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The worst thing about brewers grains is when you stop feeding them, according to a Cheshire producer who has used co-products in his milking herd, dry cow and heifer rations for as long as he can remember.
Farms are being urged not to overlook the effect of rising temperatures on livestock and to take precautionary measures against heat stress after the Met Office issued its first ever extreme heat warning.
The Suffolk breed record in Northern Ireland was smashed three times and equalled twice at the Suffolk Sheep Society Northern Ireland Branch premier export show and sale at Ballymena, where 157 averaged £1,976.
Gaining a louder voice and better connections and making the organisation ‘fit for the future’ have been the key achievements for outgoing British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) president Isla Roebuck
THE online timed auction of sheep dogs hosted by Farmers Marts (R.G. Jones), Dolgellau, topped at £10,600 plus buyer’s premium, for the three-month-old bitch pup, Newbold Caz, setting a new world record for a pup.
Making herd health planning an active process between vet and farmer rather than a tick box exercise can be rewarding for farmers and vets. Kiera Schubert at Torch Farm Vets, Barnstaple, offers some tips.