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AHDB Beef & Lamb Invitation to Tender: Update Feeding the Ewe

AHDB Beef & Lamb is currently focusing on research work to improve the understanding of how nutritional requirements of sheep have changed.  Changes in breeds, mature size and genetic potential has meant that nutritional requirements that were established in the 1970s need updating.  AHDB Beef & Lamb, plus its predecessors of Meat and Livestock Commission and EBLEX,...
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AHDB Beef & Lamb Invitation to tender: Grazing stock on forage crops

AHDB Beef & Lamb is currently focusing on improving performance off grass and forage for beef and sheep producers. Recent research work has focussed on sheep systems through the work on all grass wintering and a new project on maximising beef from grass and forage is just starting. There is a growing interest on the use of livestock on a range of forage crops, including cover and catch...
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Are you interested in organic and low input ruminant production?

Low Input beef, sheep and Dairy Workshop, 21-22 April 2015 , near Stocksfield, Northumberland The Advanced Training Partnership (ATP) in Sustainable and Efficient Food Production is holding a two day workshop on low input beef, sheep and dairy on 21-22 April 2015 near Stocksfield in Northumberland. Speakers from IBERS and  Pasture for Life  will draw on current...
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Bluetongue virus survives winter by reproducing in the insect that transmits it

The bluetongue virus, which causes a serious disease that costs the cattle and sheep industries in the United States an estimated $125 million annually, manages to survive the winter by reproducing in the insect that transmits it, report veterinary scientists at the University of California, Davis. The findings solve a century-old mystery and are particularly significant as global...
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A sheep’s early life experiences can shape behaviour in later life

New research has found that a sheep's experiences soon after birth can shape its later behaviour and also that of its offspring. A study led by BBSRC-funded academics at the University of Bristol's School of Veterinary Sciences and published in  Biology Letters  investigated whether early-life experiences can alter behavioural responses to a naturally painful event in...
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Parasite infections costing sheep industry millions says EBLEX

Farmers are being urged to correctly worm farm dogs to help sheep reach target specifications and  reduce the number of carcase rejections from processors which cost the industry millions of pounds.  The call has come from EBLEX amid growing concern in the processing sector about parasite  infections spread by dogs affecting thousands of sheep. In 2012, almost £5...
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