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Question and Answers with Jamie Robertson, Housing Specialist

By Elinor Thomas Yesterday

As Calf & Youngstock Specialists we are often discussing youngstock housing on farm. Whether that be advice on adapting existing buildings, or erecting new structures with youngstock in mind.

Meet your local Arable Specialist, Sarah-Jane Baldwin

By Wynnstay Arable Team Yesterday

Sarah-Jane has a wealth of experience, having worked in a sales role for 25 years.

Sarah-Jane’s role within Wynnstay provides her with the opportunity to engage and trade with a varied mix of farming businesses, from mixed livestock farms and intensive dairy and beef units, to large-scale arable enterprises.

Blowfly Strike Alert : High Risk

By Wynnstay Animal Health Team 6 days ago

The NADIS blowfly forecast suggests that weather conditions in your area mean that local flocks are at MEDIUM-risk of blowfly strike caused by female flies being active and laying eggs.

Parasite Watch - 8th July 2019

By Wynnstay Animal Health Team 7 days ago

We are now seeing high roundworm counts across all regions, with nematodirus counts still remaining high in more northern areas, increasing the potential of growth rate loss and disease. In addition to this we are also seeing positive fluke samples on the farms in the South West. So we need to ensure that treatment choices are suitable for all parasites impacting lambs.

The Blowfly risk is also high across Southern parts of the UK, so farmers that haven’t yet used a preventative treatment should be encouraged to do so ASAP.

Are Automated Feeders the Future of Calf Rearing?

By Eimear Diamond 7 days ago

You have done the hard bit…figured out where you’re going to source calves from, what powder to feed them, and what starter feed is best. Now you are faced with the many options for how to feed the chosen milk powder, and with those options, host a range of costings.

Fertiliser Update - July 2019

By Dave Mitchell 8 days ago

Any gardener will tell you how much of a struggle it has been to mow the lawn in recent weeks because the torrential rain we experienced in June has led to an exceptional rate of grass growth throughout the country.

Prepare for Lungworm Season by Managing Pasture Contamination

By Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health 8 days ago

Lungworm disease in cattle is caused by the Dictyocaulus viviparus parasite, and is normally seen in mid to late summer, although infections can start as early as July. Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health is urging cattle producers to lessen the risk of disease outbreaks by proactively managing pasture larvae levels throughout the grazing season and using an appropriate disease control programme.

​Rain-Soaked, Distressed Maize Will Benefit From a Nutritional Boost

By Dr Simon Pope 12 days ago

Dr Simon Pope, Wynnstay crop protection manager, is urging growers to give some careful thought to the nutrition of their maize crops, following days of torrential rainfall in June, to ensure a maximum return on investment in 2019’s harvest.

Meet your local Arable Specialist for South-West England, Rebecca Shrimpton

By Wynnstay Arable Team 14 days ago

Rebecca joined Wynnstay in 2018, to cover the South-West of England as an Arable Sales Specialist. Since then, sales have continued to grow across the whole of the Wynnstay arable product range.

What's New In Calf Rearing?

By Jess Charlton 15 days ago

Calf rearing is a forever-changing topic as we constantly learn and improve how calves are reared. Below is a summary of what’s new in calf rearing, some hot topics and buzzwords.