Livestock Care and Advice

We have teamed up with VetSpec to give five lucky entrants the chance to win a 12kg bag of super-premium dog food worth £55.95

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A scratching pig could be suffering from sarcoptic mange. Vet Liz Bennett explains how to identify it and what treatment will be required

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How to limit flies on your cattle

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Flies are not merely an annoyance to cattle, they can transfer disease. Vet Kaz Strycharczyk explains how to limit their effects, both chemically and by using holistic methods

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An old breed for new times

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If you are planning to show your cattle on the agricultural show circuit, Tom Blunt has plenty of helpful tips

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Our livestock can self-medicate through their grazing practices, but the plant species we provide for them are key

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Diarrhoea, wasting and poor appetite are all signs of coccidiosis in calves, which is straightforward to treat but swift action is needed

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Contagious ovine digital dermatitis is a painful condition that affects sheep’s hooves. We outline the symptoms of CODD that you should look out for and how to deal with this nasty infection

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How to care for pregnant ewes

Friday, September 7, 2018

Caring for pregnant livestock can tax even the most experienced smallholder. Tim Tyne discusses how to look after expectant ladies and spot the warning signs when something is amiss

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September 2018

Chickens, as well as turkeys, gamebirds and other poultry can be affected by Newcastle Disease

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September 2018

Protecting your pigs and profits

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Liz Shankland continues her guide to improving herd productivity, this time investigating the importance

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August 2018

In this focus on fertility, Liz Shankland looks at what you can do to maximise the number of piglets produced in each farrowing

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July 2018

Jack Smellie looks at what to do when lambing and kidding doesn’t go to plan

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April 2018

How to treat hypothermic lambs

Monday, April 9, 2018

Smallholder Tim Tyne advises on the treatment of lambs which are hypothermic

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April 2018

Debbie Kingsley outlines the rules and regulations for smallholding – this month identifying your sheep or goats

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April 2018

The challenge of livestock

Friday, March 9, 2018

Now to the crux of things. In his series about the most challenging aspects of smallholding, Tim Tyne turns to livestock

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My Favourite Breed: Blue Texel sheep

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Debbie Kingsley talks to sheep keepers Steven and Hannah Payne about their Tordown flock

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March 2018

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