• FARMERS are being reminded to monitor lactating suckler cows for magnesium deficiency at turnout - it's a time when they're particularly vulnerable to grass staggers.

  • REHYRDRATION post-calving is crucial to support quick cow recovery and the importance of administering a balanced rehydration supplement immediately after calving should not be over looked.

  • IT'S a busy time now for farmers with spring calving herds but once calving is over, thoughts will turn to turnout and bulling, specifically getting cows back in calf again for next spring.

  • WITH surplus potatoes available at extremely attractive prices compared to their relative feed value, many livestock producers could make good use of this opportunity.

  • CALF diarrhoea is caused by many viruses, but some of the commonest causes of calf scour are either rotavirus or coronavirus, according to the latest *NADIS health bulletin for Scotland.

  • LEPTOSPIROSIS remains a common threat to dairy and beef herds in Scotland according to extensive new data which has been collected over the last 18 months from the MSD Animal Health Expertis BeefCheck and DairyCheck disease diagnostic schemes.

  • MANAGING worm burden challenges in young calves could help farmers reap the economic benefit of targeting heifers to calve at 24 months.

  • A WORLD first is being claimed for the latest version of the much-used anti-inflammatory drug, Finadyne, which allows it to be used as a pour-on.

  • THE body which administers the sale terms for most pedigree beef cattle, the National Beef Association, has completed a revision of its terms and conditions of sale which make them more robust and workable for purchasers and vendors.

  • AFTER a difficult calving, a calf can quite often suffer from a degree of acidosis.