Nutritional Articles

  • SHEEP - Attention to Detail Produces Results

    10 Jan 2017

    Having come through a buoyant period in the prime lamb market many sheep breeders and short keep lamb finishers are in a better place than last year. But as we approach the New Year and increasing numbers of longer keep lambs come forward, the market appears to have lost some strength, as has the quality and finish of stock.This reflected most simply by the differential between live weight and...

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  • PET - A Dog’s Survival Guide to the Festive Season

    9 Jan 2017

    Some informative tips on how you and your dog can get the most out of the festive period. 

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  • SHEEP - Preventing Twin Lamb Disease

    5 Jan 2017

    Twin Lamb Disease (TLD) can occur in thin or over fat ewes and is triggered by a stressful event such as a change in weather, change in diet or foot problems which results in a critical shortage of blood glucose causing a demand on the ewe using her backfat for energy.

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  • DAIRY - Important Winter Feeding Decisions

    1 Nov 2016

    As the days draw in and grass growth drops off, many of you are now looking towards winter housing and how to maximise milk production as economically as possible to recoup some margin on the improving milk price.

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  • 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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