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FEEDING RUMEN-PROTECTED FAT SUPPLEMENTS REMAIN PROFITABLE GOING INTO LATE SUMMER

Updated milk contract prices for August and September show UK dairy farmers are still achieving notable returns on investment upwards of 88 percent when feeding rumen-protected fat supplements, shows data from Volac Wilmar Feed Ingredient’s performance-to-financial correlation model. Across the board, dairy farmers are seeing an increase in both manufacturing and liquid milk contract prices […]

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MANAGING END OF SEASON GRAZING TO SUPPORT NEXT SPRING’S FORAGE PRODUCTION

Virtual fencing technology helps with autumn grazing management in preparation for the 2023 season. With grass growth slowing down and the end of the grazing season approaching, virtual fencing technology offers livestock producers a unique tool to start management for 2023 forage production, says farm consultant James Daniel, Managing Director for Precision Grazing Ltd. Perennial […]

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NEW SHEEP MARKER BRANDING FLUID FROM ALLFLEX LIVESTOCK INTELLIGENCE

Makes it easier and more convenient for shepherds to mark and identify their sheep. Allflex Livestock Intelligence has launched a new branding fluid which makes it easier and more convenient for shepherds to mark and identify their sheep. The new branding fluid – part of Allflex’s Flexmark range – is suitable for use on lowland […]

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FERTILITY FOCUS AT ROYAL HIGHLAND SHOW

Herd monitoring technology improves conception rates through accurate heat detection and optimised insemination timing. With the use of sexed semen to breed replacement heifers and accelerate the genetic progression of dairy and beef herds becoming increasing commonplace, Allflex Livestock Intelligence’s focus at this year’s Royal Highland Show (Ingliston, Edinburgh, 23rd – 26th June 2022) will […]

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NOFENCE TO DISCUSS THE BENEFITS OF VIRTUAL FENCING TECHNOLOGY WHEN INTEGRATING LIVESTOCK INTO ARABLE SYSTEMS AT GROUNDSWELL

Arable and livestock producers can speak to grazing experts and farmers about the opportunities available when utilising virtual fencing to integrate livestock into arable systems at Groundswell 2022, June 22-23, on the Nofence stand in Pasture Field F1. Farmers on the stand include organic beef farmer James Waight. Mr Waight has used Nofence for more […]

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NETTEX BECOMES THE GB DISTRIBUTOR FOR RUMBOL ENDURABOL BOLUSES

Nettex is now the exclusive GB distributor for EnduraBol, a complete range of boluses for beef and dairy producers by British owned and operated Rumbol Products Ltd. “The new arrangement will ensure the renowned bolus technology continues to be available, but now with the full support of the Nettex commercial and technical teams,” says Nettex […]

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DIETARY CHANGES TO MITIGATE HEAT STRESS LOSSES IN DAIRY COWS

For dairy producers going into hotter months, having a plan in place to adjust rations as temperatures spike can offset production losses associated with heat stress, says Dr Richard Kirkland, ruminant nutritionist for Volac Wilmar Feed Ingredients. “When temperatures reach 25°C, cows can really start to be impacted by heat and reduce feed intake. Intake […]

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BEWARE BALE CONTAMINATION

Following a very dry start to 2022, baled silage can be prone to soil contamination due to dust and slurry being incorporated into bales, suggests Daniel Robinson from agricultural testing specialist Eurofins Agro UK. “If slurry is not incorporated into the soil the crop will not see the full benefit and any residues risk contaminating […]

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MOBILE SHEEP HANDLING YARD FOR SMALLER FLOCKS

Prattley sheep handling system for 100-200 sheep now available in the UK. A new mobile sheep handling system, targeted specifically at small to medium sized flocks or shepherds working alone, is now available from Prattley’s UK distribution partner, Allflex Livestock Intelligence. The new Prattley P8 Intermediate Mobile Yard comprises an 8ft handling race with a […]

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