QMS launches toolkit to debunk myths about red meat

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British levy bodies have joined forces to produce a toolkit of red meat facts ahead of the COP26 climate change conference in Glasgow later this month. Quality Meat Scotland (QMS), the AHDB and Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) expect livestock production to face criticism when the talks start on 31 October. But […]

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How to optimise your diet feeder

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British levy bodies have joined forces to produce a toolkit of red meat facts ahead of the COP26 climate change conference in Glasgow later this month. Quality Meat Scotland (QMS), the AHDB and Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) expect livestock production to face criticism when the talks start on 31 October. But […]

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Maize Watch: Prospective yields in the South looking good

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Maize growers are being advised to keep a close eye on crops as harvest edges closer in the South and on sandy soils. The good temperatures last week moved dry matters forward by more than 4% on sandy soils. John Hancock, sampling for Farmers Weekly in Sussex, has some good crops this season. He harvested […]

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Doctor urges schools to use free milk programmes

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Maize growers are being advised to keep a close eye on crops as harvest edges closer in the South and on sandy soils. The good temperatures last week moved dry matters forward by more than 4% on sandy soils. John Hancock, sampling for Farmers Weekly in Sussex, has some good crops this season. He harvested […]

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Calf coats on test: Which works best for you?

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Numerous scientific studies have shown the benefits of using calf coats in the colder winter months. As well as improving weight gain in young calves that aren’t yet able to regulate their own body temperature, they can provide calves with more energy to fight off infection. But with so many now on the market, how […]

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Angus takes Balmoral honours in ‘maternal masterclass’

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Numerous scientific studies have shown the benefits of using calf coats in the colder winter months. As well as improving weight gain in young calves that aren’t yet able to regulate their own body temperature, they can provide calves with more energy to fight off infection. But with so many now on the market, how […]

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How to reduce staff working hours on dairy farms

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One of the common reasons often given for leaving the farming industry is long working hours. Many also cite working weekends, when all their friends have Saturday and Sunday off, as a major factor in their decision to leave the industry. With the current labour challenges, it is important to prevent staff from burning out […]

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How a farmer is benefiting from installing slurry separator

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Investing in a slurry separator has reduced labour requirements on a Shropshire dairy unit. Tim Dale installed the separator last autumn to alleviate the need to pump slurry into a second pit. Slurry produced by the 360 milking cows plus followers at Little Shrawardine Farm, near Shrewsbury, is scraped into an open lagoon with a […]

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From steel sheds to polytunnels – livestock housing options

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Investing in a slurry separator has reduced labour requirements on a Shropshire dairy unit. Tim Dale installed the separator last autumn to alleviate the need to pump slurry into a second pit. Slurry produced by the 360 milking cows plus followers at Little Shrawardine Farm, near Shrewsbury, is scraped into an open lagoon with a […]

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Advice on buying and retrofitting slurry scrapers

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Investing in a slurry separator has reduced labour requirements on a Shropshire dairy unit. Tim Dale installed the separator last autumn to alleviate the need to pump slurry into a second pit. Slurry produced by the 360 milking cows plus followers at Little Shrawardine Farm, near Shrewsbury, is scraped into an open lagoon with a […]

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