We rear kid goats on milk replacer (as well as a few bull calves) We always get a dietary scour on milk powder- and we're very clean! Anyone any experience with pro/pre-biotics? We played with milk kefir last year and may do so again this year. Also anyone any experience with salicylic acid, or h
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Has anyone any experience using garlic lick buckets for sheep and/or cattle? They are supposed to help reduce flies and ticks? Maybe less chance of blowfly? Also anyone used teatree oil to prevent/treat blowfly, it is used in New Zealand I think 10mls of teatree in one litre of water and applied the
Does anyone have any experience with red clover? We are looking to incorporate it into our rotation with a short term ley of red and white clover + grass with a view to harvesting low input high protein forage for finishing lambs. However it appears red clover can negatively affect ewe fertility. Is
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If you see lots of gulls in a field after slurry has been spread do you see this as a sign that the slurry is chemically heavy? I had a theory if it is then the worms are coming to the surface felling poisoned, then the gulls swoop in. Just thought as it’s full slurry season round here and seeing a
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