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A large amount of heifers are not lasting into their second lactation, but what can farmers do at the rearing stage to prevent this from happening?
With finished lamb prices currently trending up on this time last year, UK sheep producers are being encouraged to protect valuable young lambs from preventable disease threats this summer
Farmers who make hay for horses are being warned of the dangers of cutting grass from pastures contaminated with sycamore seedlings and saplings.
High-tech portable chambers for measuring methane emissions from sheep are being used in the UK for the first time.
With research estimates suggesting the cost of rearing heifers sits somewhere around the 1,900 mark, it is important to make sure these heifers are lasting in order to pay back that investment.
Without wanting to scare monger, independent consultant Chris Duller said regulations surrounding phosphates on farms are coming.
From 2025 UK cattle farmers could be required by the Government to feed their stock methane suppressants in a bid to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and hit net zero by 2050.
While there has been a significant reduction in the use of antimicrobials on dairy farms since 2018, that decline has been plateauing for the last three years according to the latest antimicrobial focus report from Kingshay.
New data emerging from a study involving Welsh sheep flocks shows good potential to significantly reduce the number of ewes that need to be wormed around lambing time.