1. Bogweevil

    Ragwort vs mouldy s feed as source of stock losses

    What do you experienced stockmen think of this:
  2. D

    Ecocharger electric quad bike

    Anyone got one? thinking of the 2wd dominator to replace our 3yr old honda trx250, weve had several of these but the quality and reliability isnt very good any more, any thoughts would be appreciated!
  3. D

    Beef shorthorn vs Speckle park.

    Hello, on a farm on Ireland and looking to get a new bull for my heifers for first carvings. Most of them are Hereford’s and two Belgian blue cross. This will be the first time I have put them in calf. I was wondering what you’s think would be better a beef shorthorn bull or a speckle park, pros...
  4. M

    You won’t believe this

    My mate runs a beef and sheep farm. One of his neighbours has glamping pods which border my friends farm. Yesterday morning he gets a very irate couple in his yard going mad that his cows have been having s*x in front of their children. Apparently they’d gone mad at the glamping pod site owner...
  5. W

    New Red Tractor rules for 1st Nov

    Dear Red Tractor Member, We are pleased to outline what is changing in our revised farm standards, which come in effect from 1 November 2021. Please find a summary of key changes in your sector below. You will shortly receive a technical briefing in the post...
  6. Alan Barrow

    Harper Adams Skim V Whey milk powder trial

    Interesting trial work we did with Harper Adams Univerity on Skim milk replacers v Whey milk replacers.
  7. D

    Worst holstein bulls that I,ve used

    Thought I,d share my disasters with you all, and would love to hear your experiences/ disasters
  8. Adam@Rumen

    Network rail access

    Hi Had network rail lad here earlier (spoke to missus) about wanting to access railway from our land to trim back trees and vegetation. Few vans and a mini digger for a week apparently. Anyone been in this situation? Asked what the going rate is for access he seemed quite woolly and said that...
  9. Farm Business RSS

    This 3-day sanitation plan will have facilities ready for the calving season

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Disinfecting calving facilities prior to the calving season helps reduce future disease pressure As youngstock facilities empty out over the summer months, dairy producers should take the opportunity to disinfect pens in preparation for the next calving...
  10. M

    Traditional style Angus

    Does anyone know of anyone breeding traditional style Angus cattle? Not specifically the native lines but the short legged, deep body hardy type….if such a thing exists in this part of the world anymore :unsure:
  11. Farm Business RSS

    Calf rearer improves sales with Breedr

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business A Welsh calf rearer has embraced new technology to sell her livestock, enabling her to improve efficiencies and save time. Cheryl Reeves rears 600-700 Belgian Blue, Aberdeen Angus and Friesian calves a year at Woodcroft farm, Wrexham, and has adopted a...
  12. Henery

    The sad di Did my HAAC middle year (1983 ) on a 60 cow dairy north of Madison. They were fretting about the future of family dairy’s then….. you can’t beat economics I suppose. I’ve...
  13. J

    Getting sucklers back in calf. Weakening Dam-calf bond

    Before the bull goes back in I have always taken the calves away from their mothers and moved to twice a day suckling for a few weeks to aid bulling. Due to an awkward piece of concreting we are doing this week (in the entrance to the shed) it will be much more difficult to bring them in twice a...
  14. Vader

    In calf cow values

    We got some cows PD 3 month + in calf. What you think they worth to sell, as in what extra over meat price does the calf add ? Cows a mix of beef breeds, no dairy in them and to a limo or blonde bull.
  15. Alan Barrow

    Avoiding heat stress in Calves

    Although we only usually enjoy this glorious weather for a few months a year, if we’re lucky, heat stress and its associated problems can have sad and expensive consequences on any farm. It is therefore crucial that calf buildings and management practices are set up to defend the calves against...
  16. Celt83

    Case 410 skid steer

    We've been looking for a skid steer for a while and have seen a 410 for sale. Anyone have one or use one, and do you rate them or hate them? Any info appreciated. TIA.
  17. Agriland RSS

    DAERA announces date Covid-19 TB testing mitigations will end

    Written by Rachel Martin from Agriland Mitigations made to bovine TB testing in Northern Ireland to minimise disruption as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic are set to end. Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots made the announcement today (July 20). The measures were introduced between March...
  18. JP1

    Jeremy's Treibewagen

    A few photos at the start showing @the-mad-welder 's handiwork (and my rubbish paint work) Just like my crush, P can take a basic sketch by me for what I want and make it happen More photos over the coming weeks
  19. S

    Suckler systems I may have tipped myself over the edge

    Suckler system in a small way 30 cows BBxhol. Bulled to the Charlie. wanting to change the system we have for the cows. We calve in doors in March turn out in April weather dependant. And sell in the following feb onwards. Feel could maybe better the system / refine it. ok her goes tin hat on...
  20. M

    Salmonella in calves

    Had a calf test positive for salmonella, environmental samples have since come back positive aswell, overall hygiene good but going to get public health and environmental health on my back as we have public and food production on site. What has anyone else done to conquer a salmonella outbreak?