beef cattle

  1. Headless chicken

    Cheapest possible way to fence a grazing block?

    Due to being under Tb restrictions we’ve got all of our beef calves to graze on this year. We’ve got a block we can do something with and have worked out the paddock layout. The major issue is the current fencing is poor to non existent. Total boundary is 9000m. Would we get away with single...
  2. Dave645

    US Low carbon beef. . . now as a concept I give them full marks, if it’s actually run in a remotely sensible way It’s not a stupid concept giving value to low carbon products is not foolish. I also think it’s dangerously misleading, if...
  3. T

    BBC,yet again !

    BBC news had a report on the rise in temperature throughout the World and the one way to help prevent this was to reduce meat consumption. Then after 6 o clock news came Midlands today where they did a report on a competition amongst Birmingham schools to become the most eco friendly and ,guess...
  4. S

    Straw spreading options for loader tractor

    Just wondering what people’s thoughts are on straw spreaders/choppers when we just have the one loader tractor. The warthog loader mounted spreader looks spot on but they aren’t currently making the round bale model, we’re on all round bales here. I think Malgar used to make them as well but...
  5. welger rp 220

    Wheatfeed Pellets

    Can wheatfeed pellets be fed to beef cattle on its own as they are or are they more suited to mixing with other straights/grains?
  6. W

    ASDA will only support British when it's cheap

    What else could we expect, supermarket with absolutely no Morals.
  7. A

    Situation Vacant ***Exciting Job Now Available – Machinery Operator for large beef enterprise***

    Winnidad Farms is a new large 2000-head outdoor beef finishing unit near March in Cambridgeshire. The farm has well-maintained modern machinery and equipment, excellent infrastructure and modern cattle handling facilities. The farm maintains excellent animal welfare standards. The farm is part...
  8. S

    Auction v Deadweight

    Which system does everyone believe is the most trustworthy system?
  9. H

    Calling all sheep and beef cattle farmers in the South West of England - short questionnaire

    Calling all sheep and beef cattle farmers in the South West of England – Hi all, happy new year to you. If you have a few mins to spare, please can you spare a few minutes and share some of your farming experiences by completing this survey on farm management practices...
  10. jackrussell101

    What's this weed?

  11. G

    furthering my knowledge in nutrition

    hi so im looking to further my knowledge in nutrition of beef cattle and sheep. ive picked up lots in the years working on farms but im looking to further my knowledge and was wondering if anyone has any book or website recommendations? any advice on where I can learn more would be amazing thank you
  12. L

    University Dissertation Research

    Hi all, My name is Lucy and I am currently in my last year at the University of Birmingham studying Geography. For my final year dissertation, I will be looking to research the potential changes within livestock farming practises following Brexit, with particular focus on how animal welfare...
  13. Headless chicken

    Tb dairy calves what to do?

    Anyone got any suggestions as to what’s the best way forward with these? September to December born. We’ve kept everything and their all entire so far. Going to do a spreadsheet later to compare costs but with feed prices where they are it seems insane on a barely beef system. Open to anything...
  14. T

    Concerned about Red Tractor collapse.

    With the cut in funding from AHDB and the pending creation of a new competing scheme, surely RT's days are numbered? What will that mean for those of us who are signed up for assurance if RT goes under? Will we still be able to market our produce or will the alternative schemes take us on if...
  15. L

    new cubicle shed with no roof ventilation

    Building a new cubicle shed which would have covered ridge in shed over cubicles.This will make beds wet other option is spaced sheeting but will make shed dark.Was thinking of normal roof with skylights and yorkshire boarding all round shed is a roof with apex over cubicles.
  16. S

    Boris Is Toast

    Gone by Easter. Anyone fancy a wager?
  17. Direct Driller Magazine

    ‘Pasture for Life’ makes good financial sense

    Farmers who only ever feed pasture plants to their animals often remark on the positive effect this has on their bank balance. Sara Gregson talks to one such farmer and also reveals the findings of a recent economic survey of members of the Pasture-Fed Livestock Association (PFLA)… Balbirnie...
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    Economics of store cattle

    Thoughts on costs of rearing store cattle? Take the calf value or rear as stores? In and out of TB. Have permanent pasture they can graze in spring/summer but it's not great quality, so won't get good growth rates without chucking cake at them...
  19. S

    What is the best to do with uncut grass crop.

    I have been told I can take silage of a few fields that were not cut this year. I was going to get a flail topper in April / May and mulch the lot to feed the new crop. I have since been told that I would be better to cut and bale the crop in May for rough silage for the Highlands then bale what...
  20. Granite Farmer

    Slatts, am I mad!

    I'm thinking about getting a quote for a 15ft by 75ft slatted shed. Just wondering if that is a good size for young stock. One of the main reasons I'm considering slatts is that I'm concerned about future availability of bedding materials. TIA James