Farm Blog

Friday, 13 July 2018 - 9:30am
Wednesday, 11 July 2018 - 11:44am
Temperatures during June 2018 rose well above average in some regions of Great Britain (GB), with the Meteorological Office recording well...
Tuesday, 29 May 2018 - 9:29am
Avian Influenza Prevention Zones have been lifted in England and Wales. All bird keepers should continue to maintain good biosecurity to help...
Thursday, 18 January 2018 - 3:11pm
Bird Flu Detected in Wild Birds in Warwickshire Highly pathogenic H5N6 bird flu has been detected in wild birds in Warwickshire. This is the...
Tuesday, 16 January 2018 - 10:59am
Moxidectin Resistance Confirmed in Sheep Scab Mites from SAC Consulting Confirmation of moxidectin resistance in Psoroptes ovis mites from four...
Tuesday, 19 December 2017 - 4:56pm
In the light of the deteriorating position of African Swine Fever in Eastern Europe and the risk of feeding scraps to pigs DEFRA/APHA have now...
Monday, 3 July 2017 - 2:53pm
From the 1st of July we will have a basic stock level of farm medicines at the Ludlow branch. The branch is managed by Emily Meredith who is a...
Monday, 3 July 2017 - 2:51pm
Last year we highlighted this as a problem and we are already finding this issue again. We have had a few cases where an embryotomy has been...
Friday, 30 June 2017 - 12:01pm
Disinfection of Angling Equipment Anglers are fishing more waters and travelling further afield in search of their sport. This trend can only...
Wednesday, 10 May 2017 - 1:29pm
SAC Consulting have released the following findings on calf suckling within the first 4 hours. For beef calves, ensuring good calf viability is...
Wednesday, 10 May 2017 - 1:15pm
This is an advisory notice we have received from the APHA regarding the CHeCS TB health schemes in England and Wales. There are two Cattle...
Wednesday, 10 May 2017 - 12:32pm
Analysis of SAC data for the past 5 years shows that 92.5% of lead poisoning cases were diagnosed between April and September i.e. during the...
Wednesday, 10 May 2017 - 11:14am
From the APHA A case of avian influenza in poultry has been confirmed in Lancashire and restrictions are in place. Read more at: https://www...
Tuesday, 11 April 2017 - 9:50am
Removal of housing requirement in Higher Risk Areas from 13 April The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) have today announced https://www...
Monday, 6 March 2017 - 9:32am
What is BVD? Bovine Viral Diarrhoea or BVD is a highly contagious viral disease of cattle. It is one of the biggest disease issues facing the...
Monday, 6 March 2017 - 9:25am
Orf is a constant and recurrent threat to the productivity and performance of a sheep flock. Avoid poor lamb growth rates by vaccinating your...
Monday, 6 March 2017 - 9:23am
24 February 2017 This update is to inform you that guidance on the disease control measures that come into force on 28 February has been...
Wednesday, 8 February 2017 - 12:04pm
From: Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs , Animal and Plant Health Agency , Food Standards Agency and Public Health England...
Monday, 6 February 2017 - 10:12am
Down ewes can be frustrating and time consuming – the most common causes are metabolic and related to nutrition around lambing time. Treatment...
The Good Calving Guide
Wednesday, 1 February 2017 - 4:55pm
Calving Kit Essential kit should include obstetric gloves, clean calving ropes for head and legs, obstetric gel, surgical scrub, a clean...
Tuesday, 17 January 2017 - 4:37pm
The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) is warning farmers and smallholders not to feed catering or kitchen waste to livestock such as pigs...
Thursday, 12 January 2017 - 4:35pm
This ewe had been trying to lamb all morning and on investigation by SEVG vet, Gerard Callaghan MRCVS, ringwomb was diagnosed and the decision...
Wednesday, 11 January 2017 - 9:04am
E. coli has the potential to cause many problems in young lambs including watery mouth, navel ill, joint ill, scour, meningitis and septicaemia...
Monday, 9 January 2017 - 2:31pm
Understanding calf temperature In the first week of life a calf is likely to spend extra energy trying to keep warm below an air temperature of...

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