Author Archives: Cliff Llister

Spring Turnout – Supplementing lactating cattle with magnesium

Magnesium for cows

SPRING TURNOUT – THE NEED FOR MAGNESIUM Although the annual rate of hypomagnesaemia/staggers/tetany (low blood magnesium) in UK dairy cows is less then 1%, one third of affected cows will die. These clinical cases are the tip of the iceberg; the rest of the group may also be sub-clinically affected. Hypomagnesaemia remains one of the […]

Respiratory problems in Calves

Easy breather

Respiratory problems in young cattle are, unfortunately, all too common. Calves, like children, are particularly prone to respiratory problems as their immune system is not fully developed. The severity of the problems can vary from a mild nasal discharge and coughing in a group of calves, to severe pneumonia with some deaths. Respiratory problems are […]

How to keep biting insects away from livestock

Crystalyx Garlyx Beef Cattle

Keep biting insects away from livestock with Crystalyx Garlyx The ‘fly season’ is in full swing and with it comes the enhanced risk of pre calving cows and in-calf heifers becoming predisposed to Summer Mastitis. However, the good news is that Crystalyx Garlyx represents a natural way of protecting cattle – and sheep- from biting insects. The […]