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CURRENT milk price pressure is having untold damage on farmers balance sheets.
THE most effective and quickest way to reduce feed costs in dairy farming is to 'target feed' cows in your herd.
AS dairy farmers gear up to turn cows out to grazing, they are being warned not to overestimate milk yield potential from grazed grass.
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.
WITH surplus potatoes available at extremely attractive prices compared to their relative feed value, many livestock producers could make good use of this opportunity.
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.
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.
WITH an overall type merit (TM) of +3.64, De-Su BKM McCutchen leads both the latest UK and International indexes issued by Holstein UK.
DAIRYCO'S latest spring block-calving index, released in April, remains unchanged at the top as the Jersey sires Danish VJ Tester, Danish VJ Link and Danish DJ Holmer, retain their lead postitions.