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Improvement in sexed semen technology, driving efficiency’s in beef calf production

By Millie Hendy, Calf & Youngstock Specialist 9 days ago

Sexed male beef semen, that can achieve conception rates which match those of conventional, could be a ‘game-changer’ for dairy farmers looking to make the most of everything produced on-farm.

Calf Starter- what’s important?

By Jessica Yeomans, Calf & Youngstock Specialist 25 days ago

Calf Starter is something that I get asked about daily, whether its coarse mix vs pellets vs nuts, intakes or what’s “best” for calves. So, here’s a breakdown of the current guidelines and recommendations.

Fertiliser Update - December 2019

By Dave Mitchell 25 days ago

Do you need Sulphur for 1st cut silage?

Although 2019 has been a great grass growing season, it’s never too early to plan and think about how to make the most of the 2020 season.

Pneumonia Lasts a Lifetime

By Mille Hendy, Calf & Youngstock Specialist 2 months ago

Losses caused by pneumonia in calves arise from: - veterinary attention, cost of treatment, reduced weight gain, increased feed requirements, increased labour. As well as longer finishing times and lower milk yields.

​Sarah Brooks of Wynnstay Group announced as Farm SQP of the Year National SQP Awards 2019 winner

By Wynnstay Animal Health Team 2 months ago

Sarah Brooks of Wynnstay Group is the National SQP Awards 2019 Farm SQP of the Year.

Sarah was handed the award at a prestigious ceremony at the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington on Thursday afternoon (November 7).

National SQP Awards 2019

By Wynnstay Animal Health Team 2 months ago

Wynnstay Group, Llanfair Caereinion announced as Multiple Store of the Year National SQP Awards 2019 winner. Ceri Jones was handed the award at a prestigious ceremony at the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington on Thursday afternoon (November 7).

What should I consider for winter feeding ewes?

By Lamlac - Volac 3 months ago

It’s never too early to be thinking about winter ewe feeding.

How to manage surplus lambs

By Lamlac - Volac 3 months ago

During scanning, the results will provide an initial indication of how many lambs are likely to need fostering or artificially rearing. Before lambing starts preparing a carefully planned rearing protocol will be time well spent, since well grown artificially reared lambs will leave an acceptable margin that can be considered a worthy additional income stream.

How do I stop surplus lambs chewing feeder teats?

By Lamlac - Volac 3 months ago

Are your lambs chewing on the teats of your ad-lib milk feeders? Here are a few tricks you can try this lambing season.

Read our top tips!

Weaning Lambs - Roughage for young lambs

By Lamlac - Volac 3 months ago

The Preparation of lambs for weaning is a vital process to reduce the risk of a growth check during the transition from milk and to ensure lambs continue to thrive. It is therefor important to ensure lambs have access to clean and fresh water; high quality concentrates and a sufficient source of roughage alongside their milk supply. The type of roughage supplied can influence many factors, such as rumen development.