LONG HOURS, INTENSE PHYSICAL LABOUR, LOW PAY AND AT THE MERCY OF THE ELEMENTS, WHO’D BE A FARMER TODAY? WELL NEARLY HALF A MILLION WORKERS IT SEEMS. YET, FOR A WORKFORCE THAT ACCOUNTS FOR A MERE 1% OF GB’S WORKING POPULATION, THE INDUSTRY ACCOUNTS FOR NEARLY A QUARTER OF ALL WORKPLACE FATAL...
Written by Iain Hoey from Farm Business
From the 19th to the 23rd July, the Farm Safety Foundation will hold the ninth annual Farm Safety Week which aims to draw attention to and reduce the injury risk faced by UK farmers on a daily basis.
Long hours, intense physical labour, low pay and...
DISPERSAL SALE OF 8 NEW HOLLAND & FORD TRACTORS, TELEHANDLER, SKID STEER, COMBINE, 2 QUAD BIKES, FULL RANGE OF FARM MACHINERY, TRAILERS, ATTACHMENTS, LIVESTOCK EQUIPMENT, GENERAL EQUIPMENT & FERTILIZER
On Behalf of Messrs R G Seward & Sons
SALE TO COMMENCE AT 10.30AM
FULL DETAILS (MORE...
Probably done a million times.
trying to get a handle on costs of running the ewes over 12 month period.
not including rent or labour.
out door lambing flock.
sure somebody altersthe figures each time I look 😂.
Recently sold an atv flail to a valued Yorkie customer. The deal was very sharp and both parties happy. Machine even passed muster with his finance department and chief operator (wife).
Today he's phoned saying machine no good. He's cut half off North Yorkshire and the belt has snapped. Yes...
AT KEMPS FARM, WINSFORD, MINEHEAD, TA24 7HT
NOW LIVE! CLOSING SUNDAY 11TH JULY (FROM 7PM)
DISPERSAL SALE OF 2 JOHN DEERE TRACTORS, MANITOU HANDLER, YANMAR DIGGER, LAND ROVER DEFENDER 90, BOBCAT 753, HONDA QUAD BIKE, TERRATRAC ALPINE TRACTOR, FARM MACHINERY, LIVESTOCK & GENERAL EQUIPMENT BY...
We have recently moved to a smallholding and several of the paddocks have been neglected, with masses of nettles, brambles and bracken.
So, to try and clear it, I bought myself a secondhand flail mower to trail behind my quad bike.
It has worked great for the two fields.... but the third, with...
So what is the best way with these people.
In the field earlier loading some insect netting, noticed a guy running spaniels 150 metres from path from one end of field to the other.
I stopped tractor asked him to keep dogs under close control, extremely threating & violent. I'm in dry stone...
I am seeking a varied farm/estate general stockman position, undertaking lambing, general sheep & cattle work, also gamebird / deer husbandry/management and any other general grounds maintenance/management required.
I also have the opportunity to undertake a rough terrain telehandler course...
Does anyone use one of these? I see you can get them up to 25’ thought it might be handy for steep/wet/rough bits mostly using mcpa. Just wondered if they worked well or do they not carry enough liquid for that amount of coverage?
Written by Rachel Martin
The National Sheep Association (NSA) has commended the finalists of its Next Generation Shepherd competition for rising to the challenge of the Covid-adapted version of the competition.
Having expected to show off their shepherding skills with tasks such as sheep...
From my old contacts, I'm often sent emails like the one below. If anyone is interested, or knows anyone who might be, PM me and I'll send the contact details.
I hope you are keeping...
So I have an ATV skull cap and a full face motorbike helmet with front flip facility
For very local road work I'd like a road legal helmet ideally with better hearing ability for near the stock that I could wear equally on a quad or a future little bike
Any suggestions please?
New to this forum and also farming.
I have inherited some land which I am trying to make as useful as possible but seem to be restricted by everything possible at the moment :-(
The land is a little over 10 acres of land with an open fronted barn.
Barn is a few metres away from the road and...
I have a quad quandary.
I have never had a quad before but fancy one for taking small bale hay and water out to a few local paddocks and towing a small sheep trailer whilst moving sheep about, some short road trips of about a mile, we are very hilly.
Should I go new or good used ? I do pay...
I suppose the quad bike & mule type atv's have taken the place of the small "knocking" about tractor.
Do any of you have a small tractor perhaps with transport box loaded with fencing material or compact tractor mowing the lawn. If so what do you have & what do you use it for?
I feel a bit...
I'm interested in getting about Herdwick ewes with lamb at foot to fatten up and sell - I've got a few acres of good grassland to use. Please could I have any advice - lambing, what you need to do in terms of injections - do I need an ATV/trailer, and if so, which one? Are Herdwicks OK -...
Is the strength of build,reliabilty about the same for all makes (Deere,Polaris,Kubota etc etc) of gator /rough terrain vehicles available in the uk? From what I have heard they all seem to be not that reliable and they aren't built strong enough for how they are used on estate and farm...