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[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css=".vc_custom_1483612054482{padding-bottom: 10px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Whilst Cumbrian dairy farmer, Malcolm Errington, was generally pleased with the yield and milk quality from his herd of 200 cows, he was concerned that lameness and fertility levels were higher than they should be. [/vc_column_text][vc_separator...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css=".vc_custom_1483612054482{padding-bottom: 10px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text] For British Blue breeder, Philip Halhead, it is essential that his beef animals achieve good growth rates whilst maintaining functionality and health. [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="transparent" thickness="0" up="30" down="0"][vc_column_text]Philip runs the reputed Norbreck Genetics company from his farm...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css=".vc_custom_1483612054482{padding-bottom: 10px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text] High quality grazed grass lies at the heart of the 270-strong Friesian-based spring-block calving system Robert Sims runs at Holly Bank Farm, near Congleton in Cheshire. But there were a few signs that poor rumen...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css=".vc_custom_1483612054482{padding-bottom: 10px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Good performance and good rumen health go together according to dairy farmer, Adam Sill. [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="transparent" thickness="0" up="30" down="0"][vc_column_text]Adam runs Ash Tree Farm near Ashbourne in Derbyshire, where he milks 260 high yielding pedigree Holsteins three...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css=".vc_custom_1483612054482{padding-bottom: 10px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Jason McGrath runs Ashleigh Farms based in County Waterford with his father, Jim and brother, James. The family business, which started out with just two sows in the late 1960s, now has a head count...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css=".vc_custom_1483612054482{padding-bottom: 10px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Fardel Barton, near Ivybridge in Devon, has certainly got some history. [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="transparent" thickness="0" up="30" down="0"][vc_column_text]The farm was first noted around 100 years before the Doomsday Book as a Saxon Estate and the Fardel Stone, now...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css=".vc_custom_1483612054482{padding-bottom: 10px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text] The Pye family run the Bay Herd of 240 pedigree Jerseys from their farm in Arkholme, Lancashire. Husband and 
wife, Geoff and Deb, along with their son Matt, and daughter Sarah, supply milk to Garstang-based...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css=".vc_custom_1483612054482{padding-bottom: 10px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Efficiency from grass, but without compromising production or fertility, is the aim of Cheshire dairy farmer, Richard Kennerley, who milks 320 Holstein Jersey cross cows, in partnership with his parents and wife, Pam, in Somerford...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css=".vc_custom_1483612054482{padding-bottom: 10px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text] It is widely acknowledged that cows get ‘a bit loose’ in the spring when they are grazing on lush pasture. Many dismiss this as an inevitability and nothing more than an inconvenience at milking time,...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css=".vc_custom_1483612054482{padding-bottom: 10px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Denis Connell’s dairy heifers are thriving and he puts this down to the inclusion of Actisaf Farm Pack Plus in their ration. [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="transparent" thickness="0" up="30" down="0"][vc_column_text]Denis, who rears around 200 heifers a year with his...