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Dairy 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|

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|

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|
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