About Lackham Farm

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Dairy herd

A group of cows used for milk production


dcw

Dressed carcus weight. This is usually 50 - 60% of the weight ofthe live animal.


Diet

A carefully planned mix of feeds to encourage growth or production


Difficult births

When a ewe or cow has trouble in giving birth by itself


Dipping

Sheep are drenched and dipped to protect them against pests and illness. Drenching at weaning at and at regular intervals thereafter can prevent some worm parasites but the parasites, mostly worms, are becaming resistant to the drench. Dipping is done after shearing by pour-on, swim, shower or spray on treatment to control lice and flystrike outbreaks. Lousy sheep don’t do well.


Disbud

Removal of small horns when animal is young


Discs

Implement used to chop soil in order to create a seedbed


Diseases

Fungi, bacteria or viral infections of plants or animals


Docked

Removal of portion of a lambs tail for health reasons


Drench

Application of liquid medication via the animal’s mouth


Dried

Grain crops must be dried to the correct moisture levels by blowing air through them


Drill

Implement used to plant seeds like wheat, barley etc.


Dry cow therapy

A course of antibiotics given to milking cows, when they are dried off, in order to reduce the chance of mastitus occurring in the next lacation.


Dung

Animal faeces


Dystokia

Difficult birth


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