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Welcome to the Farmsense article collection, your source for the latest in nutritional news.

Here you’ll find articles, news and information that will help you to make informed decisions on how best to support your herd or flock. We’ll give you advice from what makes a good drench to why colostrum is so important for new born lambs or calves.

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The articles on this website are written by a variety of authors. The opinions expressed in these articles are the views of the author and not necessarily the views of Farmsense, however, Farmsense retains copyright for the content within the articles.

Latest Articles

Mineral Drenching Tips

Date: July 2017

During the summer drenching of cattle and lambs across the UK is a common site on many UK farms. As grass quality and quantity decrease throughout the summer months it is essential to add supplementary minerals and vitamins in order to maximise animal performance throughout these challenging months.


Wet Weather and Vitamin Content of Forage

Date: July 2017

Farmers Weekly reports that this extremely wet year has had a detrimental effect on UK livestock. Heavy rain has flushed trace elements from our British soil, leaving forage lacking in important minerals such as zinc, cobalt, iodine, copper and iron in many areas of the UK.


In House Manufacturing At Farmsense

Date: July 2017

Farmsense was founded in 1991 to supply British farmers with nutritional alternatives to traditional antibiotics. The wellknown and often over used term “prevention is better than cure” has never rung more true than today.


Wet Weather and Vitamin Content of Forage

Date: June 2017

Farmers Weekly reports that this extremely wet year has had a detrimental effect on UK livestock. Heavy rain has flushed trace elements from our British soil, leaving forage lacking in important minerals such as zinc, cobalt, iodine, copper and iron in many areas of the UK.


Controlling Johne's Disease in your Herd

Date: May 2017

It isn't just the financial costs that need to be considered, Johne's disease also imposes welfare issues on infected sheep and there are growing concerns over implications to public health.


Energy Requirements of the Ewe During Pregnancy

Date: March 2016

When a ewe becomes pregnant, the developing foetus inside her also requires energy, increasing the ewe’s total energy demand. The development of the foetus increases exponentially during the length of the pregnancy, with up to 60% of development occurring in the last month.