Lambing most commonly takes place during the Spring, peaking in March/April, although the lambing season does run from February to April and there are some farms that lamb in December and January. During the lambing period, pregnant ewes are monitored very closely day and night, so this can be one of the busiest times of the year for many farmers.
There are many factors that contribute to the successful rearing of laying hens. Different life stages of the birds require different types of care. This article gives a guide as to the main principles of rearing hens in a small holding setting.
Hookworms – Distinguishing Between Drastic Ancylostoma caninum and Uncinaria stenocephala Infections.
Recently our parasitology laboratory at Ridgeway Research was tasked with sourcing a field strain of Ancylostoma caninum (A.caninum) L3 infective larvae, which is a zoonotic canine intestinal hookworm. These parasites are difficult to distinguish – find out how here!
As autumn is now truly underway there are some causes of sudden death in cattle to be aware of. Sudden death in cattle is always a cause for concern on a farm and can be a distressing event. Here we present some of the major causes, how to identify them and how to approach each situation in a calm manor.