1. M

    NZ suffolks.

    Thinking about using these on a cheviot mules to and selling the Suffolk x gimmers as breeders. Want are people thoughts on the NZ suffolks.
  2. sandywil90

    Switching to All Guard Lamb bolus leads to 90% of lambs finished by weaning

    Please delete if not allowed. Here’s @Al R experience using the ‘All Guard Lamb 4in1’ bolus Switching to All Guard Lamb bolus leads to 90% of lambs finished by weaning. “We are so severely trace element deficient here that if lambs are not supplemented by 8 weeks of age their...
  3. H

    Does the hill shepherd get a fair share of the pie?

    Hi all, ive been following tff for about a year so thought I'd get involved. Don't want this to sound like sour grapes because I've sold my lambs store but we run a typical hill flock selling mule gimmer lambs and mule & swaledale store lambs. 2020 averages, mule gimmers £102, mule wethers £70...
  4. shumungus

    Pig prices.

    Can someone explain why the pig price has collapsed and how low is it in comparison to what it was in GB. And if it is bad why is there a massive growth in pig units for fattening in Northern Ireland?
  5. G

    Poll: Should NFU be lobbying AIC to change their rules?

    So, as we know, AIC have a set of rules which make market access for imported grains into our UK mills relatively easy. Yet the AIC rules make it much more difficult for UK produced grain to access these UK markets. Crazy isn't it. This is a straight forward issue, and one which is...
  6. Clive

    livestock producers- Red Tractor question ?

    I recall reading sone where on here or twitter that if livestock spent a certain number of days on a uk farm it could become RT assured ? is this correct? the RT wikipedia pahe suggests not as does a lot of their advertising and FAQ’s on google etc can someone explain if / how this all...
  7. S

    Sheep breed change for outdoor lambing

    Hi, Currently running around 450 mules and texel/mule ewes which I mostly put to beltex and Charollais/beltex rams in Northern Ireland. All lamb indoors in March. Thinking of trying a different breed to lamb outside in April and was wondering what I should try. Currently thinking of Romney or...
  8. B

    Are large livestock markets a problem?

    I think we all can agree that it's hugely important that we should all support auction markets for the sake our industry. We constantly hear from the lla and auctioneers that deadweight are the enemy and going that way will kill the trade which I agree with to some extent but I have been...
  9. AHDB Podcast RSS

    251: Pork: What effect do heavy pigs have on the SPP?

    251: Pork: What effect do heavy pigs have on the SPP? Written by AHDB This week’s guests: Jen Waters, Head of Knowledge Exchange (Pork) Duncan Wyatt, Lead Analyst (Livestock) Lauren Dimmack, Animal Health & Welfare Scientist Christine Walsh, Head of Transitional Support Felicity Rusk, Analyst...
  10. S

    100,000 unsold pigs

    Listening to radio 2 now and there is 100,000 unsold pigs in uk because of brexit and covid
  11. jacobl741

    Cost of keeping pigs

    Complete pig novice here, considering getting a couple of weanlings to rear and put in the freezer. What sort of breeds are best? How much is it likely to cost to get to killing? How much is killing and cutting up etc and what feeds best etc etc, just toying with the idea at the moment but any...
  12. F

    250,000 heifer

  13. Andrew1983

    Livestock software

    I have been using the SAC livestock recording program for cattle movements, passport applications etc. I get on ok with it but my laptop is on its last legs. I have an iPad and iPhone. I am grudging buying another laptop as this is all I need it for. I would like to use an app where I can just...
  14. G

    EIRE beef/lamb Quality Payment Bonus

    Hi everyone, Anyone on tff from Republic of Ireland and can help answer my question? Borda Bia have the SBLAS assurance scheme, and there is a Quality Payment Bonus. From what I can gather, it's at the discression of the processing factory. Can anyone enlighten me. Do the processors pay a...
  15. Agriland RSS

    Livestock prices remain robust in early weeks of 2021

    Written by William Kellett Average prices for both lamb and beef have remained at historically high levels for the first weeks of the new year, driven by strong consumer and retail demand following the Christmas period, and a tight supply. The average liveweight price of lambs at auction in...
  16. Northeastfarmer

    Valtra v John Deere

    Have had a quote for a John Deere 6130 M and a valtra N134 Both have loaders, the valtra has come in a few thousand more than the JD, I would say the valtra is a higher is spec than the JD but not a lot on it...tyre sizes are the same on both machines. We have never had any other make but JD and...
  17. Agriland RSS

    NI prime livestock prices remain ‘strong’ despite Christmas lockdown sales slump

    Written by Rachel Martin Northern Ireland turkey, lamb and roast beef sales were down this year as Christmas Covid-19 restrictions meant fewer gatherings over the festive period. Lamb fared worst from Covid – with sales down by around 12.8% – and, despite being the main event on most Christmas...
  18. Clive

    The Red Tractor ACCS referendum

    The Red Tractor logo or brand does not appear on products that UK cereal growers supply the ingredients for so unquestionably has no value to end consumers of bakery and other cereal products The processors of these products including the likes of Hovis and Warburtons have stated that they have...
  19. beardface

    Red tractor consultation

    Just thought I'd do a simple poll for Mr Moseley regarding their recent proposals.
  20. A

    Pasture-For-Life beef

    I presume that as far as the consumer is concerned,the term ''Pasture-For-Life'' infers that beef cattle have been grazed on grass for life. Does it exist, or is it just a figment of someone's vivid imagination?