Nutritional Articles

  • Backed by Harbro

    2 Jun 2021

    Harbro has launched an exciting new initiative to support the next generation of farmers who have taken on a farming enterprise.   ‘Backed by Harbro’ will see us select and work with two of the UK’s most promising farmers, that have recently taken on a livestock farm, providing advice and nutritional products to help support the performance and profitability of their businesses. David MacKenz...

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  • Options for harvest

    17 Jun 2020

    By Alistair Stewart, Harbro Beef and Sheep specialist The prediction is there will be plenty of feed barley this harvest and it will be discounted. This is firstly due to the wet autumn which reduced winter wheat sowing, resulting in an increased area of spring barley being drilled. More recently, COVID-19 has forced closures of distilleries and the subsequent drop in demand for malting barley...

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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 - 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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  • SHEEP - Nutritional Support Post Lambing

    18 May 2017

    Across the country light will be appearing at the end of the poly tunnel and as quick as lambing sheds witnessed new life appear, grass fields will come to life too, as sets of ewes and lambs are turned out. What more could be wished for?   With idyllic scenes such as this before the eyes of earlier lambing shepherd, in the grasp of those still lambing, and far off in the imagination of those...

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