Visit the UK’s leading indoor agricultural event, with eleven packed halls of the very latest in agricultural machinery and equipment. Now at the NEC, Birmingham this is free to attend and free to park.
The importance of healthy soils has never been more apparent than in this year, with recent prolonged dry weather following a long, wet winter focusing thoughts on the importance of soil structure and the potential to use alternative forage crops.
A low cost and low input approach to flock management does not equate to lack of attention to detail when it comes to flock health planning for farmer and vet Joe Henry, of Raburn Farm, Thropton, Northumberland.
Worming sheep requires planning and attention to detail. It may change year-to-year depending on the worm challenge or changes to levels of anthelmintic resistance (AR) on a farm. This first article in a summer series looks at key issues.
When you run a beef enterprise as a sideline to a 283-hectare (700-acre) arable business, there are a few essential requirements which must be fulfilled. Not only should the system be simple and quick to run, it also needs to make best use of home-grown feeds and be monitored to achieve optimal performance.
Well managed grassland has the potential to help beef producers achieve better returns, but it is an often overlooked resource. In the second part of this series, we look at ways to maximise grassland utilisation.
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.
Achieving high standards of youngstock performance is the focus of this new series from ForFarmers. This first case study shows how correct management is more important than state of the art infrastructure.
In the first in a series looking at how we can measure success in beef, we discuss why McDonald’s wants to help beef farmers address the ‘three Es’ of sustainability: economics; ethics; and environment.
A new sexed semen product, with double the amount of cells per straw of its predecessor, is a success for a Yorkshire family. They have been using 4M Sexed Semen to breed replacements from their best cows, taking full advantage of its improved conception rate.
If you are concerned about calf health you can now ask your vet for a detailed, score-based appraisal of your youngstock rearing system, thanks to the launch of a new checklist tool from MSD Animal Health.
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.
Over the next 10 years, dairy farmers will face numerous challenges which will test the resilience of their businesses to the max. Although there are lots of unknowns, this supplement identifies some of the challenges and provides practical advice and solutions for dairy producers wanting to protect their businesses into the future.
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.
Continuing our exploration of Volac’s new Cut to Clamp initiative, which is aimed at helping producers insulate businesses against milk and feed price volatility by making consistently better silage, we examine the last three steps.
Newspapers, magazines, radio and television are always on the look out for great news and human interest stories, and approaching them can be a great way to gain publicity for your business or organisation.
NutriOpt Dairy is a radical new rationing system for dairy herds, from Trouw Nutrition which says the revolutionary approach helps develop efficient diets to increase production, health and margins, whatever your feeding system.
The benefits of alkalised feeds on dairy cattle diets have been appreciated for many years now, but FiveF believes the recent launch of an alkalised pelleted feed gives scope for further performance improvements and better feed efficiency.
In the final article in our Maize Matters series for 2016, experts are upbeat about prospects for this year’s crop, with predictions both yield and quality will hold up well compared with previous seasons.