Newsletters

In our June newsletter, Dr Ruth Lawson explains that dairy blends will require careful formulation to work well with grass. Jonathan Stansfield reports that fertiliser has seen reductions in price and David Lewis emphasises the importance of making good quality silages.

Issue Highlights:

  • Line of best fit
  • After cut fertiliser
  • Pento-Guard to help forage fermentation
  • Buzz off

June 2016 Newsletter (PDF)

In our May newsletter, Graham Jameson tells us that the open day was a great success. Stuart Holmes explains that feed conversion efficiency is highest in lambs before weaning. Sue Sutcliffe provides information on efficient silage making.

Issue Highlights:

  • A grand day out
  • Cutting costs
  • Creeping the lambs
  • Early worm
  • Timing is everything

May 2016 Newsletter (PDF)

Peter Harland discusses listeria in sheep and Kathryn Henry warns about clostridial disease in young cattle. The new TB rules are outlined and details of the grassland society meeting are given.

Issue Highlights:

  • Open day
  • Class act
  • Doing all you can
  • Blackleg
  • New TB rules
  • Central Yorkshire Grassland Society

April 2016 Newsletter (PDF)

In our March newsletter, Jake Lakin describes using Premium beef nuts and rolled barley for finishing cattle. David Lewis warns of the dangers of magnesium deficiency. Kathryn Henry tells us about the rise in liver fluke numbers and Dr Ruth Lawson writes about efficient rearing of spare lambs.

Issue Highlights:

  • Go with the Grain!
  • Magnesium Disorders in Cattle & Sheep
  • Fluke on the rise
  • Recovery Fund for Flood affected farmers
  • Food for thought
  • 5 things you may not know about spare lambs

March 2016 Newsletter (PDF)

Our February newsletter looks at ewe nutrition in the last trimester of pregnancy and Sue Sutcliffe asks should we reseed or overseed grassland? David Lewis looks at the options for bare stubble and Kathryn Henry discusses the importance of vaccinating ewes pre-lambing.

Issue Highlights:

  • Do you have confidence in your sheep feed?
  • Bare stubble options
  • Stop the loss
  • Reseed or repair
  • Ration check

February 2016 Newsletter (PDF)

In our January newsletter, Dr Ruth Lawson discusses changes to abattoir specs and David Lewis looks at maize varieties. Jake Lakin talks to a farmer who is using hogg blend and intensive lamb creep to top the lamb market, whilst Kathryn Henry tells us 10 things about liver fluke in cattle.

Issue Highlights:

  • Getting it done
  • Maize varieties
  • Best sellers
  • 10 things you might not know about liver fluke in cattle
  • Top of the trade

January 2016 Newsletter (PDF)

In our December newsletter, Dr Ruth Lawson warns about feeding low protein silage and Kathryn Henry encourages vaccination of finishing lambs. David Lewis reports on a winning customer and Jonathan Stansfield updates us on the fertiliser market.

Issue Highlights:

  • Take care with low protein silage
  • Fertiliser update
  • Halt the losses
  • Winners keep on winning

December 2015 Newsletter (PDF)

For November, Stuart Holmes looks at finishing cattle and Graham Jameson finds out how to improve grassland performance, and also examines the benefits of feeding our EASE buckets to sheep. Jake Lakin reveals the benefits of dairy foods and Dr Ruth Lawson looks at Irish attitudes to British supermarket specs.

Issue Highlights:

  • Finishing up right
  • Sweeten up your grass
  • EASEy life
  • Rats
  • A turn up for the books
  • Is dairy good for you?

November 2015 Newsletter (PDF)

In our October newsletter, Peter Harland talks to Jim & Heather Marks about their suckler herd and Dr Ruth Lawson examines the dangers of cows in negative energy balance. Sue Sutcliffe discusses the importance of good soil structure and Jake Lakin finds out how meat eaters are more fertile than vegetarians.

Issue Highlights:

  • Flying along
  • Pentoguard for late maize harvest
  • Negative energy balance
  • Getting your money’s worth
  • Making babies

October 2015 Newsletter (PDF)

For our September newsletter, David Lewis looks at silage quality for winter feeding and Peter Harland takes a look at limousin bulls from customer Mr Windress. Stuart Holmes explains how to maximize lambing percentage at tupping time and Dr Ruth Lawson champions our own design calf milk powder.

Issue Highlights:

  • A glimmer of hope
  • A whole load of bull
  • Fill them full of arms & legs
  • Top the market
  • Last chance

September 2015 Newsletter (PDF)

In our August newsletter, Jake Lakin takes a look at a Friesian herd in West Yorkshire and David Lewis asks can you have too much sugar in grass. Gimmer lamb blend is discussed by Graham Jameson and Jonathan Stansfield examines nutrient levels for winter cereals.

