Nutritional Articles

  • Calving to bulling - a crucial time

    5 May 2021

    “The saying ‘Every day is a school day’ reminds us that no matter our perceived knowledge, we can all learn something new. Likewise, every day is key for the success of the suckler herd but there are 81 days in the cow’s year which I think really do matter.” says Harbro’s Alistair Stewart. In order to have a calf every year, the cow must conceive within 81 days of giving birth and you can give...

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  • Grazing compound range Summer 2021

    21 Apr 2021

    Harbro grazing compounds  Our grazing compound range has been designed to achieve efficient milk from grass. Made from quality raw materials, products range from 15-17% protein offering a variety of options to cost effectively complement grass and other available forage. All products with the exception of EliteGrass contain Evo and Syntek as standard. Syntek Syntek has the following benef...

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  • Keeping hill farming alive on Dunalastair Estate

    11 Mar 2021

    Scottish hill farming can produce top quality livestock from essentially low in-put systems. At Dunalastair Estate near Kinloch Rannoch, Farm Manager Finlay McIntyre is achieving just this through breed selection, good grassland management and ensuring stock are getting access to the right nutrition. Covering 16,000 acres, the estate is home to 2,000 predominately Blackface and some North Coun...

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  • Calf success at Carskerdo

    25 Feb 2021

    For the Wilsons at Carskerdo Farm in Fife, the dilemmas facing them a few years ago were no different from any other dairy business. The family had long been involved in dairying having moved from East Kilbride to Carskerdo in November 1995, with the cows following in May 1996. A long and hard evaluation of the business was made, asking “Do we expand or get out?” The decision to keep going and...

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  • EQUINE: Feeding during the fittening period

    23 Feb 2021

    Hopefully, the weather is now improving and along with lengthening daylight hours, we will now be turning our attention to reconditioning our horses; whether that is gradually increasing workload or fittening from scratch. This will of course depend on how much time your horse has had off.

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