Livestock

29 April 2020

There are two main challenges for the lamb sector; the first is to maintain the production of high-quality meat and the second is to ensure sheep farming is financially viable. This manual outlines the factors to consider to achieve these aims at every stage of production, from weaning to selection

27 August 2019

The way for sheep producers to maximise returns is to produce and sell the type of sheep buyers really want and are willing to pay for. This manual covers the key issues producers face when marketing prime lambs, from identifying target markets to selecting lambs to market

24 August 2018

With increasingly tight financial margins in beef and sheep production , minimising the losses of saleable meat and offal is important for the whole supply chain. This manual gives an overview of the conditions that cause rejections at post-mortem inspection and how these conditions can be avoided

9 August 2018

Successful beef production starts with a bright and healthy calf that has been well looked after from the moment it is born. Following the advice in this manual will help ensure calves enter the next stage of their lives in the best possible condition and continue to grow to their expected targets

16 February 2021

Replacement heifers contribute to the new genetic make-up, cost structure and productivity of the suckler herd. This manual provides advice on sourcing, selecting and managing replacement heifers so they can become productive members of the breeding herd

25 October 2018

With careful management, surplus pure dairy-bred male calves can be a useful option for beef farmers looking to source additional animals to rear and finish. This manual gives an overview of how to produce good quality beef from surplus male dairy calves

25 October 2018

Internal parasites pose a significant threat to animal health and performance, however chemical treatments can lead to resistance developing in worm populations. The guidelines in this manual enable producers to maintain good worm control, while preserving the activity of wormers for future use

12 May 2021

Understanding how animals react and what stimulates them helps producers improve handling facilities, making cattle handling safer and more efficient. This manual aims to improve producers' understanding of animal behaviour, helping them refine their skills and improve their facilities

25 October 2018

To maximise their financial returns, beef producers need to produce and sell the type of finished cattle markets want. This manual gives an overview of the key elements to focus on to produce cattle that meet the needs of the target market as cost-effectively as possible

22 May 2018

An overview of our TB Advantage genetic index and how it can used as part of a breeding strategy.

22 May 2018

An overview of The GB Dairy Cattle Welfare Strategy including priority areas and initiatives.

22 March 2021

A practical guide about drying off along with a pictorial protocol on clean infusion technique at dry-off.

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