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Beef - 11 current

  • Growing cattle with Maxx Cattle Booster with XPC - 28.10.2016
    • For the spring calving beef producer, winter housing and weaning will more than likely be next on the to-do list. Given the importance of weaned suckler calves achieving target performance, ensuring their nutritional requirements are met during their first (and maybe only) winter at housing is essential.

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  • Farmers warned to be aware of staggers risk - 10.06.2016
    • With AHDB Dairy last week recording increasing grass growth rates, reaching an average of 22 kg DM/ha/day, many can look forward to lush pastures.

      However, farmers are warned to be aware of the impact this can have, considering wet weather from the winter may still be impacting quality.

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  • How will a mild wet winter affect lactating cows this spring? - 10.05.2016
    • Experts from Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) have recently alerted farmers that due to a mild wet winter, the risk of staggers may be increased. 

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  • High mycotoxin levels this season need a proactive approach - 04.11.2015
    • Due to damp conditions over the harvesting period paired with low dry matter (DM) content, mycotoxin levels are expected to be high in forages this winter. 

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  • Rumenco and Nettex expand their export team - 16.06.2015

    • Vet, Dr Rebecca Lees, is settling into her new role as veterinary technical manager within the livestock export market for Rumenco and Nettex.

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  • Farmer support for Badger Blocker - 11.05.2015
    • Introducing a preventative TB measure will go some way to help improve on-farm biosecurity. 

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  • Staggers risk can be mitigated - 27.03.2015
    • Farmers are warned to manage potential risks associated with magnesium deficiencies in advance of turnout to avoid cases of staggers and the associated performance losses.  

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  • Mineral crumb trial highlights benefit to colostrum quality - 27.03.2015
    • The importance of balancing the diet to optimise colostrum quality is a primary focus for farmers as spring calving approaches.

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  • Badger Blocker improves farm biosecurity - 27.03.2015
    • Limiting badger access to mineral licks, blocks and tubs, is the motivation behind the versatile design of the Badger Blocker feeder, from Rumenco.

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  • Innovative feeder proven as badger deterrent - 18.08.2014
  • SUCKLER COW NUTRITION TRIAL CONFIRMS LIFELINE’S ABILITY TO BOOST COLOSTRU - 20.02.2013
    • Effective pre-calving nutrition in late pregnancy will ensure suckler cows produce colostrum of better quality...

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Sheep - 23 current

  • Proud to support the 2017 Kelso Ram Sales - 22.08.2017
    • Ross Sibbald, Rumenco area business manager for south Scotland and north east England, looks forward to another year working in partnership with Kelso Ram Sales’, in 2017.

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  • Lamb weigh crate prize reaps benefits for Staffordshire farmers - 10.08.2017
    • The idea of being able to weigh stock in order to make informed decisions is music to many farmers’ ears, so when Tom Walker and Elisabeth Slack found out they had won an IAE lamb weigh crate courtesy of Rumenco, they couldn’t wait to put it to good use.

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  • Trace element deficiencies knock lambs at weaning - 08.07.2016
    • Practices such as liming and spreading slurry have led to many trace element deficiencies in grazing around the UK. With many farmers thinking about weaning lambs, a deficiency could cause major losses of up to 200g/day growth rates.

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  • Social media provides new route to market for lamb producer - 10.06.2016
    • For some, social media isn’t just a pastime, it’s a key business tool which can be utilised to connect with wider audiences, and there is now a growing trend of innovative farmers who are discovering the benefits of this networking platform.

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  • Wet weather threatens washout of nutrition around lambing - 15.03.2016
    • With the weather breaking Met Office records for rainfall this winter, it’s hardly surprising that this is one of the main concerns for farmers at lambing time. 

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  • New product launched to support ewes in lactation - 17.02.2016
    • Modern ewes are increasingly being expected to produce more milk to ensure lambs finish quicker, in order to improve margins. But lactation is directly linked to high levels of digestible undegradable protein (DUP) being available in diets.  

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  • Realise the value of marginal hill grazing - 03.02.2016
    • A new labour saving feed block is being introduced by Rumenco, specifically formulated to support stock during the winter months, grazing on marginal land.

