Beef

  • BEEF - Consistent Feed Value and Contented Cattle with Ammonia Treated Straw

    25 Aug 2017

    At Mains of Arnage, Ellon, Aberdeenshire they have been using ammonia treated straw to feed cattle for over ten years. The farm run by Andrew Biffen, his partner Fiona Bradley and Andrew’s son Matthew, treated 600 bales in 2016 from 250 acres which is mainly sown to spring barley. The ammonia treated straw has provided bulk feed to their herd of 130 commercial Simmental x Limousin cows when...

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  • BEEF - Maxammon Barley Produced Dramatic Results

    25 Aug 2017

    David Renton, and his father Ivor, run High Highlaws Farm near Morpeth. The 500-acre farm has 200 breeding cows including 40 to 50 pedigree Limousins. The rest are Limousin crosses or British Blue cross. High Highlaws is mainly pasture but about 40-50 acres of spring barley is grown in rotation for feed and as a break before reseeding with grass. “Previously we crimped the barley for a high...

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  • BEEF - Rumitech aiding performance with improved grading and killing out percentages

    25 Aug 2017

    Purchasing most of their finishing cattle from the Orkney Isles in the north of Scotland, the Wilson family aim to finish the cattle on an intensive 150-200 day finishing period, using a finishing ration which includes Harbro’s Rumitech. Trading as A T Wilson and Co, Michael, along with wife Carol and parents Thomson and Moira, put on average 36 cattle per week direct to Woodhead Brothers in T...

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  • BEEF SUCKLER - Improved Colostrum Quality Aiding Calf Health

    7 Feb 2017

    Maintaining the herd’s 20 year high health status at Tom of Cluny Farm, Strathtay, Aberfeldy is a key priority for Drew Kennedy who runs a herd of 100 British Blue cross Friesian suckler cows on the 420 acre upland unit. ‘In 2015 I had some real issues with Cryptosporidum (Crypto) in the new born calves. After some discussions with Harbro’s David Allan and our local vet from Heartland Veterina...

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  • BEEF SUCKLER - Easy Calver Standing Up to its Name at Duncrahill

    7 Feb 2017

    Mineral and vitamin provision beyond the bag or bucket, means of increasing quality protein to increase colostrum quality and in this section a little energy that goes a long way. Ian Young needs an efficient and straight forward management system for the busy 1,150 acre Duncrahill, near Tranent, East Lothian. With 230 Limousin cross suckler cows, Ian oversees the day to day running of the ente...

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