Author Archives: Amy Ford

Trace element supplementation raises productivity and profitability

John and Amanda Paterson sought to improve lambing percentages at Hartbush Farm, the 605-acre farm [...]

Livestock judge favours Tracesure

Getting rams into tip-top condition for sale day is a priority for pedigree Texel breeder, [...]

Farmer relies on Tracesure for strong results and optimum performance

For Magheralin-based farmer, Robin Wells and his son, Scott, it’s all about results when it [...]

Quick, easy & affordable: Four-seasons guide for deer farmers

In all four seasons, the case for supplementation arises because grass in many parts of [...]

Scheme benefits the environment, business and public services

A West Suffolk business is to reduce its impact on climate change and save thousands [...]

Forest and woodland biosecurity drives site-to-site sanitation

Renewed focus on biosecurity in Ireland’s 700,000 hectares of woodland [ref] places significant plant hygiene [...]

Borrowed trick boosts lambing ease for ewe and cattle alike

For much less assistance with lambing and fewer dead or orphan lambs, at less than [...]

Beware iodine over-supply to pregnant ewes or cows

Livestock farmers are being advised that it’s possible to over-supplement pregnant ewes and cows with [...]

Lambs need cobalt for fast finish, not B-vitamin ‘go faster stripes’

Sheep farmers are advised to be wary of misleading ‘go faster stripes’ on supplements for [...]

Increase lambs sold per ewe next year by investing now in flock fertility

€4k bounty for +0.2 lambs sold per ewe higher productivity in 200-ewe flock Recent experience [...]

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