1. Agriland RSS

    767 bulls head to Stirling Bull Sales

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland United Auctions will welcome a grand entry of 767 pedigree bulls and females forward for the Stirling Bull Sales at Stirling Agricultural Centre next month. Hosted by Scotland’s leading livestock auctioneers, the February Bull Sales will feature eight...
  2. Mark Hatton

    Agri Shows - are we seeing the end??

    I've attended two excellent dealer events over the last couple of days, both incredibly well supported by manufactures, with strong customer attendance and very positive feedback at both events. My question is would you prefer local dealer events, be it open days or working demos, supported by...
  3. ladycrofter

    Sheep ear tag problem

    Have just replaced 20% of ear tags in the hoggs. Never had this problem before, using the same tags for years, but this year we put them in the front of the ear (this past Summer). Previously we always put them in the back. A hard warty ring formed around the tag and spread outwards about...
  4. P

    Filling a satellite slurry lagoon?

    We are in the process of building a slurry lagoon (with cover!) which will be located on some outlying land and filled by slurry tankers (& then emptied by umbilical). So my question is - does anyone have any design suggestions as to how we fill it? Ideally we want to have a quick turnaround...
  5. D

    Grabbing a rat by its tail

    Nothing to do with poltics or unfaithful partners. I found a trio of dead rats in the barn, half grown & then loading some small bales, I saw another one same size but very much alive. It dived between two bales but its tail was visible, should I have grabbed it.
  6. 24/7 farming

    Cattle v fence!

    Wondering if there is a product available to discourage cattle from scratching themselves on the top of timber fence posts (post and rail fence)!? They all are appropriately dosed etc before anyone asks!, electric is not really an option as its the fence around the garden and I don't want to...
  7. Chasingmytail

    Organic just not paying

    Im struggling to find any organic groups on FB/net. Wondering if there is anything where you can have a chat/moan? With the hike in organic feeds for the inlamb ewes, lick bucket costs etc. Not getting the return on the stock. Lambs go as conventional (only a small flock left) and 35 suckler...
  8. Tim G

    How can I stop our cows wasting silage?

    Our few Jerseys are loose housed through the winter and fed baled silage in a ring feeder which is on an area we scrape clean daily. Previous years we'd noticed how much silage they dragged out of the feeder when eating so when we changed our baler last year we went for one with a chopper in the...
  9. Massey mad

    Kramer kt407 or Bobcat 38.70.

    Got it narrowed down to the 2 above both good machines, about the same price wise. What's peoples thoughts on both of these machines?
  10. Chasingmytail

    value of weaned organic angus calves

    To make a profit on the calves sold at 9 months old. What value do you put on an average steers and heifers? beef cross angus sire named. grass fed. Sold privately not through mart. Avail end of Feb. Havent weighed them yet. Seen a few on Breedr but some are extremely low in price. Got...
  11. B

    Linking holdings

    I understand that it used to be possible to link 2 holdings so that cattle dont have to be tb tested on movement. This would be very useful as I have a separate but nearby holding to my father, and we are thinking of farming in a more integrated way but for various reasons would like to keep...
  12. Agriland RSS

    Additional BVD control measures likely to be required in Northern Ireland

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland Animal Health and Welfare NI (AHWNI) has confirmed that additional Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) control measures are likely to be required shortly for farmers from Northern Ireland exporting breeding cattle, or cattle to be finished, to the Republic of...
  13. Agriland RSS

    Society suggests verifying carbon footprint of Jersey cows

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland Many milk producers believe that the carbon footprint of Jersey cows is low, relative to that achieved by production animals from other breeds. However, UK Jersey Cattle Breed Society chairman Mark Logan believes it would be appropriate to have these...
  14. G

    Question for Red Tractor on their Facebook post

    I've asked the following question on a RT Facebook post. Let's see what their answer is... The Facebook post, and twitter post...
  15. Dave645

    US Low carbon beef. . . now as a concept I give them full marks, if it’s actually run in a remotely sensible way It’s not a stupid concept giving value to low carbon products is not foolish. I also think it’s dangerously misleading, if...
  16. Farm Business RSS

    Address nutritional shortfalls in forage ahead of calving and lambing

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business As concentrate prices hold strong and livestock farmers push stock harder on homegrown feeds, nutritional shortfalls in forage needs to be addressed for breeding stock, says Dr Alison Bond, nutritionist for Rumenco. “Throughout the winter feeding...
  17. Rowland

    California to ban small engines

    Californias government wants to ban small engines - lawnmowers chain saws etc - Forward thinking or not ? Few articles about it
  18. B

    How Do You Clean Your Tractor, Or Dont You?

    With the price of farm machinery getting more expensive by the day, it , in my opinion pays to try to look after it, if you are lucky to afford to by a brand new tractor, do you first, like me put seat covers on?, do you try to wash the outside of the tractor to keep it looking smart and stop...
  19. casemx 270

    Quitting a job

    Went to work this morning to hand in my notice my employer got aggressive about it and told me to f off so I ve walked out with immediate effect I m within my rights to do this ?
  20. Rob Holmes

    Looks like autumn muckspreading is back on