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The M2erlin just got smarter: new app allows remote monitoring of milking robots

Fullwood Packo has launched a smartphone app which enables dairy farmers to remotely monitor the performance and functionality of their M2erlin automatic milking systems, enabling them to make swifter and smarter management decisions to the benefit of herd productivity and their own work-life balance.  The M2erlinInfo app enables users to view real-time and historical data […]

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Strong return on investment for grassland best practice

Extra milk or meat production generated from improved grassland can provide a healthy return on investment within a year, but factors including soil health and fertility are critically important to maximising the benefits. So said experts at a grass management knowledge exchange day at Four Crosses, Powys, where over sixty livestock farmers gathered this week […]

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Allflex appoints new livestock EiD product manager

Allflex, part of the Antelliq group of companies, has appointed Pete Hansford to the newly created role of product group manager for its range of livestock identification products. Based at Allflex’s UK headquarters in County Durham, Mr Hansford will oversee the company’s range of livestock identification products which includes Tissue Sampling Tags and Electronic Identification […]

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Pete Hansford, Allflex UK

New ALKA feed options highlight versatility of alkalisation

Many UK dairy farmers could boost significantly their use of highly cost-effective home-grown cereals in cow diets thanks to a range of versatile ‘alkalising’ feed options. FiveF Alka is now able to offer every milk producer in the country a bespoke alkalised feed solution designed to help them make the most of what they can […]

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FiveF Alka Limited promotes systems for maximising the nutritional value of home-grown farm feeds and forages.

Allflex Announces New Distribution Partnership With Fabdec

Allflex Livestock Intelligence is pleased to announce a new distribution partnership with Fabdec which has been appointed as a main dealer and distributor of Allflex’s automated milking parlour components and SenseHubTM livestock monitoring systems. SenseHub, the recently upgraded version of Allflex’s proven Heatime livestock monitoring system, measures dairy cow activity and rumination to deliver accurate, […]

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Farmer Feedback Pinpoints Surplus Lamb Health Improvement Opportunities

Only one in five UK sheep producers rearing surplus lambs artificially are feeding these newborns enough colostrum in the first 24 hours of life.               This uneasy finding is based on a Volac Lamlac survey of 443 sheep producers conducted post lambing in 2018.   “Whilst the survey highlighted that the majority (85%) of […]

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Brassica Day to Offer Advice on Best Practice

Brassica trial plot tours and results from several ongoing farm studies will feature as part of a livestock out-wintering day organised by forage experts Germinal in Lanarkshire on Wednesday 30th January 2019.   Including a farm walk around Michael Shannon’s Thankerton Camp Farm (Damn Delicious), near Biggar, the event will offer advice on how to […]

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Beef Efficiency Specialist to Join Beef Improvement Group as Business Manager

Beef efficiency specialist Seth Wareing has been appointed Business Manager for the Beef Improvement Group (BIG), effective from 21st January 2019. Within his new role, Mr Wareing will be responsible for leading BIG forward in its continual initiative of delivering Stabiliser marketing and genetic evaluation services for UK and European producers for improved beef quality, […]

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