in brief…

July 2006
Farmers Weekly;7/21/2006, Vol. 145 Issue 3, p39
Trade Publication
The article offers news briefs related to livestock farming in Great Britain. SAC Vet Services is urging farmers to be aware of the risks of botulism in cattle that are in contact with broiler litter of animal feed contaminated with wild bird or rodent carcasses. A drop in conception rate of 20% and reduction of one pig a litter can result in significant economic losses, warns Malcolm Stead of pig breeding company ACMC. Longevity, age at first calving, calving interval and maternal ease are the four new estimated breeding values available to suckler producers to help boost beef profitability.


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