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Youngstock are the foundation of any herd. Management of calves is crucial in order to give them the best start. Identifying youngstock disease symptoms and how best to prevent recurrence is critical. Here we give you some youngstock management and disease advice.

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|

The use of faecal worm egg counts to reduce worm resistance.

With summer nearly here and the weather warming up, it is important to worm your fat lambs effectively. If you have already wormed your lambs, are you sure your wormer has worked effectively? With increasing resistance to wormers reported across the industry, Steph is here to tell us more about [...]

2019-06-14T11:11:13+00:00June 14th, 2019|Sheep, Youngstock|

How can carcase trait Estimated Breeding Values help commercial beef farmers boost profits?

A recent project, funded by AHDB and Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales, has developed new Estimated Breeding Values (EBVs). These are linked to the traits commercial farmers get paid for, such as carcase quality and speed of finishing. The new carcase trait EBVs are: Carcase conformationCarcase weightFat classDays [...]

2019-04-04T14:37:13+00:00April 4th, 2019|Beef, Youngstock|

Calf Growth Weights – the proof is in the pudding!

One of the rewarding parts of regular weigh banding is producing the growth reports. Allowing Vets and VetTechs to look at how individuals have performed and if small changes to their calf rearing system have made either a positive or negative impact on the daily live weight gain (DLWG) of [...]

2019-03-04T15:43:39+00:00February 8th, 2019|Dairy, Youngstock|
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