Larkmead News

Naughty or Nice Christmas Foods?

It’s that time of year again where we all tend to over-indulge a little bit on all the festive treats on offer, with all the Christmas parties and food that is available. It’s also nice to include...

Cystic Ovaries

Cystic Ovaries are an ever present bane to fertility in the dairy industry with fertility being arguably the most important problem and cost. Cysts historically haven’t been associated with beef...

Christmas Quiz 2017

Christmas Quiz – December 2017 Terms & Conditions The Larkmead Christmas Quiz is open to anyone living in the UK aged 18+. To enter, you must complete the quiz at https://www.surveymonkey.co....

A Healthy Heart

This autumn we are turning our attention to our older pets. This year we are focusing on heart disease and especially how to recognise the signs of heart disease in our cats and dogs so that we...

Suckler Herd Fertility

Suckler Cow Fertility Fertility is a main driver of profitability in a Suckler herd, with profitability directly linked to the number of calves reared and sold per cow served per year. The cost of...

Fireworks Season - The Human Affect

It’s that time of year when some of us animal-loving owners worry about the fireworks season and how it affects our noise-sensitive pets. We are unable to go out to enjoy the sights due to the...

Meningitis – more than a Streptococcal Infection

Autumn and winter is the time of year we tend to see more meningitis cases on our pig farms. This is not specifically because the temperature drops, but due to the fact that the pigs are under...

Looking After Your Pets Teeth

It’s all too easy to neglect even our own dental health until something goes wrong, so it’s no surprise that poor dental health in our pets is something often not identified until it is bad enough...

Pet Smile Competition 2017

*** NOW CLOSED *** September is Dental Month at Larkmead and to celebrate we're running a Pet Smile Competition - 'cause who doesn't love a smiley pet pic?  If you've got a great photo of your pet...

Trace Element Profiling

Trace element deficiencies can cause a variety of losses in productivity: reduced reproductive performance in cows with copper deficiency; increased embryo loss in sheep with selenium deficiency;...