NMR introduces new genomics portfolio

NMR is introducing its new genomic services, GeneEze, to coincide with Dairy-Tech Online in February 2021.

US trial shows that oregano essential oil can improve pig unit throughput

A trial managed by Carthage Innovation Swine Solutions (CISS) in the US found that the 100 percent natural oregano essential oil (OEO) feed additive, Orego-Stim from Anpario, improved numbers of

No palm products? No problem

Practical and economic alternatives to the feeding of palm fat derivatives.

Feed trees to sheep to cut greenhouse gases, study suggests

Introducing tree leaves to a sheep’s diet could play an important role in reducing harmful greenhouse gas emissions, suggests research presented at the Intercropping for Sustainability conference.

Anti-dairy advert criticised for “peddling misinformation”

Critics have hit back at vegan company Oatly for its “misuse of statistics” on dairy farming’s environmental impact.

Finished pig prices down as carcase weights reach record high

Carcase weights soar due to ongoing problems with a backlog of pigs, while prices have seen the largest week-on-week drop since 2016.

“Better welfare and leg health” for broilers fed live fly larvae

Netherlands study explores benefits of adding live black soldier fly larvae to broiler diets.

Prepare now for successful lambing

Eight-point plan helps sheep farmers prepare for the 2021 lambing season.

Scottish farm launches its first online cattle sale

Covid-19 has prompted Ross-shire farmers the Scott family to host their own 10-day online cattle sale, following a successful ram sale last summer.

Organic herd makes gold cup final

A Devon-based organic herd, with accreditation for producing milk without antibiotics, has made it through to the final round of the 2020 NMR RABDF Gold Cup.

Farmer-led groups to combat climate change

Two new farmer-led groups are being established to develop advice and proposals to the Scottish Government on how to cut emissions and tackle climate change as reaffirmed in the recently published Climate Change Plan.

Red Tractor asks farmers to help shape future standards

The UK’s leading farm assurance body, Red Tractor, is urging farmers to engage in a consultation on how its farm standards should evolve.

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