Can you afford to neglect your breeding plan?

Rob Hall discusses how ‘right-sizing’ your breeding plan can add profit to your farm while helping you breed cows which are better for your business.

From 1st November 2021 Red Tractor has required all assured dairy farms to have a written breeding and management plan to summarise a farm’s breeding […]

2021-12-10T13:16:55+00:00December 10th, 2021|Dairy, Fertility, Management|

The use of NSAIDs in the treatment of lameness

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have both painkilling and anti-inflammatory effects and are widely used on UK dairy farms. Research has been carried out into the use of NSAIDs in the treatment of lameness which has clearly demonstrated their benefits for this costly and painful condition.

NSAIDs for Digital Dermatitis

A […]

2021-11-10T15:24:35+00:00November 10th, 2021|Lameness|

10 Ways Better Animal Handling Can Help Your Business

After a recent AHDB Dairy webinar with the legend that is Temple Grandin we were reminded how beneficial getting the basics of animal handling right can be for humans and animals alike. Here are 10 ways that better animal handling will improve your business:

1. It’s the right thing to […]

2021-03-23T13:12:50+00:00March 17th, 2021|Beef, Dairy, Management, News|

Vaccinate against lungworm pre-turnout, or cough up later

If you heard your cattle coughing at grass last autumn, this means they could have been harbouring lungworm burdens that compromise growth rates and lifetime milking performance. Most lungworm cases are reported at the back end of the grazing season.

Unfortunately, lungworm larvae can overwinter on pasture and in carrier […]

2021-02-17T16:53:54+00:00February 17th, 2021|Dairy, Management, Youngstock|

So what is Mycoplasma Bovis?

The diagnosis of Mycoplasma bovis is becoming more and more common on dairy farms, it can cause disease in both calves and adult cattle. It is a notoriously difficult bug to treat, and even then vaccination has historically proved difficult.

We have previously relied onautogenous vaccine (those producedin a lab […]

2020-12-09T16:38:39+00:00December 9th, 2020|Dairy, Management, News, Youngstock|
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