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Milk Urea Farming Note

Milk Urea Farming Note

Milk urea levels can be a key indicator of how well your ration meets your cow's needs. Measuring milk ureas can be used to identify inefficient use of feed and subsequen...

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Minimising Bactoscans Farming Note

Minimising Bactoscans Farming Note

Keeping on top of milk bactoscan levels is an all year round task, although levels are higher in the housed period. Dairy farmers should aim to have bactoscan levels belo...

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Nitrates levels in grass

Nitrates levels in grass

Nitrates in forage can reduce milk yields and cause fertility problems, can turn silage butyric and even cause death in stock. This Farming Note covers: How to ens...

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On Farm Antibiotic Testing

On Farm Antibiotic Testing

Testing milk from cows that have undergone antibiotic treatment before reintroducing it to the tank is a belt-and-braces approach to help farmers avoid penalties from ant...

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Purchasing Cattle

Purchasing Cattle

There are very few truly ‘closed’ herds in the UK, as farmers purchase stock for various reasons including replacements for culls, expanding the herd size, sweeper bu...

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Reducing bTB Transmission on Farm

Reducing bTB Transmission on Farm

The spread of bovine TB (bTB) on farm can potentially be reduced by adopting certain management practices. Transmission risks for bTB include infected wildlife (particula...

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Reducing BTB Transmission on Farm Farming Note

Reducing BTB Transmission on Farm Farming Note

The spread of bovine TB on farm can potentially be reduced by adopting certain management practices. Although none of these will completely remove the risk and some may n...

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Reducing Mastitis Pressure in Buildings

Reducing Mastitis Pressure in Buildings

Environmental mastitis pathogens are naturally present in the housed environment, but problems occur when the pathogen pressure becomes too high. This Farming Note cov...

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RESEARCH insight - Storage and Use of Prescription Medicines On-Farm

RESEARCH insight - Storage and Use of Prescription Medicines On-Farm

This is the fourth issue of our new publication, research insight. The aim of the publication is to translate relevant scientific research into useful information for you...

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RESEARCH Insight – September 2018 - Cow and Calf Behaviour

RESEARCH Insight – September 2018 - Cow and Calf Behaviour

This is the third issue of our new publication, research insight. The aim of the publication is to translate relevant scientific research into useful information for your...

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Selecting Teat Dips

Selecting Teat Dips

With the latest Kingshay Dairy Focus Report putting the cost of mastitis at £290 per case, anything that can be done to prevent infection on farm is a must. Teat disinfe...

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Selective Antibiotic Use

Selective Antibiotic Use

There is increasing pressure on producers to use veterinary medicines more sparingly, in particular, antibiotics. Many assurance schemes are striving to prove agriculture...

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