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The summer grazing season provides a real challenge for weaned calves and growing cattle in terms of worm burdens. Implementing a parasite management plan that includes monitoring cattle growth rates, is the advice from the COWS industry steering group (Control of Worms Sustainably). Dr Andy Forbes, COWS technical representative, and Honorary Professor at the University of Glasgow’s School of Veterinary Medicine, explains the risks to the beef...





Monitor cattle growth rates to keep on top of worms

The summer grazing season provides a real challenge for weaned calves and growing cattle in terms of worm burdens. Implementing a parasite management ...


First cut results are in: Yara Grass Prix competition 2015

Yara’s Grass Prix 2015 is off to a flying start with growers in Northern Ireland taking advantage of good weather to take an early lead. David Mur...


Veterinary Centre closure 'will rob livestock farmers' in Scotland

Farmers and vets have come together to fight the proposed closure of Inverness Veterinary Surveillance centre – a move that would rob livestock farmer...


Farm monitor focuses on combating Johne's Disease

The incurable cattle disease Johne’s was one of the main discussion topics at the recent beef cattle finishing monitor farm meeting, hosted by the Pat...


Growing threat of Bovine TB worries insurance market

In the lead up to May’s general election, one issue proved more divisive than any other for rural areas: how best to tackle Bovine TB. Like many ot...


New technology aims to reduce environmental impact within meat production

With the average cow producing 1000 times more methane than a human, meat production plays a big role in greenhouse gas emissions. But in a world wher...


29 June 2015 | Cattle,Finance,News
High returns from managing feed costs

Conventional Holstein Friesian herds with the highest feed costs per litre spend 6p a litre more on purchased feeds compared with those with the lowes...


25 June 2015 | Animal Health,Cattle,Dairy,News
Mid-season worm pressures affect dairy herds

Managing mid-season worm pressures could have significant economic and performance benefits for dairy herds. This is the advice from the COWS industry...


25 June 2015 | Cattle,Dairy,Finance,News
More misery for Scottish dairy farmers?

Intolerable pressure continues to be heaped on dairy farmers supplying the co-operative First Milk. From 1 July, First Milk will further reduce the...


24 June 2015 | Cattle,Dairy,Finance,News
Milk prices 'simply not sustainable', says NFU as First Milk make further cuts

First Milk has announced another price cut to its supplier members from July 1st 2015. Milk pools will see their standard litre price reduced by 1p...


High tech 'cow bell' brings revolution to cattle movement

A new wearable tracking collar created by Cambridge Industrial Design (CID) is enabling farmers to locate exactly where their dairy cattle are, helpin...


Best of British genetics to be showcased at Livestock

The best of British genetics are scheduled to be showcased in front of a line-up of international judges and spectators along with the UK’s largest au...


Prepare for lungworm threat in cattle

Cattle farmers are warned to be alert for signs of lungworm in their herds this summer according to the June NADIS Parasite Forecast sponsored by Meri...


MEPs ban farm animal and food cloning

A draft law to ban the cloning of all farm animals and products derived from them in the EU was voted by the Environment and Agriculture committees on...


Meetings to be held on tackling falling beef prices

For the second spring in succession, those selling prime cattle in the early part of the year have seen beef prices fall below profitable levels and r...



Cattle Jobs


Start Date: 17 June 2015
Experienced Herdsperson required for the day to day responsibilities and milking of just over 100. All the milk is used to make Isle of Mull cheese. >>Scotland<<

Family Dairy Farm on the Isle of Mull, Scotland has the position for an experienced herdsperson. Must be a competent&nbs...


Start Date: 19 June 2015
Experienced Stockman/Tractor Driver/General Farm Worker  >>Newtown, Mid Wales<<

Experienced Stockman/general farm work able to drive a tractor. 

200 beef cows, 2500 ewe flock and our mechanised po...


Start Date: 19 June 2015
FIRST CLASS TRACTOR DRIVER  / MACHINE OPERATOR / GFW REQUIRED: Job in Staffordshire 

We are looking to recruit a highly motivated,conscientious machine operator

This is a family owned mixed enterprise farm ...


Start Date: 20 June 2015
OVER 21 for insurance ....Job for 3 Harvest tractor driver with with over 4 years experience >>>>>Cornwall

Over 21? 3 Tractor drivers required to help on a Cornish family farm. The farm is 900 acre of combinable crops.

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