Compulsory testing is critical to managing bovine viral diarrhea

Approaches to tackling bovine viral diarrhoea (BVD) might differ across the devolved nations, but without compulsory testing across the UK, the dairy sector risks going backwards in its efforts to managing the disease. Rarely a month goes by where BVD is not a topic of conversation in our practice. Endemic in the UK, BVD causes … Read more

Vet-led workshop aims to improve farmers’ lamb performance

A training course led by vets has been launched to help farmers improve post-weaning lamb performance. Wales’ Farming Connect Animal Health and Welfare has added the additional module to its fully funded training workshops, making it the 16th such webinar to be rolled out. All content has been developed in conjunction with the National Animal … Read more

Tackling quality issues increases milk by ‘4p per liter’

Dairy farms involved in a project to tackle issues that impact on milk quality increased milk price by 4p per liter after making recommended changes. Farming Connect, a project in Wales delivered by Menter a Busnes and Lantra Wales, and funded by the Welsh Government and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, has been … Read more