• THE UK's first skyr producer has successfully manufactured around three tonnes of the Icelandic cultured dairy product, similar to strained yoghurt, since the opening of their on-farm production facility this summer.

  • AN EXPANDED range of washable calf coats to suit all sizes and situations, is new from Dairy Spares.

  • A NEW one-dose vaccine pack for calf pneumonia has been introduced by Zoetis, to reduce waste in unused multi-dose packs.

  • CLEANLINESS and infection control in the lambing/calving shed is paramount at all times and a new product developed and manufactured in Fife, intends to be the most powerful weapon in the modern first-aid arsenal.

  • LIVESTOCK farmers on the Orkney and Shetland Islands will be able to access the benefits of the Spread-a-Bale machine following the appointment of J and W Tait as dealers for the islands.

  • A NEW higher output pump has just been launched by specialist, SlurryKat.

  • COCCIDIOSIS has been shown to cost the average dairy herd between £25 and £60 per affected calf - but a new disinfectant could help guard against its spread.

  • RUMINANT livestock farmers can now bolster their use of cost effective, home-grown cereals in cow diets thanks to the development of a growing range of versatile 'alkalising' ration ingredients, from FiveF Alka Limited.

  • A Dumfries-based company, Britmilk, has been awarded exclusive UK rights to market an award-winning colostrum feeding system for calves.

  • SWISS shearing equipment manufacturer, Heiniger, has introduced a comb that promises to reduce the effort required from both the machine and its user.