Study shows that clover reduces the environmental impact of beef and sheep grazing

Reseeding permanent beef and sheep grazing pasture initially contributes to climate change and doesn’t increase yields beyond the first year, according to new research. The study by Rothamsted Research, examined the impact of reseeding on carbon and nitrogen levels, as a method of reducing the environmental impact of beef and sheep grazing. The study showed […]

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Vets asked to mobilise clients to share their experience of milk fever in national survey

Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health, manufacturer of Bovikalc® and Bovikalc® Dry, has launched its National Milk Fever (hypocalcaemia) Survey to capture the opinions of farmers and their on-farm experiences of the condition. Vets are being asked to encourage farm clients to take part and improve the quality of data available on clinical and subclinical milk fever. […]

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XLVets has fresh focus with the appointment of Laura Whyte as Board Chair

XLVets, the community of independently owned veterinary practices, has appointed a new Chair to its Board of Directors. Ms Laura Whyte is an independent, non-executive Director and in her role will bring a fresh perspective and business knowledge to enhance the experience of existing members and new members as their practices join the group. Laura […]

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Long acting antimicrobial now available with reduced milk withhold period in cattle

Norbrook has announced a reduced milk withdrawal time in cattle from ten days to eight days for the long acting antimicrobial injection, Alamycin LA 300 – reducing the impact of milk waste and improving production efficiency. The label change, approved by the Veterinary Medicines Directorate, is effective immediately. Alamycin LA 300 protects cattle, sheep and […]

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Agriculture – Still The Most Dangerous Industry in the UK

Agriculture has long been one of the most dangerous industries to work in. Across the world, farming & agricultural accident rates refuse to fall, contributing factors include the use of heavy machinery, industrial equipment & animals. In 2014 the HSA figures reveal an 87% jump with 30 people killed in 2014 compared to 16 in […]

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