Nutritional Articles

  • BEEF - Adding value to Homegrown Grain for Homebred Cattle

    1 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 to finish the progeny from their 70 head of suckler cows with greater ease and efficiency, making better use of home grown cereals. Around 60 acres of barley is sown each year on the 300 acre unit. Harve...

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  • DAIRY - Productivity and Herd Improvements for Orkney Dairy Herds

    1 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-run cheese factory and widely exported.

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  • DAIRY - Somatic Cell Counts and Reducing Bacterial Challenge

    1 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 elevated somatic cell counts (SCC), the majority of which are white blood cells produced in ever increasing numbers in milk as an immune response to a bacterial challenge within the udder.

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