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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

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

A natural approach to fly control using fly parasites

For a few years now we have been distributing fly parasites to our clients as a new approach to fly control that aims to reduce reliance on chemical solutions and ultimately reduce the on farm fly population. We have seen some fantastic results over the years on farm and [...]

By | 2018-07-17T09:29:15+00:00 April 24th, 2018|Beef, Dairy, Management|0 Comments