Livestock

    Benefits of Colostrum Pasteurisation

    Many disease causing organisms can be transmitted to calves via colostrum feeding, such as Mycoplasma, Listeria, E.coli, Salmonella and perhaps most importantly, the bacteria that causes Johne’s disease (Mycobacterium avium paratuberculosis or MAP).

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    Lighting for Cows

    As the shortest day approaches it seems appropriate to think about the day length that your cows are experiencing.  Research has shown that both quantity and quality of light in the cow shed can affect milk yield and fertility.

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    Culling Within The Dairy Herd

    Over this past year, farmers’ have experienced extreme weather conditions which have led to grass and fodder shortages rolling over into the coming winter in many parts of the country.…

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    Beef Efficiency Scheme – 2018 events

    Autumn events to help farmers and crofters optimise winter nutrition and grazing availability In response to concerns that this year’s weather conditions will result in Scottish farmers and crofters facing…

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    African Swine Fever (ASF)

    The disease is spreading in Europe (1). It has been confirmed in wild boar and feral pigs as well as in commercial and backyard pigs in Central and Eastern Europe.…

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    Grassland webinars

    With 2018 proving a particularly challenging year in terms of grass growth, a series of webinars from Scotland’s Rural College has been created to help farmers get the most from…

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