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  1. Farm Business RSS

    A quarter of infectious calf scour cases likely to be caused by a mix of disease organisms

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business New diagnostic data from MSD Animal Health suggests nearly a quarter of infectious calf scour cases are likely to have been caused by a mix of disease organisms widespread in the UK farming environment. Last winter the company was able to monitor scour...
  2. Agriland RSS

    A quarter of infectious calf scour cases likely to be caused by a mix of disease organisms

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland New diagnostic data from MSD Animal Health suggests nearly a quarter of infectious calf scour cases are likely to have been caused by a mix of disease organisms widespread in the UK farming environment. Last winter the company was able to monitor scour...
  3. Agriland RSS

    AgriSearch to present research on low carbon farming at RUAS Winter Fair

    Written by Agriland Team from Agriland Research results of relevance to producers will be displayed and discussed at the AgriSearch stand at the Royal Ulster Winter Fair at the Eikon Complex, Balmoral Park on Thursday, December 9. The theme of this year’s joint AgriSearch and Agri-Food and...
  4. Smokey16

    Calfs on milk powder

    Hi every year i buy in calves to rear on milk powder for are selfs and this year I took on another farm and decided to rear calves for someone else I asked him how much milk he wants us to feed them per a feed and he said 2litres each so Iv got 34 calves from him atm so I'm mixing 8.5kg of...
  5. Clive

    Dispatches - Red Tractor

    Tonight Chanel 4 I’m told it’s not great news for Red Tractor about chicken / food standards but surely can’t be long until they get their teeth into the combinable crop protection racket !
  6. AHDB Podcast RSS

    309: AHDB Beef & Lamb: Using AI and sexed semen to breed superior replacements

    309: AHDB Beef & Lamb: Using AI and sexed semen to breed superior replacements Written by Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board This Food & Farming podcast episode is part of the Maternal Matters campaign being led by AHDB promoting the production of heifers that are efficient...
  7. Stags Agri

    South West November Online Timed Sale of 50+ Tractors, Vehicles etc (850 Lots) - Closing on 5th December 2021

    “THE SOUTH WEST’S LEADING MACHINERY AUCTIONEERS” NOW LIVE! – OUR FINAL ONLINE SALE OF 2021! THE SOUTH WEST WINTER ONLINE TIMED COLLECTIVE SALE OF 50+ TRACTORS, EXCAVATORS & VEHICLES, FARM MACHINERY LIVESTOCK & GENERAL EQUIPMENT CLOSING ON SUNDAY 5TH DECEMBER (FROM 7PM) ENTRIES SO FAR...
  8. J

    Post dip

    What's evryone using? Had a price on a barrel of deosan activate barrier which is what I've been using since the cows have been back in the cubicles and the price has gone up over £100 since I ordered in the spring 😳 Wondering if there's a cheaper option? Would like a barrier dip still and tbf...
  9. W

    Peracetic acid — pre dip

    Anybody use peracetic acid as a pre dip? What concentration is safe? Do you use a foaming cup or an ordinary dip cup?
  10. Agriland RSS

    Inaugural Genetic Gems sale sees top price of €9,000

    Written by Agriland Team from Agriland The inaugural ‘Genetic Gems‘ sale of select Hereford females took place at GVM Tullamore, on Saturday, November 20. According to a statement from the Hereford society, the sale saw huge interest with attendees from across Ireland and many buyers...
  11. The Agrarian

    Strain B1.1.529

    Thought I'd make a start on what could be big news, depending on current spread and whether it evades vaccine immunity. Thoughts and information here please...
  12. H

    Close Bred Hereford 'Pedigree' Bull.

    Hi all, first time poster. We have a realitvely small beef cattle holding. We have a largely limosin herd, but made the decision to move over to Hereford a few years ago to produce a smaller and easier finished animal. We bought a hereford pedigree bull which turned out to be a very unfortunate...
  13. S

    Wild cat

    Had some lambs worried,initially blamed a dog, but one lamb had like claw marks on it’s hind leg and recently there has been a sighting of a big cat thought to be a puma with a tracker on In the area. How would you go about dealing with this?
  14. ADHDan

    Calf born with no eyes,

    had a calf born this morning with no eyes , seems a decent little calf, was up and suckling but no eyes inside the sockets . I haven’t had any positive BVD results “yet” so id like to assume that’s not it, I’m going to get the vet to come and test just to make sure; the cow was a Holstein and I...
  15. J

    Cows gorging cake

    So in the latest antics of why I've had a f**king enough, a portion of the milkers (25ish) escaped last night and have broken through my gates (and of course bent them in the process) ans then helped themselves to a tonne of dry cow rolls, 1-2 t of calf cake and half a tonne of grass seed Do I...
  16. B

    Organic dairy

    Hi guys just looking for opinion, I was thinking of starting a small organic dairy farm of 35 cows , mi have contacted lots of companies who are willing to take my milk , opinions or ideas welcome
  17. J

    Calf rearing set ups

    Following on form my post about an auto feeder which I don't think will work now, please could everyone send through photos of how they do it, what they do up to weaning and what with? In addition the photo shows my yard layout, the blue represents my ponds in the middle of the concrete, and...
  18. J

    Automatic calf feeder

    Looking to possibly get one under the grant scheme, any to avoid or are they all much the same? any that come with a weigh scale too - would be interesting data to see?
  19. S

    Situation Vacant Experienced calf rearer in Kent

    Looking for an experienced calf rearer In charge of all youngstock from birth to 12 weeks 250 calves a year: holstein heifers, belgian blues and angus calves Holm & Laue automatic calf feeders Combination of calf igloos and 5 calf hutches Coloquick for colostrum pasturisation Dehorning, ear...
  20. Dukes Fit

    Another (but different) Wellie thread

    So having decided I'm fed up of damp feet (actually now wet as my normal boots have got older) I thought I'd better buy new wellies. Looking on TFF there are many recommendations but not many comparisons. I've not had proper wellies for 10 years so as I do with most serious purchases I scoured...
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