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Subclinical ketosis is rumbling beneath the surface on many dairy farms and is one of the main reasons for suboptimal performance in early lactation, according to Hefin Richards of Rumenation Nutrition Consultancy.
Nigel Fieldhouse has taken his family’s beef production business and decided to feed, breed and manage the herd in a more efficient way. Alongside switching his breed of suckler cow, he has moved away from complicated rations, targeted two-year-calving and aimed for higher youngstock growth rates.
Controlling and treating roundworms plays an important role in reducing the internal parasite burden, reducing production losses
and improving profitability for cattle farmers, explains Sioned Timothy, ruminant technical manager at Boehringer Ingelheim.
You can spend a lot of time and money on a well balanced transition cow ration, but failure to provide the right environment which encourages dry matter intakes could render your efforts ineffective and put cows at risk of ketosis.
The importance of good transition nutrition to cow health is well understood by dairy producers. But a new Dairy Farmer survey, sponsored by ForFarmers, reveals they may be missing out on some wider ranging benefits which affect the performance and growth of every calf born and reared on-farm.
Red meat has been under the spotlight in recent years for its high environmental footprint. This comes from the amount of land, water and other resources given to rearing or growing food to feed cattle.
For Worcestershire sheep producer Anthony Warmington, disease prevention should be every flockmaster’s top priority. And he says making the most of proven vaccines is one of the keys to delivering better flock productivity.
With beef at the core of what McDonald’s does, the company is determined to use its position as one of the largest purchasers of beef globally to help drive meaningful change when it comes to sustainability across the whole supply chain.
In the sixth in this series looking at measuring success in beef, we look at how effective communication and providing staff with the correct training and health and safety support will help farmers achieve an efficient and profitable business.
The use of a breeding programme has helped produce a more consistent batch of heifers at Upper Ley Farm, Gloucestershire, where the farm- specific breeding strategy is helping to produce a herd fit for the future.
ADAS recently estimated the cost of a scour outbreak in a 100-cow suckler herd (assuming 90 calves born) to be £5,794*. Consequently, it definitely pays to prevent any infectious calf scours gaining a foothold on any beef unit.
Pneumonia in growing beef calves remains a complex and financially damaging disease, but an understanding of the various causative factors can help improve control and reduce reliance on antibiotic treatment.
The National BVD Survey is supported by Dairy Farmer and commissioned by Boehringer Ingelheim, makers of the innovative BVD vaccine, Bovela. Here, Matt Yarnall, technical manager at the company, runs through a few of the
The Mayo Mattress range has been a favourite with British farmers since its launch in the late 1980s. Now, the family-run company behind the mats is undergoing a change of name and has a new face at the top.
Dairy Farmer is working closely with Boehringer Ingelheim to conduct a survey which will help to improve the future management of BVD. Please take part in order to be in with a chance of winning a Musto Snug jacket worth £130.