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How to prepare grassland for post-lambing
Many sheep producers aren’t getting the most they can out of grass. But measuring and monitoring grass growth in accordance with sheep demands during lambing could help drastically reduce feed costs and achieve finishing targets earlier. "You have to rest leys to grow more grass and that's the ...
Researchers dive into other protein sources for sheep
Two projects commissioned by the English Beef and Lamb Executive (EBLEX) are investigating whether alternative protein sources, such as rapeseed meal, beans, peas and wheat distillers' grains, can be used as substitutes for soya bean meal in sheep diets without affecting performance. The level of so...
BPEX: Pork export market in Far East evaluated
Further export potential for beef, lamb and pork to the Far East came into focus during a joint EBLEX and BPEX mission to Japan, Korea and India. The aim was to evaluate market potential for pork, lamb, beef, fifth quarter products and livestock genetics as discussions on market access in the region...
Modern broilers drink more water
Water is essential for many life sustaining and metabolic processes within the bird, while also accounting for a large majority of muscle composition and weight. Over the years, genetic advancement for increased weight gain, feed intake and feed conversion have led to the current commercial broiler ...