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How to achieve effective liver fluke control

Norbrook Laboratories’ technical vet offers guidance on fluke risk factors for cattle this year, understanding the fluke life cycle and how to achieve effective and sustainable control.

Report highlights role of red meat and dairy in health market

Over a quarter of all meals eaten at home in Britain are consumed for health reasons – with the market worth an estimated £26.5 billion, growing eight per cent year-on-year.

Your guide to cattle health around the transition period

Metabolic disorders and health issues can erase the profit potential for dairy cow farms for the year. Provita technical sales advisor George Shaw shares his thoughts.

Planning your winter calf pneumonia vaccination programme

Bovine respiratory disease (BRD) or calf pneumonia, is caused by several factors including infection with viruses and bacteria. Prevention is key, as treatment incurs significant costs in terms of medicines, labour and production – understand more about the importance of vaccines with Zoetis.

Pioneering venting tech offers faster milking and better yields

ADF Milking’s InVent (Intelligent Venting) system won the new product competition at this year’s Dairy Day (15th September).

Optimise forage utilisation by stimulating rumen activity with forage supplements

Livestock producers looking to make the most of grazed forage can increase intake and digestion by 10% when supplementing pastures with a nutrient-rich forage supplement, says Dr Alison Bond, nutritionist for Rumenco.

Classical BSE confirmed on Somerset farm

A single case of classical bovine spongiform encephalopathy has been confirmed on a farm in Somerset, the Animal and Plant Agency has confirmed.

South Devon show and sale to take place in October

The South Devon Society’s Autumn Show and Sale will be held at Worcester by McCartneys on Tuesday, 5th October, with pedigree bulls and heifers from a wide selection of top breeding herds.

New success for Gladis’ Law campaign

The Gladis campaign hails success as new government Bill clamps down on livestock worrying.

Badger culls extended to seven new areas

Natural England has issued licences for badger culling in seven new areas of England in 2021 – Hampshire, Berkshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire, Oxfordshire and two areas in Shropshire.

Number of Approved Tuberculin Testers continues to grow

More than 100 people from across the agricultural community have now qualified or are in training to become an Approved Tuberculin Tester (ATT) of cattle, reports UK Farmcare.

Farms share advice on finding the right milking system

Working to the conditions of the land was a top priority for Cornish farmer Tom Jones, who is hopeful that a new milking system will reduce the farm’s milking time to 2.5 hours. Meanwhile, for Welsh farmers Leo and Giles Rowland, reliability and technology were top of the list when they installed the UK’s first Centrus Composite Rotary System.

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