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Leptospirosis - Is Your Herd Protected?

By Wynnstay Animal Health Today

58% of non-vaccinating dairy farms and 22% of non-vaccinating beef farms test positive for exposure to leptospirosis. In the UK, two strains have been identified - Leptospira interrogans serovar hardjo and Leptospira borgpetersenii serovar hardjo.

Calf Starter- what’s important?

By Jessica Yeomans, Calf & Youngstock Specialist 1 month 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.

​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).

Fertiliser Update - October 2019

By Dave Mitchell 4 months ago

Use soil sampling now to reduce on-farm costs in 2020. As we know the nutrient offtake is likely to have been higher in 2019 than the previous year, due to improved yields across a wide range of crops.

Slurry Treatment for a Slatted Shed - Where should we treat?

By Wynnstay Agriculture 4 months ago

Follow our guide to perform adequate slurry treatment in a slatted shed. Slurry Treatment will reduce the crusting and create a homogenised and easy to handle slurry.

Innovation and Diversification Wales Event

By Wynnstay Agriculture 4 months ago

Farmers looking to diversify or implement innovative products can get all the information they need from Wynnstay Specialists attending the Innovation and Diversification event, at the Royal Welsh Showground on Thursday, September 26. New technologies and ideas, such as Wynnstay’s revolutionary CracklessEgg™ technology will be among the latest trends and opportunities in science to assist you in your businesses.

Making Youngstock Rearing Stack Up

By Mark Price 4 months ago

The cost of growing beef for finishing, the store cattle market or for rearing dairy replacement heifers, can put huge financial pressure on your business. Whatever system employed, realising a sustainable profit once all costs are considered can be challenging. With increasing fixed costs, an ever-uncertain political landscape and opportunity cost of the assets used, it is as important as ever that operators remain as efficient as possible to generate profit.

Heifers Must Be the Correct Body Size, as Well as Age, at First Calving

By Jessica Cook 5 months ago

Holstein-Friesian heifers calving at 23 to 25 months of age have been shown to outperform later calving cows in terms of fertility, milk production and survival over their first 5 years of life.

Cost Implications of Imbalanced Finishing Rations

By Bethany May 5 months ago

With high numbers of dairy x beef calves entering the beef chain (and the current beef price not setting the world alight), it is important to consider potential finishing rations and their cost implications.