New parlour boosts yield by six litres per day at Salisbury farm

Having upgraded from jars to a direct line 16×16 Westfalia Surge parlour around 15 years ago, the setup at Lyburn Farm in Salisbury, although still functional, wasn’t able to provide detailed information or keep up with the growing herd. That’s when the farm’s Jono Smales decided it was time for a new parlour.

Mastitis prevention in modern dairy farming

As requirements for milk quality are constantly changing, Evans Vanodine offers its expert advice on developing a prevention programme for mastitis.

Advanced collar boosts pregnancy rates and health

Introducing the AfiCollar, which livestock farmers are praising for its accuracy, ease of use and training programme.

Keep cows cool this summer

Warmer temperatures in spring and summer can cause heat stress in cows – sooner than we think. A decline in fertility is often the first consequence, followed by a decline in production, and often before we notice any effects.

Generations of success for Kramp

Europe’s largest specialist in spare parts and accessories marks its 70th anniversary with a campaign to celebrate the multi-generational ‘Kramp experience’ for partners, suppliers and employees.

New flail mower models improve flow of material

KRM (Keith Rennie Machinery Ltd) has announced an update to its range of flail mowers.

Livestock farmers face higher risk of injury, study suggests

Agricultural injuries on farms are more likely to occur through interaction with animals than other operations, according to new research.

Entries open for RHASS Showcase as exhibitors prepare for judging

The Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS) has today launched its online entry portal for this year’s Royal Highland Showcase. 

Soil health improved by fermented compost

Bokashi, a fermented alternative to compost, could help farmers improve soil organic matter and carbon retention.  

Quality in demand at CCM Skipton as part of the Spring youngstock sale

Skipton Auction Mart’s latest Craven Dairy Auction (12th April) was the most successful of the year to date, with more buyers present for stock of all classes and ages.

The Dairy Group receives award to research a dairy industry blueprint on achieving Net Zero

The Trehane Trust has awarded a £15,000 bursary to national dairy advisory company, The Dairy Group, to research and recommend a roadmap for UK dairy farmers to become net zero within the Government’s timeframe.

Cold spell delays maize planting

Average soil temperatures are too low for drilling maize just yet warns Simon Preece, Corteva Promoter in SW England and South Wales. The recent dry weather means the land is workable but don’t be tempted to drill in the open for at least another week or two.

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