Google ''Kale and Urea Antagonism''. My knowledge of the interactions between urea toxicity, seedling development and its effect on subsequent physiological characteristics in the adult plant, has not developed beyond basic degree level, but a search as suggested might convince you that not all...
Set stocking can compete with rotational grazing in terms of efficiency, if the same management effort is put into each system.
And in a well-run set-stocking system, you can have a few days off, so long as the neighbour or the postman can contact you in an emergency.
In most years, a...
Or just short-legged Charolais.
In the UK, Charolais or Charolais crosses as a suckler cow have never really caught on. Too big and too little milk might be the main reasons. And they aren't regarded as being suitable for out wintering in poor weather.
SAC near Edinburgh had trial with them...
I take your point, and yes I have been a long-standing NFUS member and one-time office holder.
But there is a lot of wisdom within the farming and rural communities, including those with sporting, conservation, veterinary, scientific and communication expertise. Individually these people have...
Twinning on a second calf is a none starter.
1. It creates extra work.
2. The bought-in calves will be expensive if they have any merit.
3. There is an immense risk of buying in disease.
4. You will normally end up with two poor calves. Even though suckler cows have four teats, they...
Don't be silly. Regardless of feed value, good hay has a number of advantages.
There is little risk of listeria.
It is far easier to handle in confined spaces.
It doesn't go off, even if lambs lie and shite on it.
Any surplus can be kept for next year.
You can go to the local shop...
This could be a very significant development, and help bring come common sense to the whole aspect of the harm caused by the explosion in badger numbers.
What we need are nationwide groups of sensible farmers and other countrymen (not the NFU) who can form a lobby/advisory
body as and when the...
Ideally. we should be aiming to produce the type of calf that good family butchers want to buy. And that is the type that will sell anywhere. Coupled with good haylage and judicious use of concentrates.