The first in a series of producer profiles this month brings you the story of Chris Fogden an outdoor pig producer in East Anglia. Back in my youth, an entry requirement to agricultural college was that you must work on a farm prior to entry. I ended up on a large arable farm with an … Read moreProducer Profile: Chris Fogden
During Februdairy we ran a Facebook competition challenging our followers to post a photo’ that made them proud to be part of the Dairy Industry. We were overwhelmed by the response and struggled to choose our winners! Much discussion and hair pulling later our 10 winners were selected. Thank you to all who entered, the … Read moreFebrudairy Competition gets the Cream of the Crop!
“The difference good colostrum management makes is startling. Calves that have had the right quantity of the right quality colostrum quickly enough are far more productive animals,” Matt Nightingale C.E.O Meadow Quality Here at MQ we believe in giving animals the best opportunities to thrive. It has been proven that feeding colostrum … Read moreMQ proud to support #ColostrumisGold
Christmas Food For Thought! “While people have food everything matters, when people don’t have food nothing else matters”. In the final week before Christmas last year the UK’s festive food spend was £4.2 billion, with Friday 22nd December 17 reported to be the UK’s highest-spending day ever. The expectations of our 65 million … Read moreChristmas Food For Thought!
We are very proud to celebrate Alison Parkers 30 year anniversary with Meadow Quality. Alison started with Warwickshire Quality Calves back in 1986 when the company shared a desk and an office corner with Meadow Valley Livestock. As both companies expanded Alison worked predominantly on the finished stock side with Oscar Prince and Clive Mahony. … Read moreAlison Parker Celebrates 30 Years at MQ
The new Superior Sires brochure is now available for 2018-2019. The Superior Sires scheme offers an additional £5 payment for calves from our list of genetically higher merit AI sires. Working together with the UK’s leading cattle breeding companies we have selected these sires to give producers cattle progeny with better conformation and growth potential. This improves … Read moreNew Superior Sires Brochure!
On Wednesday the 7th we hosted 47 students and 4 staff from Colleg Glynllifon on two farm tours. The agricultural students enjoyed a visit to one of our contract calf rearing units that is owned and run by our director Rob Manning and then to a bull beef finishing AFU. The visits aimed to give an … Read moreColeg Glynllifon Farm Tours 07/11/2018
Meadow Quality Team Building 2018 11/10/2018 The calf team meeting on Thursday was well attended. Georgina Thomas from Trouw Nutrition started the day with an interesting and informative talk on calf nutrition. We engaged in an exercise deciphered the milk powder label, looking through key ingredients and compositions to identify quality and digestibility. This information … Read moreMeadow Quality Calf Team Building 2018
We are very proud to have been working in partnership with Owen Atkinson and Dechra to reduce antitbiotic usage in calf rearing. Please see the below article from Farming Uk A new study has revealed dramatic findings that could provide the answer to the UK’s on-going challenge to reduce the widespread routine use of antibiotics … Read moreWorking toward Antibiotic reduction on Calf Rearing Units