5 Steps To Lambing Success

The varied weather and grass growing conditions seen throughout this year have had an impact on forage stocks and quality as we head into this lambing season. Whilst grass growth has been above average across mid and late summer, quality […]

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Let’s get ready for Rodent Season

When temperatures drop, rodents move indoors in search of food, warmth and shelter. Controlling rodents is vital to prevent disease transmission, food loss and contamination and structural damage, and is essential to meet farm assurance standards. Effective action against rodents […]

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Protect Your Cattle from Parasites at Housing

Housing is the perfect time to get on top of parasites in cattle to maximise growth over the winter and keep stress to a minimum. Any animal that has had a grazing season is at risk of carrying worms, particularly […]

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Beware Sheep Scab!

The Annual Cost of Sheep Scab is Around £202M in Great Britain1. Sheep scab is caused by the mite Psoroptes ovis and is a serious threat to sheep welfare. Treatment: If it is not possible to use an OP dip, […]

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Be on your guard against coccidiosis this autumn

Cattle farmers are warned to be on their guard against coccidiosis in their calves this autumn. Coccidiosis is often an ’invisible’ disease that can have a serious economic impact on calf production. Minimising health challenges to calves during the rearing […]

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Why Undertake a Mineral Audit?

Research has shown that minerals, trace elements and vitamins are essential nutrients for the health and performance of ruminant livestock. Whilst grazing, home grown forages and feeds can be a good source of minerals, vitamins and trace elements, they cannot […]

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Trace Elements are Key to Tupping

With tupping fast-approaching, farmers are urged to consider the trace element needs of their sheep as they work to optimise lambing percentages. Having the correct trace element status in your sheep at pre-tupping is critical to fertility and, ultimately, your […]

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Skim Vs Whey-Based, What’s the Difference?

A Calf Milk Replacer (CMR) can be skim- or whey-based. The protein in skim-based CMR is casein. In whey-based CMR the protein sources are albumin and globulin. The choice of CMR type will largely depend on the rearing system and […]

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Understanding the Label

Calf milk replacer (CMR) labels provide a list of ingredients, a nutritional breakdown of constituents and additives, and directions for use. More details are needed to compare products and make a buying decision. This fact sheet highlights the additional information […]

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Preparation of Fresh Start Calf Milk Replacer

There are 4 key steps to mixing calf milk replacers: 1. Hygiene Mixing and feeding equipment cleaned between each feed. 2. Water Temperature Ensures uniform solution with nutrients in suspension. 3. Mixing Method and time. 4. Milk Temperature Ideally presented […]

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