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  1. Agriland RSS

    BSE case confirmed on farm in England

    Written by Agriland Team from Agriland A single case of classical Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) has been confirmed on a farm in Somerset, England, the UK’s Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has said. The case was confirmed by the Animal and Plant Health...
  2. cattlemadpembs

    Cattle sheds to rent

    Looking for a cattle shed to rent for this winter to house some.animals. Fishguard, St Davids, Haverfordwest area. Get in touch if you have anything available Thanks
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    Livestock gate paint

    After painting indoor cattle gates last year (3 coats) I'm a bit unimpressed at how flaky they've gotten already. I know galvanising is the right answer, but I do remember there being a suggestion of a good paint to use on gates here before, but I cant find it. So, does anyone have any...
  4. Agriland RSS

    Production of flukicide Trodax ceased

    Written by Michael Geary from Agriland Boehringer Ingelheim has confirmed to Agriland that it has ceased the production of the flukicide Trodax. The flukicide, which will have been used on many farms across the country, was used to treat cattle and sheep for mature and immature fluke, as...
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    Genomic testing / Genus ABS

    Good thing, or a worrying development?
  6. Agriland RSS

    Balmoral Show: New prize unveiled for NI’s top young beef handler

    Written by Rachel Martin from Agriland Young beef exhibitors at this year’s Balmoral Show will battle it out in the ring to be the first name added to the new Ivaniskey Perpetual Challenge cup. The cup for the Champion Beef Young Handler has been recently presented to the Royal Ulster...
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    Situation Vacant Working Livestock Manager for Social Care Farm

    We currently have an excellent opportunity for an experienced skilled hands on farmer/foreman. This is a long term, full time, permanent opportunity. The role will include all aspects of animal husbandry and running the day to day livestock activity. We produce 30 finished cattle (Angus x Red...
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    Situation Vacant Social / Care Farming Livestock Manager

    We currently have an excellent opportunity for an experienced skilled hands on farmer/foreman. This is a long term, full time, permanent opportunity. The role will include all aspects of animal husbandry and running the day to day livestock activity. We produce 30 finished cattle (Angus x Red...
  9. Agriland RSS

    Balmoral Show: Chance to win roan heifer in NI Air Ambulance raffle

    Written by Rachel Martin from Agriland Visitors to Balmoral Show next week will have the chance to win a roan heifer as part of a charity raffle to raise funds for the Northern Ireland Air Ambulance. The heifer called ‘Hope’ is a Limousin X weighing in at around 570kg. Hope has been bred by...
  10. The Guardian RSS

    ‘Why not start now?’ On the track to regenerative farming

    ‘Why not start now?’ On the track to regenerative farming Written by Damian Carrington Environment editor from the Guardian The coming revolution in subsidies is driving interest that could help the climate and biodiversity “My farming friends think I’m nuts – I can’t remember when that hedge...
  11. Courier

    So much for Global Britain ..!

    How better to demonstrate our wish to trade with the world than reject universal S.I. Units ? Even the USA has a metric conversion act https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metric_Conversion_Act From the Times … “Boris Johnson is to announce the return of imperial weights and measures, …”
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    Best break crop for busting compaction

    Thoughts on whether compaction can be resolved with root crops? E.g. fodder radish. Got some ground that was dug for gravel and topsoil dozed back on (v. thin in some places), decades ago but drainage has been horrendous ever since. TIA
  13. Agriland RSS

    Holstein UK Premier Herd award winners 2021

    Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland The Holstein UK Premier Herd awards have concluded, with first place this year going to the Davlea herd from the South West. Ian Davies and his son Max run the 140-head Davlea herd in Somerset on around 300ac of both rented and owned land. The herd are...
  14. Breedr

    ScotEID change over

    You might have heard that news that the Cattle Tracing System (CTS) which currently records all cattle births, deaths and movements in the UK is in the process of being replaced. From the 4th October 2021, all cattle births, deaths and movements in Scotland will require to be reported to...
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    Big increase in cost of ready mix concrete

    On Last nights news there was an article saying big increases in costs of various things , one of which is ready mix but I didn't hear by how much as I was half asleep!! Will this put a stop to future shed builds ??
  16. Still Farming

    Tillage live today

    Any going/gone. Can you get Norso cpd points there??
  17. Smokey16

    Weighing lambs

    I dont know if I'm doing something wrong I took some lambs to market yesterday I weighed them Tuesday afternoon and they weighed between 42/45kg after market weighed them yesterday they said they weighed 38kg. So I checked my scales last night I put a mineral bucket on it and it came up with the...
  18. Farm Business RSS

    Vets recommend new M. Bovis vaccine

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Vets across the UK have welcomed a new vaccine against Mycoplasma Bovis, with 95% of those surveyed recommending its use where the disease is present. The vaccine, which has been used in the US for several years, has since 2019 been assessed in a...
  19. JD-Kid

    Kale and swedes

    any one planted both as a mix did it work or the kale covered the swedes over to much not planing to drill them just spun on with fert but could drill every other row if needed would just be a bit of a pain dry summers tho so swedes might not go too well could be the only factor.
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    Livestock books

    I have read James Rebanks and Amanda Owen's collections. Does anyone have any recommendations for other books on livestock farming? Don't mind if they are informative guides, autobiographies, journals, diaries etc
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