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  • One shot to influence your future lamb crop - 09.12.2015
    • It’s easy to underestimate your flock’s nutritional needs during the winter months, but you only get one shot to influence your future lamb crop, and it’s now, during the two month period either side of tupping.

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  • Winner announced in time for Christmas - 09.12.2015
    • A sheep and beef farmer from North Wales has had a well-received early Christmas present. A tonne of Rumenco’s Maxx Energy licks have been delivered at the perfect time to help one flock get the most from forage during the winter months. 

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  • Don’t underestimate ewes’ nutritional needs as we head into winter - 06.11.2015
    • With tupping well under-way for many, and with some flocks already heading towards early lambing, it is easy to underestimate your flock’s nutritional needs during the winter months.

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  • Don’t be deceived by flush looking grass - 13.10.2015
    • Changeable conditions with spikes in day time temperatures have led to unexpected levels of grass growth, resulting in a real ‘flush’ of grazing, but recent fresh grass analysis has shown that dry matter levels are consistently low. 

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  • Healthy lambs will finish well this autumn - 22.09.2015
    • Checks to lamb growth rates and lost condition is costly and inefficient, so supporting lambs at grass now in order to protect their health and ensure continued good growth rates, will keep performance up this season.

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  • Making the most cost effective use of early autumn grazing - 08.09.2015
    • A complete approach to managing finishing lamb nutrition, could help ensure farmers take full advantage of available grass this season.

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  • Get better flock results by supplementing grazing - 29.05.2015
    • Supplementing grazing for optimum results is one of the topics for debate at this year’s North Sheep event on 3 June. The seminar sessions will be kicked off by David Thornton, with a focus on maximising one of the most economical feed sources on farm – grass.

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  • Unique nutritional product to launch at NSA Event - 11.05.2015
    • Rumenco will be launching an innovative, new nutritional product designed to help support the performance of grazing livestock while complementing existing, effective worm management programmes, at this year’s NSA Welsh Sheep event.

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  • Supplement for an easier lambing - 10.04.2015
    • Ensuring dietary intakes match ewe nutritional requirements is a priority in the final trimester to ensure every chance of a successful lambing.

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  • Licks provide year round reassurance - 22.01.2015
    • Breeding pedigree Texel ewes for over 30 years with an excellent reputation for quality stock, the Mellin’s at Hull House Texels need to source the best inputs for their stock and have a reliable system to enable them to achieve their desired results. 

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  • Importance of nutrition in the final trimester - 22.01.2015
    • Ensuring dietary intakes match ewe nutritional requirements is a priority in the final trimester to ensure every chance of a successful lambing.

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  • Don’t rely on grass post-tupping - 09.12.2014
    • The importance of balancing ewe nutrition in the early stages of pregnancy must not be underestimated, famers are advised.

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  • Balance ewe diets to optimise lambing success - 03.10.2014
    • With variable grazing conditions this autumn, sheep farmers should be vigilant when assessing body condition of breeding ewes before tupping.

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  • Realise ram investment post sale - 22.09.2014
    • Farmers who have purchased rams at this year’s Cydectin Kelso Ram Sale are reminded to manage their performance post sale to maximise returns from their investment.

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  • Improve grass utilisation to finish lambs - 01.09.2014
    • Grass analysis results have shown nutritional values to be higher than expected at this time of year. Farmers Weekly reports how this could support lamb development.

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  • Optimise lamb growth at grass - 01.09.2014
    • Maintain lamb growth rates as pastures undergo the seasonal dip in palatability and digestibility.

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Dairy - 8 current

  • Minimise mycotoxin risk in winter feed and forages - 07.10.2016
    • Last week AIC circulated a RASFF (Rapid Alert System Food & Feed) relating to high levels of Aflatoxin in exported Brazilian maize. The affected maize has been identified in Europe, specifically the Netherlands. In conjunction with an increased risk of mycotoxins in 2016 South American soya, Rumenco Technical Advisor Helen Rogers warns livestock farmers to ensure they take extra precautions this Autumn.

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  • The new hot topic – how can you avoid heat stress? - 21.07.2016
    • Heat stress symptoms can start to become apparent when ambient temperatures rise above 25°C, and with temperatures this week hitting 30°C or more, it’s vital farmers stay alert to at risk cows to avoid costly implications.

