buying cattle

  1. Eden.Agri.AD

    Luck

    I was always brought up being taught that only real farmers give luck. If I'm buying cattle/machinery.. I expect luck in return, my father has never sold an animal at the mart without crossing the buyers hand with silver. But it really is a thing that is dying out, I wonder will there be a time...
  2. Sid

    TB and dribble bars

    Heard of two farms locally that have switched from splash plates to dribble bars and are now spreading grazing ground with slurry. Both of these dribble bars have been bought with grant money and are thought to be spreading TB amongst the cattle with stomach lesions coming back at slaughter...
  3. Chris F

    National Food Strategy

    I see the Nation Food Strategy due out next week has been leaked to the papers. Write up in the Times today. Aims - "break the junk food cycle" Headline - "Free fruit and Veg planned for the poor" Mentions for eating Algae instead of meat. A "meat tax" is not going to be included, but...
  4. Johnnyboxer

    Australia Free Trade Deal?

    UK farmers sound alarm over Australia trade talks UK farmers sound alarm over Australia trade talks https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-57157094 Could be trouble ahead
  5. N

    Cattle prices

    With barley increasing daily and cattle prices either the same or 5p off ,how long before the cattle go.
  6. H

    Why deadweight

    With the abattoirs currently trying to pull prices back and the live selling buoyant why do so many drive past a livestock market to go to an abattoir ? Is it due to costs or habit ......
  7. M

    Lump Sum Exit Scheme

    With the consultation due out on the exit scheme next week, is anyone interested in taking this payment and what would it need to be to incentivise you?
  8. GoodEgg

    Can farms become sheep sick?

    -03-21 06:41 PM Can farms become Sheep Sick?
  9. Anymulewilldo

    Cattle for Leek

    12 month old 3/4 bred lim Bunch of 10-11 month old lim heifers 18-20 month old lim heifers
  10. G

    Cattle for grass

    Brave or foolish who knows started buying cattle for summer grass
  11. M

    Starting farming

    I want to start farming livestock on the side. I have done it in the past. I have around 60 acres. I was thinking of buying cattle but I don’t have a shed to keep them in over the winter. Is it worth buying cattle in spring and sell in winter? If so what age and type cattle would be best?
  12. M

    Buying cattle in spring selling in winter

    Anyone got any experience with buying cattle in spring and selling in winter? Im thinking of buying 6-8 month old steers.
  13. T

    Starting up

    Right here I go, I'm 19 years old from Ireland looking at starting back up the family farm in, some may say it's simple madness but I want to make a go of it if. it's not going to be my fulltime job, what I have is 90 acres with no current livestock(currently on lease to a beef farmer) fencing...
  14. U

    Share Portfolio 2020

    Just received my brokers report on my share holdings for the year 2020. Across the board reading of my mixed portfolio is that I am about 20% DOWN from this time one year ago. Considering turmoil during 2020 am happy,as it could have been much worse.
  15. S

    Buying cattle from private cattle dealers

    Hello all, As the title says buying cattle from private cattle dealers. Just wanting to know what prices are dairy cattle, e.g. fresh calved cows, dry cows. Many thanks all.
  16. H

    River Lugg, Herefordshire

    https://www.herefordtimes.com/news/18920990.environment-agency-launch-probe-river-lugg-destruction/
  17. onthehoof

    Are shoots allowed in Tier 2

    Moving into tier 2 from 2 Dec, been told that shoots are exempt from rule of 6, is this correct?
  18. Clive

    Buying Top quality meat ? why so hard ?

    Why is this SO hard ? One of the positives of this awful lockdown year for me so far is that I have had time to do something I have wanted for a long time ............. learn to cook I spent some money saved from a canceled ski holiday on a fancy smoker BBQ (Big Green Egg) back in March and...
  19. Still Farming

    Wales Lockdown

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-54598136?at_medium=custom7&at_custom2=facebook_page&at_custom3=BBC+News&at_custom4=65BB643C-11FE-11EB-A85A-62E6923C408C&at_campaign=64&at_custom1=%5Bpost+type%5D&fbclid=IwAR1KzOxEJe_goNQuVyFqzraenMwE7vReYVOIIsXMlFJ5G-YIxeCIrJEOFgk&fbclid=IwAR2rh7VfKHZ96jIMgQaT3...
  20. steveR

    Stock from TB Free (4 Year test) area?

    My SiL has asked if it is correct that some cattle she wants to buy from the Wakefield area, that is in a 4 yr test zone, do not require a pre-movement test? I suggested a call to TPTB, but no one answers the phones!! ;) Ta.
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