I'm going to be applying for my shotgun licence in the near future. I don't have, and have no immediate plans to get, a rifle, but would it be sensible/possible to apply for a firearm certificate now in case I decide to in the future? Or just stick with the shotgun certificate at the moment?
All the fencing I've put up has been with 75 x 75 square stobs. I'm actually paying for this next fence I'm putting up myself. Are round stobs any stronger or better lasting? Or should I stick to what I know? (if we assume same type of wood and treatment)
Hi folks, I've been doing some paperwork, and I've noticed that our telehandler's tax class is 'Works Truck'. Is this correct? Should it be agricultural machine like the rest of the tractors? It is purely used for farm work, if that makes a difference.
New to me tractor, first with electronic linkage control. I've no idea what I'm doing, can't get linkage to drop, I move the big knob on the left and they move up and down over about 20cm. Help! You can maybe tell I'm not a machinery man.
I'm looking for peoples thoughts on the best size and layout for a new lambing shed for 120 ewes. I've had a look through past threads and got some ideas, but I've never lambed sheep inside, so I've no idea what's best.
Few considerations, It would be for Cheviots, very exposed site...
Has anyone had any prices recently for locking yokes? Currently getting prices for feed barriers, £385 for a 20ft diagonal feed barrier. I'd prefer we go with locking yokes but boss says they will be too expensive. Any idea what I'd be looking at? It is only for 5 in total.
We are looking to start weighing our sucklers and calves. We currently have no means to do this. What would be the best (cheap!) equipment to do this? Weigh beams under the crush? Something like this work, or too cheap to be any good? Or is there some other system availbe available?
Now the thread title has got you all in, you may have noticed the Scottish Beaver Trial have produced their final report (quite a large file, but with some nice pictures)of the trial reintroduction of beavers to Knapdale, Argyll. Are any of our TFFers close to this? Any thoughts on how it went...
The Scottish beef industry group, 'Beef 2020' have released their report setting out their recommendations to improve the prospects and competitiveness of the beef industry.
Their is nothing particularly ground breaking in the report, but the government has set aside £45million of the new CAP...
We plough and reseed about 3-4 hectares of ground a year. We currently use a contractor to sow the grass seed, he uses an ancient spring tine air seeder contraption. We are not particularly happy with the results, establishment is patchy, and the row spacing is too large, leaving lots of bare...