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  • Energy availability, the key to cow productivity - 24.02.2016
    • How significant are specific feed inclusions in helping reduce the risk of poor fertility and post-calving metabolic issues within dairy herds. Rumenco technical manager Helen Rogers explains.

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  • Don’t underestimate the cost of heat stress - 31.07.2015
    • With heat stress costing UK herds up to £80 per day, isn’t it time we looked at this silent monster and consider what we can do to beat it?

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  • Winter ration consistency vital to maintain performance - 09.12.2014
    • To maintain yields throughout the winter period, it’s key to have the right ration, and ensure consistency. With this in mind, it’s important farmers monitor for any tell-tale signs that a change might be needed.

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  • TMR audit roadshow highlights importance of variation - 04.11.2014
    • Inconsistency in rations fed to dairy cows has a big impact on productivity, so accessing the variation of the Total Mixed Ration (TMR) is vital.

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  • Understanding feeding fermented versus live yeast - 07.10.2014
    • Yeast is a common inclusion in dairy rations, says Dr Alison Bond, Rumenco’s commercial nutritionist; however, it comes in many guises, so it’s important to work with your nutritionist and ask the right questions.

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  • Range of mycotoxin solutions now on offer - 23.09.2014
    • A new range of mycotoxin binders from Rumenco provides flexible options for dairy farmers to counteract the risk from common toxins in the diet.

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Industry - 6 current

  • New Rumenco appointment for Wales practices what he preaches - 23.02.2016
    • Running the family farm for six years has meant that Rumenco’s new area farm representative for north and mid-Wales has gained real life experience of the challenges faced in modern day farming. 

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  • New member joins Rumenco’s technical team - 22.06.2015
    • Technical dairy nutrition knowledge and practical experience are key strengths for Rumenco’s new technical adviser, Helen Rogers.

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  • Continued growth and development for Rumenco - 29.05.2015
    • Developing new business opportunities in animal health, hygiene and nutrition will be top of the agenda for Rumenco’s newly appointed business development manager.

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  • All round benefit for gator competition winners - 27.03.2015
    • A John Deere gator is a welcome addition for one busy farming family who entered Rumenco’s prize-draw competition. 

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  • Rumenco Target Asian Market - VIV Asia - 24.02.2015
    • British animal feed supplement company Rumenco is rapidly expanding its international business and are now looking to make an impact in one of the largest growing markets  - Asia.

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  • British Farming Awards Winner - 31.10.2014
    • David Thornton, Rumenco’s technical manager, was delighted to award the Sheep Innovator of the Year British Farming Award to Mike Tewson from Crokers Farm, in Devon.

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Archive - 66 current

  • RUMENCO CONNECTION - SUMMER 2014 EDITION - 10.07.2014
  • RUMENCO CONNECTION - SUMMER 2014 EDITION - 10.07.2014
  • RUMENCO APPOINTS ANOTHER DAIRY HYGIENE SPECIALIST - 28.05.2014
    • Rumenco has appointed another dairy specialist to develop sales of the Nettex range of Progiene hygiene products.

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  • BEWARE MULTIPLE MAGNESIUM SOURCE MINERAL CLAIMS - 08.05.2014
    • Supplement manufacturer claims that multiple magnesium sources in a mineral are better than one are unsubstantiated and actually contradicted by published research studies.

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  • NEW HOOFCARE DISINFECTANT FROM PROGIENE - 07.05.2014
    • Rumenco division Nettex will launch a new footbath product at the Livestock Event as part of its developing Progiene dairy hygiene range.

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  • RUMENCO GROUP APPOINTS ADDITIONAL HYGIENE SPECIALIST - 07.04.2014
    • Rumenco has appointed experienced dairy hygiene specialist Barry Heaton to develop sales of the Nettex range of Progiene dairy chemicals in the North of England and Scotland. Barry will support the developing number of agricultural merchants distributing Progiene products.

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  • PRIZE WINNING SIMMENTAL BREEDER PUTS FAITH IN XP YEAST - 25.03.2014
    • The Atlow herd of pedigree Simmentals was established in 1988. Since then the founder David Donnelly from Asbourne in Derbyshire has become a renowned serial winner at various shows around the country. And whilst rearing top-notch cattle may be his passion, it is not his day job.

