1. Stags Agri

    Unreserved Dispersal Sale - By Online Auction - Closing Sunday 28th Feb - Beaford, Devon

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    Are you feeding calves enough milk to obtain maximum growth rates?

    Written by Agriland Team During a recent Volac webinar on the dairy heifer – from conception to weaning – it was outlined the importance of not only ensuring that the calves’ environment is correct, but the importance and benefits of ensuring calves are fed adequate amounts of milk during the...
  3. steveR

    Services in a Day?

    We have had 4 calves from our small suckler herd so far today, and looking like another overnight, so 5 in 24hrs. A record for us. Certainly, Teddy has answered any questions on his fertility..... :-) Set me wondering what numbers a Bull could service in a day...?
  4. F

    paddock grazing

    Hi, i'd like to set up a paddock grazing system for my herd of 110 organic dairy cows, how do i go about calculating paddock sizes and number of paddocks? I have a plate meter ! I've tried it previous years, but tend to struggle in mid summer months for grass covers, I assume down to having too...
  5. C

    Backwards lambs broken ribs

    Lambing some texel and Charolais X ewes , and when pulling the odd big (but not massive) backwards single or even double this morning I’ve had a few lambs ended up with broken ribs on one side , some it doesn’t affect at all , others never get going properly . So am I doing something wrong ? Or...
  6. Bald Rick

    Dairying & Red Tractor

    OK boys & girls. Some of you do venture out of this forum to "Agricultural Matters" where you will no doubt have seen many threads on Red Tractor (RT). However there has been little input from us dairy farmers - probably due to the fact that most, if not all, our supply contracts state that we...
  7. S

    Red clover

    Looking to sow some red clover as a protein crop,any information on soil type,timing regards sowing and mowing would be helpful.Going to try direct drill to establish.:unsure:
  8. Wynnstay

    Wynnstay Agri-Hub Podcast : Episode 5: Dairy Heifers - Make Every Stage Count

    Joining Tony in this month’s podcast is Sammy Howorth, our Lancashire and Cumbria Calf & Youngstock Specialist and Mike Van Amburgh, a Professor in the Department of Animal Science at Cornell University We delve into the subject of post-weaning heifers and how we can ensure they’re achieving...
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    NBA rows in on animal trading obstacles between GB and NI

    Written by Agriland Team According to National Beef Association (NBA) chief executive Neil Shand, the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) is now insisting that all cattle and sheep imported from Great Britain into Northern Ireland must have their original ear tags...
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    Calving at 24 months for optimum economic and lifetime performance

    Written by Agriland Team In order to maintain dairy herd size and performance, it is necessary to have a good supply of quality heifers to replace cows that have to be culled. Gavin Duffy, a College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) dairying adviser, states: “Age at first...
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    Limousins topped at 6,800gns in Dungannon

    Written by Agriland Team Buyers travelled from far and wide to choose the animal that caught their eye from the first British Limousin Cattle Society (BLSC) sale of the spring. The sale was held at Dungannon Farmers’ Market on Monday (February 15) with 32 bulls and 14 heifers being brought...
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    Best practice for stomach tubing

    Written by Agriland Team The calving season is a busy time of year on farms, as calves on many farms are now being born around the clock. Ensuring a calf receives adequate colostrum can often be time consuming, so many farmers choose to use a stomach tube for the first feed. Not only does...
  13. W

    Twin calf %

    Whilst we haven’t finished calving yet, we currently have 15% twins. Seems a lot to me. Wondering if others were seeing more twins than usual or just us, or what might explain an increase?
  14. Becs

    Cows suckling other cows

    Hi, looking for some advice please. Suckler herd that calved between January 1st to now (4 out of 30 still to calf). Cows and calves looking really well. Plenty of space in barn, good grub, no problems calving all happy except that whereas we normally have one or maybe two that suckle other...
  15. J

    DIY AI

    Was thinking about trying to ai our suckler cows talking to others that have said it’s a waist of time getting ai services to come as having cows standing in half a day until they come and never had great results would it be worthwhile doing the course wee would only be serving 100 cows for 6...
  16. DairyGrazing

    Non salary staff perks.

    Beside their salary, do you provide staff with any extra perks? We do a lot already to make the work places as desirable as possible rubber matting in the parlour, change equipment regularly etc We started tackling mastitis a few years ago and every time we dropped 5 cases per 100 we got rid...
  17. T

    What qualifictions do you have?

    New to farming - sort of. Just wondering how many of you out there have sought to do any type of qualifications as a farmer. Are you a young farmer or a mature farmer. Do you think it's necessary? What qualification would you recommend and why? I'm a mature farmer coming into it and I just...
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    How to avoid an outbreak of scour

    Written by Agriland Team We are entering the thick of the calving season on dairy farms across the country, and as the number of calves on farms begins to grow, so does the risk of a scour outbreak. Scour is the leading cause of death in calves under three months-of-age. An outbreak of scour...
  19. D

    DIY ai kit

    Any good offers on for a starter setup, and what am I looking at for a refill contract? Plastic storage box, tank, thaw (not bothered if just a thermos) ai gun sheaths gloves etc.
  20. J

    Forecasting/lactation curve

    Is there a programme that will help calculate a predicted lactation curve/forecast at all? I know when all my cows are due now so can do a fairly accurate forecast ready for roddas and to see how much money I dont have 😂 . Thanks