Contents tagged with animal health

7 January 2020

Join AHDB Beef & Lamb and Dr Alexander Corbishley, a senior lecturer in farm animal health at the University of Edinburgh, for a webinar looking at the prevalence of and risk factors for poor colostrum antibody absorption in suckled calves. Research from the University of Edinburgh has shown that one in three British suckler calves would benefit from improving the amount of antibodies absorbed from colostrum. Calves rely on the transfer of antibodies from the cow via her colostrum within the first few hours of life to provide protection from disease. When insufficient antibodies are absorbed, calves are at serious risk of disease during the pre-weaning period and are more likely to need antibiotic treatment.

15 October 2019

We explore how engaged consumers are with food production issues, which elements of the food system are most trusted, how demonstrating shared values can boost trust, where consumers get their information from and will look at potential barriers to trust in the future.

26 October 2018

Dairy farmers in Wales are being invited to apply for financial and technical support to improve herd health management and disease control, as part of the Dairy Improvement Programme.

23 October 2018

Pig producers are invited to attend one of four roadshows looking at practical solutions to manage antibiotic use and maintain good animal health and welfare.

9 June 2020

Our initiative to improve herd health management and expand our strategic farm programme across Wales

25 October 2018

With careful management, surplus pure dairy-bred male calves can be a useful option for beef farmers looking to source additional animals to rear and finish. This manual gives an overview of how to produce good quality beef from surplus male dairy calves

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