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.
SHEEP - Energyzing the flock with buckets and grass6 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...Read more
BEEF - Maximising output with a Stabiliser herd17 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...Read more
BEEF SUCKLER - Time for some pre-calving tips17 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...Read more
BEEF SUCKLER - Improving conception rates with Super Suckler17 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...Read more
BEEF - Genetics and Nutrition are key for Mains of Gallery25 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...Read more
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...Read more