WEANING CATTLE can be an extremely stressful and noisy period for all types of cows and calves, but farmers should use this time as an opportunity to assess individual cow productivity and future herd management.
TWO NEW, high quality, FEMAS assured wheat distillers' feeds for dairy cows, beef cattle, youngstock, sheep and pigs have been unveiled with both available through Trident's extensive network of feed merchants.
LAMENESS IS becoming a growing problem on many dairy units due to the increasing importance of digital dermatitis (DD) related infections that appear to be affecting the hoof rather than just the skin and are difficult to treat.
Modern British Charolais genetics are being recognised for higher performance which combined with greatly improved calving ease, are leaving premiums worth more than £130 per head for commercial producers, according to the breed society's Alasdair Houston.
ACHIEVING A compact calving period of 12 weeks can have a significant impact on beef producers' margins, according to the latest advice from Eblex which claims that extending this period can cost producers in the region of £3.35 per day in feed costs for the empty cow and lost income from calf growth.