Nutritional Articles

  • Grazing compound range Summer 2021

    21 Apr 2021

    Harbro grazing compounds  Our grazing compound range has been designed to achieve efficient milk from grass. Made from quality raw materials, products range from 15-17% protein offering a variety of options to cost effectively complement grass and other available forage. All products with the exception of EliteGrass contain Evo and Syntek as standard. Syntek Syntek has the following benef...

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  • Keeping hill farming alive on Dunalastair Estate

    11 Mar 2021

    Scottish hill farming can produce top quality livestock from essentially low in-put systems. At Dunalastair Estate near Kinloch Rannoch, Farm Manager Finlay McIntyre is achieving just this through breed selection, good grassland management and ensuring stock are getting access to the right nutrition. Covering 16,000 acres, the estate is home to 2,000 predominately Blackface and some North Coun...

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  • Calf success at Carskerdo

    25 Feb 2021

    For the Wilsons at Carskerdo Farm in Fife, the dilemmas facing them a few years ago were no different from any other dairy business. The family had long been involved in dairying having moved from East Kilbride to Carskerdo in November 1995, with the cows following in May 1996. A long and hard evaluation of the business was made, asking “Do we expand or get out?” The decision to keep going and...

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  • EQUINE: Feeding during the fittening period

    23 Feb 2021

    Hopefully, the weather is now improving and along with lengthening daylight hours, we will now be turning our attention to reconditioning our horses; whether that is gradually increasing workload or fittening from scratch. This will of course depend on how much time your horse has had off.

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  • Harbro calf feeds

    16 Feb 2021

    Are your heifers ready for first calving at 24 months? Calves recorded on the Harbro system showed DLWG to weaning above industry standard. Achieving consistent early daily liveweight is essential to hit the bulling weight required for first calving at 24 months. Buttercup calf feeds and milk  Our Buttercup range of calf feeds and milk has been developed to promote rumen function, enabl...

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