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:
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 […]
The Covid-19 lockdown has provided a fair bit of time to reflect. It was during one of those periods of reflection that I started to wonder what was the piece of kit in my truck that I would least like to be forced to give up? Along the lines of […]
The fact that we’re still going on about BVD tells you that we desperately need to do something different and better. To that end, Den would like to introduce you to ‘BVD Day’.
In the final installment of Kiwi yarns (did Hannah really go to New Zealand I hear you ask?!) I’ll be talking all things minerals. Despite working predominantly with dairy cattle over in NZ, these principles apply to dairy cows, beef and sheep alike!
Given our recent tropical climate mineral supplementation is all […]
It’s fair to say that the recent drought has dried out a lot of our pastures. While we are all hoping for some well needed rain, it is important to consider some of the knock on effects and diseases we may see. Jess Clayton tells us more…