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Benefits of introducing sheep into arable systems

Livestock Last edited 16/06/17
A new National Sheep Association (NSA) report on the benefits of sheep in arable rotations, aimed at arable farmers thinking about introducing sheep onto their farms has been released.

Mixed worm infestation makes faecal egg counting critical

Livestock Last edited 01/06/17
Sheep farmers are being advised to find out what the worm challenge is on their farm after farms across the country reported mixed infestations from faecal egg counts.

Optimise dairy cow diets to avoid costly drops in fertility

Livestock Last edited 01/06/17
Dairy producers are being reminded to pay close attention to nutritional requirements during peak lactation.

Beware slurry risks to this season’s silage

Livestock Last edited 31/05/17
Livestock farmers spreading slurry onto fields after first-cut grass silage face heightened risks of contamination after this year’s early start to the season, a silage specialist is warning, especially if following the current trend to more frequent silage cutting.

Vaccine maker urges farmers to protect stock

Livestock John Harvey Last edited 30/05/17
Livestock farmers are being advised to vaccinate sheep and cattle for bluetongue virus by Zoetis, one of the vaccine manufacturers.

Bird flu threat lingers

Livestock Last edited 30/05/17
Measures to reduce the risk of bird flu were lifted as planned across the South East and the rest of England from 15 May 2017.

Top breeding ewes snapped up at farm sale

Livestock Last edited 06/04/17
Saturday 25 March saw a flock reduction sale held by Rugby Farmers Mart on behalf of Messrs J E Strainge & Sons, Ducklington Farm, Witney.

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