Issue Highlights:

  • Keeping it simple
  • High sugar grass
  • Chow down!
  • Stop the losses
  • Getting it right for winter cereals
  • Cow comfort

August 2015 Newsletter (PDF)

In our July newsletter, Graham Jameson gives us a summary of the new Countryside Stewardship scheme and Peter Harland looks at growing forage rape after a grass ley or winter barley. Jake Lakin asks why on some farms, lambs don’t thrive and Dr Ruth Lawson looks into the costs of poor fertility in dairy cows.

Issue Highlights:

  • Countryside Stewardship
  • Have you thought of growing Forage Rape?
  • Buzz off!
  • Lambs not thriving?
  • Stubble turnip varieties
  • What does poor fertility cost?
  • What’s new with autumn cereals?

July 2015 Newsletter (PDF)

Our June newsletter looks into rearing black and white bulls for rosé veal and beef. Peter Harland examines the issue of soil compaction and David Lewis describes the benefits of using Pento-Guard additive on wholecrop silage. Graham Jameson looks at how stubble turnips can be a useful feed, whilst Stuart Holmes discusses creep feeding in lambs.

Issue Highlights:

  • It’s black and white
  • Grass check part 2
  • Pento-Guard for wholecrop silage
  • Saving you cash
  • A bit creepy

June 2015 Newsletter (PDF)

In our May newsletter, Jake Lakin looks at blends and dairy cakes to compliment grazing and Peter Harland examines how grass swards can be improved. Jonathan Stansfield reminds us about after-cut fertilizer and Dr Ruth Lawson examines the benefits of feeding our Jameson IMMU-Surge alongside our calf weaner pellets. Graham Jameson looks at how feed costs can be saved by growing kale to feed to growing cattle.

Issue Highlights:

  • Utterly Butterly
  • Onward & upward
  • Greening up
  • Fits like a glove
  • Looking after the pennies

May 2015 Newsletter (PDF)

In our April newsletter, David Lewis discusses our tremendous silage additive and also investigates A-B milk contracts. Neil Edminson talks about our grass varieties. Stuart Holmes questions barley processing for finishing cattle and Dr Ruth Lawson has some practical tips for calf rearing. Kathryn Lawson examines the effects of nematodirus infection in lambs.

Issue Highlights:

  • Breakthrough
  • Fifty shades of green
  • Grinder
  • All the little things
  • Wriggle room
  • A-B milk contracts
  • Around the markets

April 2015 Newsletter (PDF)

In our March newsletter, Peter Harland talks about mineral issues at grass and Graham Jameson asks what we know about magnesium for cattle. Neil Edminson gives us the latest on fodder beet seed and results from our local markets are reported.

Issue Highlights:

  • Same old, same old
  • Fodder beet seed
  • Did you know?
  • Mad a bulling!
  • Around the markets

March 2015 Newsletter (PDF)

In our February newsletter, Graham Jameson looks at sheep cakes and Kathryn Lawson talks about colostrum for newborn lambs. David Lewis questions the quality of silage this winter and Neil Edminson explains the benefits of over-seeding.

Issue Highlights:

  • Simply the best
  • Calciprill granulated lime
  • Liquid gold
  • Acidic silage
  • It’s all over
  • Can we calve sucklers at 2 years?

February 2015 Newsletter (PDF)

In our January newsletter, Peter Harland talks to Gerald Turton about their Beef Shorthorn herd. Neil Edminson looks at maize varieties and Dr Ruth Lawson investigates feeding ewes in late pregnancy and lactation. Jonathan Stansfield updates us on fertilizer nitrogen and David Lewis looks at soil testing.

Issue Highlights:

  • Hello shortie
  • Rocket fuel
  • Maize varieties
  • Fertilizer : nitrogen update
  • The acid test
  • Killer bugs

January 2015 Newsletter (PDF)

In our December newsletter, Dr Ruth Lawson talks to James Pratt about his calves and Stuart Holmes predicts a brighter future for the beef trade. Neil Edminson discusses the new greening rules and David Lewis looks at milkminder costings for dairy customers.

Issue Highlights:

  • A flying start!
  • On a brighter note
  • Going green
  • Milkminder costings

December 2014 Newsletter (PDF)

In our November newsletter Stuart Holmes looks at feeding spring calving suckler cows. David Lewis examines the key issues with first cut silages this year. Dr Ruth Lawson sees what can be done to keep pneumonia away and Kathryn Lawson tackles parasitic gastroenteritis in sheep.

