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Spring Re-seeds – key to profitable home-grown forage

By Adam Simper 15 days ago

Spring focus should turn onto managing existing grassland and assessing which fields need to be re-seeded or over seeded.

To ensure that you are using the correct grass seed mixture for your management system, get in touch with a Wynnstay specialist.


Reducing the spring rise

By Wynnstay Animal Health Team 1 month ago

Control of the spring rise using CYDECTIN® Long Acting Injection for sheep was determined to be highly effective in a recent study. The study investigated the impact of utilising persistent and non-persistent treatments to control the spring rise.

Are you on the multi-cut road?

By Dave Mitchell, Fertiliser Manager 1 month ago

We all know the reasons for taking a 2 or 3 cut silage system to 4 or 5 cuts; better grass quality and higher yields to increase output from forage, and if you’re not doing it already, you’ve probably dismissed is it as an option for your business or are thinking of moving in that direction.

Capitalising on Increased Scanning Percentages

By Laura Monk 1 month ago

We are currently welcoming a rocketing trade for both ewes and lambs with prices here in the South West consistently reaching 3 figures. Scanning percentages going into this lambing season have seen an average increase of 10 – 15% following the effects of the tough spring and dry summer in 2018.

Clostridia diseases: How to protect your livestock

By Wynnstay Animal Health Team 2 months ago

The sudden death of livestock is every farmers’ worst fear. Not only is it upsetting and stressful, it’s also extremely costly. Yet productive animals are lost to Clostridial diseases on a daily basis. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be that way. Protecting your sheep and cattle from lethal Clostridial toxins can be easy, effective and affordable.

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

By Wynnstay Animal Health Team 4 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 4 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 6 months ago

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

How to manage surplus lambs

By Lamlac - Volac 6 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 6 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!