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August 2017

"It's all in the eye of the judge."

By Mille Hendy, Calf & Youngstock Specialist 3 years ago

Through my love of showing and stockjudging success, I have now had several invites to judge shows. It is an honour to be asked to judge any show whether it is local, county or a national breed show.

Spotlight on...Grass

By Wynnstay Arable Team 3 years ago

Spotlight on...Tower

Nuffield GFP - Visit to the USA

By Iwan Vaughan 3 years ago

The last leg of or Global Focus Programme (GFP) took us to the USA in mid June. We landed in Washington DC and then headed out to California for a week.

Torr's Talk: the impact of blackgrass

By Wynnstay Arable Team 3 years ago

Consistent lifetime management: the key to 100 tonne cows?

By Martin 3 years ago

Why do some herds produce such a high percent of 100 tonne cows?

I read an article in Holstein International recently about Andrew Sanders’ farm on the Isle of Man which made me ask the above question. Andrew Sanders’ dairy farm is one of a number of other farms who are achieving this and, unsurprisingly, it is possible to find a number of similarities between the different farms that could perhaps give is a clue to their success.

Take a moment to think about how we think

By Mark Price 3 years ago

All day, every day, whatever your role within a business or production system, we make decisions. Whether it be small, daily decisions or deciding the direction of the whole business, we make decisions that influence the future. It is fascinating to see businesses with similar resources, making fundamentally different decisions, taking their businesses in totally different directions. But what of fuelling those decisions, and can we use this information to better understand our decision making process?

Heat stress in calves - how to avoid it?

By Jessica Yeomans, Calf & Youngstock Specialist 3 years ago

With warm weather approaching, the risk of heat stress in calves increases. Everyone is well aware that heat stress in adult cattle reduces performance, increases stress and results in increased incidence of disease, and calves are no different. Calves have an upper critical limit of 25°C, however they will start to feel the effects of heat stress at 21°C.

Cereal varieties to watch for 2017...

By Wynnstay Arable Team 3 years ago

2017 has seen a number of new varieties added to the AHDB Recommended List. Find out which varieties are performing in trials and which to consider for 2018.