Water quality: more than meets the eye

Did you know that the water on your farm can help you make critical decisions about your herd’s mineral nutrition? Many people see water as something that they are constantly being told how to manage: “provide enough water”, “make sure it is clean and cool”, “clean your drinking troughs regularly”. Very few people recognise the…

The heat-stress checklist

The heat is on and, as we know from past experience, this means we will probably have to put up with milk loss, lame cows, and a drop in profits, and we will spend the next few months desperately awaiting the winter when our milk returns. This is dairy farming in Africa … or is…

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