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January Checklist

January Checklist

The January checklist covers: New Year’s Resolutions for you & the farm Net Zero by 2040 - what are you going to do differently? GB Ear Tags for Livestoc...

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Bedding Conditioners

Bedding Conditioners

Bedding conditioners form an important part of a mastitis control strategy by drying the cubicle beds and making an inhospitable environment for bacteria. However, their ...

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Milk Fever

Milk Fever

Milk fever (or hypocalcaemia) is a potentially fatal metabolic disorder where dairy cows experience calcium (Ca) deficiency. With the estimated economic cost per case bet...

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December Checklist

December Checklist

Enclosed in this month's checklist: Winter Proofing Calves Managing Excess Grass Preventing Lameness over Winter Cold Weather Preparation Timely Tips ...

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Antibiotic Update

Antibiotic Update

Antibiotics (AB) have played a major role in the health and welfare of cattle; they are vital for the treatment and control of bacterial infections. The increasing eme...

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Regenerative Farming

Regenerative Farming

In recent years, the term Regenerative Farming has become more widespread in its use. This interest has not only been within the industry, but regenerative agriculture ha...

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Alternatives to Soya & Palm Kernel

Alternatives to Soya & Palm Kernel

Environmental concerns surrounding the production of soya bean and palm means their use in dairy cow diets is becoming increasingly unacceptable. Some supermarkets have a...

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Maximising Cow Flow at Milking

Maximising Cow Flow at Milking

Achieving good, natural cow flow in and out of the parlour will reduce frustrations in the pit and minimise cow stress. Less requirement to push cows in for milking will ...

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November Checklist

November Checklist

Enclosed in this month's checklist: Staff Motivation & Appraisals Rodent Control Small Grant Scheme & Woodland Creation Grant Your Silage Clamp ...

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Countryside Productivity Small Grant Scheme – Round 3

Countryside Productivity Small Grant Scheme – Round 3

DEFRA has announced it has opened applications for Round 3 of the Countryside Productivity Small Grant Scheme. The scheme provides funding for farmers to improve the prod...

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Liver Fluke

Liver Fluke

Liver fluke is a highly pathogenic flatworm parasite called Fasciola hepatica. Infected mud snails (Galba truncatula) shed liver fluke cysts onto pasture, where cattle gr...

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October Checklist

October Checklist

Enclosed in this month's checklist: Calf Pneumonia Grazing Late Season Grass Fresh Calvers Outwintering Heifers Transitioning to the Winter Diet Thes...

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