It may seem early to start thinking about tupping time, but it takes 6-8 weeks for a ewe to change 1 body condition score. By preparing for tupping time by sorting through the ewes and the tups, a farm will become more productive.
Issue 10 of the DN Newsletter for farmers focuses on transition and calving for autumn calving herds. Remember, setting up the transition period will ensure the best start to the next lactation.
This weeks newsletter looks at the importance of water to stock, highlights what farmers can do to reduce heat stress and we also discuss a product now available from DN to reduce cases of heat stress.
This issue looks at how the dairy sector has been affecting milk producers; options for beef cattle to maximise returns; the weekly grass growth update and a couple of products to consider for summer.
We are delighted to share with you the first DN Newsletter for farmers. These are designed to keep you informed, both from a company perspective but also, with useful information which you might utilise to help optimise your farming performance.
This issue focuses on Diet Transitions, as we look ahead to winter feeding, there is much to be considered. Input costs are high, raw material markets are volatile and forage quality is variable.
The quicker we finish our beef animals the greater the return, so reducing days on feed is critical for profitability. Issue 18 focuses on nutrition, health, feed efficiency and environment.
Issue 15 of the DN Newsletter for Farmers focuses on cattle fertility. The potential impact upon a business from poor fertility is not only damaging financially, it also has a long-term effect upon the herd.
A few days of good weather and everyone is picking grass up or making hay while the sunshine lasts! Issue 12 looks at how first cut is analysing, some top tips to work safely on a farm and the latest livestock market trends.
This issue will focus on feed calibration and the importance of calibrating the feeder and how often it should be calibrated. It may seem like a time consuming task, however it should save feed and production costs.
This issue issue looks at key factors to make the best silage possible and how to handle grass at harvesting. There is also the weekly grass growth update, support for dairy farmers and DN fed lambs topping the spring lamb trade.
For a sheep enterprise lambing is the most important time of the year. Preparations include managing and feeding the sheep correctly, getting the lambing facilities ready and gathering necessary supplies.
This issue focuses on costings, as accurate records should be the first step in all management planning decisions. This will enable you to improve animal welfare and benefit you financially.
This issue focuses on beef cow fertility. The efficiency of fertility in a beef suckler herd can be defined as achieving the maximum output (kg) of saleable beef per breeding cow per year.
As many lambs are being weaned, we need to minimise changes to reduce stress. Dietary changes at weaning should be kept to a minimum in order to reduce the amount of stressors. We look at a few factors to be considering.
Lambing time is now drawing to a close and you should review 2020 lambing. This weeks issue will discuss a few key points which should be considered and amendments to make for 2021 lambing season.
In this issue our Technical Manager and Vet, Debby Brown, will discuss the importance of Magnesium and Calcium in livestock, why issues and imbalances occur and what we should be doing to optimise health and performance on farm.