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Get on top of flying insects in the parlour to avoid disease spread

Livestock Last edited 08/08/14
High numbers of flying insects caused by the extended warm summer spell is putting livestock, and in particular dairy cattle, at increased risk of disease

High risk of pasture contamination from lungworm and gutworm this August

Livestock Last edited 08/08/14
Unvaccinated calves during their first grazing season and in the absence of an appropriate parasite control programme are most at risk of lungworm infection

MSD Animal Health showcases new digital flock health management solution

Livestock Last edited 08/08/14
Sheep producers attending the NSA Sheep Event became the first farmers to engage with a new digital flock health management solution being launched this autumn by MSD Animal Health.

Producers reminded to make buying decisions early

Livestock Last edited 08/08/14
Sheep producers were reminded at this week’s NSA Event to avoid leaving sugar beet feed buying decisions to the last minute.

Vision launched for future of British lamb production

Livestock Last edited 08/08/14
The first ever NSA and NFU ‘Vision for British Lamb Production’ report has been launched at the NSA Sheep Event, clearly identifying the current position of UK lamb production and the steps needed to make the most of its future.

Think about electronic tagging

Livestock Last edited 08/08/14
Sheep farmers need to start thinking about electronic tagging their historic flock before January 2015 – or risk lower prices

Selecting replacement heifers

Livestock Last edited 08/08/14
Selecting the right replacement heifers is essential for herd improvement, health status and herd profitability, in both the short and the long term, according to EBLEX advice.

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