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Higher conception rates with sexed semen compared to conventional has given one West Sussex ice cream producer the confidence to use it across cows and heifers and thus breed the very best replacements possible.
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.
Livestock farming has never been more challenging. Farmers are expected to produce more food to support a rapidly expanding world population, but from fewer resources and with the least possible environmental impact.
Paul Ingham of Laneside Farm believes the technique he employs of using SexedULTRA 4M semen, in combination with genomic testing, is highly relevant to all pure-bred Jersey herds which rear their own replacements.
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.
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.
Farmers Guardian caught up with new Disease? Not On My Farm! ambassador farmers, Ben and Tori Stanley, to find out how they have developed their business over the past four years, while also trying to remain disease-free.
Award-winning sheep and beef producer Dafydd Parry Jones has been benchmarking for more than a decade. He says it has taught him how to cut costs, be more efficient and still have time left over for his family.
Dry cow therapy can reduce the use of antibiotics in a herd. We caught up with Disease? Not On My Farm! ambassador Fraser Jones to find out what he learnt at a recent training day at his farm in Welshpool.
The benefits of benchmarking are often talked about, but how many farmers are actually doing it and has it helped them? Our exclusive Farmers Guardian survey, commissioned by HSBC, asked you to share your experiences.
Sexed semen has not only proved a vital component of Somerset-based Widcombe Farms’ herd expansion plans, but also helped ensure every beef calf produced is of high value and suited to the farm shop’s butchery.
Choosing the right grass seed mixture to meet the needs of forage production, grazing and as an anaerobic digester feedstock can be a challenge, but Technisward mixtures supplied by Agrovista are fitting the bill for John Mann.
Arthur Davies switched to calf milk replacer to capitalise on the good price for his winter milk. Our second ForFarmers case study shows the knock-on benefits to health and performance are worth far more.
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.
Cogent’s new partnership with US-based STgenetics® provides UK farmers with access to an array of bulls produced from a cutting edge breeding programme, together with a selection of breeding tools designed to maximise farm efficiencies.
Uncertainty about the future is something every business in the UK is having to live with as the country approaches Brexit. For farming, as the industry looks towards a whole new support regime post-Common Agricultural Policy, the uncertainty is particularly pronounced.