1. S

    Organic Rotation Ideas for Finishing Suckler Calves

    Afternoon All, We're exploring changing our system from conventional to organic and wanted to get some advice on organic rotations. We're looking to dedicate all our arable land (light chalk) to produce organic feed for finishing our suckler Angus X calves. Current thoughts are for a 9-year...
  2. Campani

    training cows where to do their business.

    Not even entirely sure what to comment on this, but thought it would be of interest to the forum. I guess I can see some benefits. Has anyone trained their own livestock?
  3. Agriland RSS

    Autumn-calving: Preparing for calves on your farm

    Written by Brian McDonnell from Agriland The autumn-calving season is due to kick off on dairy farms in the coming days and weeks, as farmers gear up for winter milk production. This will mean that calves will soon be arriving on these farms and it is important that you are prepared for...
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    Milk producers commit to home-grown wheat and barley for straw value

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland Increasing numbers of dairy farmers in Northern Ireland seem committed to growing their own acreages of wheat and barley. But according to Co. Down contractor Andrew Gibson, it’s not the grain value of the cereal that is driving this growth, but...
  5. cows sh#t me to tears

    Bse anyone??
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    Investigation launched after 600 bales go up in smoke in UK

    Written by Agriland Team from Agriland An investigation has been launched by local authorities after some 600 bales of straw were destroyed in a fire in the UK earlier this week. The incident occurred in Northamptonshire, England, on Tuesday (August 31). Owner of the straw, Sundown...
  7. Farm Classifieds

    Keenan Klassic 80 TMR feeder

    Keenan Klassic 80 TMR feeder Advert added by: Margaret Cattell @Bodfari farmer Machinery Details Category: Feeding and Bedding Diet Feeders Price: £6000 Condition: Good Description No longer required as significant reduction in livestock. How to make contact...
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    AM000030 - 2019 Kverneland 863 Bale Chopper

    AM000030 - 2019 Kverneland 863 Bale Chopper Advert added by: Chandlers (Farm Equipment) Ltd Machinery Details Category: Feeding and Bedding Straw Choppers Price: £13500 Condition: New Description New 2019 Kverneland KV863 Bale Chopper Big Bale Kit...
  9. Bald Rick

    Tips and tricks

    Anyone have a tip/trick to stop sawdust type bedding from bridging in an AG dispenser? Driving me coco Also, use the thread for any other tip/trick request and solution if you want
  10. J

    Cost to produce silage/acre

    Trying to redo the business plan as and when I have time and would be interested to know what everyone budgets for silage these are my figures I came up with at breakfast about right? Seems too much but I've done everything as realistically as I can for a multi cut system doing 6 cuts per year...
  11. S

    300 acres starting from scratch

    Hello all, Hypothetical question here. What would everyone do if they had a 300 acre greenfield site of grade 3 land? Build a dairy? Go all cereals? Sheep? Location; Northumberland Cheers Steakeater
  12. J

    when do people put creep feeders out

    when do people put creep feeders out
  13. Hilly

    Automatic gale breakers

    Has anyone got them ? What they like good bad ? Sort of price ?
  14. Smokey16

    Youngstock housing

    Hi what's the going rate for housing other farmers cattle in your own shed
  15. S

    Small scale ad, self build?

    I'm in the process of moving our dairy cows to new housing and looking at all my options. A small scale ad plant would suit well I think, but my budget is too small to think about the containerized plants, I'm aiming to get to around 100 cows housed for as short a period as I can on sand...
  16. Jackov Altraids

    Sustainable Westcountry Beef

    What does the title of this thread bring to your mind? I'm imagining native cattle on the moors, cows and calves on the clifftop's or sucklers in meadows. So I'd be interested in people's views on this; A brilliant piece of marketing for all the dairy calves that aren't now allowed to be...
  17. B

    Straw bales

    Got the chance of buying some straw in the swath and or bales in the field, depending on the weather.Just after a couple of ball park figures for winter wheat straw. It’s a very good crop so roughly how many 4ft round bales (roller) and 80/90 8ft should I expect per acre, just after a rough idea...
  18. P

    Situation Vacant Stockperson, West Sussex

    We have an exciting position available for a stockperson to join the dairy team on our organic mixed farm. 180 cows, 20/20 Herringbone parlour, dairy and beef livestock rearing, feeding and bedding up, calf rearing and tractor/telehandler work. A good salary and accommodation close to the South...
  19. glensman

    Soil test

    Just got soil tests back on a field I'm reseeding. We are a hill farm so land is average quality, the field has been cut once a year for silage and had a coat of manure (sheep bedding) afterwards for the last 5 or 6 years. The results are as follows. Ph 5.8 guideline 6.0 slightly low Phosphorus...
  20. Juggler

    Shepherd huts & alternatives

    Looking at the potential for buying a Shepherds hut or similar, what are the alternatives? Can't really get my head around pods, they look small, not keen on the Geo-domes, what else is there out there? Tried bell tents and don't want to go back there...:oops: How many nights do people want to...