1. unlacedgecko

    Other industries and footpaths

    I often see it written here that other industries don't have to tolerate public access/you wouldn't have a foot path through a factory. So I thought this was interesting. A multimillion pound cold store and distribution center with a public footpath right through the middle. Since the...
  2. hally

    Honda 520 pioneer

    Has anybody had a go in the new 520 pioneer? Look quite an interesting alternative to a quad bike without moving to the bigger heavier side by sides. Nippier, manoeuvrable, and easy ran into a bike trailer for shipping between blocks of land.
  3. daveydiesel1

    Black leg

    Lost 2 calves to black leg this week. Field was reseeded last year after being reclaimed after we bought the land so never grazed it before. Was wondering what causes blackleg? I know u can vaccinate for it but never knew what the cause is
  4. will6910

    Rearing calves on milk

    Evening everyone, I bought some heifer calves on Tuesday that are 4 to 6 weeks old. Have a poorly one today and had friend round and he’s gave it some alamycin and multivitamin and spoke vet after and said that’s ok but if gets worse to call them back. It’s stayed about same all day, temp was 40...
  5. Bald Rick

    The Times sticks the boot in to farm animal welfare

    When I get a chance, I will take a photo of the Editorial in today's Times. It doesn't make for pleasant reading if you keep livestock as it relies on data from animal cruelty charities to accuse UK farmers of having welfare standards on a par with China and well below our European...
  6. jacobl741

    Calves going downhill

    Got a friend who’s calves are getting to 2 months old and then going downhill fast, no scouring or anything just really going backwards. Vets have done several blood tests and found nothing, vet is suggesting possibly chronic fluke. Anyone heard of anything like this before?
  7. Cowabunga

    Here we go again.....

    At least 30% of land being actively managed for nature is the latest 'demand'. What a crock of shìt... Nature and wildlife in Wales is undergoing a "mass extinction event", environmental charities have said. Ahead of next week's election, they have...
  8. B

    Advice and/or tips

    Had a cow to c-section on Monday night, all well but obviously cow needs a course of pen strep but she has turned very nasty to the point I can’t even get her in a crush and am obviously bothered not to damage her wound by hassling her too much. Has anyone any advice on how I can get her...
  9. G

    Easy calving A.I bull

    Looking at getting some limousin semen from genus or cogent for some Angus and limousin X heifers, any recommendations? Must be easy calving, or any other breeds?
  10. Cmoran

    Dexter limousin cross

    I’ve just purchased a short legged dexter in a fit of madness!! I’m going to put her to my limousin bull (1000kgs) we never had to pull a calf in the 5 years I’ve had him will the dexter be ok to calf from him?
  11. Farm Business RSS

    Stabiliser Cattle Company progresses UK beef industry with first genomic enhanced EBVS

    Written by John Swire Beef producers can now rapidly accelerate genetic progress with access to the UK’s first genomic enhanced estimated breeding values (GEBVs) for all production traits for beef animals through Stabiliser Cattle Company. “Genomic technology is a game-changer for the beef...
  12. Kate_PaceWard

    Farm accidents claim four lives in three weeks

    I've just been reading the latest Farmers Weekly Magazine and saw the article 'Farm accidents claim four lives in three weeks' which I found quite shocking. I there a way to make farming safer? Or do you just accept the risks? I'd be interested in peoples thoughts....
  13. 1

    Heifer not taking calf

    Have a heifer that lost her calf.Skinned the calf and tried adopting a calf on to her but she doesnt want to know.First one in years that hasnt been successful.Has been with the calf for 10days but no luck. Just wondered if anyone had any different ideas i could try before turning her out and...
  14. tr250

    What would you do with this calf’s leg

    Born by itself 2 weeks old we thought it would come normal in a few days but it’s not. Nothing is broken and it can walk ok but will it get worse
  15. Happy

    Lazy Calf

    Got a three week old calf that just spends all his time lying down in the same corner of the shed. Nothing else appears amiss with him. No temperature, scour, swollen navel etc. Get him up and he goes and suckles the cow ok but then spends the rest of the day lying in his same corner. Today...
  16. N

    What's the best treatment for warts on cattle?

    Have a 480kg bullock with bad warts on his neck,what's the best thing to give him to get rid of them before I turn him out? Tia.
  17. S

    Extra cattle

    So we use a cattle management app and it’s great, great way to have information to hand such as checking calf ages in the morning as feeding. Yesterday morning found an extra 20 cattle on my herd list, with an “estimated on movement” for 16th April, which is a little weird as I think I’d notice...
  18. jd6110

    16month in calf heifer

    As title getting ready to let cattle out an noticed limo heifer springin and heavy🤔😩 of course she’s not the biggest and def not the quietest. What would ye recommend to feed her wit till she calves were guessin month plus or minus away? Hav some hay left an could leave her on bare paddock but...
  19. glow worm

    Only rearing calves on dams or foster cows?

    Apparently joe public is complaining that it is not welfare friendly to manually off the dam.. rear calves off the dam and that they should be reared either on the dam or if that doesn't work, on a foster cow. Whats the groups opinion? I can only comment from a dairy farmer's point of...
  20. J

    Ewe Prolapsing

    Hi folks, have a ewe who was pushing out last night and then it went back in for 24 hours, it’s back out again tonight. Should I be worried or any advice?