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Sheep Lameness Talk

Sheep lameness is one of the most important health and welfare issues affecting sheep farms in the UK. The 5 Point Plan has been developed to help manage footrot in particular. However, some of the principles are important to controlling other causes of lameness. In November Linda from MSD came [...]

2019-12-20T09:57:05+00:00December 20th, 2019|Sheep|

Pre-lambing Nutrition

It’s coming towards that time of year….. lambing time! The 6 weeks pre-lambing are crucial as 70% of the lamb’s growth is in this period; causing ewe requirements to double but having reduced appetite from being heavily pregnant. Getting pre-lambing nutrition right is essential for a good lambing season. Pete [...]

2019-11-19T10:49:19+00:00November 19th, 2019|Sheep|

Streptococcus Uberis Mastitis Vaccine

Mastitis is considered to be one of the most frequent and costly diseases in the dairy industry. The economic consequences of both clinical and subclinical mastitis are due to treatment costs, production losses, culling and increased risk of other diseases. Streptococcus uberis mastitis especially. Changes in herd size and intensification [...]

2019-11-19T09:56:02+00:00November 19th, 2019|Dairy, Medicines|

BVD Day – a new initiative

We want to introduce a new initiative, which we think will help make the BVD vaccination process easier. Introducing BVD Day! In the past couple of years, there have been many BVD initiatives brought to the industry to try and reduce the presence of BVD in UK Cattle herds. Bovine [...]

2019-11-18T16:17:54+00:00November 18th, 2019|Beef, Dairy, Infectious Diseases, Youngstock|

Clarifide – to test or not to test…

The Clarifide genomic test has been spoken about a lot recently, so we wanted to give you our overview: What is the difference between Clarifide and Clarifide Plus? Both are in-depth genomic tests that can give an indication on genomic traits including; health and fitness, production, type and composites, milk [...]

2019-10-08T10:56:47+00:00October 7th, 2019|Dairy, Management, Youngstock|

Cattle Vaccination Boosters – don’t break that vaccine protection!

Cows coming in for autumn housing, many of you will be doing some annual vaccination boosters. So Tom J is offering some helpful reminders on timings. We can all agree that vaccinations are a key part in ensuring the health of your herd. Protecting against some of the common endemic [...]

2019-10-07T13:47:54+00:00October 7th, 2019|News|

Tupping Tips Refresher

Most of you will be very well seasoned when it comes to tupping. But there is never any harm in just having a recap on the importance body condition scoring for tupping. Pete gives us some ‘tup’tastic tips (sorry): Pre-tupping Get your hand on your ewes pre-tupping, know where you [...]

2019-10-07T13:30:01+00:00October 7th, 2019|News|
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