Behind The Scenes At Whiteley Hey: From Breeding To Feeding
Most in the sheep sector have heard of Whiteley Hey, best known for their annual production sale now impressively in its 22nd year. Here’s how they got there and what they are doing to stay at the top.
Carr’s Billington Ewe Check
Everyone is facing the problem of key input costs rising therefore accurate use of feed, in quality and quantity, is essential to ensure the ewe is in good condition, the ewe produces milk once their lambs are born and that those lambs thrive when in the first days of their life. All of that comes down to the correct feed rationing and nutrition.
Staying a step ahead in 2023
As 2022 draws to a close, Jimmy Goldie chief technical officer at Carr’s Billington, reviews the biggest issues which have caused challenges for farmers in the last year and suggests which challenges are likely to crop up again in 2023.
Grow Great Grass To Cut Feed Costs
Excerpt: Jimmy Goldie, Chief Technical Officer for Carr’s Billington, reports on 2022 grass and silage trends and what to do now, for next year.
Time4Finishing: Preventing acidosis in beef cattle
Maximising meat yield and optimal fat cover for finishing beef cattle is all about providing sufficient energy and starch. But this needs to be achieved without upsetting rumen stability. This means finishing rations must be balanced and fed correctly to prevent issues such as acidosis occurring.
The Latest Advice On Feeding Horses And Ponies With Gastric Ulcers
Over the last decade, studies have increased our awareness and understanding of Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome but there is still much to learn. We know there are two distinct diseases which affect different areas of the stomach: Equine Squamous Gastric Disease (ESGD) and Equine Glandular Gastric Disease (EGGD). Whilst a recognised aetiology and recommended management regimes exist for ESGD, less is known about EGGD.
Avian influenza: Housing order to be introduced across England
A national housing order will be introduced across England on Monday 7 November making it a legal requirement to house flocks
The Billington Group has completed the purchase of Carr’s Billington Agriculture Ltd (CBAL) from Carr’s Group PLC, now becoming the sole owner of the business.
Avian influenza: Prevention Zone declared across Great Britain
Following an increase in the number of detections of avian influenza (bird flu) in wild birds and on commercial premises, the Chief Veterinary Officers from England, Scotland and Wales have declared an Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) across Great Britain to mitigate the risk of the disease spreading amongst poultry and captive birds.
Facts about Forage and Fibre
Feeding horses is both an art and a science – the science gives us information about nutrients and what they do and the art is about applying it to each individual horse or pony. Fibre is a great example of this. Research has confirmed the importance of fibre for maintaining health and well-being but there are lots of different sources and types of fibre available. Knowing which one is best for a particular horse or pony is where the art of feeding comes in.