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Water Quality & Udder Health

Water Quality & Udder Health

Private water sources are a great way to lower water costs on dairy farms, but failure to routinely monitor and address water quality issues can lead to problems with udd...

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May Checklist

May Checklist

This month’s checklist covers: Are you Applying Sulphur? What Impact is the Cold and Dry Spring having on your farm? Sodium Recommendations - Salt Applicatio...

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Measuring Soil Organic Carbon

Measuring Soil Organic Carbon

In order to achieve Net Zero by 2040, British Farming needs to capture more carbon (C). Hedgerows, woodland and soils have all been identified as key areas for C-sequestr...

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Computerised Calf Feeders

Computerised Calf Feeders

Computerised calf feeders are becoming increasingly popular to help labour efficiencies. Managed well, they can improve milk feeding consistency, drive weight gains and o...

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April Checklist

April Checklist

This month’s checklist covers: Understanding Magnesium Controlling Worms Sustainably Soya Alternatives New Sustainable Farming Incentive Pilot Watch ou...

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RESEARCH insight – Fine Tuning Heifer Rearing

RESEARCH insight – Fine Tuning Heifer Rearing

Heifer calves are the future of most dairy herds, and you don’t get a second chance at getting it right. Therefore, time taken for attention to detail pays dividends, n...

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Reducing Plastic Waste on Farm

Reducing Plastic Waste on Farm

An average of 13,000 tons of plastic is produced by UK farms each year. Reducing waste on your farm can reduce costs, reduce time as well as being better for the environm...

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SOIL – Completing the Carbon Jigsaw (Soil Carbon Report)

SOIL – Completing the Carbon Jigsaw (Soil Carbon Report)

This Soil Carbon Report, ‘Soil – completing the carbon jigsaw’ combines the key findings from the Kingshay Soil Organic Carbon Project, alongside other research and...

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The Forage Costings Report 2020

The Forage Costings Report 2020

Last published in 2017, this NEW edition of the Forage Costings Report has been fully updated to provide a detailed insight into the costs of producing forage. Using this...

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March Checklist

March Checklist

This month’s checklist covers: Mastitis in Spring Calved Cows Turn Out and Supplementing Spring Grass Be Prepared for Maize Drilling Are you Ready for the...

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Monitoring Cameras

Monitoring Cameras

Cameras are no longer just seen as a security tool; they now have multiple uses on farms from monitoring cows during calving to staff training. Nonetheless, there are key...

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E. coli Mastitis

E. coli Mastitis

E. coli is one of the primary causes of clinical mastitis in the UK, presenting in various guises from mild cases to severe toxic mastitis that few cows will survive. Wi...

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