LAMMA is the UK’s largest agricultural trade show, where over 850 exhibitors will host the most extensive array of farm machinery, equipment, and services to be found in one location anywhere in the UK.
Take a look at research and stories straight from the farm that highlight beneficial treatments and welfare methods from across all livestock sectors.
Animal health is imperative when it comes to maintaining profits. We not only look at the findings from the professionals, but look to farmers themselves and how they combat the issues within animal welfare on-farm and continue to create a successful business.
Lame sheep get no second chances at Pwll y wrach Farm, Cowbridge – unless they are in-lamb or milking they are immediately culled. That may sound harsh, but by being stringent Chris Edwards has slashed his lameness rates
Ewe deaths and culling of ewes due to poor body condition are often accepted as normal within sheep farming businesses. Veterinary surgeon, Ed Hill from Thrums Veterinary Group, explains why this should not be the case.
Selective breeding is not a new concept. Humans have been selecting livestock with desirable traits since the days of Robert Bakewell, who was the first to implement selective breeding of livestock in the 1700s.
Margins from bull beef, back to basics for grassland management, and using rather than just gathering data were talking points at AHDB’s recent Beef Live event at Harper Adams University. Simon Wragg reports.