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Dairy information and updates from the Lambert Leonard and May team

Cattle Health Schemes

With herd health increasingly becoming a consumer-led issue and more public awareness of farming methods there is mounting pressure to reduce antibiotic use and improve the health and welfare of livestock. Improved methods of disease control are becoming more important and increasingly farmers only want to buy cattle from [...]

By | 2018-10-04T16:36:09+00:00 October 4th, 2018|Beef, Dairy|0 Comments

Autumn Pasture Management

It doesn’t need saying that this year has presented a real challenge for herds that graze their cattle with the May-July period being both the hottest and driest on record. Katie Fitzgerald from our new Derbyshire practice, takes us through the stats and Autumn pasture management tips... Grass growth [...]

By | 2018-09-13T10:27:15+00:00 September 13th, 2018|Dairy, Management|0 Comments

Kiwi Yarns – Minerals

In the final installment of Kiwi yarns (did Hannah really go to New Zealand I hear you ask?!) I’ll be talking all things minerals. Despite working predominantly with dairy cattle over in NZ, these principles apply to dairy cows, beef and sheep alike! Given our recent tropical climate mineral supplementation [...]

By | 2018-08-20T08:36:04+00:00 August 31st, 2018|Dairy, Management|0 Comments

Weather Worries – diseases to look out for

It’s fair to say that the recent drought has dried out a lot of our pastures. While we are all hoping for some well needed rain, it is important to consider some of the knock on effects and diseases we may see. Jess Clayton tells us more... [...]

By | 2018-08-20T08:25:29+00:00 August 20th, 2018|Beef, Dairy, Management, Youngstock|0 Comments

Case of the month – Lungworm

Tom Downes gives us our case of the month - Lungworm. I was called to examine a down, dehydrated February-born dairy heifer that had gone downhill rapidly over two days. The rest of the group seemed bright and well. When I examined her she had a slightly increased heart [...]

By | 2018-07-17T10:09:09+00:00 July 17th, 2018|Dairy, Infectious Disease|0 Comments

Grass Staggers – Farmers Guardian June 2018

Be alert for staggers after rapid onset of spring grass Claire Whittle featured in the 22nd June Farmers Guardian Vet Viewpoint. She speaks to the publication about grass staggers following extreme grass growth and warm weather - some tips to reduce any incidences. To read the full article please [...]

By | 2018-07-17T09:19:57+00:00 June 27th, 2018|Beef, Dairy, News|0 Comments

Six facts you need to know about selective dry cow therapy

By only using antibiotic treatments on the cows that really need it at drying off, you can save money by instantly reducing your farm's use of antibiotics, without increasing your risk of disease. Gwen Rees and Elanco give us six things about selective dry cow therapy that you need to [...]

By | 2018-07-17T09:24:33+00:00 June 7th, 2018|Dairy, Management|0 Comments
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