1. muleman


    got a start turning some cattle out today....anyone else got any out or am i the first?
  2. Calscott620


    Struggling with cripto in calves There lasting about 3-5 days before getting it Fed colostrum Looking into other options Thanks
  3. shearerlad

    Indoor bulling

    Struggling for grass this spring and cows will be in for another 2-3 weeks unless there is a serious shift in growth. Ideally the bulls would be put out to work around the 25th of this month which is usually after turnout. Is there any issues with putting bulls to work inside at this time of...
  4. R

    Lambing losses

    Has anyone else been experiencing higher than normal, unexplained lambing losses this year?
  5. K

    Sheep rollover crate

    Looking for some feedback on rollover crates. Best ones available, value for money, ease of operation, etc,
  6. jerseycowsman

    The “I’m too posh to push” calving index!

    I think the PLi should include the above. I’ve had enough of having to intervene and pull because the mother just isn’t getting in with it over the last 5 years. Then the calf is absolutely useless at finding its mothers teat as well, I then have to feed it too. All this snatch calving etc has a...
  7. Greythundercloudys

    First wormer for lmbs?

    What do folk recommend for the first dose at around 6 weeks old.
  8. CopperBeech


    Does anyone know anything about or have any thoughts / opinions about the innovis shedding composite ?
  9. spark_28

    copper deficiency in sheep

    have a bad lamb that looks deformed with a swaying back and a bent back leg. Vet (over the phone ) reckons copper deficiency. Have had my worst lambing in a long time, low prolificy, felt some of the lambs were slow to get going, 3/4 lambs born with bad legs, some sheep tight to lamb and...
  10. A

    Ewes not opening up

    We have had a relatively high number of ewes not opening up this year or certainly more than usual! Would this be down to a deficiency? All of them were multi-Vit drenched pre lambing as usual.
  11. J

    Low fpd

    I'm hoping someone can offer me some help, my fpd has been sailing close to the cut off for a while now but the last few collections it's been very low about 504 usually. This has only happened since3the cows have been grazing more grass (been turned into the silage fields) said fields are a...
  12. K

    Easycare ewe lambs and copper.

    Hi there Have 60 odd Easycare ewe lambs running on the hill and about to put cows and calves out for the summer. The cows will have tubs out which have 2000mg of copper in them. Does anyone know if Easycares are susceptible to copper poisoning?
  13. Y

    Contracted tendons in lambs legs - deficiencies?

    I've had a few this year that start off looking a bit clubbed but have got steadily worse instead of decontracting with benign neglect like they usually do. Is this linked to selenium deficiency/ white muscle disease does anyone know? Any suggestions? Its mainly the bottom joint so splinting is...
  14. Jonny_2

    Sick Ewes

    Another sheep conundrum! 10 days ago we gathered a ewe up that had been out with her lamb 4/5 days, walking round in circles, star gazing and stumbling. Caught it up and its mouth was rammed with un-swallowed grass. Within 15mins of fetching it in and ringing the vet she had filled her gob...
  15. A

    Minerals and calving difficulties?

    Can a lack of any particular mineral be responsible for cows not opening up properly? I have had to assist both a heifer and a calved heifer in the last 24 hours despite not getting the calving jack dirty last year. Both calves had quite a bit of fluid in their lungs so don't think I was...
  16. paul&mandy

    What breed for outdoor lambing

    I'm absolutely sick of these Suffolk X mules. We stick a texel over them. All lambs go fat off farm. If I was to choose a breed to not have to continually bash my head against a wall and put so many dead lambs in the bin and knacker myself trying. If they don't lick, pee off or lay on them...
  17. Agriland RSS

    Mineral deficiencies can cause problems on livestock farms

    Written by Agriland Team According to College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) livestock advisor Nigel Gould, mineral deficiencies can be an issue on a significant number of beef and sheep farms at this time of the year. “Farmers should consider mineral supplementation at...
  18. Agriland RSS

    How can subclinical mineral deficiency occur post-calving?

    Written by Agriland Team The weeks of spring are a critical period for farms in Ireland aiming to get cows back in calf quickly to ensure a compact-calving interval. Teagasc research shows nationally only 58% of the dairy herd calves in the first six weeks of the calving season and a calving...
  19. U

    What should I vaccinate sheep for.

    Hi I come from a farming family who don't vaccinate for anything hoping to get animals to build up own immunity apart from bluetongue the 1st year which was a waste of money and I've married into a family that does vaccinate for a lot off things and now I got my own sheep about 15 charlais ewes...
  20. sandywil90

    Switching to All Guard Lamb bolus leads to 90% of lambs finished by weaning

    Please delete if not allowed. Here’s @Al R experience using the ‘All Guard Lamb 4in1’ bolus Switching to All Guard Lamb bolus leads to 90% of lambs finished by weaning. “We are so severely trace element deficient here that if lambs are not supplemented by 8 weeks of age their...