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Ventilation has always been an important aspect of calf welfare. Improving your existing building or ensuring that your new build is designed to the highest of standards has a lasting and positive impact on animal welfare.

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Posted in Livestock News By Northern Polytunnels Livestock Housing

The advantages of housing sheep at lambing time are profound. Livestock housing, particularly polyhouses, can provide a sheltered environment for new-born lambs and offer protection against extreme weather conditions. Housing at lambing time also allows ewe and lamb to be more carefully observed for signs of illness.

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Posted in Livestock News By Northern Polytunnels Livestock Housing

Producing clean sheep for slaughter guarantees the safety of consumers and helps to protect the reputation of the meat industry. We’ve compiled advice from a range of industry experts to help ensure that your livestock housing encourages cleanliness.

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Posted in Livestock News By Northern Polytunnels Livestock Housing

How to protect your herd from Bovine TB

 

Bovine TB has recently been detected in the UK. Follow this guide on how to keep your herd safe.

Bovine TB (tuberculosis) is a chronic, infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium bovis (M. bovis). It is mainly, but not exclusively, a respiratory disease caught by breathing in droplets of sputum (mucus coughed up from the lower airways) containing M bovis for example through close contact with infected cattle and wildlife. Infection is also possible through other routes, for example, eating feed contaminated with sputum, milk, urine, faeces or pus from infected animals.

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Posted in Livestock News By Northern Polytunnels Livestock Housing

Thinking about getting a polytunnel for lambing or housing calves? 

Farms are covered by the same planning regulations as other types of property. Some planning rules include special conditions for agricultural buildings and land.

Sheep House

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Posted in Livestock News By Northern Polytunnels Livestock Housing

The notion that a polytunnel is a poor man’s livestock house is certainly no longer the case.  Advancements in structural design, developments in covering materials, and improved engineering techniques make them a truly credible, inexpensive alternative to...

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