Beef

5 November 2018

The R&D Review is a summary of some of the work the Beef & Lamb sector is carrying out on behalf of levy payers to help their businesses become more efficient and sustainable.

2 November 2018

Common rush infestation is mainly a problem in permanent pastures and rough grazings on poorly drained soils in high rainfall areas. Once established, rush plants can impede soil drainage and reduce sward productivity. This publication looks at how to manage and control the common rush

2 November 2018

Water is a limited resource and water use in agriculture is a global concern. A significant quantity of water is used to produce each kilo of meat, however farmers can help minimise this water footprint by reducing water use on farm. This document looks at the factors farmers should consider

2 November 2018

Herbs such as forage chicory and plantain can be a source of highly nutritious feed for grazing livestock. Using these species can reduce reliance on concentrate feeds, which reduces production costs. This guide gives an overview of using chicory and plantain as forage crops for livestock production

2 November 2018

Improving existing cattle buildings, or designing new builds to best standards, has a lasting and positive impact on animal health and productivity. This publication looks at the factors to bear in mind when farmers are considering cattle housing design

2 November 2018

Bovine respiratory disease (BRD) or pneumonia is the most common reason for death and poor performance in young cattle and costs the UK cattle industry an estimated £50 million a year. This booklet gives an overview of how to recognise, test and treat BRD

2 November 2018

Over-wintering cattle outside on a well-designed and managed woodchip pad offers many benefits. However, it is important that pads are properlydesigned, constructed and managed for the benefits to be realised. This report gives guidelines on designing and managing woodchip pads

2 November 2018

This review is a summary of some of the research carried out by AHDB Beef & Lamb on behalf of levy payers. The annual publication includes key findings from completed projects and updates on ongoing research.

5 November 2021

Diseases in the UK cattle industry account for huge losses and are a major welfare concern. This publication highlights some of the major conditions affecting the beef industry. It provides insight into the main symptoms and risk factors, alongside the most effective prevention and treatment protocols

4 October 2021

Find information on arable rotation in livestock – forage crops, cover crops and more.

19 November 2020

The conserved forage requirements and stocks calculator can be used to calculate feed demand by entering livestock numbers and available feed supply.

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