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Better payback from liming as fertiliser prices soar

Liming grassland this autumn could offer greater financial benefits than usual as fertiliser prices soar.

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Blood tests highlight need for pre-tupping vaccination

Barrenness or abortion in sheep flocks earlier this year was likely caused by an insidious disease such as toxoplasmosis, according diagnostic results analysed by MSD Animal Health.

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Maternal performance key to profitable suckler beef

Suckler beef producers are being encouraged to optimise profitability by focusing on maternal performance rather than carcase traits.

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Top tips for feeding this year’s silage

Dairy farmers are being encouraged to analyse forage regularly during feed-out this winter – to ensure rations meet performance targets and support rumen health.

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Plan winter feed and bedding strategy sooner not later

Livestock farmers are being reminded to plan their winter feed and bedding strategy following reports of low straw stocks in some areas.

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Alternative treatments for home-grown feed

Growers are being urged to look to alternative grain treatments to maximise the quality of home-grown feed this winter.

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Supplements can get more from your forage

Livestock producers looking to make the most of grazed forage can increase intake and digestion by 10% by using a nutrient-rich supplement, suggests research.

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Trials highlight benefits of hybrid rye in pig diets

Hybrid rye can be included in finishing pig diets at rates of up to 60%, according to UK trials to evaluate its use as an alternative feedstuff.

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New grass varieties added to latest recommended list

Nine new varieties have been added to the latest recommended grass and clover lists published by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board.

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Surge of interest in TB testing training

More than 60 people from across agriculture have now registered their interest in training so they can test cattle for bovine tuberculosis.

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