Issue Highlights:

  • A moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips.
  • Two in a row!
  • A moveable feast
  • Keeping the sniffles away
  • Don’t get caught out
  • Worm it out

November 2014 Newsletter (PDF)

In our October newsletter, Graham Jameson announces our success at the cream awards. Peter Harland looks at options for finishing lambs and Stuart Holmes writes about finishing cattle. Dr Ruth Lawson debates vet drugs vs. nutritional and housing interventions for disease control.

Issue Highlights:

  • Jamesons get the cream
  • On the home straight
  • Beefing it up!
  • The needle vs. the trough

October 2014 Newsletter (PDF)

Our September newsletter covers hypomagnesemia in grazing stock and the new Rumenac bolt-on rationing system. Dr Ruth Lawson interviews renowned charolais breeder, Jenny Clayton, whilst David Lewis extols the virtues of our calf milk powder. Jake Lakin looks at what to do at tupping time to maximize lamb numbers. Neil Edminson explains that forage rape is just about the only crop left to sow this year. Peter Harland looks at dairy blends for this year.

Issue Highlights:

  • The hidden menace
  • Oh la la!
  • Milk it for all its worth
  • Baby boom time
  • Its not too late
  • Blends for winter
  • A better balance

September 2014 Newsletter (PDF)

In our August newsletter, Dr Ruth Lawson weighs up the options for finishing cattle and Neil Edminson looks at cereal seed varieties. Kathryn Lawson examines the problem of stomach worm in cattle and David Lewis investigates the likely impact of changes to milk buyer contracts. Finally, Graham Jameson describes our gimmer lamb blend.

Issue Highlights:

  • Weighing up the options.
  • The worm has turned.
  • Cereal seed.
  • Goalposts moved!
  • Reseeding long term leys.
  • Feed focus: Gimmer lamb blend

August 2014 Newsletter (PDF)

In our July newsletter, Stuart Holmes looks at using Premium beef nuts and rolled barley for finishing cattle. Neil Edminson describes why stubble turnips make a good feed for lambs and David Lewis discusses No. 4 grass seed. Dr Ruth Lawson analyses the benefits of reducing stress at weaning for lambs and Jake Lakin explains the advantages of bespoke dairy cakes.

Issue Highlights:

  • Finishing ‘em off!
  • Samson & Delilah
  • No. 4 Grass seed
  • Less stress, more meat
  • You tell us…

July 2014 Newsletter (PDF)

In our June newsletter, David Lewis looks at how to spot SARA in cows at grass and Nick Bowkett discusses the benefits of using propcorn on barley. Our seed expert, Neil Edminson looks at which forage crop is best suited to sheep. Dr Ruth Lawson examines the advantages of feeding our new calf weaner pellets and Jake Lakin asks what price store heifers need to be.

Issue Highlights:

  • Ten signs that your cows have got Sub-Acute Ruminal Acidosis (SARA) at grass
  • Propcorn barley
  • Just add water
  • The fairer sex?

June 2014 Newsletter (PDF)

In May’s newsletter, Neil Edminson looks at after-cut fertilizer and Kathryn Lawson advises on how to avoid nematodirus infections in lambs. With a greater number of milk buyers paying for butter fat, David Lewis looks at how farmers can raise milk fat %. In the second instalment of “Keeping up to speed 2”, Ruth Lawson looks at research showing the importance of feeding for younger ewes in terms of susceptibility to mastitis.

Issue Highlights:

  • Green as Grass
  • Opening a can of worms
  • Buttering you up
  • Keeping up to speed 2

May 2014 Newsletter (PDF)

In our April newsletter, Jake Lakin takes a look at summer cakes and blends for dairy cows, whilst David Lewis discusses the pros of our new silage additive – Pentoguard. Graham Jameson talks about creep feeding lambs and Peter Harland tackles patching up grassland.

Issue Highlights:

  • Summer cakes & blends for dairy cows
  • Pentoguard silage additive
  • Lambing EASE
  • Keeping up to speed
  • Intensive lamb creep
  • Patching up

April 2014 Newsletter (PDF)

In March’s newsletter, Graham Jameson considers rearing Angus and Hereford cattle to hit premium prices. Kathryn Lawson considers how to combat clostridial disease in sheep and David Lewis discusses how to maximize productivity in dairy cows in later lactation. Dr Ruth Lawson considers maximizing digestive function in calves and Stuart Holmes describes our range of Ewedale sheep cake.

