Nutritional Articles

  • EQUINE - Scottish Rider Feb 2018 issue

    1 Feb 2018

    I am a 19year old event rider based in the Scottish Borders and I think I started riding before I could even walk. I am very lucky and have two horsey parents so I have always had horses around me. I have competed up to FEI3* Level and advanced. I was also long listed for the GB Junior team in 2016.  I started riding on a palomino Shetland called Oberon and I participated in all pony club teams...

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  • EQUINE - Late winter condition issues Feb 2018

    1 Feb 2018

    This winter has been a much harder winter than we have had for a good few years. Consequently my Inbox has had a more than average number of queries /comments on horses losing condition. Among these are queries on horses that normally keep their condition well over the winter.  Late winter condition loss is not unusual during a colder winter and rather than crossing fingers and hoping for an ea...

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  • PIG - BREEDING, HEALTH & NUTRITION LAY THE BASIS FOR SUCCESSFUL PERFORMANCE

    18 Jan 2018

    Rarely in life do we meet someone with such passion for pig production as I did on a recent visit to a weaner production unit. The producer in question through modesty wishes to remain anonymous but his attention to detail is rarely surpassed. Being a weaner producer, the number of pigs produced is vitally important but quality is fundamental as well, because piglets below a given weight are no...

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  • BEEF - Maximising output with a Stabiliser herd

    17 Jan 2018

    The Norrie family run Denhead of Arbirlot Farm in Arbroath, a family business owned by brothers Douglas and Frank, with Frank’s son Robin now handling most of the day to day management. The farm has been in the family since the nineteenth century and has been evolving ever since, with the most notable advance being the introduction of cattle in the mid-1980s in an area that is known for being m...

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  • BEEF SUCKLER - Improving conception rates with Super Suckler

    17 Jan 2018

    The Smith family run Towiemore farm in Keith. The business is managed by brothers Colin and Graham, along with Graham’s two sons Ryan and Lewis, both of whom have studied at SRUC. Colin and Graham are second generation farmers and since taking over the business they have acquired farms nearby to make up the 500 acre unit they run today. Their herd comprises of 40 suckler cows along with 180 Sim...

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