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Did you know that on average, Pigs and Poultry can only use 20-30% off the phosphorus available to them in grain feed? That's because in its storage form of phytic acid, phosphorus is bound up alongside other minerals and nutrients. This means that all the nutrients the animal needs cannot be released from the feed and instead pass through the digestive tract and into the soil and waterways. Quill Productions is proud to announce the launch of a new product, Quill Calcium Super Boost. Formulated by Quill and manufactured in the UK, Quill Calcium Super Boost is a revolutionary product which provides Calcium,...

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If you're a dairy farmer, you'll know that drying off is an important time to get on top of your herd's mastitis control. However, making sure that you have all factors covered when you do decide to dry your cows can determine your results for the rest of the year. We've put together a helpful checklist to make sure you've got everything covered. You're welcome. Plenty of space. When drying off your cows it is imperative that they are given plenty of room to be comfortable. Good hygiene. Bedding and cleaning cows out frequently is so important for minimising the risk of infection during...

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Despite Covid restrictions, big steps have been made in the last year towards sustainable practices amongst the shooting community. The movement away from single-use plastics and lead shot ammunition in particular has gained a lot of traction. 

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Can fish egg disinfectants still be used in an increasingly regulated industry?For many years, the fish production industry has used fish egg disinfectants at the hatchery stage. The objective is to improve hatchability and profitability through the destruction of disease-causing microorganisms on the outer coating of the egg, without damaging the egg itself. All disinfectants are designed to kill microorganisms. Many are designed to kill extremely tough and resistant bacteria and viruses and are not environmentally safe. The selection of the correct disinfectant active material and formulation of products for use on fish eggs in aquaculture is therefore of great...

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This time of year is notoriously bad for rodents and we recommend farmers strengthen their defences against rodents as they prepare to make their annual migration from ditches and hedgerows to cosier accommodation among the farm buildings. Although this time of year is particularly bad, we do always recommend checking for rodent activity all year round as this can be key to keeping the risk of infestations low. We recommend checking the following areas: Rat burrows under buildings Loop smears on beams or rafters Rat holes in dirt banks, damaged doors, holes or entry points Runs on the ground between...

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