1. G

    Lynx and wolves could return to England as rewilding task force set up by PM Honestly I think long term this would be a good thing, apex predators are vital for the ecosystem, Yellowstone national park was made vastly more healthy when they...
  2. J

    Wanted: Out of parlour feeders

    Has anyone got any for sale? Ideally looking for half a dozen in cornwall but will go further abroad (over the tamar 😬🤢) if need be. Thanks
  3. C

    Culard Charolais

    Anyone any experience with these bulls ? Looking at using some straws from one on a few plainer Hereford x and lim x cows , with the thought being maybe in the future if all goes well then look to import / purchase bull . Plain cows so hopefully calf fine , and plan to sell as stores. What are...
  4. C

    Feeding cold milk to calves

    I’m renting a shed for calf rearing 15mins from home..Iv no way of warming water at the shed..has anyone fed cold milk replacer to calves?? These calves come to me at 4 weeks old. Or is it a non starter??
  5. Agriland RSS

    ‘Significant progress’ made in achieving stability for farmers and crofters in Scotland’s LFA

    Written by William Kellett A recent review, undertaken by NFU Scotland Less Favoured Areas (LFA) Committee, has identified significant progress in achieving stability for farmers and crofters in Scotland’s hardiest rural areas. The review outlines achievements since the publication of NFU...
  6. Farm Business RSS

    New figures show thriving live trade

    Written by Lydia Turner Over 11 million animals sold through the live sales ring in England and Wales in 2020, with turnover topping £1.8 billion shows throughput figures released by the Livestock Auctioneers’ Association (LAA). Despite the challenges of Covid-19 and a drop in production...
  7. cyffylog

    Calf castration.

    For the first time I have a Xbred suckler calf with only one testicle to be found. It is a week old tomorrow, and thus (I believe) now too old for legal and welfare reasons to be rubber-ring castrated if the testicle should appear. I normally use the ring on lambs and calves at 1 day old...
  8. Sir loin

    Any one else tried this and do you think it works?

    I feed my cows their haylage in the evening between 6 and 7 oclock to make them mostly calve throughout the day. They fill their bellys and cud throughout the night. I recon I' am at 80% out of 12 cows calved up to now that have calved through the day.
  9. Agriland RSS

    Keeping on top of hygiene during the calving season

    Written by Agriland Team Calving can be a busy time on farms, especially when cow numbers are at high levels. Therefore, it is important to reduce the amount of time that can be lost when dealing with sick or ill calves. The best way to try and avoid this is to encourage good hygiene practices...
  10. daveydiesel1

    Calf hutch ni

    As above wanted calf hutch in northern ireland preferably co antrim
  11. jerseycowsman

    Small straw bale choppers?

    Can we buy a small bale chopper in the uk anymore? I found an American company, but that’s about it
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    Beef-sired calf registrations drop in Northern Ireland

    Written by Agriland Team The number of beef sired calves registered in Northern Ireland has dropped by 1.7% for the month of January 2021, in comparison to January 2020, according to the Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC). Overall, calf registrations reached 40,231 head in January 2021 –...
  13. tommytractor

    Suckler cows on straw bedded cubicles.

    Does anyone have any pictures of their suckler cows housed in cubicles bedded with straw? Have a shed like this already but it was designed in the 70's when we would of had 500kg angus cows and the cubicles are too small for our 700kg simmentals nowadays. Try to be self sufficient with straw and...
  14. Grassman

    Pension or property

    Getting to the age where pension time is not too distant. Have many of you actually got one or like me always had "more important" things to spend money on?
  15. Anymulewilldo

    Cattle for Leek

    12 month old 3/4 bred lim Bunch of 10-11 month old lim heifers 18-20 month old lim heifers
  16. nick...

    Old magazines

    Got a lot of farm and machinery magazines and earthmovers from issue 1. time for them all to go. free to collect or a small donation to your favourite charity. must be close to 300 copies. south norfolk based nick...
  17. Clive

    livestock producers- Red Tractor question ?

    I recall reading sone where on here or twitter that if livestock spent a certain number of days on a uk farm it could become RT assured ? is this correct? the RT wikipedia pahe suggests not as does a lot of their advertising and FAQ’s on google etc can someone explain if / how this all...
  18. F

    Ewe not letting lambs feed

    We have a yearling ewe, lambed twins, mothers them brilliantly except for the fact she wont let them feed. Every time they go under her she will move away. No signs of an issues with the udder. We tried locking her in today which allowed them to feed but as soon as she was out of the restraints...
  19. Netherfield

    What has Red Bones.

    Dog keeps finding these in the garden, assume it's either a Sparrowhawk or a cat that's leaving them behind, but what's from?
  20. V

    Cattle stage naming

    Hi all, I'm a non English speaker and I'm looking for the exact name of different stages of cattle. Can anyone tell me if the following is correct and fill the gaps (the ??? is a name that I have no idea). Females Calf: born animal Weaned: calf that is not with its mother Feeder: calf feed to...