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    Lameness: The not-so-hidden cost on a dairy farm

    Written by Agriland Team Lameness is a significant problem for the dairy industry as it is not only an important welfare issue, but can lead to reduced profits, according to College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) dairy adviser, Judith McCord. Judith said: ”The most common...
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    Indoor lambing set up costs

    I know it’s a pretty expansive question but how many lambs do you think you save lambing a cheviot flock inside v outside. Trying to work out how long it would take to pay off the extra costs for lambing inside (eg gates, hurdles, feeders etc)
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    Future proofing

    Been thinking about the new elms scheme, restrictions on slurry and increasing number of dry periods and have come up with somewhat of a decent idea in my head and just want to see what other people think! Because I'm spring calving my thinking is that by the time they're housed in the winter...
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    Reducing the carbon footprint of dairy cows

    Written by Agriland Team One environmental issue on the horizon is climate change and how dairy farms can reduce their carbon footprint. Brian Finch, an agri-environment advisor with the College of Agriculture Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) said: “With more environmental pressures on...
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    Energy, correct fatty acids and protein levels critical to ewe management in post-lambing period

    Written by John Swire With lambing season drawing to a close across most of the country, focus now moves to on-going ewe management, to maintain ewe health, protein and energy levels during the critical post-lambing period. As lactation places the highest nutrient demands on the ewe, it is...
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    Protein crops to surge says Barenbrug

    Written by John Swire Enquiries about red clover have been so strong that the company has released an updated set of guidelines to help growers sow and manage its red clover varieties most effectively. “Soya has been trading at well over £400/t this year,” points out Mhairi Dawson, Barenbrug...
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    Geno introduces trait to support more sustainable dairy cattle

    Written by John Swire Norway’s cattle breeding organisation Geno is introducing a new breeding trait, Feed$aved, in March 2021. It has been developed to assist dairy farmers in identifying Norwegian Red genetics with improved feed efficiency. Based on feed intake and body weight maintenance...
  8. Corteva Updates

    Recognition for maize dent hybrids bred for UK climate

    Recognition for maize dent hybrids bred for UK climate The benefits of new generation dent type maize hybrids are being recognised in a specific Pioneer brand. Pioneer dent hybrids containing a high level of available starch and silage yield gain the new M3 branding. For farmers, these hybrids...
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    Safeguarding milk production through choice of maize variety

    Safeguarding milk production through choice of maize variety With research showing every 1% reduction in faecal starch can produce an extra 0.35 litres milk/cow, finding a way to use maize starch more efficiently makes good business sense. Nearly all maize grown in the UK is the flint type...
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    Lely produces 1,000th Vector automatic feeding system

    Written by Agriland Team Leading farm automation business, Lely, produced the 1000th Vector feeding system today (Tuesday, March 9) – a special milestone, as they have doubled production in the past three years. The Vector feeding system is now used in 31 countries on a wide variety of dairy...
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    University trial shows that oregano essential oil can increase milk production in jersey cows

    Written by John Swire A trial carried out at Federal University during the hot season found that the 100 percent natural oregano essential oil (OEO) feed additive, Orego-Stim from Anpario, increased milk yield and energy corrected milk yield in Jersey cows post-calving. Supplementation of cow...
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    Test maize silage to unlock bypass starch benefit

    Written by William Kellett Testing maize silage more regularly can help maximise the benefits of bypass starch and reduce the potential threat of acidosis. New maize silage tests from Eurofins can measure the extent to which bypass starch has degraded in the clamp to help prevent unnecessary...
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    Getting suckler cows back in-calf after calving this spring

    Written by Agriland Team The calving season is well underway on some spring-calving suckler herds, so the of the management breeding season may not be on the top of priorities at the minute. However, it will soon be poking its head around the corner for suckler farmers. Obviously, the goal is...
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    Helping break the cycle of disease at calving with effective biosecurity

    Written by Agriland Team Calving for any dairy farmer means late nights, early mornings and lots of hard work. So, it is vital that after all the hard work, farmers have the right conditions ready for the arrival of new calves. Effective and easy to follow biosecurity ensures optimum health and...
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    Testing maize silage to maximise bypass starch benefit

    Written by Lydia Turner Testing maize silage more regularly can help maximise the benefits of bypass starch and reduce the potential threat of acidosis. New maize silage tests from Eurofins can measure the extent to which bypass starch has degraded in the clamp to help prevent unnecessary...
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    Don’t forget to monitor BSC post calving

    Written by Agriland Team Rapid body condition score (BCS) loss post-calving can cause health implications or failure to go back in-calf in the future. BCS loss is due to cows entering a negative energy balance post-calving; as a cow’s dry matter intake fails to meet her energy requirements. In...
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    A chlorine-free wash programme for robots, milking equipment and bulk milk tanks

    Written by Agriland Team UK dairy farmers are beginning to recognise the benefits of using a chlorine-free wash programme as part of their daily cleaning routines, in order to disinfect and clean their milking machine and bulk tanks as part of a robust and effective parlour hygiene routine...
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    Calving at 24 months for optimum economic and lifetime performance

    Written by Agriland Team In order to maintain dairy herd size and performance, it is necessary to have a good supply of quality heifers to replace cows that have to be culled. Gavin Duffy, a College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) dairying adviser, states: “Age at first...
  19. Great In Grass

    Barenbrug more than a century of knowledge and experience in grass innovation

    With more than a century of knowledge and experience in grass innovation, meaning you'll be dealing with a company that understands grass, so you can rest easy with the knowledge that a quality product will be delivered for you. About Barenbrug UK HISTORY Established in the UK in 1983...
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    Accelerated milk replacer rates will boost calves’ life-long milking ability

    Written by Agriland Team According to College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) dairy advisor Gary Duffy, accelerated calf replacer feeding rates can positively impact on dairy heifers’ genetic potential to produce milk on a life-long basis. He said: “Research evidence suggests...
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