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  1. D

    Worst holstein bulls that I,ve used

    Thought I,d share my disasters with you all, and would love to hear your experiences/ disasters
  2. Farm Business RSS

    This 3-day sanitation plan will have facilities ready for the calving season

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Disinfecting calving facilities prior to the calving season helps reduce future disease pressure As youngstock facilities empty out over the summer months, dairy producers should take the opportunity to disinfect pens in preparation for the next calving...
  3. Farm Business RSS

    Calf rearer improves sales with Breedr

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business A Welsh calf rearer has embraced new technology to sell her livestock, enabling her to improve efficiencies and save time. Cheryl Reeves rears 600-700 Belgian Blue, Aberdeen Angus and Friesian calves a year at Woodcroft farm, Wrexham, and has adopted a...
  4. Henery

    The sad di

    https://www.motherjones.com/food/2021/07/small-farms-vanish-every-day-in-americas-dairyland-there-aint-no-future-in-dairy/ Did my HAAC middle year (1983 ) on a 60 cow dairy north of Madison. They were fretting about the future of family dairy’s then….. you can’t beat economics I suppose. I’ve...
  5. J

    Getting sucklers back in calf. Weakening Dam-calf bond

    Before the bull goes back in I have always taken the calves away from their mothers and moved to twice a day suckling for a few weeks to aid bulling. Due to an awkward piece of concreting we are doing this week (in the entrance to the shed) it will be much more difficult to bring them in twice a...
  6. Vader

    In calf cow values

    We got some cows PD 3 month + in calf. What you think they worth to sell, as in what extra over meat price does the calf add ? Cows a mix of beef breeds, no dairy in them and to a limo or blonde bull.
  7. Alan Barrow

    Avoiding heat stress in Calves

    Although we only usually enjoy this glorious weather for a few months a year, if we’re lucky, heat stress and its associated problems can have sad and expensive consequences on any farm. It is therefore crucial that calf buildings and management practices are set up to defend the calves against...
  8. Celt83

    Case 410 skid steer

    We've been looking for a skid steer for a while and have seen a 410 for sale. Anyone have one or use one, and do you rate them or hate them? Any info appreciated. TIA.
  9. Agriland RSS

    DAERA announces date Covid-19 TB testing mitigations will end

    Written by Rachel Martin from Agriland Mitigations made to bovine TB testing in Northern Ireland to minimise disruption as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic are set to end. Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots made the announcement today (July 20). The measures were introduced between March...
  10. JP1

    Jeremy's Treibewagen

    A few photos at the start showing @the-mad-welder 's handiwork (and my rubbish paint work) Just like my crush, P can take a basic sketch by me for what I want and make it happen More photos over the coming weeks
  11. S

    Suckler systems I may have tipped myself over the edge

    Suckler system in a small way 30 cows BBxhol. Bulled to the Charlie. wanting to change the system we have for the cows. We calve in doors in March turn out in April weather dependant. And sell in the following feb onwards. Feel could maybe better the system / refine it. ok her goes tin hat on...
  12. M

    Salmonella in calves

    Had a calf test positive for salmonella, environmental samples have since come back positive aswell, overall hygiene good but going to get public health and environmental health on my back as we have public and food production on site. What has anyone else done to conquer a salmonella outbreak?
  13. H

    Farm inspections

    Is it just us or is it everyone . We are being plagued with farm inspections at the moment . We have had 3 different 'concrete ' inspections , I eartag check, 1 passport check and while I'm now sat waiting for another inspector to arrive for a 'guttering and rainwater ' claim I get a phone call...
  14. Danllan

    Self filling bowls, advice please...

    I've no experience of these, always having used troughs of various sizes and types. But I'm going to try changing part of my set up this year, so am intending to have a couple of separate pens for yearling and two-year-old beef steers, just half a dozen in each to see how it goes. A trough is...
  15. Hilly

    Change of career.

    Ever fancy a change ? If you couldn’t farm what would you do instead ?
  16. Stags Agri

    DISPERSAL SALE OF 8 NEW HOLLAND & FORD TRACTORS, TELEHANDLER, SKID STEER, COMBINE, 2 QUAD BIKES, FULL RANGE OF FARM MACHINERY - Exeter - 31/07/21

    DISPERSAL SALE OF 8 NEW HOLLAND & FORD TRACTORS, TELEHANDLER, SKID STEER, COMBINE, 2 QUAD BIKES, FULL RANGE OF FARM MACHINERY, TRAILERS, ATTACHMENTS, LIVESTOCK EQUIPMENT, GENERAL EQUIPMENT & FERTILIZER On Behalf of Messrs R G Seward & Sons SALE TO COMMENCE AT 10.30AM FULL DETAILS (MORE...
  17. jd6110

    Running bullocks with cows and calves

    As title am splitting bull calves an heifer calves into separate batches as calves coming 6mths plus. To keep stocking numbers similar was wondering on running year an half old bullocks with bull calve group. plan on removing bull an all cows hopefully back n calf. Is there any potential...
  18. 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...
  19. Muddyroads

    Autism

    Got a 15 year old lad coming to us for a weeks work experience who has mild autism. Something I know very little about. Any pointers or suggestions as to what considerations we need to have in mind? As far as I’m concerned everyone is treated equally but it would be good to know if we should be...
  20. MX7

    Do any of you wear 9” high lace up work boots?

    I am considering buying a pair of 9”high lace up work boots to help prevent me rolling my ankle . So just wondering if any of you wear 9” work boots,year round while operating farm machinery , working with livestock etc? The boots I am considering are William Lennon 79x safety boot 9” high...
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