1. C

    Any farmers here near chesterfield?

    Hi I need a butchers fridge counter lifting on a trailer at staveley near Chesterfield. Can anyone come with a loader to lift it on for me? It’s a simple 2 min job and il gladly pay for you help.there’s no rush anytime in next couple of weeks Thanks
  2. J

    Teat dip

    So when the cows are in cubicles I use an iodine based barrier dip which is great, I got sold a barrel of chlorohexadine (I think) based teat dip to use in the summer as the salesman said it was meant to be cheaper (cheaper by the barrel but it's watery so you end up using more of it so probably...
  3. Agriland RSS

    Auctioneer: There is ‘real money in EBI’

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland Auctioneer Michael Taaffe is confirming that economic breeding index (EBI) is now the real driver when it comes to the prices paid for dairy breeding stock. He told Agriland: “A recent Carnaross sale saw a top price of €3,000 paid for a New...
  4. D

    Farming in Suffolk

    Just been trying to imagine life on a 500 acre Farm in Suffolk within a ring fence grade 2 & 3 land. I've grown up on the foothills of the Pennines with small stony fields, lots of walkers, dogs, anti social behaviour etc. Family would mean, I'm not moving, but heck its tempting. But what are...
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    ‘Significant investment’ needed to make Food Strategy a success – RABDF

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland The Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF) has welcomed the launch of the government’s Food Strategy but says significant investment is required to see it succeed. The strategy sets out a blueprint for creating a more thriving, affordable...
  6. Jackov Altraids

    The transition from BPS to ELMS

    Imagine you were offered the job of your dreams. The only downside was a long commute requiring the use of a car. You have to take it up and give it a go and you love it although the expenses mean it doesn't pay well. This means you are considering a move to be closer to the job when a neighbour...
  7. abitdaft

    Yorkshire Couple Farm Split?

    I can see why the thread was closed, some of the posts were quite rank, but why close it when this post is made? Oh dear, and men never have affairs while they have children, even if their wife is ill., or one I know of even pregnant, I just admire her energy. Why not close it when remarks...
  8. Vader

    Lot of stood grass in cornwall.

    Just back from a week down there. Normally most grass cut by now. LOT of stood seeding grass, not much livestock about either...
  9. Mr.Jones

    Calves not suckling after birth.

    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...
  10. hendrebc

    More cows?

    Am I the only one considering keeping more suckler cows?
  11. puppet

    €46000 to Cut a Hedge

    Surely this must be the most expensive hedge. Limerick farmer is pouring the milk from his 24 cows into the slurry every day at a cost of €46k so far. The tanker stopped coming until the hedge was cut back. He says it is the Council's for 84m, they say it is his hedge to maintain. So cost...
  12. Steevo

    Boris Johnson unveils ‘grow for Britain’ plan

    Boris Johnson unveils ‘grow for Britain’ plan British farmers urged to put more resources into producing fruit and vegetables to help ease cost of living and food threat from Ukraine war ByTony Diver, WHITEHALL CORRESPONDENT10 June 2022 • 8:50pm Boris Johnson gets in touch with the locals at...
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    £7m dairy farm in Cumbria hits the market

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland A rare opportunity to own a fully equipped modern dairy farm with an exceptional farmhouse along with two cottages in the beautiful Eden River valley has come to market with a guide price of £7 million. Lowthian Gill Farm is a first class and fully...
  14. Jerry

    Tb test - Avian Lumps

    Had my first IR today with my Tb test after 4 years clear. Vet was saying I’ve got a lot of cows with significant lumps from the avian jab. He said that could indicate there is a good chance there’s a strong background level of infection??
  15. F

    Common Vetch. Poisonous?

    I have a bit of vetch in the old pastures we make some haylage on. My wife wanted to know what it was, so I said it's fine, nothing to worry about. As she uses the haylage for her horses, and being paranoid about poisonous plants she looked it up, and apparently horses are susceptible, but...
  16. Farm Classifieds

    Self locking yokes

    Self locking yokes Advert added by: Machinery Details Category: Livestock Equipment Livestock Handling Equipment Price: £300 Condition: Excellent Description Deboer self locking yokes. 3 meter panels with 4 cows per panel. We will remove them and put on pallets. Can...
  17. Greythundercloudys

    Maggots on sheep, stuff that kills them.

    Clik only prevents strike, will l have to buy a 5 litres of ecofly or similar to spray on them to kill them, had ewe there with some around the tail, just rubbed them of with clippers but only have clik about the place, like to see them dead. Nothing else l suppose.
  18. Barleycorn

    The vegan nutters are going to blockade milk tankers now.
  19. M

    Is food getting too expensive?

    Or are there too many other things to spend on than there were back in the days when food cost was a much bigger proportion of household expenditure? What are these other things that compete with food?
  20. C

    Slurry application to silage/grazing

    2nd cut coming off next week. With the dry conditions, am I better to dribble bar or splash plate the slurry on? About 1 tanker/acre. Very dry here with typically very little rain in June/July. Reasonably thick stuff. Plan will be to graze aftermaths about 5 to 6 weeks after cutting. TIA