• Harbro webinar - Sustainable Dairy Beef Production

    1 Jun 2021

    Thursday 10 June, 7-8pm Join us for our webinar to hear from leading Scottish farmer Richard Barbour from Auchengibbert and Arwel Owen, Genus Breeding Beef Development Manager. They will explain how management, nutrition and genetics all have a role to play in a sustainable and profitable supply chain utilising beef bred calves from the dairy industry. Chaired by Harbro Beef & Sheep Di...

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  • Maximise DLWG and finish more quickly

    24 May 2021

    Alistair Kingan, AgriScot Scotch Beef Farm of the year 2019 has been treating his home grown oats and barley with Maxammon for the last three years which he feeds as grain and wholecrop. The team’s clear goal is to ‘produce top quality Scotch beef in a sustainable and ethical manner,’ and this includes maximising home grown cereals in the diet. The youngstock are fed silage, Maxammon treate...

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  • Creep feeding: unlock the potential

    21 May 2021

    by Jill Hunter, Beef & Sheep Nutritionist To maintain our place in a demanding supply chain, we are increasingly being tasked to improve efficiency and reduce our carbon footprint. This can be a challenge, however small improvements here and there begin to add up, if we break it into smaller sections of the annual production cycle. Environmental and economic sustainability go hand in ha...

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  • Calving to bulling - a crucial time

    5 May 2021

    “The saying ‘Every day is a school day’ reminds us that no matter our perceived knowledge, we can all learn something new. Likewise, every day is key for the success of the suckler herd but there are 81 days in the cow’s year which I think really do matter.” says Harbro’s Alistair Stewart. In order to have a calf every year, the cow must conceive within 81 days of giving birth and you can give...

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