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Spring grass flush: Managing the risk

 

 

Estimations suggest that 1% of cattle in the UK will experience clinical grass staggers, with up to 30% of all clinical cases resulting in death and significant direct losses. A far larger percentage of animals, including ewes, will experience sub-clinical cases that may affect overall animal performance.

 

 

The Importance of Post Calving Nutrition - Feed Now for the Future

 

Focusing on nutrition not only during the 6-weeks pre-calving but also through to six weeks post service is essential to ensure a 365-day calving period and pro tability on farm this spring.

 

How To Provide Your Herd with the Springboard To Success

 

With an estimated 1 in 7 dairy calves and 1 in 13 beef calves lost to disease during the rearing phase, calf immunity and resistance to disease challenge is fundamental to success.  With calves born naive to disease challenge and reliant on the passive transfer of immunity via colostrum in the first hours of life we discussed with Helen Rogers, Rumenco Technical Adviser, how pre-calving nutrition is key to supporting the production of quality colostrum and how far reaching failure to prepare can be.

VALUABLE TOOL FOR CALCULATING FORAGE STOCKS THIS WINTER

 

VALUABLE TOOL FOR CALCULATING FORAGE STOCKS THIS WINTER

In response to the flurry of calls for advice on dealing with potential forage shortages this winter, Rumenco have produced an easy to use forage stocks calculator. This easy to use tool will help enable cattle and sheep farmers to measure and manage stocks carefully over the coming months.

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Lambing Record Sheet

Improving Lambing Returns Through Nutrition

 

With only 20% of breeding flocks proving profitable according to AHDB data then producers must analyse where they can adapt and change to ensure their systems remain sustainable for the long-term. Here, Dr Alison Bond, Commercial Nutritionist discusses the findings and how producers can utilise the information to drive profitability on farm as lambing approaches.

 

 

New Rumenco Calf and Youngstock Product to Deliver Real Benefits

NEW CALF AND YOUNGSTOCK PRODUCT TO REAP REAL BENEFITS

Rumenco has launched a NEW controlled intake lick bucket which is aimed specifically at the calf and youngstock market.

Planning Outwintering Supplementation Strategies

 

How do you reduce costs without reducing performance? The average cost of rearing a replacement heifer is reported to be £1500 and before any support payments the average beef cow returns a loss of almost £180 and even a store animal loses over £105 it is reported by AHDB.  Profitable beef and dairy production rely on increasing returns whilst controlling input costs, especially as the future of support payments remain uncertain in the UK.

 

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