Not had any hassle over previous years but have had 4 cases this year of problems with calves not suckling after birth.
Our system is a hill cow. Galloway x saler crossed back to the saler bull. Calving starts in May and normally finished by mid June. All calves are born without assistance for...
Concreting out a cattle shed, and wanting internal gate posts for 17ft yard gates.
What size hole, and how deep from finished floor level do folks suggest?
Using 100mm galvanized box for the gate posts.
I'll just set a concrete base, then next day set the post using the...
We are looking to fill vacancies on our family farm. Ideal candidates will be enthusiastic, reliable, able to tackle physically demanding tasks, self-motivated and can use their own initiative as well as work as part of a team.
Working with a suckler herd and flock of sheep. Jobs ranging from...
what's people's thoughts on starting a small suckler herd..
Grazing is owned or very cheap rent, we can make our own hay/ silage and swap surplus for straw, can winter in owned buildings and can buy the right calves at the right money to bring on as the herd females.
Currently have a simm and...
Just thought I’d put a quick ad up but unfortunately he’s not available until mid July.
Grange Laurier born 27/03/2015
Proven stock getter
Never had any trouble calving but probably not a bull for heifers
Plenty of calves, stores/fat cattle can be seen by him.
Closed herd just...
Got a job on the go that's not really thread worthy?
Not a QFB&C?
Not quite a NQFEorAQB?
Whatever it is, show us what you're working on today, TFF.
I'm desperately trying to revive the aircon system on my newly purchased Same but it's snowballing a bit (I probably shouldn't have bothered with...
Mostly for spring calving sucklers
We normally cut late June when Timothy is at full seed head (central Scotland)
All ground is grazed pretty hard with sheep into April, and PRG is currently just starting to show some heads.
We ted and dry down to almost hay to get max DM per bale.
As in the title really. What are people thoughts on exspantion in the current climate ?
Have we reached a new normal base price wise? Feed ? Fert ? Milk ?
some local farmers holding off buying sheds and equipment ect in the last 2 yearsbecause of price rises, waiting for them to come back...
Last year I bought a well bred pedigree Angus cow and bull calf so I could use bull calf to serve cows when he was big enough.
Well I still have this cow and she calved again last week. She is due to go the the bull early July but I don't really want to put her to either of my bulls I'd rather...
Just looking to see how others seem to get on
We MOT and Semen tested ohr bulls this year.
9 of them in total
2 failed on the day due to poor semen samples with not enough swimmers, oneis a 2year old virgin bull the otherjs a 4 year old bull who was used last 2 years with no issues
Hi has anybody got a system like this? I’d like 3 cameras that record and am able to view from an app. The internet already slow at the farm so would be running from a 4g router if that is possible. The router would be solely for the cameras.
just wondering if that’s possible and if anyone else...
I know its been discussed before but are people moving away from using blue semen on cows to a more grazing/forage type breed bull?
Tempted to move to hereford/angus but BBs seem to be far easier to sell when down with TB etc. Been burnt multiple times with herefords but will there be a big...
Usually feed cows ad lib baleage. Salt licks right through then lifeline crumb on feed about 2 weeks pre and right through calving. Looking at making more hay this time due to cost of wrap. Thinking hay until new year then switch to baleage. What would people feed with it? Would be medium to...