Dairy Farm Energy Monitoring – Alex Lockton RenewEV

The Farm Consultancy Group’s energy consultancy partner RenewEV has developed a new range of solutions to help farm businesses understand and tackle their energy and carbon challenges. In October 2020 they ran a pilot study on a 300 cow dairy herd with a food processing tenant. This was a trial to show how temporary energy […]

Incorporating Livestock into a Regenerative Arable System

Are grazing livestock a perquisite of regenerative farming systems? Whilst this is a common thought and perhaps the holy grail for some regenerative farmers, there is little evidence to support this claim. Livestock certainly bring an extra dimension to the diversity of the system and an additional bacterial flora to the soil biota. Many arable […]

Thawing & Preparing Semen for Artificial Insemination?

Sometimes it is the small errors which cost us dearly particularly when it comes to fertility. Many factors affect fertility, but you can do everything right but if the Sperm is dead, it’s dead. Below I have constructed a protocol sheet to work with your Artificial Insemination (A.I.) courses and training you have been on. […]

Trace Element Deficiency in Livestock

Many clients have been experiencing trace element deficiency within livestock recently. Copper, cobalt, selenium and iodine are essential trace elements required by cattle and sheep. Clay soils generally have higher trace element levels than sandy soils. Soil testing may reveal deficiencies but should only be used as a guide when considering the trace element status […]