Prevention against pneumonia


Livestock Farmer
I read an article somewhere (can’t remember where) saying that cases of pneumonia are likely to be a lot higher this winter than others. Having had a couple of mild cases over the last year or two I’m just wondering what people are using to prevent it. I’m sure it will be cheaper than the alternative of possibly losing a weaned calf!!
i use rispoval intranasal vaccine when they come in. squirt up the nose for 3 months protection. you can use a jag for 6 months protection, but it involves 2 jags, second one a fortnight before housing, so a lot more work. 3 months works fine for me as it covers the mild wet months and weaning for a closed herd, if you're buying in as well, then 6 months would be better imo


Livestock Farmer
Clip their backs and rumps out 3 clipper widths each side of the backbone, stops sweating. I’ve got no ridge on our latest beef building. Have lot less trouble in there than the older sheds. So they go in the ridge less shed while the stress of weaning is gone through.

Top cereal and oilseed growers honoured at the Yield Enhancement Network Awards 2021

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Despite an average growing year for most crops, many growers managed to go above and beyond their predicted max yields, with Lincolnshire grower Tim Lamyman taking the top spots for his wheat yields and his world record breaking winter barley yield.

The highest cereal and oilseed yields achieved at harvest 2021 were announced at this year’s Yield Enhancement Network (YEN) Awards on Wednesday 24th November at the Croptec Show. With award presentations by Tom Bradshaw, Vice President of NFU, 24 farms took home the evening’s top awards for highest yield and highest potential yield achieved for wheat, winter and spring barley, oats, and oilseed. The 2021 winners came from all corners of the UK, as well as from as far afield as Finland and New Zealand.

Familiar names from 2020 made the...