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#StudentFarmer magazine has teamed up with Co-op to give 10 lucky winners the chance to spend a day getting exclusive access to a grower and packer site and depot centre in Cambridgeshire.


Itinerary of the day:
  • Morning: Meet at Co-op for an exclusive tour of the depot centre to learn about the process of getting flowers to store.
  • Lunch: A delicious local meal paid for by #StudentFarmer.
  • Afternoon: Visit a horticulture farmer to learn about what goes into planting, growing and processing during the busiest period of the year.
Competition closes this Sunday!

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How to mitigate heat stress in cattle

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Written by John Swire

With temperatures forecast to rise above 25°C, cattle producers should be prepared to mitigate the negative effects of heat stress on their beef and dairy animals.

“Cattle are fairly comfortable when the ambient temperature is between 15°C and 25°C over the summer months but if the thermometer rises significantly, production performance will start to suffer,” warns Jacob Lakin from Azelis Animal Nutrition.

“This is because both a milk production and growing beef animal will start to divert energy away from production performance towards keeping cool. You’ll notice if a cow is struggling during a summer heatwave because she will start to salivate heavily and pant...