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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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Micronutrients crucial to prevent lameness
Farmers looking to reduce lameness in cattle are being encouraged to consider trace element and vitamin supplementation to support hoof health. Appropriate micronutrition, teamed with a suitable trimming strategy, can support the hoof horn and help prevent lameness and its costly consequences, says Tom Butler, group technical manager at... Read more
Australia free trade deal is ‘bad for beef’

An increase in beef exports following a tariff-free trade deal with Australia could have a big impact on British producers, say meat processors.

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Major study identifies key disease priorities in livestock

Lameness and endemic infectious disease continue to hamper productivity in the beef and dairy sectors, confirms a major survey.

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Drought-hit grassland could benefit from forage maize

Dairy and livestock producers should consider replacing slow-growing silage leys with drought tolerant maize without delay to avoid forage shortfalls this winter.

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