Issue Highlights:

  • Native bred beef cattle
  • The silent killer
  • Feeding late lactation dairy cows
  • Maximizing digestive function in calves – rumen drinkers
  • Three of the best

March 2014 Newsletter (PDF)

Our February newsletter contains an article on our ground breaking new sheep cake. Kathryn Lawson talks about inexpensive prevention of deadly clostridial diseases in cattle and David Lewis considers having a fresh cow group of dairy cows.

Issue Highlights:

  • Increase DUP for ewes with ease
  • Tailor-made fertilizer blends to match your needs
  • Clostridial disease in cattle
  • Fresh cow management

February 2014 Newsletter (PDF)

In January’s newsletter, we consider vitamin nutrition in all classes of stock and Dr Ruth Lawson looks at how to rear spare lambs without the head ache. Neil Edminson asks you to start thinking about fertilizer and Peter Harland suggest you check your grassland.

Issue Highlights:

  • Ten things you might not know about vitamins
  • Artificial rearing of lambs
  • Maize varieties
  • Starting to think about fertilizer
  • Check your grassland

January Newsletter (PDF)

In our December newsletter David Lewis asks what can be done to avoid a starch overload in dairy and beef cattle. Neil Edminson comments on fertilizer security and Peter Harland tackles mineral induced fertility issues in suckler cows. Graham Jameson discusses using Deccox in feed to combat Coccidiosis and Dr Ruth Lawson talks about avoiding metabolic problems in dairy cows.

Issue Highlights:

  • Starch for dairy & beef cattle
  • A word to the wise…
  • Fertility and minerals for beef cattle
  • Hurting your pocket
  • A question of balance

December 2014 Newsletter (PDF)

Our November newsletter looks at feeding suckler bred calves and finishing hill bred lambs. Graham Jameson talks about our firm favourite, Hobb Blend and Dr Ruth Lawson discusses new products, Pro-wheat and Pro-barley. Peter Harland describes our “no frills” range of mineral supplements and Neil Edminson asks whether urea can be a cost effective alternative to ammonium nitrate.

Issue Highlights:

  • Looking after the little ‘uns
  • Urea – a cost effective alternative to ammonium nitrate?
  • Sustain range of minerals
  • Pro-wheat & Pro-barley
  • Finishing hill lambs
  • Feed focus: Hogg blend

November Newsletter (PDF)

In our October newsletter, we report our successes at the National Dairy Industry Awards 2013. David Lewis reports on a better year for silage analysis and Kathryn Lawson discusses how to get the most from your tups. Stuart Holmes explains the benefits of Actisaf yeast and Peter Harland explains how minerals look this year.

Issue Highlights:

  • Jamesons scoop two awards at national event
  • A better year…
  • Looking after the boys!
  • How do minerals look this year?
  • Have you got bad guts?

October Newsletter (PDF)

Our September newsletter contains an article from Dr Ruth Lawson about how to maximize your lambing percentage and information from Nick Bowkett about the molasses tank scheme. Kathryn Lawson discusses liver fluke in cattle and Graham Jameson explains the new legislation around once a day feeding of calves.

Issue Highlights:

  • Feeding lowland ewes around tupping time
  • Mook fluke
  • Legal position on: “Once a day” feeding of calves
  • Treating scouring calves
  • Trident tank scheme

September Newsletter (PDF)

In our August newsletter, Peter Harland reports on the results of the Whitby grassland competition and Nick Bowkett debates which the best cereal varieties are old and new. David Lewis provides some ideas for dealing with the aftermath of the summer drought and Nigel Rees discusses the benefits of sowing forage rape. Finally, Graham Jameson explains how to maximize growth and condition in gimmer lambs & shearlings for the sales.

Issue Highlights:

  • Swards of champions
  • Cereal seed
  • Has it rained yet?
  • Feed focus: Gimmer lamb blend
  • Ask Nigel

August Newsletter (PDF)

Our July newsletter contains information from David Lewis about propcorn and an article about fly strike from Kathryn Lawson. In addition, Peter Harland discusses feeding cows in late pregnancy, Dr Ruth Lawson talks about the Arla milk price and Nigel Rees describes the advantages of sowing Italian Ryegrass.

Issue Highlights:

  • Feeding in late pregnancy to benefit the calf
  • Propcorn for 2013
  • Fly strike
  • Arla milk price
  • Ask Nigel

July Newsletter (PDF)

In our June newsletter, Dr Ruth Lawson ask dairy farmers if they are feeding the right blend to compliment grass and Graham Jameson gets to grips with feeding beef finishers. Also, David Lewis examines requirements for after-cut fertilizer, whilst Peter Harland examines the benefits of growing stubble turnips.

