Category: British Farming

Orf virus in sheep

Orf - Sheep & Lambs

Orf is also known as Contagious Pustular Dermatitis, Contagious Ecthyma Orf is a highly contagious condition found in sheep and goats which is an eruptive skin condition, there have been cases reported of other ruminants and mammals with the orf infection as well.…

Poultry shed disinfection – Coccidiosis

Poultry shed - CocciSol

Poultry shed disinfection – coccidial oocysts – broiler / floor reared birds It is essential to undertake in a thorough and rigorous poultry shed disinfection programme to eliminate viral bacteria and fungal disease-causing microorganisms. Diseased poultry risks economic loss not merely from death of birds but also due to poor feed conversions and low weights. The financial burden from poultry deaths and poor production far outweighs the cost of implementing an effective poultry shed disinfection. The other benefit of poultry…

Coccidiosis

Coccidiosis - Sheep - Poultry - Cattle - Prevention and Treatment

Coccidiosis is a parasitic disease causing an acute invasion and destruction of the intestinal tract of animals caused by coccidian protozoa (microscopic, spore-forming single celled parasites that live and reproduce within an animal cell.) Coccidiosis spreads from animal to animal by ingestion of infected tissue or contact with infected faeces. Coccidiosis is a disease that can infect dairy and beef cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, poultry, rabbits, horses, dogs and cats. In horses, dogs and cats it is less frequently diagnosed…

Log Cabins for farm accommodation diversification

Log cabins

Agrismart are pleased to announce a partnership with Lancashire Log Cabins to support farm diversification projects. This is a very exciting opportunity to offer a solution for farmers looking at the opportunity of diversifying into farm accommodation for farm stays. Farm stay holiday lets are a popular choice for farmers, for one thing farmers prime asset is agricultural land in a scenic setting. The other thing that makes holiday accommodation as a farm diversification popular is that it provides an…

Glamping – Equine or Farm Business Diversification

Glamping - Pods - Luxury pods - Log cabins - Yurts

Glamping Diversification Glamping is a popular option for Equine and farm businesses diversification. Equine and farm businesses typically have barns and outbuildings on their agricultural land, this opens up the opportunity for diversifying into farm stay accommodation, farm shops, farm parks, farm cafe’s or wedding venues. The issue with these equine or farm diversification projects is the cost associated with barn or derelict building conversion is exhaustive, unpredictable and the return on investment can amount to several years. This can…

Nematodirus warning as weather warms

Nematodirus

Sheep farmers need to be on guard as the weather finally warms there is a high risk of nematodirus! With the UK temperature finally set to rise to a more appropriate level for this time of year, and as we our finally going to get weather appropriate for Spring. Typically this is going to cause farmers or rather sheep farmers another set back, namely nematodirus.…

Lambing losses causes lamb value increase

Lambing Losses - Sheep - Ovine

This years wet weather has caused higher lambing losses than usual and the AHDB’s forecast lamb rear rate has been revised to 3% down this season compared to 2017. This years lamb losses have caused high lamb prices which early lamb producers of 2018 will benefit from, UK supplies will be low as will imports.…

World Food and Agriculture Conference

World Food and Agriculture Conference Date: 14 March 2018 – 16 March 2018 Location: Park Inn by Radisson Hotel & Conference Centre, Bath Road, Heathrow, London The World Food and Agricultural Conference welcomes a global audience to the Radisson Hotel and Conference Centre, London for the 2018 event organised by researchnest organisation.    …