1. Lallemand Animal Nut.

    New hydrolysed yeast provides a highly digestible alternative feed source which can increase performance

    Lallemand Animal Nutrition launches Yela Prosecure to the animal nutrition market. This specifically designed hydrolysed yeast is higly digestible and contains functional nutrients that support animal performance, digestive care and feed palatability while contributing to the feed protein...
  2. Lallemand Animal Nut.

    Controlling microbial balance in housing could offer health and performance benefits

    Pig and poultry farmers are being encouraged to think about the animal environment in the same way they would consider the internal health of an animal, with the formation of external positive biofilms offering the potential to improve health, welfare and productivity. “Managing the internal...
  3. F

    Unnecessary Costs In Livestock Production

    Having been berated about the price of lamb and how people need to pay more for it, if us Peasants are to continue in business producing these lambs, I thought I would start a thread about what could or should be done to reduce the costs that many of us have. Many of these costs are out of our...
  4. Agriland RSS

    Standard Pig Price must break £2/kg soon – NFU Scotland

    Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland The National Farmers Union (NFU) Scotland has said that in order to preserve the pig industry, the standard pig price must reach £2/kg soon. In the last five weeks, the Standard Pig Price (SPP) has risen by almost 20p/kg – some of the largest weekly...
  5. Agriland RSS

    Yorkshire Pig ‘high priority’ on rare breed watchlist

    Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland The Large White Pig, commonly known as the Yorkshire Pig, has been added to the highest priority category of the Rare Breeds Survival Trust’s (RBST’s) watchlist. According to the trust, the breed suffered significant decline in numbers in 2021. The...
  6. Seth470

    Straw Or Slats?

    Looking at putting a new shed up, Raising from 7kg to 90kg. Most likely be unventilated sheds. Can handle both FYM and slurry. Just needs to know the pros and cons of both.
  7. S

    Baby piglets like baby elephants? Is this a hoax by schauer?

    Sounds like an advertising hoax with that extrem huge piglets. Do you think that it could be real?
  8. D

    Piglet heat lamp

    Got a sow about to farrow. Chap we got her from said we need to set up a heat lamp for the piglets to sleep under. No mains supply. Colleague has cleverly come up with a dog heat mat that plugs into fag lighter and plans to splice the wires to go on a battery. Will this give them the heat that...
  9. CopperBeech

    New entrants / post entry / building the future of our industry.

    Been having general discussions today with a couple of people about the future of the sheep industry, some very interesting points raised to be fair. Someone pointed out that these days we have probably more young folk wanting to get into sheep farming / shepherding than at any other time (or...
  10. yellowbelly

    f**k Up Fortnight

    'Twas always thus - that 10-14 days in the run up to the start of lambing heralds the onslaught of TLD, prolapses, blown guts, abortions and the 1001 other things that can go wrong with sheep :banghead: Many moons ago, when I was young and keen, an old bloke once told me, "A farm or a piece...
  11. Lallemand Animal Nut.

    How to prevent post-weaning diarrhoea in piglets

    With access to zinc oxide products set to decline, pig farmers must start scoping out new ways to manage post-weaning diarrhoea (PWD) to avoid poor pig performance and a potential uptake in antibiotic use. Hannah Elliott, Lallemand monogastric technical manager, explains that controlling PWD...
  12. Pan mixer

    Good News in the pig trade

    I thought if I started this thread someone would think of something..........
  13. 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...
  14. AHDB Podcast RSS

    323: Lambing, colostrum management and watery mouth

    323: Lambing, colostrum management and watery mouth Written by Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board In this podcast Bryony Ennis talks to specialist sheep vet Fiona Lovatt and farmer Clare Wise to get a practical take on best practice advice at lambing time to prevent watery mouth...
  15. Agriland RSS

    N2 Applied announces partnership with the National Pig Centre

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland N2 Applied, the European agricultural technology business, has announced a partnership with the UK’s National Pig Centre that will see its slurry emissions reduction technology used in a typical pig farming environment, to assess its potential for...
  16. Agriland RSS

    NI minister reminds pig farmers of ASF risk

    Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland Northern Ireland Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots is reminding pig owners about the risk of African Swine Fever (ASF) following a confirmed case in a wild board in northern Italy. “If the disease were to reach our shores, it could have a devastating...
  17. Tommy

    Mixing sows

    With a change of “system” coming what’s the best way to mix sows? They are currently kept in 4 groups of 10-12 but we are soon going to be keeping them as one big group. Inevitably there will be some fighting to start with, would stresnill work or has anyone here used...
  18. cb387

    Small abattoirs closing- article in the Telegraph

    The only person that understands farmers these days is Jeremy Clarkson Now a National Farmers’ Union prize winner, the presenter could be the only person to sort the UK's farming issues MARK HIX6 January 2022 • 5:00am 'If we want to eat local and support the farmers who produce meat, we need to...
  19. Agriland RSS

    Changes to zinc use in pig feed discussed at seminars

    Written by Breifne O'Brien from Agriland “There will be challenges but also great opportunities in the coming months for Irish pig farmers, given the upcoming changes in EU legislation surrounding zinc oxide (ZnO) use in pig feed, but farmers need to act now.” These were the closing remarks...
  20. Agriland RSS

    AWC advise on methods for killing piglets on farm

    Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland The Animal Welfare Committee (AWC), via the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), has issued advice on methods for killing piglets on farm. The AWC have recommended that government change the law to make non-penetrative captive...