Issue Highlights:

  • Have you got your blend right for grazing?
  • Finishing beef cattle
  • Stubble turnips
  • Aftercut fertilizer

June Newsletter (PDF)

Our May issue contains Kathryn Lawson warning of the problems of resulting from nematodirus infection and Stuart Holmes describing how to maximize suckler cow fertility. Dr Ruth Lawson discusses early finishing of spring lambs.

Issue Highlights:

  • Getting the sucklers preggers
  • The early bird catches the worms
  • Early finishing of spring lambs
  • Eating ’em alive
  • Don’t let it get away on you

May Newsletter (PDF)

Our April issue contains Dr Ruth Lawson emphasizing the cost cutting benefits of growing kale for store cattle and Graham Jameson takes a light hearted look at why farmers shouldn’t settle for stock performing below their potential. Nigel Rees looks at why farmers might consider growing fodder beet this year and Peter Harland talks to a farmer who is successfully finishing hoggs on Jameson’s hogg blend.

Issue Highlights:

  • Cut the costs of out-wintering store cattle by growing kale
  • Finishing hoggs
  • To creep or not to creep
  • Cheap as chips
  • Silage factoids

April Newsletter (PDF)

In our March newsletter Dr Ruth Lawson discusses the benefits of metabolic programming in calves. Kathryn Lawson talks about colostrum management in newborn lambs and Peter Harland examines the benefits of overseeding/slot seeding. David Lewis describes the advantages of using our new silage additive Pento-guard.

Issue Highlights:

  • Future proof your calves
  • New life
  • Recovering from 2012
  • Sowing the seeds
  • Pento-guard
  • Not staggeringly obvious

March Newsletter (PDF)

Our February newsletter contains Peter Harland talking about indicators of rumen function and David Lewis discussing the benefits of sticking with forage maize. Stuart Holmes examines supplementation in spring calving suckler cows and Kathryn Lawson discusses pre-lambing vaccination.

Issue Highlights:

  • Amazing maize
  • Full of arms & legs
  • Fill her up!
  • Backing it both ways
  • Spring calving suckler cows

February Newsletter (PDF)

In our January newsletter, Jonathan Stansfield asks is the time right to buy fertilizer. David Lewis looks at the options for bare stubble and ploughed land. As the weather gets colder, the battle against rats and mice commences, Kathryn Lawson examines the control options. Dr Ruth Lawson asks what can be done to ensure lambs aren’t lost to Toxoplasmosis.

Issue Highlights:

  • The grass is always greener….in your neighbour’s field
  • What’s up pussy cat
  • Are you still bare? What are the options?
  • The patter of little cloven feet
  • Mats and rice: the battle goes on!

January Newsletter (PDF)

As well as the regular features, Peter Harland and David Lewis look at the effects the poor summer has had on forages both in terms of silage quality and mineral content. Kathryn Lawson talks about how to prevent footrot in sheep and Dr Ruth Lawson suggests how to feed ewes in late pregnancy to maximize lamb output.

Issue Highlights:

  • Footrot in sheep
  • All that glistens isn’t gold (it’s iron this year)
  • Knocked up in the cow shed
  • Silage analysis – the good, the bad & the ugly
  • Eating for two, three or four…

December Newsletter (PDF)

As well as the regular features, our November issue brings you Stuart Holmes on finishing cattle, Dr Ruth Lawson talks about the merits of Jamesons new calf milk replacer and our own MD Graham Jameson explains his fathers two basic principles on creating Jamesons Hogg Blend.

Issue Highlights:

  • Finishing Cattle
  • Fantastic Calves
  • Hogg Blend – a legend in the feeding of finishing lambs
  • New calf milk replacer
  • Winter housing for cattle

November Newsletter (PDF)

Our October issue contains Graham Jameson talking about opening our Jamesons Country store, David Lewis discussing Pento-guard silage additive for maize, Peter Harland writing about pasture aeration and Stuart Holmes reporting on Kinsey show.

Issue Highlights:

  • Jamesons Country store
  • Sugar rush
  • Terrific Texels
  • Mycotoxins
  • Pasture aeration

October Newsletter (PDF)

As well as the regular features, our September newsletter brings you , David Lewis talks about balancing your silage, Graham Jameson explains the benefits of using pulmosure, Dr Ruth Lawson discusses how to get your tups in peak condition and Nigel Rees suggests ways of getting some early spring bite.

Issue Highlights:

  • The price of false economy
  • How much silage
  • Breathe easy
  • One for the boys
  • Mineral nutrition

September Newsletter (PDF)