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March 2016

Coccidiosis in calves at pasture

By Wynnstay Dairy News 4 years ago

If youngstock at grass look thin or have scour, it is easy to assume worms are at fault.

Managing Worm Threat in 2016

By Ceri 4 years ago

One thing's certain about 2016 worm threat: It's unpredictable!

From most areas of the UK, feedback suggests that last year was one with low to moderate roundworm burdens, according to Zoetis vet Dave Armstrong. "Where this was identified using good diagnostics," he says, "economies from using fewer wormer treatments were possible with manageable risk rather than a fingers crossed approach.

Digital Dermatitis in Heifers

By Huw McConochie 4 years ago

Address Digital Dermatitis in young stock before turning out.

Exploiting Early Lamb Growth

By Ceri 4 years ago

Lamb growth is at its most efficient in the first 10 weeks, so the quicker you are able to rear your lambs to target deadweight, the more efficient the enterprise and in turn you will be able to reap the benefits of selling on to an earlier market.

Zero Grazing For Profit

By Huw McConochie 4 years ago

Consider Zero Grazing if Grazing is Not an Option. It comes as no surprise that the production costs of milk are directly related to the percentage of grass in the diet.

Obviously the data reported here is heavily influenced by production system and yield per cow, but the question is: can we make more use of grass in the intensive production system? You can begin by considering zero grazing (ZG) if grazing is not an option.

How to Avoid the Post Weaning Slump

By Rebecca Richards 4 years ago

Rearing heifer replacements is the second largest cost on farm, accounting for 20% of total farm costs (FeedforGrowth, 2016) Nobody wants to throw that hard earned money away, so it’s vital that calves don’t suffer from a post weaning check.

‘Programme’ your heifers to save money.

By Tom Stephensons 4 years ago

For many dairy herds rearing quality replacement heifers is a considerable part of their business. With a huge and ever demanding effort to produce a healthy, highly productive long lasting herd, it is crucial to have the initial stages of growth right.

Fertility in Dairy Cows-The Bigger Picture Part 3

By Will Astley 4 years ago

Managing transition cows- Key to Success

Ad-lib Feeding - Colostrum

By Ceri 4 years ago

Colostrum is often described as ‘liquid gold’ as the fuel for life. One secret to rearing healthy lambs, and for future production, is to make sure each lamb receives enough colostrum. Ad-lib feeding can often see lambs perform and grow better than they would had they been left on their mothers.

Maize - Do Not Neglect Weed Control

By Rufus Ulyet 4 years ago

Maize has traditionally been a neglected crop in terms of weed control.