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Youngstock are the foundation of any herd. Management of calves is crucial in order to give them the best start. Identifying youngstock disease symptoms and how best to prevent recurrence is critical. Here we give you some youngstock management and disease advice.

The use of faecal worm egg counts to reduce worm resistance.

With summer nearly here and the weather warming up, it is important to worm your fat lambs effectively. If you have already wormed your lambs, are you sure your wormer has worked effectively? With increasing resistance to wormers reported across the industry, Steph is here to tell us more about [...]

2019-06-14T11:11:13+00:00 June 14th, 2019|Sheep, Youngstock|

How can carcase trait Estimated Breeding Values help commercial beef farmers boost profits?

A recent project, funded by AHDB and Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales, has developed new Estimated Breeding Values (EBVs). These are linked to the traits commercial farmers get paid for, such as carcase quality and speed of finishing. The new carcase trait EBVs are: Carcase conformationCarcase weightFat classDays [...]

2019-04-04T14:37:13+00:00 April 4th, 2019|Beef, Youngstock|

Calf Growth Weights – the proof is in the pudding!

One of the rewarding parts of regular weigh banding is producing the growth reports. Allowing Vets and VetTechs to look at how individuals have performed and if small changes to their calf rearing system have made either a positive or negative impact on the daily live weight gain (DLWG) of [...]

2019-03-04T15:43:39+00:00 February 8th, 2019|Dairy, Youngstock|

Mycoplasma In Calves

You may have heard the term Mycoplasma associated with multiple different problems in both adult cattle and calves. Although it is not a ‘new’ problem, it is a complicated bug and we are still learning exactly how and when it causes disease. Sarah gives us more information... Mycoplasmas are a [...]

2019-03-04T15:46:53+00:00 November 13th, 2018|Youngstock|

Tackling “Crypto”

What is Cryptosporidiosis? Cryptosporidiosis or ‘Crypto’ is a disease that affects many of our cattle farms. Cryptosporidia are protozoal parasites, so a little bit like coccidiosis or in humans amoebic dysentery (infection of the gut). However, Crypto is not specific to calves and can affect other mammals and humans [...]

2018-09-13T10:34:19+00:00 September 13th, 2018|Youngstock|