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March 2015

Bella Ag Health Monitoring System

By 5 years ago

We are proud to introduce the world’s best dairy cow and cattle temperature monitoring system. Designed for herd managers and vets, the Bella Ag Cattle Temperature System® allows you to monitor cattle temperature wirelessly, automatically alerting consistent high fever or low temperatures.

The True Cost of Under-performing Calves.

By Wynnstay Dairy News 5 years ago

We have been running a series of Calf Signals workshops over the last few months. These workshops have been run by vet Owen Atkinson and even though I have been to a lot of them, it’s still fascinating to learn what all the different ‘bottle necks’ are on each farm. Not surprising the most common one has been during the 0-3 month stage of life.

Digital Dermatitis - Key Prevention Strategies

By Wynnstay Dairy News 5 years ago

The Digital Dermatitis workshops held at Walford College, Shropshire and at Derimoelion Farm in South Wales were well attended. The focus of the workshops was to provide farmers with a better understanding of the diseases and to discuss nutritional and practical approaches to reducing the incidence and effect of the disease on herd performance.

Making Informed Decisions When Replacing Cows

By Wynnstay Dairy News 5 years ago

Every decision made on an animal in a commercial dairy is based on improving the herd’s profitability. You keep an animal because she is more profitable to keep than to replace. You breed animals because they will be more profitable if they become pregnant.

Transition Management

By Wynnstay Dairy Team 5 years ago

Extensive studies of ovarian function have shown that 50-80% of the dominant follicles present on the ovaries post calving will ovulate. More importantly the presence of cystic ovaries is very over reported and in reality only occurs in up to 5% of cows post calving.

The Lean Approach - Fertility & Health

By Wynnstay Dairy Team 5 years ago

With no turnaround of global milk prices expected until the at least the last quarter of the year, producers need to look hard at their return from their variable and fixed costs. The key to weathering this difficult period will not be finding where to cut costs directly but by cutting costs through dilution, that is improving efficiency.