Beef

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

22 September 2023

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

28 November 2023

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

17 August 2018

Despite additional hectares of straw being made available by cereal growers, there is still likely to be a shortage due to lower yields and an increased requirement for feeding. This factsheet explains the importance of assessing your straw needs and planning for any deficit.

8 August 2018

Insight into how the drought affects cattle feed usage.

3 June 2019

With farmers facing significant livestock losses from liver fluke, AHDB Beef & Lamb and Moredun Research Institute are acting to help improve understanding and develop effective control methods.

26 May 2020

With most of the country recently experiencing dry and warm conditions, it’s important to consider the affect heat can have on livestock. We’ve pulled together our top tips for cattle and sheep to prevent heat stress.

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