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Poisoning Farming Note

Poisoning Farming Note

The risk of cattle poisoning becomes more prevalent when animals are grazing. There are many different plants and elements that can harm animals; some being more obvious ...

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Post Calving Management

Post Calving Management

Careful monitoring of the performance and health of freshly calved cows will help to achieve expected lactation yields.  Particular attention should be paid to cows who ...

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Rearing Heifers Farming Note

Rearing Heifers Farming Note

Heifers are the future of your herd and time spent ensuring they reach targets effectively and efficiently will pay dividends when they enter the herd. A typical 150 cow ...

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RESEARCH Insight March 2018 – Heifer Lameness & Visual Evaluation of Soil Structure

RESEARCH Insight March 2018 – Heifer Lameness & Visual Evaluation of Soil Structure

This is the first 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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RESEARCH insight – Disbudding Calves

RESEARCH insight – Disbudding Calves

In recent years many papers have been published around the procedure of disbudding, the use of NSAIDs, as well as health and safety aspects - including the inhalation of ...

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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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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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Ringworm Farming Note

Ringworm Farming Note

Ringworm is a fungal zoonotic skin disease, which affects skin, hair and nails. It is highly contagious, with cattle being the most susceptible farm animal. Whilst not a ...

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Salmonellosis Farming Note

Salmonellosis Farming Note

Salmonellosis is a highly contagious disease caused by Salmonella bacteria. It can affect all animal species including humans, with different serotypes of bacteria manife...

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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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Successful Transition to the Winter Diet

Successful Transition to the Winter Diet

Making sure cows are moved onto the correct winter ration will not only ensure milk production and cow health is maintained, but that the farm’s grazing covers are clos...

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The Importance of Colostrum Management

The Importance of Colostrum Management

The future of the dairy herds on most farms, lies with their heifers. Good management from the very start is therefore key to a successful herd and is essential to reduce...

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