Category: Dairy Cattle

Bovine Genetics Storage

Bovine genetics- semen store

Agrismart are pleased to announce that their partner Scawfell Genetics has now opened their fully licensed semen store for bovine genetics. Scawfell Genetics Ltd has finally opened the doors of their long awaited semen store at their bespoke bovine genetics facility based in Cumbria.…

Scottish Cattle will all be EID tagged by 2020

Scottish Cattle

The current plan to have all Scottish cattle tagged with EID tags is to be announced at the Highland Show next week. The current strategy for the introduction of EID for Scottish cattle means that all newborn calves will require EID tagging by the 1st of January 2020. Discussions continue in regard to the roll out of the system throughout the rest of the UK and how to manage it.…

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…

Milk production takes a whole lot of water

milk production

Vast Amounts of Water Required for Milk Production – Dairy cows require huge quantities of water for the milk production for which they are so famous. It is essential for all dairy farmers to provide water for their herds with a highlight on ease of access so all members of the herd can stay hydrated. – Cows consume the most water just after eating and just after they have been milked. The location of the water trough is essential so that…