Nutritional Articles

  • BEEF - Content Cattle Achieving Quicker Finishing Weights

    25 Jan 2017

    Harvest is now a distant memory for David Tanner from Loddington Grange Farm, Northamptonshire, and now the focus is on utilising the home grown cereals in a ration for his 400 finishing cattle. David, who farms in partnership with father Malcolm, buys store cattle all year round from store sales and a private buyer. “We are not fussy when it comes to breeds and have a variety of continental a...

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  • BEEF - Preparing Your Cattle for Winter

    25 Jan 2017

    Winter is just round the corner and with this means a change to your cattle’s diet as they are brought inside. Improving farm efficiency by adding value to home produced cereals for the use in both growing and finishing rations should be considered as part of your feeding regime for the winter ahead. This October issue of the Harbro Beef Update comes at a time when the monetary value of cerea...

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  • POULTRY - Maximising Output and Profitability to 80 Weeks of Age

    25 Jan 2017

    The cost of a pullet is the second largest input next to feed and Harbro aims to realise the full value of both. The 80 week production cycle of laying hens is widely discussed by the laying industry throughout the UK however, 18 months ago Harbro and one of their producers took on the challenge to implements new techniques,controls and nutrition to see how many quality eggs could be sold from...

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  • PIG - Creep Feeding - Importance of the First Seven Days of Life

    23 Jan 2017

    The importance of how we treat the pig in the first seven days post weaning is often underestimated. This is one of the most traumatic times in a young pig’s life. Up until this point, the piglet has lived exclusively within a small group of around 10 to 14, fed on mother’s milk and hopefully has had provided to it a quantity of quality creep feed. Weaning day brings about many changes includin...

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  • EQUINE - Feeding the Veteran

    16 Jan 2017

    Harbro Equine Nutritionist, Dr Vicki Glasgow, gives some useful advice on how to feed your veteran horse. 

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