calf

  1. j6891

    Umbilical hernia in calf

    I have been monitoring one of this years calves as it's had a umbilical hernia which has been growing. This is now the 3rd one in 3 years, yet never had one on the farm previously. Different bred cows and different bulls so cant be a link in breeding I don't think. One calf per year and each one...
  2. jacobl741

    Prevention against pneumonia

    I read an article somewhere (can’t remember where) saying that cases of pneumonia are likely to be a lot higher this winter than others. Having had a couple of mild cases over the last year or two I’m just wondering what people are using to prevent it. I’m sure it will be cheaper than the...
  3. J

    Pnemonia

    Hi everyone, after some advice please 10 days I had a group of 35 calves (4-7 months old) outside in a small field with shelter, all fine one day, next day a limo was on deaths door with pneumonia. Got the vet out and ended up bringing the rest in as they were all coughing and panting, treated...
  4. Stags Agri

    THE SOUTH WEST OCTOBER ONLINE TIMED COLLECTIVE SALE - Closing on 17th

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  5. Farm Business RSS

    Agri-tech project highlights benefits to dairy-beef sector

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business A project which uses cutting-edge precision technology to tackle calf pneumonia and scours in the dairy-beef sector will highlight its work at a webinar later this month. The £1 million Innovate UK Well-Calf project, which involves partners from...
  6. Hassall Brothers

    ⏱️ BIDDING IS OPEN | ONLINE MACHINERY & FODDER AUCTION ⏱️

    ⏱️ BIDDING IS OPEN | ONLINE MACHINERY & FODDER AUCTION ⏱️ ➡️ Bid online: bid.hassallbrothers.co.uk ⛔️ Bidding closes from 7PM, Monday 18th October From tractors and trailers to silage bedders, calf hutches hurdles and various sundries, our October Online Timed Auction of Machinery is brimming...
  7. C

    Falconer seeking flying permission

    Hello My names Geoff I’m 43 and I’m looking for anyone that would grant me permission to fly my bird of prey on land with rabbits.. I am able to travel up to 90 miles from dartford in kent !!
  8. F

    Heifers that kill their own calf at birth

    Have a three year old pedigree that has just had her second calf. First calf, born healthy - an hour later she had sat on it and killed it. She was just literally sat on top of it. Second calf born yesterday evening- calf was dead when I got there, but didn’t look like it had a stressful...
  9. glow worm

    Life after cows

    When your world has revolved around cows for many years, when you have reared all the calves and built a beautiful pedigree herd virtually from scratch, when everything is arranged around time and milking etc, when non farming interests are zilch, when friends are non existent because you lead...
  10. Aspiring Peasants

    The positive thread

    Having flicked through the forum this morning I came away feeling quite negative. There is a lot of worry and uncertainty about and a lot of biased reporting by the supposedly neutral BBC. I have no quarrel with posters highlighting this information because it can't be ignored. However there...
  11. I thats it

    replacement needs going forward

    What are peoples thoughts on heifer replacement availability going forward? we've used a lot of dairy semen including sexed, and with good cull prices we've improved the herd quite dramatically this last couple of years. Wondering if we should start using a lot more beef semen with beef calf...
  12. Agriland RSS

    Dairy Focus: Mohoncross Holstein starting with 9 calves

    Written by Brian McDonnell from Agriland In this week’s Dairy Focus, Agriland made the trip to the rowing stronghold of Skibbereen, west Cork, to Jerry Hegarty of the Mohoncross Holstein herd. Jerry, alongside his wife and three children, Alice, Emily and Dermot, is currently milking 100...
  13. Chae1

    Shearwell software providers move to Scoteid

    Any other users of shearwell farmworks cattle data frustrated by there failure to have software updated to communicate births, movements and deaths to Scoteid after BCMS stopped? The changeover date was the 4th of October, they have had months to prepare and haven't got anything in place...
  14. JP1

    Chris Packham to deliver petition to rewild Balmoral today

    I gather Chris has called upon the Royal Family to take the lead in rewilding I heard a clip where he stated that Balmoral’s 60000 acres are “barren” and should be turned in to a temperate rain forest...
  15. W

    Calf sizes from different bulls

    Hi everyone, my first post. I have recently started assembling a suckler herd, and I have the opportunity to buy a bull from a neighbour who has some unfortunate health issues and is packing the job in. The bull is a cross between a pure breed BB heifer sired by a pedigree AA bull. we all...
  16. andybk

    B maggots still !

    Lost a couple sh ewes today , been checked couple times a week ,others check most days , looks like flies carpet bombed their backs , huge hatch of v small maggots , was white with eggs deep in wool though looked ok from a distance , i knew cover was coming to the end about now but didnt...
  17. Agriland RSS

    New 4 Breeds Calf Show launched for NI

    Written by Rachel Martin from Agriland Four of the North’s biggest continental beef breeds have joined forces to launch a new calf show event for Northern Ireland. Taking place on Saturday, November 27, 2021, at Dungannon Farmers Mart, the 4 Breeds Calf Show is a product of talks between the...
  18. jerseycowsman

    Badger proofing a shed

    We have a shed with one open side, the feed barriers. How far up does the netting or whatever need to be to keep the APHA vets happy that it is badger proof?
  19. Just because

    Fert prices and stocking rates

    Are people thinking of cutting back on stocking rates due to fertilize prices and other rising costs??
  20. Farm Business RSS

    Free webinar targets better calf rearing

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Dairy farmers keen to rear calves more productively are invited to join a free educational webinar on Thursday, October 21st 2021 designed to help them produce better heifers. Organised by Volac, the practical 90-minute lunchtime session is open to all...
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