Larkmead News - Farm

Larkmead's Christmas Quiz Results

The Larkmead Farm Team wish all our farm animal clients a Happy and Prosperous New Year. Our annual Christmas Quiz was once again a big success, with "Claerwen’s Turnips" winning first place and "...

Watch This Video of White Blood Cell Eating Staphylococcal Aureus Bacteria

One of the most common causes of chronic mastitis is the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus. Check out this YouTube video of a white blood cell eating a Staph.aureus bacteria. Click the link in red....

AHDB TB Hub is up and running

  www.tbhub.co.uk The TB Hub is intended as the ‘go to’ site for anyone, but predominantly dairy and beef producers who are seeking information on TB trading rules, biosecurity, policy etc. The...

Katie Turner talks about the Calf Tracker Scheme

Recent research into calf rearing has shown that optimising heifer growth rates pre-weaning is vital for efficient heifer rearing and producing a healthy, high yielding dairy cow. The digestive...

Sheep Lameness Farmskills Workshop

Larkmead Farm vet, Adelle, ran a Farmskills workshop on practical skills to reduce sheep lameness last Friday, as part of the XLVets Stand up to Sheep Lameness Campaign. This was kindly hosted by...

Shooting Season is almost upon us

We are nearing the start of the shooting season and on reflection, the rearing season was good for the birds (not so good for the vets, where half the drugs are still on the shelf!). Nice and dry...

"FLOCK HEALTH PLANNING & IMPROVING ENGAGEMENT WITH SHEEP FARMERS”

Adelle has written a very interesting piece for VPToday (Veterinary Practice Today), entitled “Flock health planning and improving engagement with sheep farmers”. Click here to read the full...

EBLEX BRP Farmer Innovation Grant – (FIG)

EBLEX is offering funding to support groups of farmers wanting to adopt and evaluate an element of best practice on their farms or try out a new piece of technology. The funding is made over a one...

LARKMEAD LAMBING LIST NOW AVAILABLE

With lambing almost upon us (and actually having started on some of our farms) don’t be caught unprepared.  Take a look at Larkmead's  lambing supplies list. There are many items included that you...

CONSIDER CHANGING TAGS WHILE SORTING SHEEP FOR TUPPING

With new rules on electronic tagging coming into force in January 2015, sheep farmers should be thinking about replacing historic tags with full EID tags when they sort through their ewes this...