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2nd Cut Silage Farming Note

2nd Cut Silage Farming Note

When a cold spring has resulted in a poor 1st cut grass silage, 2nd cut silage yields need to be high to compensate and guarantee enough feed for the winter. Fertiliser ...

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8 Steps to Controlling Mastitis in Summer Farming Note

8 Steps to Controlling Mastitis in Summer Farming Note

Each year as the weather gets warmer, somatic cell counts increase, making mastitis in summer an area for focus. Some pasture conditions can lead to high levels of expos...

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A2 Milk Farming Note

A2 Milk Farming Note

Most herds produce milk containing two types of beta casein, A1 and A2, however there is a small minority who are intolerant to the A1 protein. A2 milk is produced by co...

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Agricultural Waste Farming Note

Agricultural Waste Farming Note

Agricultural waste is "any substance or object from premises used for agriculture or horticulture, which the holder discards, intends to discard or is obliged to discard....

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Anaerobic Digesters

Anaerobic Digesters

Anaerobic digesters can provide an opportunity to integrate farm cropping and manure management. They can reduce energy costs, improve farm energy sustainability and the ...

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Assessing Cow Muck Farming Note

Assessing Cow Muck Farming Note

What goes in must come out! Assessing cow muck can be a useful management tool as dung consistency is a good indicator of what is happening in a cow's digestive system...

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Assisted Calving Farming Note

Assisted Calving Farming Note

Management of a cow at calving is a pivotal part of setting her up to cope with the stresses and demands of lactation. Recognising when to assist a calving cow and the ...

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Barrier Design Farming Note

Barrier Design Farming Note

The right trough or feed barrier is a crucial element of good feeding management. A well designed feed barrier maximises intakes, reduces wastage, minimises injuries and...

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Big Bale Silage

Big Bale Silage

Big bale silage increases flexibility on a grazing platform and creates the opportunity to make a customisable forage for animal groups. This Farming Note covers: ...

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Black & White Bull Calves Farming Note

Black & White Bull Calves Farming Note

Figures suggest that just under 100,000 of the estimated 470,900 black and white bull calves born in the UK in 2011 were killed on site or not registered, due to poor c...

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Bloat Farming Note

Bloat Farming Note

Rumination naturally produces gas, in particular methane and carbon dioxide, which is usually discharged by belching, however if this cannot occur, the excess gas pressur...

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Bluetongue

Bluetongue

The 2007 outbreak in the UK brought significant economic losses in terms of sickness, culls, reduced productivity and movement and trading restrictions.

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