cows

  1. davidroberts30

    Estrumate

    If say had 40 suckler cows and usually run a bull but bull no longer a option. Could house cows for few days,estrumate them and tail paint them and have AI on speed dial for 2 to 4 days later🤷‍♂️ How successful would that be?
  2. B

    What Fly Repellant Do You Use On Cattle?

    Flies about now, ive tried a few types over the years, but have stuck with spoton, find that it needs repeating a few times through the season, more so in rainy weather, or thats what increases the flie burdon? I would love to see some sort of trial with all types of fly control from types you...
  3. jerseycowsman

    Sole ulcers?

    Am I right in thinking sole ulcers are caused by injury to the foot? DD and foul are infectious and white line is grit. As most of you are aware we have recently moved and the winter accommodation is far superior to what we used to have, cubicles with mattresses and slats that are mostly covered...
  4. L

    Situation Vacant Shropshire job vacancy - skilled tractor driver/sprayer operator

    Looking for a skilled tractor driver/sprayer operator to join us full-time at Manor Farm, WV16 6AG 3 bedroom cottage available General crop husbandry on 850 acre mixed farm at 3 sites around Bridgnorth, half arable/half grass. Main duties include cultivation, mowing, operation of Househam...
  5. Agriland RSS

    How to obtain the best nitrogen use efficiency

    Written by Brian McDonnell from Agriland High chemical-fertiliser prices have placed a focus on obtaining the best nitrogen use efficiency on dairy farms. Although fertiliser prices are at unprecedented highs, the spreading of chemical fertiliser remains an important task on dairy farms...
  6. HarryB97

    Cutting winter barley now, nutritional value?

    I have about 5 acres of winter barley that is full of blackgrass that I want to mow rather than let it seed. The barley is out in ear but no grain fill has occurred yet. What sort of nutritional value could I hope for from it? Top quality silage like grass or more gut fill?
  7. JP1

    Lord Henry Plumb of Coleshill funeral today

    https://www.thehenryplumbfoundation.org.uk/news-events/article/a-new-chapter-in-the-life-of-the-foundation-as-we-say-farewell-to-our-patro?fbclid=IwAR0MJfiOP719p5WUQr8Jd4QmU-626aQQCu2zRrmqatxs5lebDvH1QT1JFMw
  8. J

    Staff

    I'm in the process of redoing budgets and cashflows taking into account the price rises. Ive been warned by my dad that after this year he doesn't want to be doing farm work on a day to day basis (deteriorating health from years of abuse when he milked). The suckler cows will be going in the...
  9. C

    Autumn calving cow milk yields

    I would be interested in hearing opinions on target milk yields of autumn calving cow calving September/October and going to grass last week of March early April depending on weather After turnout in the spring Would you go for a higher yield where the cow gets grass and cake or lower yield and...
  10. Col555

    GCSE biology

    I haven’t got the full story but apparently the in todays GCSE biology exam, one of the questions was based around something like explain why a plant based diet was better than meat based diet. Not sure if anyone has the full story or question and obviously there won’t be photos of the question...
  11. N

    Food prices,have I missed something

    Just seen on the news M&S thinks prices will fall shortly,someone explain how thats going to happen with current costs or has someone decided to import everything.Yet again its food they want cheap ,without food you won’t need gas and oil you will be dead.Who advises these folk.
  12. Agriland RSS

    Stories from the farm of agri-influencer Tom Pemberton

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland ‘Make hay while the sun shines’ is a new book from well-known UK dairy farmer and sheep producer, Tom Pemberton. It relates a year of stories of what it is truly like to be managing cows and breeding sheep on a daily basis. Two overarching themes jump...
  13. Bignor Farmer

    Red Tractor non conformance

    I don’t usually have too many problems with my audit but I do put in a huge amount of work in advance. Am I wasting my time? What is the consequence of lots of lots of non-critical failures? Sorry Mr Inspector I don’t have any grain temperature and moisture records this year but it all sold...
  14. H

    Whole crop Rye

    Anyone fed wholecrop Rye to cattle. What are the feed values ? Tia
  15. J

    Calves only sucking 2 quaters

    I have 2 calves coming up to 2 weeks old that have both only sucked from one half of their mothers, the other side looks pretty big on both mothers. Should I get them in the crush & milk the other 2 quarters? I thought after a couple of weeks the calves would have found them. If left could it...
  16. S

    Looking For Work Vet students looking for a calving placement

    Hello, I am currently a first year vet student at the Royal Veterinary College and I am looking to gain calving experience at a farm (with 90+ cows) over the summer break. I do not currently have any experience with cattle but I am extremely eager to learn and I am very happy to get stuck into...
  17. Farfrae

    Bank governor in 'apocalyptic' warning over rising food prices

    "The possibility of more rises in food prices is a "major, major worry" for the UK and other countries, the Bank of England governor has warned." Someone waking up at last? https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-61469532
  18. B

    Clover pellets

    Anyone using coated clover. Local ag dealer had had a flyer for them. Think there limagrain product.
  19. D

    my dairy has been going downhill for years

    hello, my dairy has been getting worse in recent years even pre Covid, I'm finding it hard to find workers and the welfare has gone right downhill, I honestly feel so depressed and I don't know what to do about it, I'm not making any profit and only losses year after year, my farm isn't in the...
  20. Breedr

    40 in-calf Buffalo - Scotland

    Available to buy on Breedr. 40 in-calf Buffalo suckler cows from Scotland, due June to September. View full details & make an offer on the Breedr App. www.breedr.co
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