Keen to purchase quality stock
This report is being written just before the first Christmas poultry sales of 2018 in the week of the Colchester Prime Stock Show at the livestock market.
Early-warning system for lame cattle in future
Farmers in the future could have a special early-detection system for lameness in cattle, thanks to a new technique developed by the University of Essex and Writtle University College.
Mastitis and milk quality myths dispelled
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
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.
New products for changing markets
In a step to address the changing requirements of livestock farmers, Crystalyx, a feed block supplier, has developed two new products; Crystalyx Sheep Beet Balancer and Crystalyx Beet Balancer, formulated to specifically balance diets high in brassicas and fodder beet.