Welfare

29 September 2021

Iceberg diseases can account for considerable loss in sheep enterprises, so management and prevention is key to increasing ewe longevity

16 August 2021

The Sheep Breed Survey is so much more than a survey of sheep breeds. Successive surveys record what happened in the past, but they also explain how lamb production will change in the future.

1 September 2021

The Sheep Breed Survey is so much more than a survey of sheep breeds. Successive surveys record what happened in the past, but they also explain how lamb production will change in the future. Changing breeding policies in both the lowland and hill sectors are identified, indicating how the productivity and efficiency of the national flock will change – along with its carbon footprint. Breed Survey data informs the debate for those seeking to market meat based on system/breed/region, aiding the marketing of lighter carcases and guiding the development of new meat products.

23 September 2021

Maternal matters is a new AHDB initiative putting a spotlight on the importance of maternal performance in driving profitability in the suckler herd.

14 September 2021

This on-farm event will give sheep farmers the opportunity to hear about some of the changes Ian has implemented on his farm based on outcomes from the Challenge Sheep data.

13 August 2021

Here are some practical steps you can take to minimise heat stress in outdoor pigs

13 August 2021

Stress from overheating can have a serious effect on your indoor herds, leading to reduced fertility, poor growth rates and even death. Find out what you can do to minimize the risk.

13 August 2021

Find out how to identify heat stress and what you can do to minimise the risk.

3 August 2021

Love Lamb Week (LLW) is celebrating its seventh year with a focus on the sustainability of lamb production in the UK.

30 July 2021

Tom Forshaw looks at the contentious issue of food standards in future trade deals and why media attention might be focusing on the wrong things.

16 July 2021

This report from the Pig Health and Welfare Council (PHWC) recounts the activities of the council during 2019 and 2020.

5 July 2021

Our feeding for efficiency webinar is ideal for anyone looking to improve their technical knowledge on feeding traditional small-scale pig breeds.

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