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April 2021 Newsletter

April 2021 Newsletter

Silly season is upon us, so when you get those brief moments of respite make sure you have something good to read! Try starting with our April newsletter. This month we discuss: Mastering Medicines returnsA straw alternativeUse of non-steroidal anti-inflammatories at...

March 2021 Newsletter

March 2021 Newsletter

Read on for our first newsletter of Spring 2021, covering: Lambing and calving ordersBSFH team newsTreating farm dogs for tapewormRecording data during the springBlue top Calciject alternatives'Lambing ears' Click March 2021 to see the newsletter.

February 2021 Newsletter

February 2021 Newsletter

This month we discuss: Lambing/Calving OrdersOrojet Update and Use of Oral Antibiotics at LambingGetting silage testedWeaning Weight Competition ReminderDry Suckler Cow rations Just click on Feb 2021 to read on.

January 2021 Newsletter

January 2021 Newsletter

2021 is well underway - see our first newsletter of the year, covering: Searching for sheep scab at scanningNew commercially focussed accreditation schemes for MV and Johne's in sheepThe costs of not scanning sheepPre-calving cattle jobs To read more, click Jan...

December 2020 Newsletter

December 2020 Newsletter

Here's the last newsletter of 2020 - what a year it is has been! Covering: Good news update: Antibiotic Use in AgricultureSAC/APHA Thin Ewe ProjectUpdate on liver fluke risk from silageWeaning Weight Comp 2020/21Christmas/New Year Opening Hours December 2020

Weaning Weight Competition Results

Weaning Weight Competition Results

We have finally gotten around to crowning a winner for the inaugural BSFH Weaning Weight Competition for spring born calves! Congratulations to Lee and Beth at The Christmas Farm - a herd average of 63% and an individual cow weaning 101% meant they romped to victory...

October 2020 Newsletter

October 2020 Newsletter

Here's our October newsletter for this year, covering: Coronavirus updateBSFH Feedback Survey - win a Clulite headtorchCalf PneumoniaWeaning Weight Competition Winners October 2020

This Farming Life…

This Farming Life…

Black Sheep Farm Health features in the recent series of the BBC's 'This Farming Life'. Emma Gray calls upon Jenny to find out the pregnancy rate amongst her cows. Fertility is a key driver of successful and profitable suckler beef enterprises. Pregnancy diagnosis is...

August 2020 Newsletter

August 2020 Newsletter

This month the newsletter covers: Avoiding over-fat autumn calversNew additions to the officeToxovax orderingCool bags and fridgesHead injuries in tups August 2020

New Teaser Tup Factsheet

New Teaser Tup Factsheet

Soon enough it will be time to start preparing ewes to go to the tup. Many farmers use 'teasers', or vasectomised tups, to synchronise oestrus behaviour in ewes. This leads to a tighter lambing, which in turn leads to a more uniform lamb crop and better work-life...