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Technical Archive
Read the latest Dairy/Beef technical articles below, or click on the tabs above for specific species technical pages

Reducing silage spoilage is all about the detail
Published: 08/2016 in DAIRY/BEEF

Good clamp management will be key to ensuring that silage spoilage is kept to a minimum on beef and dairy units this winter, says Rachael Porter.

Making the cut to keepcattle healthy this autumn
Published: 08/2016 in DAIRY/BEEF

Nutrition and worming should be a high priority for farmers at this time of year, says Farm Gate vet Mark Stott.

Plan to reduce effect of gutworm in dairy herds
Published: 08/2016 in DAIRY/BEEF

Douglas Palmer BVMS MRCVS, veterinary adviser, Norbrook Laboratories, looks at implications and treatment.

Setting the standard in control of Johne’s Disease
Published: 08/2016 in DAIRY/BEEF

Strong protocols and a good team approach are the secret to winning ways, reports Karen Wright.

Zoonotic diseases can be more than an irritation
Published: 06/2016 in DAIRY/BEEF

Diseases which can be transmitted between humans and animals must be taken seriously, says Farm Gate vet Mark Stott.

Control fluke in young stock to safeguard milking herds
Published: 06/2016 in DAIRY/BEEF

Rachel Porter identifies the best advice that SQPs can give on preventing liver fluke.


Latest News
OvertheCounterAwards - 30-11-2016

The 2016 OvertheCounter Awards took place at the Waldorf Hilton, London, on 24th November. This is our chance to spotlight individuals and companies in the animal health industry who go the extra mile – and more – for their customers through their knowledge, passion and dedication.

Western parts of the UK should be aware of liver fluke threat - 06-10-2016

Merial is advising farmers in the Western regions of the UK to remain vigilant for outbreaks of liver fluke disease in sheep and cattle, as the latest NADIS Parasite Forecast predicts a high risk period this autumn.

NPA calls on Andrea Leadsom to ensure pig farmers get a fair Brexit deal - 06-10-2016

A post-Brexit cheap food agenda must not be allowed to take priority over the need for the UK to build its self-sufficiency in food, the National Pig Association has told the Government.

Antibiotics could be cut by up to a third, say dairy farmers - 04-10-2016

Nine in 10 dairy farmers participating in a new survey from the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF) say that the farming industry must take a proactive lead in the battle against antibiotic resistance.

Maize open day gives reason to be positive - 30-09-2016

The importance of early maturing varieties and total plant digestibility was stressed at a maize open day in Bangor on Dee where farmers got the opportunity to see the latest developments and test their forage maize for feed quality ahead of harvest.

New study shows British public awareness of animal medicines is improving – but there is still much to do - 30-09-2016

The British public are becoming better informed when it comes to understanding the vital role veterinary medicines play in supporting the health and welfare of our farm animals and pets.

Women in Dairy share solutions to challenges facing the sector - 30-09-2016

More than 100 delegates were challenged and inspired at the second annual Women in Dairy conference, staged at Sixways Stadium, Worcester on 28 September.

Weighing heifers vital as grass quality takes toll - 29-09-2016

This season’s reduced grazing quality has taken its toll on heifer growth rates meaning that regular weighing and appropriate supplementation will be a must this autumn to keep heifers on track.

Milk buyers must move now on milk price - 28-09-2016

NFU Scotland is calling on all milk purchasers in Scotland to immediately recognise the strength of current dairy markets and quickly return Scotland’s dairy farmers to profitable production.

52,000 farmers from 27 member states participate in EU Milk Production Reduction Scheme - 27-09-2016

Commissioner Phil Hogan today welcomed the news that the €150 million Milk Production Reduction Scheme, which he announced in July, has been almost fully subscribed (98.9 %), with applications made offering to reduce production in the final quarter of 2016 by 1.06 million tonnes (of the 1.07 million tonnes available).