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Farming Investment Fund

Farming Investment Fund

On 16th November DEFRA launched a £27 million fund to provide grants for farmers (and contractors) for investing in new technology, equipment and infrastructure to impro...

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December Checklist

December Checklist

December checklist Nutrient Management Planning Prevent Mastitis Build Up Over Winter Monitoring Heifer Growth Rates Preventing Lameness Over Winter Driv...

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Feeding Strategy

Feeding Strategy

With feed costs rising significantly month on month, the instinct is to do something drastic and change feed type or feed rates. However, this may have a negative impact ...

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Biosecurity

Biosecurity

Biosecurity is a strategic and integrated approach to managing risk to stop the introduction or spread of harmful organisms on farm. Whilst good farm biosecurity is hard ...

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Optimising Fertiliser Use for Grassland

Optimising Fertiliser Use for Grassland

The costs of ammonium nitrate and urea have more than doubled in the last year, taking prices to over £500 and £600 per tonne respectively. Optimising fertiliser use sh...

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November Checklist

November Checklist

November checklist Wider use of Pain Relief Required for Red Tractor Standards Less Daylight Doesn’t Help Staff Morale How Fast Are Your Costs Rising? Ass...

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Livestock Drinking Water Quality

Livestock Drinking Water Quality

Water quality is an important issue in the production and health of dairy cattle. Water can provide both essential and antagonistic constituents for dairy cows and theref...

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Mycotoxins

Mycotoxins

Mycotoxins are a hidden risk in feeds and forages which can lead to milk suppression, suboptimal fertility and health issues. Once present, they are impossible to remove,...

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October Checklist

October Checklist

Enclosed in this month's checklist: Don’t Get Caught Out By The Clocks Changing! Saving Energy Improving Building Ventilation to Reduce Pneumonia Timely ...

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Carbon Markets: Risky Investment or Major Opportunity?

Carbon Markets: Risky Investment or Major Opportunity?

Some of the UK’s most precious and valued habitats such as woodland, peatland, grassland and saltmarshes remove vast amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and s...

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September Checklist

September Checklist

A round up of topical farming issues for the month of September

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RESEARCH insight – Augmented Reality

RESEARCH insight – Augmented Reality

Imagine looking at a cow and seeing a box appear over her head with all the information you need about her stage of lactation, fertility and health status. An augmented r...

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