Shropshire heroes saved over 30 cattle from overturned lorry

A team of vets from Shropshire has been praised for their quick actions that saved the lives of over 30 cattle from an overturned lorry.

Farmers asked for views on cattle ID

The Scottish government has launched a consultation on plans to modernise how cattle are tagged, identified and traced.

New minty fresh addition to disinfectant brand’s teat dip range

Following requests from customers, Evans Vanodine has launched a new teat dip, spray, and foam, Masomint, which is formulated with a mint fragrance.

TB vaccination to reduce spread in dairy herds by 89% 

The latest research has found that TB vaccination not only cuts down the severity of disease in infected cattle, but also reduces its spread in dairy herds by 89%. 

Nutrition and breeding management “essential” to hit KPIs

Replacement heifers and post-calving cows are under a lot of pressure to hit breeding KPIs. Rumenco nutritionist Dr Alison Bond shares how the new formulation of Maxx Cattle Booster Plus will help achieve this.

First Milk announces further milk price increase

First Milk has just announced that its milk price will increase by 0.75p per litre starting next month. 

Dairy monitoring bolus now available for FETF funding

Farmers in England who are looking to adopt smaXtec’s cutting-edge animal health monitoring system, can now get 50% grant funding, through the Farming Equipment and Technology Fund (FETF) 2024. 

Keep a spring in their step: Managing SARA and grass staggers

As spring grass arrives many dairy farmers are faced with a double challenge in managing cows’ health: sub-acute ruminal acidosis (SARA) and grass staggers. David Bonsall, animal feed expert at Omya, offers a straightforward, cost-effective solution.

Scottish dairy launches new protein drink for fitness lovers 

Scotland’s largest independent dairy, Graham’s The Family Dairy, has launched a brand-new product to meet an increased demand for naturally nutrient-rich protein food. 

Can UV pasteurisation technology bring savings to dairy’s energy bill? 

Renewable dairy technology manufacturer Lyras shares how farmers can save money by using UV pasteurisation technology. 

Targeted badger culling will continue in high-risk areas 

New proposals, which are part of delivering the next phase of the government’s TB eradication strategy, have just been set out. This includes plans to continue targeted badger culling in high-risk areas. 

A to-do-list for spring turnout

Making effective preparations before spring turnout, including good parasite management, vaccinations where needed and nutritional analysis, can pay dividends in the long run. Maddy Tyson, of Westpoint Farm Vets in Chelmsford, provides a to-do list to help you prepare for this key period in the farming calendar.

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