Nutritional Articles

  • EQUINE - Spring is sprung - a cautionary tale Mar 2018

    1 Mar 2018

    What a winter!  It seems to have been never ending this year with very little respite from the cold. As a consequence, the grass has actually stopped growing this winter; it certainly has up here in the frozen North.  As I write this, we are in mid-March and I can’t think of the last time that I saw such poor looking grass swards at this time of year. I really feel for all those farmers who are...

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  • SHEEP - Energyzing the flock with buckets and grass

    6 Feb 2018

    Andrew Cullens, along with his brother Ian and father James, manage Dollarbank Farm outside Dollar, central Scotland. Andrew is a fourth generation farmer on the tenanted 3,000 acre estate which has been in the family since 1912. Their hill location is home to 2,100 breeding ewes which are mainly Blackface with some Scotch mule. Due to the landscape, the farm is predominantly laid to grass. Do...

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  • SHEEP - Tighter lambing licked with Feet, Fertility & Worms

    6 Feb 2018

    Cameron McIver runs 240 ewes on his mixed farm at Wester Coltfield near Kinloss in Inverness-shire. Foot rot in his flock prompted him to look at the mineral intake of his sheep, and with the help of leading nutritional experts, Harbro, he has seen the positive results that have gone beyond foot health to better general flock performance. Cameron, who also grows spring barley for malting and...

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  • SHEEP - Nutritionally preparing for lambing 2018

    6 Feb 2018

    Harbro Technical Director, Willie Thomson discusses preparing the ewe for the 2018 lambing season in his latest Press & Journal column 

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  • 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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