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  • GREATER THREAT FROM STAGGERS THIS SPRING - 26.02.2014
    • With record winter rainfall leaching minerals from the soil and potassium being more aggressive on magnesium than previously thought, farmers are being urged to guard against a potentially greater threat from grass staggers this spring.

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  • CONSIDER SUPPLEMENTARY NUTRITION NOW FOR PREGNANT STOCK ON WET PASTURES - 10.01.2014
    • Grass is still growing on many farms as 2014 kicks off with more of the mild, stormy weather that characterised the end of 2013. So much so that grazing may look abundant at the moment, but low dry matter winter pasture is not enough to sustain optimum cattle and sheep performance, warns Rumenco...

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  • PEMBROKESHIRE FARMER'S SON WINS PRESTIGIOUS NATIONAL STUDENT AWARD - 04.12.2013
    • Pembrokeshire farmer's son and Harper Adams University (HAU) graduate Daniel Harries is the 2013 winner of the Rumenco Beef and Sheep Award for his exemplary business appraisal of a Shropshire farming estate...

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  • SUPPLEMENT LOW DRY MATTER AUTUMN GRASS AND EXTEND GRAZING SEASON - 03.10.2013
    • The late summer grazing conditions have been typically good around the UK this year because of timely summer rainfall and plentiful sunshine hours. But cattle growth rates are now being compromised because livestock are struggling to ingest enough forage dry matter with the onset of autumn conditions, nutritionists warn...

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  • RUMENCO TARGETS DAIRY HYGIENE MARKET - 27.09.2013
    • Rumenco has strengthened its dairy sector expertise with the appointment of milking hygiene specialist Alison Clark to manage the company’s entry into the UK and overseas dairy chemical markets...

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  • LASTING MEMORIAL TO NORTHUMBRIAN SHEEP - 05.08.2013
    • Specialist feed supplement company Rumenco has donated a Quaich to the North Country Cheviot Sheep Society in memory of respected Northumbrian hill sheep farmer and ex employee Michael Peters, who passed away in November 2012...

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  • LACK OF GRASS CONCERNS BEEF AND SHEEP PRODUCERS - 31.07.2013
    • The hot July weather has burnt off many pastures and supplementary feed manufacturers are experiencing a surge of enquires from cattle and sheep producers concerned about the situation...

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  • RUMENCO STRENGTHENS ITS COMMERCIAL TEAM - 11.07.2013
    • Rumenco has strengthened its UK and overseas commercial teams with the appointment of two new roles to help drive the company’s development plans...

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  • TIME TO ADDRESS THE FLY THREAT - 11.07.2013
    • Fly populations escalate in early July just at the time the nutritional value of grass starts to decline and the coincidence of the two factors can have a damaging effect on livestock performance, cattle producers are being warned...

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  • BADGERS BEATEN BY SIMPLE CATTLE FEEDER - 24.05.2013
    • A Rumenco beef cattle feeder, specifically designed to thwart access by badgers to livestock feed supplements, has been given the thumbs up by the South West TB Farm Advisory Service (SWTBFAS).

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  • NEW 4 IN 1 GRAZING SUPPLEMENT - 09.05.2013
    • Rumenco has launched a new ruminant livestock summer pasture supplement to help cattle and sheep producers combat the anticipated and well-reported challenges of the 2013 grazing season.

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  • LIFELINE PROVES ITS WORTH IN POOR SILAGE YEAR - 08.05.2013
    • In a year like this, when the feed value of silage is poor, effective and judicious use of supplementary nutrition is crucial for maintaining the condition of cows and ewes pre-parturition.

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  • LIFELINE CUTS FEED BILL FOR DUNMAGLASS SHEPHERD - 08.05.2013
    • Some Highland estates see farming almost as a by-product of their sporting enterprises, but the Hayward family’s Dunmaglass Estate near Fort Augustus on the south side of Loch Ness runs a successful farming business alongside a thriving grouse moor.

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  • PRE-CALVING SUPPLEMENT EASES CALVING ISSUES IN ARGYLL - 08.05.2013
    • Calving issues relating to BVD have been a historical problem on Duncan Macalister’s Glenbarr Farms, near Campbeltown, Argyll. A vaccination programme is now in place, but he still felt that an extra boost was required for cows and calves at calving time.

