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Impacting Your Carbon Footprint - Feed & Forage Dairy Insight

Impacting Your Carbon Footprint - Feed & Forage Dairy Insight

Have you ever considered the impact of forage quality or compound feed on the overall carbon footprint per kg FPCM (Fat and Protein Corrected Milk)? It may be larger tha...

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September Checklist

September Checklist

This month’s checklist covers: Don't let Crypto become a problem this Winter. Get set for maize harvest. Bird repellent maize seed treatment - are there alte...

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Agroforestry

Agroforestry

Agroforestry is increasingly being talked about as a means of helping agriculture meet net zero targets, with DEFRA planning to support farmers with the integration of tr...

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The Rise of Mycoplasma bovis Dairy Insight

The Rise of Mycoplasma bovis Dairy Insight

Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis) has been recognised for over 50 years as a pathogen in cattle. It is associated with bovine respiratory disease (BRD) and joint ill in calves,...

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Soil Sampling, Testing & Analysis - Dairy Insight

Soil Sampling, Testing & Analysis - Dairy Insight

Soils are arguably the most valuable resource on farm – but often taken for granted. Without healthy soils farming is neither profitable nor sustainable. Healthy soils ...

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Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) 2023 Business Insight

Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) 2023 Business Insight

The RPA has announced six new Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) action offerings for 2023 (these were originally due to become available in 2024). Learnings from pilots...

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June Checklist

June Checklist

This month’s checklist covers: Farm Safety Should Come Second to None! When do you Administer Pain Relief to Your Stock? Management Following 1st Cut Silage ...

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Johne's Disease Insight

Johne's Disease Insight

(Pronounced "yo-knees" or in some regions of the UK - John's) Johne’s disease or JD is a chronic enteritis of cattle (and sheep) caused by Mycobacterium avium subspeci...

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Managing for Farmland Birds

Managing for Farmland Birds

According to data released by the UK government in April 2023, 48% of bird species have shown a decline in the five years between 2015 and 2020. Currently the 2021 index ...

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MicroRNA Biomarkers for Johne's Disease

MicroRNA Biomarkers for Johne's Disease

Johne's disease costs farmers up to 50% of their annual net profits and the estimated 10-year average annual losses totalling £25.5 million in the UK and 364.31 million ...

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May Checklist

May Checklist

This month’s checklist covers:  Review Your Winter Housing Inorganic Nitrogen, Sulphur & Magnesium for Maize Balancing Grass for Grazing or Silage Ti...

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Analysing slurry and manure

Analysing slurry and manure

Slurries and farm yard manures represent a hugely valuable and often under utilised resource on many dairy farms. Understanding their nutrient values could help reduce re...

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