Nutritional Articles

  • EQUINE: WINTER COLIC – SAFEGUARDING DIGESTIVE HEALTH

    22 Nov 2018

    One of the most common winter time health problems in equines is colic. Colic is basically gut pain, and can be very distressing for both horse and owner. The main problem with colic is that, in the early stages, it is impossible to distinguish a mild attack from a potentially fatal one and therefore all cases of colic should be taken seriously. There are steps that we can all take to try to mi...

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  • Challenging current perceptions about livestock's efficiency

    15 Nov 2018

    With reports again in the media commenting on the impact that ruminants have on carbon emissions, the requirement and appetite within the industry for change has never been greater. Although this brings uncertainty for some, for the more progressive farmer, and for the industry as a whole, it brings a welcome drive for efficiency with resultant benefits for the farmer and the environment alike....

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  • Harbro supports farmers to reduce their carbon footprint

    14 Nov 2018

    At Harbro we are committed to developing sustainable agriculture systems which protect natural resources at the same time as meeting the food requirements of a growing population. Our R&D team spearhead a number of projects with universities and research institutes across the globe harnessing the power of research, technology and innovation to deliver efficiencies to the supply chain. Willi...

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  • Tailored rations deliver success at Kenniford

    30 Oct 2018

    Andrew Freemantle, along with his wife, Liz and young family run Kenniford Farm in Devon, a high welfare pig farm that has been operating for the past 25 years. After leaving agricultural college, Andrew worked as harvest help on a pig farm before the family purchased the current site at Kenniford in 1993. The ex-dairy farm was bought as part of an initiative to encourage new entrants to the in...

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  • Challenging current perceptions about livestock's efficiency

    3 Oct 2018

    Yet again the livestock industry was being targeted in the mainstream media the other week with a Guardian article claiming that “Europe’s meat and dairy production must halve by 2050”.  The reason, it is claimed, is that the EU’s farming sector had “exceeded safe bounds for greenhouse gas emissions“. Agriculture seems a pretty easy target, and there is no doubt that it must play an active, ev...

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