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  • SHORTAGE OF GRASS PROMPTS CALLS FOR HELP - 15.04.2013
    • Sheep producers concerned about ewe and lamb nutrition because of a shortage of early spring grass are being urged to keep milk on their ewes through the strategic use of feed blocks...

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  • EFFECTIVE MAGNESIUM SUPPLEMENTS VITAL FOR FRESHLY CALVED SUCKLERS THIS YEAR - 03.04.2013
    • Experts are warning that magnesium deficiency in dairy cows and lactating ewes could be a real problem at turnout this spring because so much of the mineral has leached out from pastures this year. But according to David Thornton from Rumenco, newly calved suckler cows are especially at risk because these cattle do not receive much supplementary feed on many farms...

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  • RUMENCO STRENGTHENS POSITION IN MINERAL BUCKET MARKET - 06.02.2013
    • Rumenco has strengthened its position in the ruminant feed supplement market with the acquisition by Uniblock Limited of Provimi’s molassed mineral bucket business in Ireland. The asset purchase by Uniblock, which is a division of Rumenco, also includes the respected Mixrite brand.

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  • WARWICKSHIRE FARMER’S SON WINS PRESTIGIOUS AWARD - 22.10.2012
    • Warwickshire farmer’s son and Harper Adams University College (HAUC) graduate Harry Barnes is the 2012 winner of the Rumenco Beef and Sheep Award for his exemplary business appraisal of a Shropshire farming estate.

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  • CHANGE TO DRY COW MANAGEMENT REGIME TRANSFORMS TRANSITION COW PERFORMANCE - 05.09.2012
    • When Cheshire dairyman Richard Davenport experienced as many as 15 displaced abomasums in some winter calvers two years ago, as well as a glut of retained cleansings and the odd milk fever case, he knew his transition cow management needed looking at.

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  • FEAST ON YEAST FOR £13 PER BULL BENEFIT - 21.08.2012
    • A new bull beef trial at Harper Adams University College suggests the dietary inclusion of a fermented yeast culture can increase margins by at least £13 per bull.

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  • LOW DM GRASS HITS CATTLE GROWTH RATES - 25.07.2012
    • Grazing conditions have been dire in many parts of the country because of the unprecedented heavy summer rainfall, but cattle growth rates are also being compromised because livestock are struggling to ingest enough forage dry matter.

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  • MAXIMISE VALUE OF SPRING GRASS ASSET TO GIVE LAMBS FLYING START - 16.03.2012
    • With the prospect of strong lamb prices for the foreseeable future and Schmallenberg virus problems threatening some flock’s productivity this year, sheep producers are being urged to maximise the value of their spring grass asset to ensure the lambs they do have get a flying start from their lactating mothers.

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  • RUMENCO ACQUIRES NET-TEX INDUSTRIES LIMITED - 23.12.2011
  • LAMB LOSSES AT A RECORD LOW - 21.11.2011
  • DIVERSIFICATION AND INNOVATION THE THEMES FOR SHEEP FARMING ENTREPRENEUR - 21.11.2011
  • HARD WINTER SHINES A LIGHT ON EWE FEEDING DIRECTION - 12.10.2011
  • NEW BLOCK TO FINISH LAMBS - 22.08.2011
    • Rumenco has launched a new feed block to enable sheep producers to finish lambs as quickly as possible off available grass or fodder crops.

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  • EXTEND GRAZING SEASON TO CUT EXPENSIVE STRAW COSTS - 09.08.2011
    • Beef producers could save at least £21 a head on expensive straw bedding costs this winter by delaying housing by six weeks and maximising the nutritional potential of late season grass.

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  • NEW RAM CARE SUPPLEMENT FROM RUMENCO - 16.06.2011
    • Rumenco has developed a new Lifeline nutritional supplement formulated specifically for working rams. Lifeline Ram Care draws on the Easicare principles developed by SAC and is designed to promote healthier, fitter breeding stock, the company says.

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  • INVEST NOW, OR PAY LATER - 16.06.2011
    • Beef and sheep producers are being urged to maximise cattle and lamb growth rates at grass this summer to avoid the consequences of another expensive feed winter.

