Dairy

  • 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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  • 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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  • Dairy compound range Winter 2020

    11 Nov 2020

    For full details of the range click here:  https://www.harbro.co.uk/media/1896/harbro-compounds-blends-a4_generic.pdf

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  • GrassWatch 30 July 2020

    30 Jul 2020

    Wendy Hutton, one of our dairy specialists gives us an insight into current grass performance (29 June) Acid load The grass watch testing this week has highlighted the increase in the acid load figures (changes to the pH in the rumen) which has a knock on effect on butterfat production.  From spring throughout summer, grass is readily fermentable and can also cause high Polyunsaturated Fat...

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  • GrassWatch 29 June 2020

    2 Jul 2020

    Wendy Hutton, one of our dairy specialists gives us an insight into current grass performance (29 June) The eagerly awaited rain over the last two weeks and the continuation of high temperatures has seen an increase of grass growth.  From its lowest point of approx. 40kg DM/ha/day the two weeks following has seen the results of an average growth increase to 64kg DM/ha/day.  Scotland has seen...

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