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Grazing – Dealing with Hot Weather and Drought

Grazing – Dealing with Hot Weather and Drought

The UK does not often experience the hot temperatures faced this season, the duration of the heat and lack of rain is almost unprecedented. However, it is likely that wit...

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Assisted Calving

Assisted Calving

For a heifer or cow to reach their full production potential, a good calving is essential. They are less likely to suffer from problems post calving such as metritis, ket...

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Fine Tuning at Calving

Fine Tuning at Calving

One of the most difficult times for dairy cattle is the transition period around calving. The cow has to cope with many changes - physiological, environmental and managem...

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August Checklist

August Checklist

This month’s checklist covers: Grass Growth, Forage Stocks & Re-seeding Looking after Yourself and Your Workers During the Hot Weather Defra Seeks Help t...

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Mastitis in Summer

Mastitis in Summer

When we think of mastitis and summer, we generally think of the risk of infection of Summer Mastitis to dry cows and maiden heifers. However, this is not the only mastiti...

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Dairy Costings Focus Report 2022

Dairy Costings Focus Report 2022

An in-depth analysis of recent trends and performance comparisons over multiple years. This report includes data from herds using our dairy costings service to the year e...

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Data Security Business Insight

Data Security Business Insight

Huge volumes of business and performance data are stored on farm, leaving farms open to the risk of accidental record loss or online identity theft. In fact, with more-an...

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Water Supply at Grass Dairy Insight

Water Supply at Grass Dairy Insight

Getting water supply at grass right is a must for optimal cow welfare and to avoid potential dips in production. Water supply is a common pinch point on dairy farms, part...

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Multi-Species Swards (Part 2)

Multi-Species Swards (Part 2)

Historically, diverse species swards were the domain of specialist systems. However, the benefits of planting a diverse mix of species make them a valuable resource for m...

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June Checklist

June Checklist

This month’s checklist covers: Challenges of Mid-Season Grazing Autumn Calvers Improved Grassland Soils Applications Due to Open Timely Tips Keeping Yo...

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Cereal Options

Cereal Options

As bought-in feed costs show no sign of abatement, choosing to feed home-grown cereals rather than sell them could be a wise decision. The variety of treatment options av...

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Bloat in Cattle

Bloat in Cattle

Gases such as methane and carbon dioxide are produced as part of the normal process of digestion in cattle. These gases are usually discharged by eructation (belching). I...

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