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  • MAXIMISING THE PERFORMANCE OF CATTLE AND SHEEP AT GRASS - 21.05.2011
    • It pays to stock summer pastures heavily in early summer, but even in good
      grass growing years the growth rates of cattle and lambs decline as the
      season progresses. David Thornton from Rumenco explains why
      supplementary feed from mid-summer is technically and economically justified.

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  • WARD OFF SUMMER FLY THREAT - 21.05.2011
    • As the weather warms up, so do farm fly populations and it’s important to
      make sure your stock are well protected. While cattle are at grass it’s generally
      time to get on with other jobs around the farm – the animals may not be
      attracting your attention, but they will be interesting the local fly population!

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  • UNDERSTANDING FORAGE QUALITY
    • In this month’s ruminant nutrition article, Rumenco technical manager David
      Thornton discusses the importance of forage nutritional analysis and how
      matching the correct supplement to what is missing in your hay or silage can
      actually save you money.

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  • FORAGE MINERAL ANALYSIS CRUCIAL
    • Developing a better understanding of forage mineral status could help many beef
      and sheep producers cut feed supplementation costs.

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  • DEVON FARMER’S SON WINS COLLEGE PRIZE
    • Devon farmer’s son Chris Manley has received a prestigious award on graduating with a
      BSc (Hons) degree in Agriculture from Harper Adams University College.

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  • MAKING THE MOST OF LATE SEASON GRASS
    • In the first of a new series of topical livestock nutrition articles, Rumenco
      technical manager David Thornton highlights the declining feed value in grazed
      grass at this time of year, and offers useful advice on how to keep cattle growing
      on target right through to housing and the switch to winter rations.

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  • TENANTS INNOVATE TO ACCUMULATE
    • You’d think that tenant farming a parkland estate with inherent grazing restrictions would
      make many shy away from sheep production, but not Gavin and Abby Atterton. Far from
      it, by putting innovation at the heart of their business they have boosted flock productivity
      and built a profitable lowland sheep enterprise.

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  • RUMENCO APPOINTS EXPORT MANAGER
    • Developing Rumevite and Supalyx business across Europe and the Middle East has led
      Rumenco to expand its export sales team.

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  • NEW BADGER BEATER FEEDER
    • Rumenco has developed a new cattle feeder that keeps forage supplements for
      grazing and housed livestock well out of reach of badgers.

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  • RUMENCO EXPANDS ITS MERCHANT SUPPORT TEAM
    • Rumenco has expanded its trade support team to help merchants develop sales
      opportunities for its growing range of branded and own label block, bucket and other
      feed supplement products.

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  • NEW RUMEVITE OFFERS WIN-WIN ALTERNATIVE TO MOLASSED BUCKETS
    • A saving of up to £100 per tonne over bucket-based supplements, more
      environmentally-friendly packaging, three new products and the introduction of a
      versatile, reusable feeder are the key benefits being delivered by a launch of the new
      Rumevite block range this summer.

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  • IMPROVING FORAGE WITH RUMEVITE
    • As a proven complementary forage supplement that has helped so many sheep
      farmers enhance the value of their pasture, hay or grass silage, Rumevite forage
      supplement blocks have always been seen as a highly versatile and labour
      saving way of feeding ruminant livestock.

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  • FEEDING EWES IN MID PREGNANCY
    • In this month’s ruminant nutrition article, Rumenco technical manager David
      Thornton discusses the importance of good nutrition for in-lamb ewes at this time
      of year and highlights the importance of feeding the placenta during the mid
      pregnancy period.

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  • COPING WITH SUMMER DROUGHT
    • It’s been the second driest first six months in the UK for a century and even the
      grass in Cumbria is desperate for rain. Many of the region’s livestock producers
      are short of grazing, so how to you keep those cattle and lambs growing in a dry
      summer? David Thornton from Rumenco offers some important topical advice.

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  • FINISHING LAMBS AT GRASS
    • Now’s the time of year when upland sheep producers are looking to finish lambs off,
      but knowing when to supplement grass to complete the job is not easy.

