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  1. Aglad99

    What to do with waste Bread

    So I’ve been getting waste bread to feed to my cattle. They love it and are doing really well on it only problem is it comes in whole loafs and I must spend the best part of 1 hour a day ripping up loafs of bread. I’m just wondering what other people use to chop up the bread I’ve tried feeding...
  2. Wolds Beef

    Farmers do not take in to account Natives live cheaper than Continentals.

    Melton Mowbray prices were poor for natives. Why? Natives do live cheaper and will even outwinter rather than spending on shed room and feed. They eat grass and grass products rather than expensive (now very expensive) grain rations. How do we get this across to the commercial suckler man? WB
  3. D

    Piglet heat lamp

    Got a sow about to farrow. Chap we got her from said we need to set up a heat lamp for the piglets to sleep under. No mains supply. Colleague has cleverly come up with a dog heat mat that plugs into fag lighter and plans to splice the wires to go on a battery. Will this give them the heat that...
  4. nick...

    Snetterton straw burning power station

    Does anyone know who buys the straw for this .looked online but can’t find anyone.heard they are paying £100 acre fir straw this year but would like to find out for sure. nick…
  5. O

    Turning area straw chopper

    How much space would I need to turn out of a shed with a tractor and straw chopper? Thank you
  6. yellowbelly

    f**k Up Fortnight

    'Twas always thus - that 10-14 days in the run up to the start of lambing heralds the onslaught of TLD, prolapses, blown guts, abortions and the 1001 other things that can go wrong with sheep :banghead: Many moons ago, when I was young and keen, an old bloke once told me, "A farm or a piece...
  7. CORK

    Wood ash

    I saw someone using this on their land recently. It’s burnt soft wood sawdust-chips from a large burner. It’s from a sawmill so nothing else is burnt with it. Contains P&K apparently. 4-5tn/ha is spread on the land. It also has a liming effect. Has anyone else used this in the past?
  8. Grass And Grain

    Straw in water troughs from straw blower.

    What solutions have folks used? Or do you just not worry about it? Can't get in sheds with spread-a-bale type machine, so stuck to using a blower along feed passage.
  9. T

    Bedding in the shed

    I have a small shed for lambing. One side is free range for expectant ewes and the other is pens for when they’ve lambed. It has a concrete floor so I lime it and then straw it out. I pick up what poop I can and restraw over the top as needed. What do you do when you have an empty pen after...
  10. CPM RSS

    On Farm Opinion – A circular approach

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF Operating a truly sustainable farming system can only be achieved when all parts of the farm are playing their part towards the end goal, and for one farmer in Cheshire, this circular approach is key. CPM finds out more. We’ve seen undoubted savings...
  11. Grass And Grain

    Wire rope for cattle fences

    Possible to use wire ropes as pen dividers in sheds? Will it work? Anyone tried it? Successful, or not?
  12. andybk

    Schmallenberg?

    Had a 3 or 4 like this lambing this time ,soggy body , pointy head no eyes ,thought it might be ovivac reaction but unvaxed hogg lambed today with one ,all ewes have had a good lamb along with the dodgy one so not a disaster , wondering about schmallenberg ?though i think they both might be...
  13. Cowabunga

    Fertiliser price for those that miss it in Arable section

    Just had a price for Nitram. £955/ton for artic load and CF 24-8-8 plus sulphur at £905/ton, again artic loads. If you haven’t yet secured your Spring fertiliser needs, don’t leave too long. Delivery dates now stretch two to three weeks hence and there may not be any to order again soon. Yara...
  14. Stags Agri

    COMPLETE DISPERSAL OF VEHICLES, GAME REARING & SHOOT RELATED EQUIPMENT - Maiden Bradley, Warminster, Wiltshire - Closing Tuesday 15th March

    CLOSING SOON! THE COMPLETE DISPERSAL SALE OF VEHICLES, GAME REARING & SHOOT RELATED EQUIPMENT (450+ LOTS) BY ONLINE TIMED AUCTION LOCATED: THE REARING FIELDS, MAIDEN BRADLEY, WARMINSTER, WILTSHIRE, BA12 7HL CLOSING ON TUESDAY 15TH MARCH (FROM 7PM) ON BEHALF OF SELWOOD SPORTING LTD ENTRIES...
  15. Stags Agri

    South West March Auction of Tractors, Vehicles, Farm Machinery & General Equipment - Closing Sunday 13th March

    CLOSING THIS SUNDAY!! (13TH MARCH – FROM 7PM) THE SOUTH WEST MARCH ONLINE TIMED COLLECTIVE SALE OF TRACTORS, EXCAVATORS & VEHICLES, FARM MACHINERY, STOCK & GENERAL EQUIPMENT & FODDER UNRESERVED DISPERSAL IN EAST DEVON TO INC: 10 JCB 536.60 Agri Super Telehandler; 2005 MF 6465 Dyna 6 4wd...
  16. shumungus

    Wholecrop choices.

    Wanting to reduce meal use next winter. Suckler to beef and sheep enterprise. No grain storage facilities. Wanting to grow grain and put in silo along with grass. What are the pro's and cons of wheat versus osts versus rye. Never grew grain before, educate me.
  17. Greythundercloudys

    Silage wrap prices today.

    Was at Stirling for iodine, lmbs milk etc and both mccaskies & hasbro have wrap prices, both around 72£, l order some not getn it till last week in June, probably 100 a roll buy then. Told the girl l hope it's not 45 buy then.
  18. Henery

    JD4255 pto not staying engaged

    The pto drives fine but when you engage it the lever doesn’t stay put and disengages straight away. Held it drives fine as were occasionally bedding with a Teagle straw blower. Any thoughts welcome. And it’s not for sale ! 😂😂😂
  19. D

    Which sawdust/paper dispenser for cubicles?

    Hi, we're looking to buy a sawdust/paper dispenser to fit on skidsteer. Either Sherbourne Reynolds or Ag. Interested to hear from people who have used either machines. Regards Dan
  20. Uk Ag Finance News

    Case Study 4

    Case Study 4 Example Term Loan: £2,300,000 for expansion capital, Wales, 60% LTV, 1st Charge Background Why did the borrower need the loan? Install a new barn with biomass heating systems and drying floor for local heating of houses, milking parlour and drying 40 tpd of green bedding, as...
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