1. H

    Lim, blue or Bazadaise stock bull

    Hi I’m looking for an easier calving stock bull. Happy for an older bull as my old bull has gone lame. Quiet, good temperament vital. Figures would help although not a must on this occasion. Need him ready for immediate work for 30 cows. Thanks Stu
  2. beltextexel

    Pure Simmental herd for sale

    21 pure simmy cows with 24 sim and bb March born calves at foot. Will also be 6 cows with late April born calves for sale soon. included in the 21 cows are 5 heifers with calves and 6 2019 born cows with calves, with the remainder been general herd ages. Also available are the 12 2021 born...
  3. T

    Looking for opportunities for summer/autumn calving

    Hi! I am currently a 3rd-year vet student from the Royal (Dick) Veterinary College of the University of Edinburgh. I am keen to learn more about large animals and I managed to book some clinical farm placement, but I am still lacking in calving experiences. I was wondering if there anyone would...
  4. Wolds Beef

    Pedigree Lincoln Red Cows and calves for sale

    As above, from the award winning Winceby Herd. High Health, Easy Care, Easy Feeding, Easy Calving. Due to slimming down a very successful herd. Various ages. Would suit some one wishes to try Lincoln's in a regenerative system. or grazing conservation grassland. Contact by PM or text to 07767...
  5. Agriland RSS

    Gold Cup winners to open their farm to the public

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland One of the UK’s highest ranking dairy herds is opening its gates for the renowned Gold Cup Open Day on July 5 at Stapleford Abbotts, near Romford, Essex. The event, which historically attracts thousands of dairy farmers and industry representatives...
  6. crofteress

    Vets no longer working in outlying area

    I have/ had very good vets for the last 6 years. They have written to all farm/ equine clients saying they are no longer going to be our vets as the distance is too far for out of hours work. There are a lot of us , this is recent as of two days ago. There is another practise but so far have not...
  7. Sir loin

    More heifers than bull calves any ideas why?

    Getting through calving 32 heifer calves 15 bull calves anyone shed any light on this, My last 12 calves 10 heifers 2 bulls. Weather last year at bulling ?
  8. W

    Wanted calves

    I’m looking to take on around 50 calves in June and would prefer to buy private.Any breed considered and would need to be in Devon let me know if you have anything
  9. Ruminant Health & Welfare

    Ruminant Health & Welfare launch report highlighting immediate gains of ruminant health on methane emissions

    With the clock ticking on changes to Red Tractor standards in 2023 which will strengthen the UK dairy industry’s commitment to rear every calf with care, a pilot initiative on-farm is tackling the key challenges of breeding, rearing and marketing. RH&W says over 1.4 million calves are born to...
  10. Davy_g

    mummified calf

    Morning all, Looking some experiences. I had a cow due on the 1st April (a bad date i know). Anyway two weeks after that date she had went backwards if anything from calving and I had one vet check her out. He thought something inside here about 4 to 4.5 months old and potentially viable - he...
  11. Agriland RSS

    Fertility project launched for Welsh beef herds

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland A major industry project is looking to boost both the profitability and environmental credentials of beef farms in Wales by bringing farmers and vets together in an initiative to maximise herd fertility. Improving the fertility of cattle – through...
  12. JP1

    Another dry Spring

    Looks like I’m facing another dry Spring Colder and later start too
  13. Wolds Beef

    Pedigree Lincoln Red Bulling Heifers

    I have 6 of the above for sale. Hi Health Herd. Farm Assured TB 4 (Last passed clear 25/3/2022) Mid Lincolnshire. These animals are surplus otherwise I would use them myself. By 3 Very good sires and got by natural service. Easy calving, Easy feeding and docile animals. PM if interested or text...
  14. Agriland RSS

    Breeding season: Generating replacement heifers

    Written by Brian McDonnell from Agriland In recent years, due to expansion and the end of quotas, herd size on farms has stabilised. Because of this, the amount of replacement heifers needed has changed. Farmers can now increase the value of their calf crop by using beef sires, once enough...
  15. abitdaft

    You know you are lambing /calving when?

    Thought I would start this rather continue to hijack the " feck up " thread ( that just took me 3 or 4 minutes to recall the title!) You are eating breakfast when you should be eating dinner and are eating dinner when you should be in your bed. Your child comes home from school and walks in...
  16. F

    Unnecessary Costs In Livestock Production

    Having been berated about the price of lamb and how people need to pay more for it, if us Peasants are to continue in business producing these lambs, I thought I would start a thread about what could or should be done to reduce the costs that many of us have. Many of these costs are out of our...
  17. unlacedgecko

    Lambing ease gestation length

    I'm aware easy calving bulls have shorter gestation. Does the same hold true for easy lambing rams? My ewes are due from today (150 days since rams went in). But a large proportion of the easy care sired lambs have been born in the last 4 days. Any thoughts?
  18. Electricfencer

    Ewes not milking well

    I’m outside lambing and seem to have a far few 1 and 2 crop ewes lacking milk, they are very fit and plenty of grass, they where run on beet for 4 months and I’m thinking maybe they are lacking something. It’s not a major problem but am having to lift some of the twins off and would like to sort...
  19. Pan mixer

    Environment Agency waste exemptions survey

    Had an email today - "we would like to help you understand the upcoming changes to waste exemptions this year" "Your feedback will be used to improve the guidance and the waste exemtion registration service" "Our researcher will contact you to set up a 30 to 45 minute online meeting between...
  20. pappuller

    Maize 2022

    Thought I'd kick this off, what are peoples thoughts regarding seedbed feeding this year ? We are going to increase slurry and apply a foliar n product once the plant is growing.