1. davidroberts30


    If say had 40 suckler cows and usually run a bull but bull no longer a option. Could house cows for few days,estrumate them and tail paint them and have AI on speed dial for 2 to 4 days later🤷‍♂️ How successful would that be?
  2. B

    What Fly Repellant Do You Use On Cattle?

    Flies about now, ive tried a few types over the years, but have stuck with spoton, find that it needs repeating a few times through the season, more so in rainy weather, or thats what increases the flie burdon? I would love to see some sort of trial with all types of fly control from types you...
  3. J

    Belted Galloways for sale

    4 x Belted Galloway in calf heifers for sale. Due in July. Nice calm animals that have been overwintered inside and turned out on in bye land and are used to being handled. Pm or call 07712824850 for details .
  4. J


    I'm in the process of redoing budgets and cashflows taking into account the price rises. Ive been warned by my dad that after this year he doesn't want to be doing farm work on a day to day basis (deteriorating health from years of abuse when he milked). The suckler cows will be going in the...
  5. C

    Autumn calving cow milk yields

    I would be interested in hearing opinions on target milk yields of autumn calving cow calving September/October and going to grass last week of March early April depending on weather After turnout in the spring Would you go for a higher yield where the cow gets grass and cake or lower yield and...
  6. Guiggs

    Calf rearing costs..

    I'm looking at rearing calves again, not done it for a few years now so a bit out of touch with the expenses.. Would anybody be able to give me an idea of the costs, I have a outlet for weaned animals but it has to be viable, looking at local mart prices there's got to be a couple of quid in it...
  7. J

    Calves only sucking 2 quaters

    I have 2 calves coming up to 2 weeks old that have both only sucked from one half of their mothers, the other side looks pretty big on both mothers. Should I get them in the crush & milk the other 2 quarters? I thought after a couple of weeks the calves would have found them. If left could it...
  8. B

    Clover pellets

    Anyone using coated clover. Local ag dealer had had a flyer for them. Think there limagrain product.
  9. Breedr

    40 in-calf Buffalo - Scotland

    Available to buy on Breedr. 40 in-calf Buffalo suckler cows from Scotland, due June to September. View full details & make an offer on the Breedr App.
  10. Granite Farmer

    Honest opinions on Bazadiase cattle.

    So what are the like if used on native cross suckler cows. Would they produce a good spring born calf for the suckler calve sales? Also are they easily finished are a predominantly foraged based system? TIA James PS I'm really and AA and Hereford man but have had to let our Aberdeen Angus...
  11. Joshie

    Slimming down heifer

    Hi, I have a heifer which is 3 months in calf and is in to good condition. Really needs to slim down. Is there a good way of doing this rather than just letting her go into a field with not much grass and giving her straw? Think I remember hearing a high protein ration can cause weight loss...
  12. Angus2000

    Adopting beef calf

    I have first time Hereford heifer calved with a dead calf, trying to adopt on a Angus calf to it. Been tying her up for 2 weeks now and still won’t take calf, any suggestion/advice?
  13. S

    Making concrete panels??

    Has anyone made their own concrete panels or drinking tanks I don't need any , but can't be that difficult to make moulds Smarmy comments are always welcome
  14. gavd

    Calving disaster

    Just come in from the latest stillborn calf, so far 3 stillborn out of 6 calved. Only have 20 sucklers and this year making me question having them. Seems a lot of work and hassle for very little reward. Managed to get the second stillborn and placenta to the lab for a PM the other day. Still...
  15. Agriland RSS

    Grain trade association: Meal rationing not on the cards yet

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland Northern Ireland Grain Trade Association (NIGTA) chief executive, Gill Gallagher, has confirmed that meal rationing for livestock production purposes is not on the cards for next winter, at least not yet. But she is making no secret of the fact that...
  16. TripleSix

    BVD Sample tags

    Ordered calf tags, have been sent the ones that take the sample for BVD. Is this now compulsory? And of course they don't seem to fit our pliers. Why is everything so f**king difficult
  17. Overby

    Gatepost ideas

    I've got a gate that now isn't quite wide enough and I could do with fitting a double gate. The whole area sits on an old hardcored site so is a nightmare to try and dig into. Anyone got any genius ideas for a simple way to install a gatepost? I toyed with a plate on the bottom but the pins...
  18. C

    Fly time

    I see the flies are started early this year. What's everybody's plan of attack for in calf heifers and dry cows? Swish worked well here but last year I think it did nothing.
  19. Sid

    New born calf eye

    Calf born this morning and it's eye looks like this. Any ideas on what to do? Warning quite graphicif eating tea!
  20. S

    Autumn calving?

    As above really, considering going from a sort of Ayr pattern to autumn block. I'd like eventually to start calving end sept/October, looking at my current pattern, a third or so already fit, just over a third are in January and February and the rest are sort of littered about the rest of the...