Allflex has announced the launch of a new version of its Alligator mobile sheep handling system, launched at the Royal Welsh Show, Builth Wells, on Monday 23rd July.
Brassica fodder crops could provide a much-needed boost to feed stocks as livestock farmers battle forage shortages due to the widespread drought conditions.
UK dairy and beef producers are being urged to take the heat out of summer rations for housed cattle as the prolonged period of hot weather extends into July.
Adopting a multi-graze management strategy with selected brassica fodder crops can help solve predicted forage shortages this year, says Helen Mathieu of forage experts Germinal.
Livestock farmers concerned about shortfalls of silage for winter feeding, after a mixed bag of grass yields so far this season, should keep regular tabs on stocks and be prepared to put extra effort into making and conserving remaining cuts, a silage specialist is urging.
Allflex has launched SenseTime Beef – a unique heat detection and health monitoring system designed specifically for beef cattle.
Allflex in partnership with Duradiamond has announced the launch of an updated version of its ‘iLivestock’ flock and herd management app, with the new version more intuitive to use thanks to a cleaner-looking, easier to navigate interface.
More than half the replacement heifer calves being reared on UK commercial dairy units could be growing too slowly to hit targets for optimal health and lifetime productivity.
Brassica fodder crops can be an ideal break crop for Scottish sheep farmers planning to rejuvenate grassland and will also help boost short-term feed availability, said Germinal’s William Fleming at NSA ScotSheep.
A five-year programme of trials and demonstrations involving eight UK livestock farms and researchers from Aberystwyth and Bangor Universities has demonstrated significant benefits of integrating a range of forage protein crops into farming systems.