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  • RUMENCO INTRODUCES 100kg ‘SUPA’ TUB
    • Specialist feed and mineral bucket supplement manufacturer Rumenco has launched a
      new 100kg SUPALyx tub as it rationalises the weight of products in its range to help
      merchant warehouse staff and farmers avoid the risk of musculo-skeletal injuries.

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  • SUMMER FLY CONTROL
    • The later summer months are often the time when livestock around the farm get
      the least attention, but that’s not strictly true. Cattle at grass in July and August
      will certainly be attracting the interest of the local fly population! In this month’s
      livestock nutrition article, David Thornton from Rumenco discusses the
      importance of effective fly control.

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  • INNOVATIVE SUPPLEMENT STREAMLINES EWE AND LAMB FEEDING
    • Powys sheep producer Brian Davies has come to expect a far easier lambing season
      and crop of good, strong lambs from a variety of breeds since taking decisive steps a
      few years ago to streamline his supplementary feeding system.

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  • LIFELINE CUTS TWIN LAMB DISEASE AND BOOSTS LAMB VIGOUR AT BIRTH
    • Andrew Kirby cut the incidence of twin lamb disease, had a far easier lambing season
      and produced a crop of livelier newborn lambs after introducing Lifeline Lamb & Ewe for
      the first time last year.

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  • INNOVATIVE FEEDING APPROACH PAYS OFF FOR SHROPSHIRE BEEF AND SHEEP PRODUCER
    • An innovative pre-birth ruminant feeding approach based uniquely on feeding
      both the dam and unborn offspring through a single supplement is paying off
      handsomely for Shropshire beef and sheep producers the Morgan family.

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  • PEDIGREE MAN STICKS WITH RUMENCO LIFELINE
    • “I’m definitely sticking with Lifeline – it does a great job”. A pretty strong endorsement in
      anyone’s language and one sheep producer Antony Glaves is pleased to make.

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  • FEEDING THE TRANSITION SUCKLER COW
    • In the dairy sector, dry cow management is one of the key and most challenging
      aspects of milk production. Getting the dry cow period right promotes easier
      calvings, stronger calves, primes the cow for the subsequent lactation and even
      influences fertility. In the month’s livestock nutrition article, David Thornton from
      Rumenco outlines what the region’s suckler producers can learn from the dairy
      approach.

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  • NEW DRY COW MINERAL FROM RUMENCO
    • Rumenco will launch an innovative new mineral supplement for high performing dry
      and transition dairy cows at the 2010 Dairy Event and Livestock Show (DELS).

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  • TEETHING TROUBLES TACKLED ON NEW GREENFIELD UNIT
    • Expectations were high when the dairy herd at Crutchley Farms in Nettlecombe, Dorset, was
      moved to a new, greenfield unit in 2007. Every aspect of its design had been carefully
      considered and state-of-the-art technology was combined with measures to improve both
      cow and worker comfort.

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  • XP YEAST - JAMES WARREN
    • It is a well-known problem that as milk yield increases, so does the risk of
      rumen health issues. And this can then have a knock-on effect on the fitness
      and health of the cow if not resolved quickly enough.

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  • SOUTH WALES DAIRY HERD FEEDING TRIAL SHOWS BENEFIT OF YEAST CULTURE
    • A six week winter feeding trial run with a dairy herd in South Wales has highlighted the
      value of proven yeast cultures in improving rumen function. Both milk yield and quality
      were boosted in the feeding study at a net financial benefit to the farmer of around 70
      pence per cow per day.

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  • NEW DATA SHOWS GOOD ENERGY LEVELS IN WINTER GRASS
    • Winter grass emerging from a blanket of snow and frost does so with a surprisingly
      high ME content and the phenomenon can help sheep farmers delay compound
      feeding and conserve meager, yet highly valuable forage stocks for later in the
      season.

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  • FLY LIFE-CYCLES THREE WEEKS AHEAD OF SCHEDULE
    • The mild March and warm early April weather means fly life cycles are two to three
      weeks ahead of schedule this year, meaning livestock farmers need to make an early
      start with their control measures.

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  • FLY LIFE-CYCLES THREE WEEKS AHEAD OF SCHEDULE
    • The mild March and warm early April weather means fly life cycles are two to three
      weeks ahead of schedule this year, meaning livestock farmers need to make an early
      start with their control measures.

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