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ARE YOUR LAMBS FINISHING QUICKLY ENOUGH?

To keep lambs developing to their maximum potential during the peak grass growing months and beyond, UK sheep producers are being urged to supplement finishing stock effectively with essential trace minerals. “Rapid growth in May and June can leave grazed grass up to 50% deficient in copper, selenium, iodine and cobalt,” says Dr Elizabeth Berry, […]

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SOLUTIONS TO MEET IMPENDING SLURRY STORAGE LEGISLATION

If proposals in Defra’s Clean Air Strategy are adopted, covering slurry will be a requirement in England from 2027. This will cause concern for some farmers who will need to seek new slurry storage. However, a flexible, scalable solution is already available in the UK that will keep slurry not just covered but entirely contained. […]

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LIGHTER HANDPIECE UNLEASHES SHEARING POTENTIAL

In its capacity as the importer and distributor of Heiniger shearing equipment in the UK, Allflex is pleased to announce the availability of a new and improved version of the popular ICON sheep shearing handpiece which enables professional sheep shearers to unleash their true potential. The new ICON FX handpiece is the result of countless […]

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EiD COMPLIANCE ADVICE AT BEEF EXPO

With the use of Electronic Identification (EiD) ear tags set to become compulsory in all cattle in the future, Allflex will be attending this year’s Beef Expo event to offer its advice to beef farmers to ensure their tagging procedures are fully compliant when the new regulations take effect and to explain how the technology […]

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THE BRITISH FARMING AWARDS 2019 ARE NOW OPEN!

The search to find UK food and farming’s unsung heroes launches today as the British Farming Awards 2019 opens for entries. With the agricultural industry contributing more than £24 billion to the UK economy, the role of our British farmers, families and rural businesses has never been so paramount. Amid ongoing Brexit battles and daily […]

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SHROPSHIRE TEAM SCALE LOCAL PEAKS FOR LINGEN DAVIS CANCER SUPPORT

The team from a Shropshire marketing business are scaling three iconic Shropshire peaks to raise money for charity. Agribusiness Communications (ABC) is raising money for local charity Lingen Davis Cancer Support. The team of nine will climb three of the highest peaks in Shropshire in just one day. Matt Mellor, founder and managing director of […]

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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