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Proper housing is essential for the well-being, health, and productivity of livestock, as well as for the efficient management of farm operations. The type of housing and its design can vary depending on the species of livestock, climate, and specific management goals.
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There are around 4.76 million pigs kept on agricultural holdings in the UK. With the UK pork market valued at £1.44 billion in 2020 (Statista).
Dairy production is a critical component of the agriculture industry focused on the sustainable production of milk and milk-derived products.
The livestock industry is an integral part of the agricultural sector, encompassing various aspects of animal husbandry and production. It plays an important role in global food security and supports the livelihoods of millions of people worldwide.
Chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese and ducks are the main categories of poultry kept for eggs, meat and breeding.
Sheep were one of the first farmed animals, reared for thousands of years for meat and milk.
Beef production encompasses various stages, from breeding and rearing to processing and distribution.
For the past year, and as part of AHDB’s Strategic Dairy Farm programme, Howard and Tom Pattison, from Willow Tree Farm in North Yorkshire, have been on a mission to reduce clinical cases of mastitis in their dairy herd.For the past year, and as part of AHDB’s Strategic Dairy Farm programme, Howard and Tom Pattison, from Willow Tree Farm in North Yorkshire, have been on a mission to reduce clinical cases of mastitis in their dairy herd.
Youngstock are the future of any farm. Investing in them is an investment in the farm’s future, too.
Prioritising the future of your herd and looking closely at your youngstock housing should be at the forefront of every farmer's mind.
Improving existing buildings or designing new builds to the best standards has a lasting and positive impact on animal health and productivity.
Our slurry wizard helps you work out slurry storage requirements, explore options and comply with regulations.
A collection of factsheets
Housing Systems for Species-specific Rearing with Mother Cows and Nurse Cows