dairy

  1. happycows

    Abnormal presentation

    Helped a friend for 2 weeks doing night lambing on 550 Suffolk mules last month. Loads of legs back and backwards from beginning to end. We started calving heifers last week and those stupid buggers are no better. Out of first 10, 2 breaches and 3 one leg back. Any theories?
  2. icanshootwell

    Ring dealer again or "feck em"

    Getting prices for trailers, was only interested in a couple of brands, both sold close by. Got one price which seems a little higher than i would like, so though i would try another dealer who i did purchase a machine off last year. Rang Wednesday morning, spoke to girl on phone, chap you want...
  3. M

    Farms for sale

    As we enter into the busy time of year for farm sales, is everyone seeing an increase in farms in the local area or are people sitting tight? Recent years have seen a drop in farm sales with uncertainty surrounding Brexit and Farm support. Now with all this a lot more certain, will we see an...
  4. C

    Calf disbudding service

    Hi I’m looking for someone to come and disbudd 20-25 calves 3-6weeks old...Iv only just started calf rearing so Iv not got the irons or a crate bought yet.. Can anyone recommend anyone please
  5. Agriland RSS

    NI total farm income up by a third in 2020

    Written by Rachel Martin Northern Ireland’s total farm income soared by a third last year, according to the department’s first provisional estimate for 2020. The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) figures published today (April 15) indicate that the ‘Total Income...
  6. Durry cows

    Bulk milk tank

    Looking for a bulk milk tank 6-8000 litres ideally thanks
  7. B

    No covid money for suckler farmer s

    How is it suckled cow farmers got no industry money dairy farmers got 2 p per litre pig men got money beef finishing men got money but nothing for suckled men we don't all finish our cattle sucking the tough auld tit again same old story suckler farmer s don't mean jack
  8. Agriland RSS

    New Zealand government to phase out live exports by sea

    Written by Kathleen O'Sullivan The New Zealand government has announced that the export of livestock by sea will cease following a transition period of up to two years. Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor said that “at the heart” of the decision is upholding New Zealand’s “reputation for high...
  9. N

    Sickening footage of calf abuse

    Just seen the footage of terrible treatment of calves at a farm,thankfully it’s been exposed .How can someone sell tiny calves to such a hell hole ,those lives are worthless it seems.I feel sick to think those animals born within days ,shown no affection from their mothers and sold to be...
  10. Agriland RSS

    NI milk prices edge upwards for March

    Written by Rachel Martin Northern Ireland milk processors have announced increases to prices of up to 1p/L for March’s milk. Dairy processors Dale Farm, Lakeland Dairies, and Glanbia Ireland have all announced increases to NI milk prices of between 0.75p/L and 1p/L. NI milk prices for March...
  11. B

    Looking for work

    Hi, Wasnt quite sure where was best to put this, aware there is a jobs section but seemed to be less active and thought i may as well got to the source more directly as it were. Im a vet student studying at the university of Nottingham, with a strong interest in farm work. I am looking for...
  12. Farm Business RSS

    Farm Business Income report highlights a volatile year for farming

    Written by Iain Hoey The Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has released the provisional figures for the 2020/2021 Farm Business Income report, which demonstrate the volatility farmers faced in a year defined by the Covid-19 pandemic. The forecasts for 2020/21, which are...
  13. Agriland RSS

    Lakeland Dairies’ revenue increases by over 5.7% to €1.09 billion in 2020

    Written by Agriland Team Cross-border dairy co-operative Lakeland Dairies’ revenue increased by over 5.7% to hit €1.09 billion in 2020, up by €59.3 million on the prior year figure of €1.03 billion. Lakeland has today (Wednesday, April 14) announced its results for the year ending December 26...
  14. farmer on a bike

    Dairy Inspection

    Just had a Defra dairy inspector visit. Not long after an Arla Garden one (all corrections done) and he has found a list of things wrong including rusty stainless steel pipes that need covering! He also told us we MUST pre-spray cows with disinfectant. We clean dirty cows and dry wipe clean...
  15. Tim G

    “The pig boys are desperate — the sheep boys are in fairyland.”

    https://www.eadt.co.uk/news/business/ipswich-butcher-stops-stocking-lamb-7886976 Butcher stops stocking lamb because its "too expensive" yet demand from his customers remains high?
  16. Agriland RSS

    New farm-led research to investigate leatherjacket control strategies

    Written by Rachel Martin A group of four Fermanagh farmers have teamed up with AgriSearch and Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) to investigate different strategies to control leatherjacket populations in grassland. The project is one of seven taking place under the new Northern...
  17. P

    Stainless steal cleaning

    Does any one have any recommendations for cleaning stainless steel? External areas only, tank wash troughs etc.
  18. D

    Best breed of ewe for lowland/indoor lambing

    So accepting proper sheep farmers lamb outside. What about us part time/arable/dairy types who don't have quad bikes, catching dogs, time to shoot foxes etc. What should we keep? I need a ewe that is docile (so I can catch it when lambing & to reduce fencing costs), reasonably prolific, sells...
  19. AIMS

    Red Tractor are recruiting

    Anyone fancy going to the other side?
  20. Agriland RSS

    Lakeland increases milk price for March

    Written by Agriland Team Lakeland Dairies has become the latest processor to reveal its milk price for March, announcing an increase. In the Republic of Ireland, a base price of 34.34c/L including VAT and lactose will be paid for milk supplied in March. This is an increase of 1c/L on...
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