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Selecting Teat Dips

Selecting Teat Dips

With the latest Kingshay Dairy Focus Report putting the cost of mastitis at £290 per case, anything that can be done to prevent infection on farm is a must. Teat disinfe...

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Dry Period Length

Dry Period Length

The optimal dry period length between lactations in dairy cows has been debated for many years. Traditionally, an 8-week dry period was considered the ideal duration - ba...

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The Impact of Heat Stress on UK Milk Production and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions from the Dairy Industry

The Impact of Heat Stress on UK Milk Production and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions from the Dairy Industry

This is the second issue of our new publication, RESEARCH insight. The aim of the publication is to translate relevant scientific research into useful information for you...

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June Checklist

June Checklist

June Checklist This month’s checklist covers: Mid-season Grazing Management Managing Autumn Calvers & Standing Hay Heat Detection at Grass Fly Control ...

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Reducing bTB Transmission on Farm

Reducing bTB Transmission on Farm

The spread of bovine TB (bTB) on farm can potentially be reduced by adopting certain management practices. Transmission risks for bTB include infected wildlife (particula...

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Cow Brushes

Cow Brushes

Cow brushes not only help to fulfil the cow’s natural desire to scratch, but could also lead to a 1-litre a cow a day uplift in milk yield, along with less disease and ...

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Minimising Silage Losses

Minimising Silage Losses

Wastage in silage making is inevitable – but careful management can reduce losses significantly, resulting in considerable cost savings and markedly improved silage qua...

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May Checklist

May Checklist

This month’s checklist covers: Time to Review Your Housing Responsible Use of Antibiotics - Red Tractor Update Balancing Grass and Silage Start Planning Now f...

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Bovine TB Dairy Insight

Bovine TB Dairy Insight

Bovine TB (bTB) continues to be a major problem with approximately 11% of herds in England affected by bTB in 2017. The latest DEFRA statistics show there were 3,824 new ...

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General Data Protection Regulations - GDPR

General Data Protection Regulations - GDPR

New data protection rules are coming into force on 25th May 2018, which are likely to affect almost all farming businesses to some extent or another. In this issue of ...

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April Checklist

April Checklist

April's Checklist   This month’s checklist covers: Forage Planning Grass Staggers Silage – Reduce Pit Wastage and Save Money Preventing Lamene...

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RESEARCH Insight March 2018 – Heifer Lameness & Visual Evaluation of Soil Structure

RESEARCH Insight March 2018 – Heifer Lameness & Visual Evaluation of Soil Structure

This is the first issue of our new publication, RESEARCH insight. The aim of the publication is to translate relevant scientific research into useful information for your...

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