Harbro is proud to have the UK’s largest nutrition department consisting of degree and PhD qualified nutritionists and scientists, ensuring technical support is available when required. Our nutrition department works closely with a number of key universities and research institutes, along with running an in-house research and development programme. This ensures that we are able to bring the latest information to our customers, which can then be used on a practical level.

As part of our commitment to innovation we are a leading partner in a £35 million government funded precision farming epi-centre, which will find new ways to measure and monitor on-farm performance. This leadership means that our customers will be the first to benefit from this new initiative.

Nutritional Articles

  • SHEEP - Energyzing the flock with buckets and grass

    6 Feb 2018

    Andrew Cullens, along with his brother Ian and father James, manage Dollarbank Farm outside Dollar, central Scotland. Andrew is a fourth generation farmer on the tenanted 3,000 acre estate which ha...

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  • BEEF - Maximising output with a Stabiliser herd

    17 Jan 2018

    The Norrie family run Denhead of Arbirlot Farm in Arbroath, a family business owned by brothers Douglas and Frank, with Frank’s son Robin now handling most of the day to day management. The farm ha...

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  • BEEF SUCKLER - Time for some pre-calving tips

    17 Jan 2018

    As we look ahead again to the calving season, it is essential to understand and as far as possible control the factors that impact on the health and performance of the cow. Nutrition, health and go...

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  • BEEF SUCKLER - Improving conception rates with Super Suckler

    17 Jan 2018

    The Smith family run Towiemore farm in Keith. The business is managed by brothers Colin and Graham, along with Graham’s two sons Ryan and Lewis, both of whom have studied at SRUC. Colin and Graham...

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  • BEEF - Genetics and Nutrition are key for Mains of Gallery

    25 Aug 2017

    The Gammie family made the move from Kingswells on the outskirts of Aberdeen down to Fordoun, Laurencekirk in 1971 where father Ronald and his three sons Norman, Douglas and Alastair now farm fou...

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  • DAIRY - Milk Monitor Update - What is an efficient diet?

    9 Oct 2017

    When we think about improving efficiencies, the key areas that we are typically told to focus on are reducing our feed costs by using more forages and home grown feeds and buying in less concentrat...

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