business Risks... Specifically looking at diets that will allow you to optimise performance from forages, whilst providing the best value for money. Your business needs you to be open minded but firm in setting its targets. Crucially you need sound and balanced advice If you farm and buy wisely then there will still be plenty…


Jul 23, 2019, 12:41 PM

Let's look at Ventilation... All livestock farming is geared to the same range of issues to be addressed: Genetics EnvironmentHealthNutritionYou and your animals' performance stand or fall by how well you manage each area.There is plenty about nutrition and, because of the time of year, I want to focus on an environmental issue with…


Jul 19, 2019, 10:55 AM

Insight into heifer behaviour... Monitoring of feed behaviour demonstrated that in situations where feed space was limited heifers compensated for the lack of space by feeding less often, in fact up to 10% less time was spent feeding. The really interesting fact from my point of view is that many of you will have similar situations and…


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