1. S

    Dairy cake rejection

    Hi,we have just received a load of dairy cake which about 1/4 of our cows are rejecting in the parlour. It is supposed to be the same as we have been using all summer. Has anyone else been having similar problems,or are we just unlucky with a batch of cake?
  2. Hilly

    Sheep dipping certificate

    Passed mine the first year it came out early - mid 90s ? Lost the certificate and now I can’t buy dip without it and fancy dipping this year , will some one or somewhere have on record I have a certificate ? Where do I start ?
  3. Farm Business RSS

    Better genetics: The key to livestock emissions

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Improving genetics is the key to reducing farmers’ carbon footprints and maximising efficiencies, according to research by ABP. At a time when the livestock industry is under intense pressure to reduce its emissions, the firm’s research has shown that...
  4. A

    Is Variable Speed Milk Pump Worth it

    Had local dairy engineer around the other day due to coolant leaking on milk tank compressor. After fixing that he started the machine for a quick look see. Its a 10unit Alfa Laval parlour. He then announced the double diaphram milk pump was dying. Its a DE15 Flowmax International New...
  5. C

    Angus Myostatin

    Anyone any experience, good or bad with Angus bulls with Myostatin NT821 gene . Society allows one copy, saw couple of bulls for sale this weekend with single copies, nice looking bulls, but don’t want to risk it if I’m just going to buy myself problems as well as a bit more shape.
  6. nick...

    Anyone else had this from bs

    As above.no idea who Map of Ag are though.ive no more intention of growing beet than being smacked in the face with a shovel. they must be getting desperate nick...
  7. sophie2038

    Looking For Work 1st Year Vet Student Seeking Poultry + Pig Placement

    Hello, My name is Sophie and I am in my first of Vet School at the University of Liverpool. I am currently seeking 2 different placements, one with pigs, and one with poultry. I am based around Huddersfield, however, if you were able to provide accommodation, I would be happy to travel further...
  8. Agriland RSS

    Farming sectors performing well in Northern Ireland

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland Danske Bank’s head of agri-business, Rodney Brown, is confirming that most of Northern Ireland’s farming sectors are performing well at the present time. In addition, the excellent weather conditions are helping to extend the 2021 grazing season in a...
  9. Farm Business RSS

    Big Farming Survey reveals high depression and anxiety rates among farmers

    Written by Iain Hoey from Farm Business The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institute (RABI) have announced the results of their Big Farming Survey, which investigated the health and wellbeing of the farming community in England and Wales in the 2020s, reports agricultural journalist Meghan...
  10. cubby

    Overseeding clover

    What are the views on the best machine for overseeding clover into open swarms we have a Duncan renovator and an Erth agriseeder but was thinking more a gutter for more shallow seed depth opinions please
  11. Bald Rick

    What are YOU doing to mitigate against Climate Change?

    It’s an interesting thought whether you believe in it or not. I have to confess I have done nothing. In fact, probably worse as we plough a lot albeit we are intending to look at strip till for maize To be honest, it will only be cost saving measures we adopt to the benefit of the business...
  12. jerseycowsman

    Open lies about dairy farming

    Ok guys, I want to make sure my figures are generally right before I do the NFUs job and write to the economist and grocer magazines and the BBC about all this obvious bollox that is being spouted! Having done my carbon footprint and realising that mine and the UK average were quite low. I...
  13. Defra Farming

    Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

    Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot Written by Lisa Applin In July, we opened the applications window for farmers to join our Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot. The Sustainable Farming Incentive is 1 of the 3 new environmental land management schemes. It sits alongside the...
  14. B

    Green energy powered by bullsh!t

    Recently we were lucky enough to have countless energy firms starting up & saving the planet by signing up millions of like minded customers intent on doing their bit by supporting these companies with their green energy. Now here's the really strange thing, virtually all these so called...
  15. JP1

    Outside AD plant ag produce causing nuisance

    To be fair I can see his point too https://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/news/hull-east-yorkshire-news/tonnes-stinking-rotten-corn-dumped-6044071?utm_source=linkCopy&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=sharebar
  16. T

    Are Contractors rates having to go up.

    Due to the hike in machinery and fuel costs along with the increase price in electricity and the standard of living.We do a small amount of contracting and grain drying and I feel we will have to charge more to make it worthwhile. Thoughts ?
  17. C

    Agricultural Matters scares me so I'll ask it here...

    Wtf is plant based sausage?!?
  18. Agriland RSS

    Underspend on NI pilot Protein Crops Scheme

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has announced that payments totalling £208,655 will be issued to all eligible applicants under the NI Protein Crops Scheme on Monday, October 18 – the first day of payments for 2021...
  19. Danllan

    What do we all agree on?

    Allowing for the fact there is always at least one idiot who wants to try and stir up trouble whenever possible by disagreeing just for the sake of it, how about a thread in which we see if we have a consensus on whatever issue? I'd like us to cover a great many subjects, some may lead to...
  20. Alistair Nelson

    Managing Flat 8's as efficiently as possible

    AS the title suggests having to go back to flat 8's with little bales, would have loved a Bale packer of one type or another but just couldn't justify one. So back to flat 8's how are people managing, getting them into the yard and stacked into the dutch barn (No fast side) as efficiently as...