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 - Lambing Essentials: Planning to Prevent Disease24 Feb 2017
Hugh Thomson Harbro’s resident vet gives his top tips on a successful lambing.
At this time of year, the lambing ‘tool box’ needs restocked and a reminder of what you mi...Read more
SHEEP - Preventing Twin Lamb Disease5 Jan 2017
Twin Lamb Disease (TLD) can occur in thin or over fat ewes and is triggered by a stressful event such as a change in weather, change in diet or foot problems which results in a critical sh...Read more
DAIRY - Important Winter Feeding Decisions1 Nov 2016
As the days draw in and grass growth drops off, many of you are now looking towards winter housing and how to maximise milk production as economically as possible to recoup some margin on the im...Read more
DAIRY - Productivity and Herd Improvements for Orkney Dairy Herds1 Sep 2016
Orkney’s 2200 dairy cows, owned by 17 units, produce liquid milk for local distribution and enough to provide 25 tonnes per week of the famous Orkney Cheese, which is manufactured in the farmer-...Read more
DAIRY - Somatic Cell Counts and Reducing Bacterial Challenge1 Sep 2016
Keeping cattle housed poses its own challenges in terms of bedding cleanliness, microbial challenge and udder health. The first indication of a possible microbial challenge on farm is elev...Read more
BEEF - Adding value to Homegrown Grain for Homebred Cattle1 Oct 2016
Farmers are continuously looking for ways to improve livestock systems; a simple but effective approach is benefiting Iain and June Robertson from Lower Inchcorsie, Rothiemay, by allowing them t...Read more