Water

13 August 2018

Heat stress will increase the pigs respiration rate in an attempt to keep cool. Animals will seek opportunities for cooling, ie wallowing, soiling pen and lying in urine. If the pig cannot cool itself sufficiently it will collapse and, in the worst scenario, die.

3 August 2018

Heat stress must be avoided in order to prevent unnecessary suffering and reduced productivity in indoor herds

3 August 2018

Pigs kept outdoors are particularly vulnerable to radiant heat gain and it is important that they have access to shade in sunny weather. There are a number of ways in which producers can minimise heat stress

3 August 2018

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

8 August 2018

What to look out for and how to handle your cattle during extreme weather events such as droughts and heat waves

13 August 2018

Tools, market insight and farmer views on dealing with the heat wave and resulting drought

8 August 2018

Views from across our Farm Excellence network on the 2018 heat wave and resulting drought

31 July 2018

AHDB believes that thriving, sustainable, highly productive business for UK farmers and growers and their supply chain partners delivers a lower environmental impact and goes hand-in-hand with valuing and enhancing the natural environment.

23 May 2018

Oilseed rape seedlings are weak and susceptible to poor seedbed conditions, weather and early growing conditions. Many growers have settled on establishment methods that suit their farms.

23 May 2018

No-till means sowing directly into the residues of the previous crop without any prior topsoil loosening. The objective is to reduce production costs while maintaining or increasing yields with possible added environmental benefits.

10 August 2018

This guide outlines the basic principles of field drainage, including information on installation and maintenance. It also emphasises the importance of good soil structure and includes information on subsoiling.

10 August 2018

This practical guide for farmers and agronomists brings together research to allow improved weed management through a rotation dominated by autumn-sown crops. Originally published in 2010, the 2017 revision has a new look and some minor changes.