The challenging spring may have left a legacy of health issues this coming winter. Farmers Weekly is launching a five course Winter Health Academy to equip farmers with the know-how to prevent any potential problems.
Providing the correct housing for cattle, especially during winter, is vital. Done properly, it should protect the animals from the harsher weather and provide an environment that encourages production and good health.
A smooth transition from summer to winter diets it vital to keep cattle at their best. Any sudden change can be unsettling for monogastrics, but for cattle relying on a delicately-balanced rumen to digest food, dietary changes can cause significant problems – particularly for youngstock.
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The Farmers Academy is an e-learning platform for the farming industry which includes graduates, farmers, advisors and anyone working in the supply industry. There are more than 100 modules on this platform that cover arable and livestock subjects as well as business and machinery.Find out more