Genomic Testing Q&A

Genomic testing has been used by AI companies for years to accelerate the genetic progress of bulls. But it is now being used for females. The benefits of genomic testing in a dairy herd are being increasingly explored in the industry. We asked Mike Christie, “Mr Genetics”, some questions: In [...]

2019-05-09T15:19:06+00:00 May 9th, 2019|Dairy|

Mesenteric Vessel Rupture

Claire is happily reveling in her new status as “Teat Pea Queen” following the last case of the month. This time we have a new case from our newest team member Pete on Mesenteric Vessel Rupture. Unfortunately, in some investigations, a solution is not available… Mesenteric Vessel Rupture I was [...]

2019-05-09T14:28:47+00:00 May 9th, 2019|Dairy|

Transitioning into Profit

Dairy Discussion Group Transitioning into Profit - how a smooth transition can drive productivity in lactation Highlighting the importance of the transition period isn’t a new topic and we’ve all heard about how it can impact on a cows health and productivity. Will Tulley from the Evidence Group will be [...]

2019-03-04T11:12:18+00:00 March 21st, 2019|

How does the TB test actually work?

The TB tests we use in cattle are extremely poorly understood and/or explained and are often bemoaned as being responsible for the problem of TB persisting and spreading through our countryside. We thought a review of the tests would be a useful thing for our clients. As many of [...]

2018-07-17T09:56:03+00:00 January 8th, 2018|Beef, Dairy|