beef cattle

Red tape or golden opportunity? Making the most of beef health planning

Health planning for your beef herd is not only a useful way of collating your farm’s history and tasks for the ...
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Ram Fertility and Tupping


The target for ram performance is >90% of ewes pregnant after the first breeding cycle. The most common cause of poor ...
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Key points for keeping alpacas comfortable in summer


Shearing is often a time when various other husbandry tasks are undertaken – it is a great time to take ...
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Quarters – are they important for mastitis control?

Quarters – maybe you are thinking of the quarters of the udder? What if it is the quarterly time frame ...
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Sarah Tomlinson BVM&S MRCVS

Two key bTB roles for Sarah!

The National Beef Association (NBA) has strengthened its veterinary and bTB expertise by appointing Sarah Tomlinson to its national board.

In ...
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Go away and die, flies!

Few things get to me like flies do. They seem to have an arrogant, brazen, vindictive attitude; as if to say ...
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flock of sheep

How to spend or save on trace elements

Production rates on farm are largely influenced by fertility and growth rates, both of which we can maximise in working alongside ...
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The key to a successful lambing

A successful lambing requires both healthy ewes and healthy lambs! Strong, fit lambs are produced from ewes that have been well ...
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The ‘Normal’ Unpacking

The most exciting and nerve-wracking time of year is almost upon us, and we are probably all in agreement that the ...
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Looking ahead to turnout

As the mild and wet winter seems to be endlessly dragging on and the limited supplies of straw and forage from ...
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