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Beef news and advice from the LLM Farm Vets team in Shropshire, Cheshire, Lancashire and Derbyshire.

TBAS Update

Joe Wheeler from our VetTech team is one of our trained TBAS advisors. Hopefully you will have heard of the funded service available to farmers in the high risk and edge areas. Joe’s been doing visits since the end of last year and gives us a TBAS update. We have [...]

2019-05-10T09:49:15+00:00 May 10th, 2019|Beef, Dairy, News|

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|

Mycobacterium Avium Paratuberculosis – Johne’s

...also known as MAP, the bacteria which causes Johne’s Disease. This small bacterium was first described in the late 19th century. Initially it was believed cattle were the sole hosts but we now know MAP infects a range of other species including sheep and goats. Many of you will be [...]

2018-12-11T12:50:34+00:00 December 11th, 2018|Beef, Dairy, Infectious Diseases|
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