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  1. Alan Barrow

    Interesting report on calf group size.

    Automatic Calf Feeders Studies have shown that larger calf groups (more than 18 calves per teat) have an increased risk of developing diseases such as scours and pneumonia, which is thought to be linked to an increased stocking density and competition in larger groups. In addition to this, it...
  2. Alan Barrow

    Interesting report on calf group size

    Automatic Calf Feeders Studies have shown that larger calf groups (more than 18 calves per teat) have an increased risk of developing diseases such as scours and pneumonia, which is thought to be linked to an increased stocking density and competition in larger groups. In addition to this, it...
  3. H

    So what can we expect and when?

    Now that the climate scientists have proved beyond any doubt the farmers are responsible for destroying the planet and spoiling the good time everyone was having. And now that the media have made sure everyone has been made fully aware of this outrage. And now that our leaders have seen the...
  4. Princess Pooper

    Importing cattle

    Our dairy phoned up asking if we had imported any dairy cows that were in milk within 3 months of arrival in UK. Something to do with Defra seeking some views. Anyone know anything? I made the point that when we did import 6 years ago, it was only because of a substantial TB breakdown (so...
  5. S

    NEW BORN CALF WONT DRINK / CANT STAND

    As the title suggests , we had a suckler cow calve on sat morning , the calf cant stand and wont drink , I am currently bagging it 3 times a day , it seems ok but it cant stand by itself we lift it and hold it so its standing but after letting go it falls over , any thoughts about what might...
  6. B

    Straw bales

    Got the chance of buying some straw in the swath and or bales in the field, depending on the weather.Just after a couple of ball park figures for winter wheat straw. It’s a very good crop so roughly how many 4ft round bales (roller) and 80/90 8ft should I expect per acre, just after a rough idea...
  7. P

    Situation Vacant Stockperson, West Sussex

    We have an exciting position available for a stockperson to join the dairy team on our organic mixed farm. 180 cows, 20/20 Herringbone parlour, dairy and beef livestock rearing, feeding and bedding up, calf rearing and tractor/telehandler work. A good salary and accommodation close to the South...
  8. C

    Geronimo.

    Animal rights activists are set to march on Downing Street this weekend to demand the beloved stud is kept alive, as celebrity supporters Chris Packham and Joanna Lumley waded into the row to offer their support. And more than 85,000 people have so far signed a petition to save Geronimo after...
  9. Agriland RSS

    Welsh health project sees improved herd fertility

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland A Welsh farm has seen great improvement in herd fertility since joining a health project being delivered by Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC). Working proactively with their vet on various aspects of the farm’s health priorities as part of the...
  10. jackrussell101

    Tanker drivers

    Our tanker driver says 18 drivers at the Market Drayton plant have handed their notices in in the last week having received better offers elsewhere. Desperate shortage of drivers across the country now with no Eastern Europeans coming in. Muller have told him their raising their driver pay by...
  11. Juggler

    Highlands & other breeds...

    Up to a few years ago I bred pedigree AA, prior to that, ped Lims & Blues also, never in my life did I envisage asking about keeping highlands but times change, and so have I. Anyway, small farm, there will come a point in the not too distant future where no-one will be home during the day...
  12. Farm Business RSS

    Herd Health Project Sees Improved Cattle Fertility

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business A Welsh farm has seen great improvement in herd fertility since joining a health project being delivered by Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC). Working proactively with their vet on various aspects of the farm’s health priorities as part of the...
  13. Agriland RSS

    Alternative forages could significantly boost dairy diets

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland Including alternative forages, such as maize, triticale, rye and wholecrop wheat, will act to fully complement the very lush, multi-cut grass silages now increasingly made in Northern Ireland. Fane Valley’s Matthew Armstrong addressed this matter in...
  14. Farm Business RSS

    Boost suckler genetics using free KPI app

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Suckler producers can dramatically improve performance and financial returns by monitoring key breeding indicators – but manual recording is laborious and time consuming. Now, farmers can record everything on their phone using a new feature on the free...
  15. I

    Cattle won’t graze.

    Anyone got any advice for beef cattle that won’t graze? I put them in a paddock with lovely lush grass and all they do is turn around and stand at the gate looking to come out. Really frustrating. Any thoughts welcome.
  16. ImLost

    Really puzzled....

    Checking the calving cows tonight, didn't get a chance to this morning being so busy at the moment and we are coming to the tail end of calving anyway. I noticed a cow stood off to the side of the field away from the rest of the herd, and made a mental note to check her as one of the last in...
  17. jed

    Machinery operators beware!

    Anyone doing long hours on tractors or combine harvesters please be careful . Week last Tuesday whilst knocking the barley of about 8 at night I had a severe stabbing pain in the back of my calf just like you have when you have cramp in the middle of the night .This progressively got worse over...
  18. Sid

    High Health Status

    Was browsing local auctioneers weekly market catalogues this morning and there are some "high health status" heifers for sale through the weekly market. Surely they would no longer be high health status if passing through the same market as lower health status or possibly animals carrying...
  19. H

    Autumn Calving Cows mastitis

    What do folk do for there autumn calving beef cows to prevent mastitis in them? Usually we try to cover them start of July with fly pour on but every year get 5 or 6 out of 90 that get hit with mastitis! By the time they are noticeable the quarter is already shot and usually the cow has to get...
  20. Agriland RSS

    3-day sanitation plan to prepare pens for the next calving season

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland As youngstock facilities empty out over the summer months, dairy producers should take the opportunity to disinfect pens in preparation for the next calving season, said veterinary consultant Dr. Tommy Heffernan. “The low level of immunity in calves...
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