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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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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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Protecting Yourself and Your Farm Staff from Zoonotic Diseases

Protecting Yourself and Your Farm Staff from Zoonotic Diseases

Working with livestock will always involve a level of risk. One risk area that is often overlooked is zoonotic diseases (pathogens that are passed from animals to humans)...

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On-Farm Antibiotic Testing

On-Farm Antibiotic Testing

This DAIRY insight examines how to avoid antibiotic failures and looks at the on-farm test kits available and helps you choose the right one for your farm.

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Preparing for a New Era of Farm Support

Preparing for a New Era of Farm Support

In November 2020, parliament finally approved the Agriculture Bill. This set out how farmers and land owners in England will be rewarded in the future with public money f...

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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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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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