1. Fat hen

    Making meat production illegal - yikes You've heard about the lab-grown meat future that the Davos/WEF lot want for us. It seems a distant prospect to most of us. But maybe not. Like a co-ordinated pincer movement they are...
  2. 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...
  3. Kernowkid

    Min till forage rape/stubble turnips

    Looking to put some rape/stubble turnips in on spring barley stubble. Usually plough and drill conventionally for sheep. But looking to keep the soil structure firmer and try and out winter some suckler cows. What’s everyone doing to drill theirs? To tight to get DD in so was thinking a one pass...
  4. Farfrae

    Pigouvian tax

    Get ready for the Pigouvian tax, I've warned before about how fast the artificial meat business is developing. Most peole don't seem to have a clue as to how things are going to change (I'm just the messenger - don't shout at me.)
  5. Rossymons

    What came first....

    ...the egg or the no-egg egg?
  6. Clive

    Are you all depressed ?

    I've been lucky enough to have a bit of a family holiday recently with lockdown restrictions ending and I've also spent a lot more time with none farming friends and reduced my time talking farming online a fair bit. After a period where that has been hard to do it's easy to forget just how...
  7. jackrussell101

    Wholecrop to dry cows?

    Does anyone on here do it? Grown it for the first time in years. Usually feed 18kg grass, 2-3kg straw and then just some standard dry cow mineral at 0.1kg a head. Would I simply replace the straw and some of the silage with the wholecrop to make the ration work?
  8. Bojangles

    Shepherds pay?

    I may have to employ a full time shepherd soonish and was wondering what’s the going rate atm. house with job, needs own good dogs, 6 day week. I think they are usually underpaid?
  9. Andyt880

    Sheep poisoned by bracken?

    I’ve lost 3 ewes in the last 10 days. All with identical symptoms. They go blind all of a sudden and walk into the hedges and get stuck. Few hours later go off the legs and go into fits and constantly shacking, they just gradually deteriorate after this. The first one I just put it down to a...
  10. B

    Ewe down after having twins

    Hi everyone, We have a very small farm with only 5 sheep, Left for work this morning and noticed one of our ewes had a lamb, came home late tonight and noticed she had another. She is now unable to stand, just can't seem to balance on her back legs. A huge storm was coming in i didn't wanna...
  11. Agriland RSS

    Dairy Council NI launches new 3-year Sustainable Dairy Programme

    Written by Rachel Martin from Agriland The Dairy Council for Northern Ireland is it to take part in a new three-year sustainable dairy programme, The programme, which is jointly funded by the EU, will highlight the important strides the sector is making to improve its environmental...
  12. TelesnaAg

    How fast does ivermectin work in cattle?

    I have a tennant farmer, who os not a farmer by any stretch. Had 1 200kg angus hereford heifer here, was going backwards, so i cracked it and got it in and said im treating, another story. Anyway i have the girl in the yards, called vet, gave ivermectin pour on, i would rather use injectible...
  13. Hilly


    Just bought this , anyone got one ? Any good ? Didn’t buy the Renault .
  14. D

    Steaming jersey heifers

    New to dairy and just trying to glean a bit of your collective wisdom. What are peoples views on this practice pre calving. Will be milking Pedigree Jersey heifers in a robot. Feed rep has recommended steaming them up with concentrates 3 months prior to calving. Call me sceptical but I’m very...
  15. Hilly

    Private water supply

    Turns out mine is acidic , which figures with the area , how do I correct ph in water supply ? Drop a lump of lime stone in storage tank or we’ll head , or is that mad idea 😂
  16. S

    Golden Nuggets....the 'fake meat' revolution is on its way....

    Anthony Browne MP, chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on the Environment writes in this week's Spectator, "Britain could be at the forefront of the revolution. We love animals: we are pragmatic about new technology". Further he writes "The FSA should now consider a fast - track...
  17. casemx 270


    I have recently started a new job after being made redundant after 20 years at Christmas time .I have suffered from anxiety a couple of years ago when facing a serious health issue and was taking medication for this anyway just before starting my new job the GP suggested that I reduce my...
  18. organicguy


    Lost a field of spring barley to leatherjackets. Not being able to use Dursban what are my options to make sure they don't wipe out the grass I want to plant?
  19. Agriland RSS

    FUW encourages people to celebrate World Milk Day

    Written by William Kellett The Farmers’ Union of Wales (FUW) is encouraging consumers across the world to raise a glass to milk – and other dairy products – on World Milk Day, June 1. World Milk Day was first launched in 2001 by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations...
  20. ZXR17

    Fibrophos v Sewage sludge

    Which is the best for raising phosphate indices ? I use both but Sewage sludge is becoming a real pain with damage caused to tracks and fields when tipped in wet conditions . There is also the smell issues when spread and also the not so beneficial ' extras ' that come with it .