COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – an update for our clients.

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Read on for a host of farm animal healthcare advice and industry news that’s free and updated monthly. In the articles below you’ll find seasonal and local tips, information on how to keep your animals healthy and performing well, as well as information about other aspects of farming. If you’d like us to email you whenever we update our farm news and advice, then simply….


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How is TB testing being affected by Coronavirus?

January 21st, 2021

When COVID-19 took hold of the UK in March 2020, a range of measures and restrictions were brought in to protect the health of farmers, animals, vets, and consumers. As health advice evolved, so did measures relating to bTB testing and the movement of cattle.

Housed cattle health – five things to check

December 14th, 2020

Having the cows in for winter is the perfect opportunity to give your cattle a once over, and we recommend doing this before the winter season kicks in properly.

Four poisonous plants every farmer should be able to spot

November 7th, 2020

As a rule, most poisonous plants are unpalatable to livestock, however a lack of available food, dead or dying plants and the vagaries of individual animal behaviour make an awareness of the common plant poisoning cases we see in Somerset and Wiltshire a useful thing to have on your back pocket.

Getting the farm ready for winter

October 14th, 2020

They say that, for people, there’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing. However, making sure the farm animals around Frome have the right environment this winter will make the difference between a productive and comfortable or an un-necessarily grim few months.

World Egg Day 2020 – get our top 10 poultry management tips

October 7th, 2020

Eggs are loved by billions of people, around the world it would seem! Back in June, there was National Egg Day, and on October 9th 2020, people across the globe will have been celebrating these smooth, hard, oval cases of ‘unbeatable’ nutrition.

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