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Guest Vet Article: Sheep Farming & Nutrition

Nutrition is arguably the single most important factor in successful and profitable sheep farming. Energy should be provided largely by cereals rather than their cheaper by-products.  Good quality protein sources such as soya bean meal, rapeseed meal and peas/beans ensure maximal benefit.  Quality ingredients are expensive but it’s more cost-effective to feed less of a … Read more

Rearing Lambs with Milk Replacer

Whether it is mother’s milk or milk replacer, milk intake is crucial for the first 6 weeks of a lamb’s life, after this their reliance on grass increases. JPA Ultra Lamb is a top-quality milk replacer designed to suit most rearing systems. This highly digestible product supports optimal growth and development through its specifically developed … Read more

Giving your calves the healthiest start

Heifer rearing is the second-highest cost for dairy farmers. Jim Peet Agriculture has found great success in implementing the LifeStart programme alongside the 5 critical control points (The 5C’s). Colostrum Only high-quality colostrum should be fed, containing at least 50g of lgG per litre. 10% of calf body weight (approx. 4 litres of colostrum for … Read more

Are your cows telling you something?

We’ve heard the adage if cows could talk. Imagine if they could tell us all about their environment, diet, how’re there feeling and what you as a farmer could be doing to help improve their performance. What are Cow Signals? Well, the concept is simple – it’s about reading cow behaviour with the aim to … Read more

Reduce the grass staggers threat this spring

Estimations suggest that 1% of cattle in the UK will experience clinical grass staggers, with up to 30% of all clinical cases resulting in death and significant direct losses. A far larger percentage of animals, including ewes, will experience sub-clinical cases that may affect overall animal performance. Grass staggers, otherwise known as grass tetany or … Read more

Solutions for Spring Grass Staggers Threat

Estimations suggest that 1% of cattle in the UK will experience clinical grass staggers, with up to 30% of all clinical cases resulting in death and significant direct losses. A far larger percentage of animals, including ewes, will experience sub-clinical cases that may affect overall animal performance. Grass staggers, otherwise known as grass tetany or … Read more

Congratulations to Frank Armstrong

Congratulations to Frank Armstrong who has been working in the industry for 50 years. On 3rd July 1967 Frank started work at West Cumberland Farmers and received £4 &13 shillings per week take home pay, he worked for them for 17 years and then worked for JPA for 31 years. Following the take-over of Jim … Read more

JPA sponsor cattle wash at Westmorland Show 2017

JPA are delighted for another year to be sponsoring the cattle wash at Westmorland Show on Thursday 14 September.  We wish all cattle exhibitors good luck in the showing classes during the day. The JPA team invite cattle exhibitors to visit the JPA & NWF stand during the day for complimentary refreshments. Download the JPA … Read more

Ryan at Penrith Mart

JPA Sales Specialist Ryan McPherson photographed with the champion M/s Wilson, Undercragg from Monday’s sale at Penrith Mart.

Isaac Nutter at Kirkby Stephen Auction

Photos from Kirkby Stephen Auction. Taking the overall championship was a British Blue cross heifer with a Limousin bull calf at foot consigned by Messrs Stevenson, Trout Hall, Saltburn, which went on to sell for £2400. Pictured with Isaac Nutter, Sales Specialist from JPA.

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