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Newsletters

May 2022

May 2022 Newsletter

As we move into summer we bring you articles on the challenges this brings in terms of parasites and staggers. We also hope to see you at our various meetings and courses this month!

March 2022

March 2022 Newsletter

Welcome to our March newsletter which brings us articles on calf and lamb recovery,  in lamb sheep pushing puddings out, what and why we need to record at lambing time and heat detection in cattle.  Don't miss the results of last months guess the baby competition!

February 2022

February 2022 Newsletter

This month we start with a topical article on lambing without the safety net of Spectam Scour Halt followed by our suckler cow to do list, a report on the levels of leptospirosis in local suckler herd and some top tips from our vets who ran our calf meeting on pneumonia in December. Enjoy!

January 2022

January 2022 newsletter

Happy New Year and welcome to our first newsletter of 2022! Wishing you all the best for a more normal year.

December 2021

December 2021 Newsletter

The festive season us upon, pick up a mince pie with your copy and have a read.  Make sure you take part in our Christmas Crossword!

November 2021

November 2021 newsletter

This month our vets have written articles on three topical diseases for November, Johnes, fluke and pasteurella, and we share our news about the up and coming launch of our Vet Tech Service!

October 2021

October 2021 Newsletter

As we enter October with an abrupt turn in the weather, our thoughts turn to housing and winter. In this issue we have a calf health special as Charlotte reports on a recent meeting we held with Jamie Robertson, a youngstock and building specialist, we have some articles of sheep interest and dates for your diary.

August 2021

August 2021 newsletter

Welcome to our August newsletter, have a read about topical subjects such as heat stress and "super" horse flies, calving gates and the all important tup MOT's as we begin to plan next years lamb crop.

July 2021

July 2021 Newsletter

This month our vets have written some interesting articles on cattle mastitis vaccines, preparing for the fluke season and cattle red water. Hear about the results from our aborted/ barren ewe blood testing and exciting news of our new collection point at Tynedale Greenodd! 

June 2021

June 2021

Welcome to our June newsletter where we hope for a warmer grass growing month, discuss a couple of timely cattle diseases, the livestock trade and find out more about our Sheep Club.

May 2021

May 2021 Newsletter

This month read about early treatment of nuisance flies to reduce populations later in summer, being on guard in this area with TB, the cattle lameness cost calculator, sheep scab and we have another staff member baby photo for you to have a guess at?? Also several events and dates for your diary for May. 

April 2021

April 2021 Newsletter

Happy Easter and welcome to our April newsletter which has had a bit of a refresh and new look. Read about topical health issues, performance of farm fridges, meet our new vet, diary dates for meetings and have a go at guessing which staff member the baby photo is of??  

March 2021

March 2021 Newsletter

This month we have a couple of timely lambing topics along with a suckler cow to do list from Jim. Also as we come out of our peak calf pneumonia season, why we should look back at last winters problems now to avoid wading into the same issues next year and we share our winner of our home schooling photo competition.

February 2021

February 2021 Newsletter

As we move into the busiest period of the year with lambing time gaining momentum we discuss sheep mastitis, how to reduce antibiotic use in watery mouth prevention, colostrum replacers, scratching lambs correctly for orf and why coughing cattle at grass last back end may be a distant memory but now is the time to prevent with Huskvac.

January 2021

January 2021 newsletter

Welcome to our first newsletter of 2021 where we review our recent zoom mastitis meeting and revisit pneumonia as we reach its favourite time of year. Also including horses, fridges and old cows!

December 2020

December 2020 newsletter

This month we look at IBR and what the incidence of this and other infectious diseases is like in our area following our recent bulk milk survey. Dates for your diary include an online Red Tractor approved medicine course and details of small holder events. Calf scour caused by crypto is also a hot topic at this time of year as bugs build up in sheds and don't forget to have a go at Beth's Christmas crossword for a chance to win some chocolate!

November 2020

November 2020 Newsletter

Dermatitis in both sheep and cattle, leptospirosis and its threat to us and our cows are included this month along with some staff news and dates for your diary.

October 2020

October 2020 Newsletter

This month we talk about herd health plans and how to get the best from them, salmonella and the most common sheep killer at this time of year, pasteurella. Also hear about our directors bake off challenge for MacMillan where you'll see Jim and Mark not in their usual attire!

September 2020

September 2020 Newsletter

As Autumn closes in we speak of calf lung health, umbilical hernias, and two things we'd never thought we'd see, a client telling us we save him money and us entering the world of virtual meetings! 

August 2020

August 2020 Newsletter

August brings us sheep, feet and ram MOT's as we get ready for the tupping season.

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