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  1. Agriland RSS

    New rearing studies confirm significant surplus lamb margin earning opportunity

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland Two new independent rearing studies have confirmed that both small numbers and large groups of surplus lambs can be reared highly successfully on ewe milk replacer. The trial work, conducted at Harper Adams University (HAU) and Reaseheath College during...
  2. Farm Business RSS

    New rearing studies confirm significant surplus lamb margin earning opportunity

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Two new independent rearing studies have confirmed that both small numbers and large groups of surplus lambs can be reared highly successfully on ewe milk replacer. The trial work, conducted at Harper Adams University (HAU) and Reaseheath College during...
  3. Agriland RSS

    Lambing essentials for early-lambing flocks

    Written by Michael Geary from Agriland For some early-lambing flocks, the first ewe has dropped, while for others, it’s a case of just being patient. If you haven’t done so already, before lambing starts, it is important to stock up on a few essential items that will make life easier at...
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    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...
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    Feeding apple pulp

    We have been offered a weekly supply of pressed apple pulp. What proportion of the nuts can it replace for fattening pigs to save on costs ? Also, any benefit in feeding it to fattening lambs, they are indoors on adlib creep, will they eat some pulp to keep costs down ? Thanks.
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    Cows with very little colostrum

    We are pretty good at getting colostrum in calves but recently the cows that calve don’t give much colostrum. We bring them in for milking as soon as possible after calving (usually at the next milking) and they might only give a litre of milk for me to stomach tube in to the calf which is...
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    Scour: Keeping autumn-born calves healthy

    Written by Brian McDonnell from Agriland Scour is the biggest killer of calves on farms under one month of age and with calves arriving thick and fast onto autumn-calving farms keeping calves healthy is a priority. Unfortunately livestock will become sick in many cases which places a large...
  8. Chae1

    Food shortages being kept quiet?

    Has the media been told to stop reporting food shortages? Has anyone else noticed a shortage of food items in restaurants and shops recently? Maybe its just me being stupid. Not essential by any means! But shortages I have noticed and on my mind are walkers ready salted crisps and diet...
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    UK dairy farmers looking to buy British milk replacer for their calves

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland UK dairy farmers are becoming more discerning about the nutrition they buy for their calves and starting to question the origin of milk replacer ingredients. According to the 2021 Herd Futures survey, 47% of dairy units now firmly disagree with the view...
  10. Farm Business RSS

    UK dairy farmers looking to buy British for calves

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business UK dairy farmers are becoming more discerning about the nutrition they buy for their calves and starting to question the origin of milk replacer ingredients. According to the 2021 Herd Futures survey, 47% of dairy units now firmly disagree with the view...
  11. Chris F

    Black Soldier Fly Larvae

    Just had a call and was offered a "lot" of black solider fly larvae. Can anyone give me a quick summary of the product and its use? Of all the random calls I have had, this is well up there for @Farmdeals
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    Pet Calves

    Never have any real success with our pet calves (Beef HHerd. Try twin on all that we can as any we keep on the bottle and offer a calve mixture to with water avaliable just never seem to do! We have in the past kept them in the individual pens we calve in and unsure if maybe there just not...
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    Cost to produce silage/acre

    Trying to redo the business plan as and when I have time and would be interested to know what everyone budgets for silage these are my figures I came up with at breakfast about right? Seems too much but I've done everything as realistically as I can for a multi cut system doing 6 cuts per year...
  14. ImLost

    URGENT Replacement Ear Tags

    Who is the fastest/most reliable out there for getting urgent replacement cattle ear tags?
  15. Jackov Altraids

    Sustainable Westcountry Beef

    What does the title of this thread bring to your mind? I'm imagining native cattle on the moors, cows and calves on the clifftop's or sucklers in meadows. So I'd be interested in people's views on this; A brilliant piece of marketing for all the dairy calves that aren't now allowed to be...
  16. KW Alternative Feeds

    Feedcast Special - C*Traffordgold

    In this special edition of KW Feedcast join Dr Michael Marsden, Product Development Director, Paul Mortimer, Sales Specialist and Richard Slack Reginal Sales Manager as they discuss why and when you should feed C*Traffordgold. This episode focuses on how farmers are utilising the unique moist...
  17. Alan Barrow

    Harper Adams Skim V Whey milk powder trial

    Interesting trial work we did with Harper Adams Univerity on Skim milk replacers v Whey milk replacers. https://www.thecalfcompany.com/milk-replacers
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    Dairy sheep questions

    In the future I'd like a couple dairy sheep just for myself and my family. I have a few questions and any information is appreciated. The points I'm looking for in a breed are easy lambing and high fertility, temperature flexibility (summer here is 30c and winter is -6c), disease and parasite...
  19. Farm Business RSS

    The future of dairy farm sustainability

    Written by Lydia Turner from Farm Business More than 80% (83%) of UK dairy farmers see investment in improved genetics, genomics, nutrition and vaccination as being important to producing better quality heifer replacements so that these animals have a more productive life when they enter the...
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    Hay v silage

    If I cut a field of grass, half is made into silage, half is made into hay, which is the best feed for milking cows and why?
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