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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.

Keeping one step ahead of Salmonella this Autumn…

Around the Autumn Equinox we often see an increase in Salmonella cases with greater inclement weather and closer cow contact. Vicky goes through why and how best to keep on top of it in the coming weeks.

The main cost of Salmonella infection comes from decreased milk yield in subclinically […]

2020-10-15T14:25:24+00:00October 15th, 2020|Beef, Dairy, Infectious Diseases, 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 […]

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:

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