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Mastitis and milk quality myths dispelled

Livestock | Last edited 26/11/18
Over the last decade or so that I have been in practice I, like many farm vets, have heard the same statements and questions regarding mastitis and milk quality, writes David Anderson, Westpoint Farm Vets.

Get cows eating to maximise fertility

Livestock | Last edited 14/12/18
The importance of keeping cows eating around calving to maximise fertility was one of the key take home messages from the recent Mole Valley Farmers Lifetime Dairy Conference.

Sheep– Full of little surprises

Writers | Alan West Last edited 26/11/18
Many a new breeder, particularly those with a fat wallet, ego to match and little experience, think that by buying champion ewes and rams they will breed champions.

Upsides not enough

Writers | Nick Adames Last edited 26/11/18
From a country pretty much endemic with bovine TB it was, within some 15 years almost eradicated, until limp politicians, worried at the prospect of a small minority, stopped the project in the 1970s.

Early crops look like cabbage fields

Writers | Kevin Attwood Last edited 26/11/18
As we come to the last month of the year I can only look back to what has been the most benign autumn of my career.

Green plans could mean red light for development

Property | Last edited 11/12/18
Hobbs Parker on the implication of DEFRA consultation.

Shoppers to trade up to Red Tractor

News | Last edited 11/12/18
1.4m more shoppers intend to trade up to Red Tractor following TV advertising campaign.

No-one asked the big question

Writers | Stephen Carr Last edited 26/11/18
To the South of England Showground, Ardingly, for the ‘The Great Agricultural Debate’ organised and hosted by the South of England Agricultural Society and co-sponsored by South East Farmer.