• 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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  • Utilise home grown cereals to make cost effective high performance rations

    30 Sep 2020

      With cereals looking to be plentiful this winter, Beef & Sheep Specialist Peter Oag explains how producers can cost effectively use concentrates to feed stock this winter. Concentrates are quickly and easily mixed with homegrown or locally sourced cereal at the required level to give the desired level of protein for each class of stock, alongside the relevant vitamins, minerals and ad...

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  • Reduce your cost of production

    24 Sep 2020

    Our unique additive Rumitech has been assured by The Carbon Trust to ‘significantly reduce enteric methane emissions and improve feed efficiency.' The result of this more efficient rumen environment is: Improved feed conversion Reduced feed intake Improved killing out percentages Improved performance Reduce carbon footprint Flexible feeding system Rumitech can be introduced to any f...

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  • Traditional grazing breed achieves increased performance using modern approach

    26 Jun 2020

    Vice President of the Beef Shorthorn Cattle Society, Charles Horton runs his 100 cow Shorthorn Hannington pedigree herd at Nell farm in Gloucestershire. A split site, the arable operation comprising of 3,000 acres is run at Poulton Fields with the livestock kept at Nell Farm. Charles keeps 600 ewes and 100 Pedigree Beef Shorthorn cows, all of which are finished under the Morrisons Shorthorn S...

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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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