Project Lamport 2020 Update

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From Blackgrass to Soil Health and our changing attitudes towards metal, we take a look at our learnings over the past year.

This week we join Technical Manager Mark Hemmant and Farming systems Advisor Niall Atkinson as they talk through the technical aspects of the systems at Project Lamport. They will take you through some of our most impressive systems, what we’ve learned from them and our plans for the project in 2021.

Don’t miss out on the final update from Project Lamport on July 15th, which includes a live Q&A with our R&D team. Make sure you register at to keep up to date where you’ll also be entered into our competition to win a fully comprehensive soil health test worth more than £1000.

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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...