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Vaccination Planning

Vaccination Planning

Vaccines have been available from the 1930’s, since then they have made a major contribution to improving cattle health and welfare. They are vital components in preven...

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December Checklist

December Checklist

December checklist Slurry Infrastructure Grant Avoid BPS Fraud Lower Demand is Reducing the Fertiliser Price, But... Methane Inhibitors Stray Voltage ...

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Maximising Value and Minimising Waste - Lean Management

Maximising Value and Minimising Waste - Lean Management

What do management guru, Peter Drucker and Kingshay have in common? The answer is, “If you can't measure it, you can't manage it.” - coined by the renowned expert and...

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Oestrus Syncronisation

Oestrus Syncronisation

Oestrus synchronisation is when combinations of hormones are used to bring a cow to a predictable point in their oestrus cycle which enables fixed time insemination. Sync...

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Current Economic Impacts on UK Dairy

Current Economic Impacts on UK Dairy

The UK, along with many countries worldwide, is facing some serious economic issues. Due, in the main, to post-pandemic global supply chain issues and the war in Ukraine....

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November Checklist

November Checklist

November checklist Maize Varieties for 2023 Time to Bring Out Your Calf Jackets Surplus Halloween Pumpkins What are your Cows Telling you about their Ration...

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Pneumonia (BRD) Prevention

Pneumonia (BRD) Prevention

Calf pneumonia is the more commonly used name for Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD). It is estimated to cost the UK cattle industry around £80 million a year. A mild case...

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Neospora

Neospora

There is no treatment or vaccination for Neospora, good biosecurity policies which aim to reduce the risk of introducing Neospora to the herd is essential, as is routine ...

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October Checklist

October Checklist

Enclosed in this month's checklist: Set Time Aside for Recording Data What Size Needle Should I Use? Timely Tips: Calf Pneumonia, Starlings Onboarding K...

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SFI - Assessing Risks & Soil Management Plans

SFI - Assessing Risks & Soil Management Plans

This BUSINESS insight is the second of two publications, summarising the details of Action 1 for the SFI Improved Grassland Soils Standard: completing a soil assessment a...

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Sustainable Parasite Control - Part 1: Worms and Fluke

Sustainable Parasite Control - Part 1: Worms and Fluke

Parasites, both ectoparasites (external parasites) and endoparasites (internal parasites) can be a major cause of disease in dairy cattle. They will not only contribute t...

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Completing Soil Assessments for the SFI

Completing Soil Assessments for the SFI

The aim of the improved grassland soils standard is to enhance soil health, structure, organic matter, and soil biology. It will also contribute to improved water quality...

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