1. 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.
  2. 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...
  3. daveydiesel1

    Calf hutch ni

    As above wanted calf hutch in northern ireland preferably co antrim
  4. 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
  5. Agriland RSS

    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 –...
  6. 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...
  7. 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?
  8. 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
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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?
  13. 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...
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    Getting suckler cows back in-calf after calving this spring

    Written by Agriland Team The calving season is well underway on some spring-calving suckler herds, so the of the management breeding season may not be on the top of priorities at the minute. However, it will soon be poking its head around the corner for suckler farmers. Obviously, the goal is...
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    Helping break the cycle of disease at calving with effective biosecurity

    Written by Agriland Team Calving for any dairy farmer means late nights, early mornings and lots of hard work. So, it is vital that after all the hard work, farmers have the right conditions ready for the arrival of new calves. Effective and easy to follow biosecurity ensures optimum health and...
  16. R

    Is their a future in farming?

    I’m a young person who’s interested in farming but not sure if there’s a future for me in farming and wondering if there’s money to be made as I enjoy farming but there’s no point getting into it as a main profession if it’s not going to make me a living?
  17. H

    McCulloch Calf Resuscitator

    Have looked and assume there will be threats on this already but not coming up What is folks thoughts on these for calves??? Pricey around £120 but if save one calve it has paid for itself One man calving band here so can be difficult to hang calves up to clear lungs etc ( and it's advised...
  18. Legoman

    Situation Vacant position filled

  19. DrDunc

    Vegan animal sanctuary

    Now this really boils my pish Vegans have bought a local house with ten acres of boggy scrub attached, and set up a "sanctuary". They've very successfully raised money by "crowd funding" for fencing and materials. Now they're looking for volunteers to look after the animals they've "saved"...
  20. Cows 'n grass

    Scepticemia in calves

    Calving was going a bit too smoothly until a couple of days ago when calves started dropping dead at less than 24 hrs. There's nothing a bit ill, they're either a picture of health or dead. We're calving in three sheds at the moment and this is only affecting one. My vet thinks there is...