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Study finds multiple resistance to macrocyclic lactones in the sheep scab mite

Livestock Last edited 19/09/19
Careful use of injectable macrocyclic lactones (ML) for the control of sheep scab is vital if farmers wish to safeguard their use after new research indicates poor management, as well as resistance, are affecting their ability to work.

Pirbright grants licence for new foot-and-mouth disease vaccine

Livestock Last edited 04/09/19
The new vaccine is more stable than current foot-and-mouth disease vaccines.

Attention to detail when opening clamp key to minimising feed waste

Livestock Last edited 13/08/19
Farmers are being encouraged to pay close attention to detail when opening the clamp to minimise feed waste, maximise cow performance and bolster the bottom line.

New vaccine to help tackle Mycoplasma Bovis

Livestock Last edited 16/07/19
A new import vaccine could offer a cost-effective option to protect against Mycoplasma Bovis, with trials now under way on four dairy farms.

British sourced options will help offset the high cost of protein

Livestock Last edited 11/07/19
Consider alternative feeding strategies to reduce the cost of rations.

Watch out for surge of headflies from mid-July

Livestock Last edited 11/07/19
Farmers are warned to look out for the annual emergence of head flies (Hydrotaea irritans) from around mid-July, as these are a major source of annoyance for pastured cattle.

Overcome butterfat drops

Livestock Last edited 04/06/19
Buffer feeding a TMR could help overcome butterfat drops during the grazing season.

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