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FEED AUTUMN CALVING SUCKLER COWS TO HIT TARGET BCS

As grass growth rate and quality starts its usual decline over the later summer months, autumn calving suckler herds are being urged to monitor cow condition score closely this year. “Calving beef cattle in the autumn invariably coincides with a period of decreasing grass availability and quality, so this can be challenging for some herds. […]

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VACCINATE CALVES AGAINST BACTERIAL PNEUMONIA THIS AUTUMN

Last winter the bacterial organism M.haemolytica was by far the most commonly diagnosed cause of pneumonia in housed dairy calves1. As a result, vets are now urging milk producers to consider vaccinating valuable herd replacements pre-housing this autumn. “According to recent AHPA surveillance data for England and Wales, pneumonia diagnoses attributed to this common bacterial […]

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KUHN PLOUGH DEVELOPMENTS IMPROVE IN-FIELD EFFICIENCIES

Increased operational efficiency is the common factor in several new developments within KUHN Farm Machinery’s Master and Multi-Leader plough ranges. Multi-Master L The Multi-Master L extends the company’s Master mounted plough range, sitting between the Master 153 and 183 models. Available with 4, 5 or 6 bodies, there are both in-furrow and on-land formats suitable […]

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MSD ANIMAL HEALTH COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF WORLDWIDE RIGHTS TO VECOXAN BRAND OF PARASITICIDES FOR RUMEN PORTFOLIO

MSD Animal Health today announced the completion of its previously announced acquisition of the worldwide rights to VECOXAN® (diclazuril), an oral suspension for the prevention and treatment of coccidiosis in calves and lambs, from Elanco Animal Health. VECOXAN is efficacious, in lambs, against coccidiosis caused by Eimeria crandallis and Eimeria ovinoidalis, and in calves, against […]

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HOW TO MITIGATE HEAT STRESS IN CATTLE

With temperatures forecast to rise above 25°C, cattle producers should be prepared to mitigate the negative effects of heat stress on their beef and dairy animals. “Cattle are fairly comfortable when the ambient temperature is between 15°C and 25°C over the summer months but if the thermometer rises significantly, production performance will start to suffer,” […]

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SPOT PHOMA EARLY TO PROTECT WOSR

The latest drone technology could give growers the edge against a major disease that causes £100m of winter oil seed rape losses each year. Skippy Scout is a phone app, developed by technology pioneers Drone Ag, that uses a drone to gather crop images. The high resolution, leaf level images can help to spot the […]

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SURVEY SEEKS SUPER RATS

Resistant ‘super rats’ are breeding in the UK and more information is needed to reduce their numbers. A new survey will compile data to establish the extent to which resistance is understood and what methods farmers are using to control rodent infestations. Research published by the University of Reading Vertebrate Pests Unit (VPU) suggests that […]

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INTEREST-FREE FINANCE FOR AUTO-STEER AND PRECISION GUIDANCE KIT

LH Agro has extended its 0% finance scheme on its range of Topcon automatic steering and precision guidance systems.  The 0% finance deal is available on a selection of Topcon equipment including the X-series range of implement control consoles, the AES-35 electronic steering wheel and AGI-4 receiver, as well as LH Agro’s nationwide RTK subscription […]

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BUILDING A BENCHMARK FOR DAIRY TECHNICIANS

Enrolment for the Milking Equipment Association (MEA) backed Parlour Safe courses has been announced. The courses start in October at Hartpury and Reaseheath colleges to offer participants an opportunity to improve their theoretical and practical understanding of dairy equipment installation, maintenance and use. Parlour Safe was launched in 2015 and for technicians, and others working […]

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