mastitis

  1. Norfolk Hill Farmer

    Crutching before lambing

    At my son’s insistence, we have crutched all the ewes this year before they lamb. Not too onerous a task with the combi clamp, but yet another job to do with the sheep. Do other people on the forum do this ? and do they think it is worthwhile ?
  2. unlacedgecko

    Lifetime ewe cull rates

    https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5idXp6c3Byb3V0LmNvbS8xMDg3MjY1LnJzcw/episode/QnV6enNwcm91dC0xMDE0MDAwMg?ep=14 Listened to this Head Shepherd podcast recently. A study followed an NZ cohort of 13,000 ewe lambs from weaning through their productive life. Key points Only 10%...
  3. K

    Best ewe Indoor February lambing.

    Just wanting to get some opinions. Currently lamb 300 mules indoors Feb/March but to be honest getting sick of the mules and the amount they eat, the udder problems and the amount of triplets I seem to get from them. Had Scottish mules for decades but as I get older I am losing my patience...
  4. GOV.UK RSS

    Environment Secretary at the NFU Conference to set out animal health and welfare support for farmers

    Environment Secretary at the NFU Conference to set out animal health and welfare support for farmers Written by Defra Press Office There is widespread coverage in The Telegraph, The i, Daily Mail, Guardian, Financial Times, Pig World, Farmers Weekly, Western Morning News, Yorkshire Post and...
  5. Defra Farming

    Our priorities for the Animal Health and Welfare Pathway

    Our priorities for the Animal Health and Welfare Pathway Written by Fran Edmunds Copyright Paul Glendell/Natural England Today, we published our initial priorities for the Animal Health and Welfare Pathway. They represent some of the best opportunities for improving animal health and...
  6. Agriland RSS

    Eustice sets out Animal Health and Welfare Pathway plans

    Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland Environment Secretary George Eustice set out his plans for the Animal Health and Welfare Pathway at the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) conference today (Tuesday, February 22). The Pathway, which will launch this year, is a programme of financial...
  7. J

    Calf scour

    Hi all, had a heifer calf die today, she was 3 weeks old but was premature (about a month early) i noticed she didn't drink this morning and tubed her along with some electrolytes took her temp (normal 38 degrees so didn't give antibiotics) but was looking OK so was feeling hopeful I'd caught...
  8. C

    Vet threat.

    Farmers will get free veterinarian visits as part of a Brexit dividend, the Environment Secretary will announce this week. Annual check-ups for two to three hours will be paid for by the Government and will cover cattle, sheep and pigs. George Eustice told The Mail on Sunday: ‘Too often...
  9. neilo

    Pine shavings for lambing pens

    Using pine shavings for bedding lambing pens seemed all the rage a couple of years ago, and lots on here were on for trying it. Of those that did, how did you get on, and are you still doing it? Is it worth the extra expense over straw, and reduce disease challenge? What shavings are best for...
  10. Adeptandy

    Panorama

    Anyone watching ?
  11. J

    Dairy cows as sucklers

    With the rise in price of fert, feed and seemingly everything else in this day and age some people I've been speaking to have been looking at not carrying as much stock over the next couple of years just to see how everything plays out. But on the other hand the rise of using sexed semen on...
  12. Farm Business RSS

    New study highlights the benefits of using ketoprofen for the treatment of pain and lameness associated with digital dermatitis in cattle

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Lameness is one of the most significant problems facing the dairy industry worldwide, having a major impact on cattle welfare, health and production, leading to substantial economic losses. Lameness has been associated with reduced milk yield, mastitis...
  13. MrA.G.

    Storing excess colostrum

    In block calving herds it seems to be quite common in NZ to store day 2/3 milk after calving prior to it being ok to be enter the bulk tank for sale. This milk is then fed back to the calves a few weeks later after the majority have calved and the calf demand is greater than the supply of non...
  14. montys

    antibiotic failures appeals

    cow cut teat had ubro red milked in dump bucket day 12 went in by missstake delvo test tank cow and tank sample to dairy hauler how delvo to cow failed my tank passed and all so the hailer but after collection the load sample from my tank nmr lab produced a failer . is nmr using...
  15. Stags Agri

    South West Online Timed Sale - Closing on 30th January 2022

    NOW LIVE! THE SOUTH WEST JANUARY ONLINE TIMED COLLECTIVE SALE OF 45+ TRACTORS, TELEHANDLERS & VEHICLES, FARM MACHINERY LIVESTOCK & GENERAL EQUIPMENT IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE FIRST SEASONAL SALE OF FODDER FOR 2022 CLOSING ON: SUNDAY 30TH JANUARY FROM 7PM ENTRIES SO FAR INCLUDE: TRACTORS...
  16. Stags Agri

    South West November Online Timed Sale of 45+ Tractors, Vehicles etc (850 Lots) - Closing on 30th January 2022

    NOW LIVE! THE SOUTH WEST JANUARY ONLINE TIMED COLLECTIVE SALE OF 45+ TRACTORS, TELEHANDLERS & VEHICLES, FARM MACHINERY LIVESTOCK & GENERAL EQUIPMENT IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE FIRST SEASONAL SALE OF FODDER FOR 2022 CLOSING ON: SUNDAY 30TH JANUARY FROM 7PM ENTRIES SO FAR INCLUDE...
  17. J

    Milking parlour and loose housing

    Due to various backgrounds issues that most on here don't know about (and I'm not going to post what the issues are on a public forum but they don't seem to be getting resolved), I'm not sure how long I can put up with staying where I am - and no it's not because the cows have escaped again...
  18. steveR

    Enzo and Heptavac....??

    If that has not grabbed the attention of one or two, I'll be shocked ;) I am due to Heptavac in about 10-14 days, and the prophylactic dose of Alamycin* to deal with any residual Enzo, is due at around the same time. Any potential issues in doing them around the same time, but probs NOT the...
  19. Farmdeals

    Special Offer

    Special Offer to Farmdeals members. ClusterFlush is designed to reduce the spread of mastitis and diminish the use of antibiotics saving the loss of a cow, minimising vet bills and medication and resulting in increased milk yields. Login or sign up today at www.farmdeals.ag powered by The...
  20. R

    Marginal Litres

    I've just caught up on John Roche's ADHB presentation on marginal litres. I also saw him give a similar one at Positive Farmers a few yrs ago. To anyone that's not seen it, the gist is that in spring calving grazing systems, feeding concentrates (or other bought feed) brings significantly more...
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