Nutritional Articles

  • Achieving quantity of eggs and size well above the breed standard

    4 Sep 2020

    Jonathan Stokes runs a 300 acre mixed farm just outside Shrewsbury. Along with over 100,000 free range hens, Jonathan has 300 ewes and grows a mix of cereals and grass which are used to feed the livestock. In recent years, the business has also diversified into a successful holiday park with a carp fishing lake. The family run a progressive operation, with a clear focus on producing a qualit...

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  • Harbro Horse Ambassador: Rosa Onslow July 2020

    19 Aug 2020

    "The horses hadn’t competed since March at Lincoln, so they were nearly as excited as me" - Harbro Horse Ambassador Rosa Onslow on restarting competitions. 

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  • GrassWatch 30 July 2020

    30 Jul 2020

    Wendy Hutton, one of our dairy specialists gives us an insight into current grass performance (29 June) Acid load The grass watch testing this week has highlighted the increase in the acid load figures (changes to the pH in the rumen) which has a knock on effect on butterfat production.  From spring throughout summer, grass is readily fermentable and can also cause high Polyunsaturated Fat...

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  • Combat summer lethargy

    24 Jul 2020

    Vits & Mins is one crucial element in helping combat summer lethargy. writes Harbro nutritionist Dr Vicki Glasgow

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  • GrassWatch 29 June 2020

    2 Jul 2020

    Wendy Hutton, one of our dairy specialists gives us an insight into current grass performance (29 June) The eagerly awaited rain over the last two weeks and the continuation of high temperatures has seen an increase of grass growth.  From its lowest point of approx. 40kg DM/ha/day the two weeks following has seen the results of an average growth increase to 64kg DM/ha/day.  Scotland has seen...

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