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RESEARCH insight – Disbudding Calves

RESEARCH insight – Disbudding Calves

In recent years many papers have been published around the procedure of disbudding, the use of NSAIDs, as well as health and safety aspects - including the inhalation of ...

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November Checklist

November Checklist

Enclosed in this month's checklist: Efficient Milking Routine Winter Housing Checks Calf Pneumonia What’s in your clamp? Be Prepared for Cold Weather Is...

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Herbal Leys

Herbal Leys

Planting a diverse mix of species as part of a herbal ley could help protect farmers against increasing weather volatility, whilst benefiting soil health, extending the g...

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Keeping Bacteria Out of Milk

Keeping Bacteria Out of Milk

This issue of DAIRY insight looks at the importance of keeping bacteria out of milk, from a farm, processor and consumer point of view. It examines the main causes of hig...

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October Checklist

October Checklist

Enclosed in this month's checklist: Fluke Risk Higher this Year Nesting Scores, Knee Test & Damp Floors Planning for Turnout 2020 with Late Season Grazing ...

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Successful Transition to the Winter Diet

Successful Transition to the Winter Diet

Making sure cows are moved onto the correct winter ration will not only ensure milk production and cow health is maintained, but that the farm’s grazing covers are clos...

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NSAIDs for Pain Management in Cattle

NSAIDs for Pain Management in Cattle

Prompt recognition and treatment of disease are essential to reduce pain in cattle and promote cow welfare. Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are an importan...

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No-Deal Brexit & UK Dairy

No-Deal Brexit & UK Dairy

The UK is poised to leave the EU on the 31st October. In the event of a No-Deal Brexit the UK will become a third country to the EU and trade will operate under WTO rules...

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September Checklist

September Checklist

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

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Successful Interviewing Technique

Successful Interviewing Technique

Employing the wrong person can be costly to a business, not only financially but to the team as a whole. Therefore, the interviewing process is incredibly important, but ...

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Compact Feeding

Compact Feeding

Compact feeding is a popular concept in Denmark and one that is growing in popularity in the UK. It was developed by Danish professor, Niels Bastian Kristensen. The princ...

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Teat Necrosis

Teat Necrosis

Reports of Bovine Ischemic Teat Necrosis (ITN) - which causes cattle to excessively lick and remove their teats - are on the up.  The condition was first officially iden...

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