1. Muddyroads

    Qurbani lamb

    Our local market have asked for lamb that qualifies for Qurbani to be supplied over the next 2 weeks. Need to be uncastrated with full length tails, over 6 months old. As it happens I have 3 good ones which I picked out today. Having done a bit of searching this evening it looks as though the...
  2. Full of bull(s)

    Farm Assurance Inspectors

    How’s this for a cheek. Came in the house last night and went for a shower, leaving my phone on the side downstairs. Just on my way back down, about quarter past eight, hear my phone ringing which my wife answers and passes straight to me. Bloody FABBL inspector telling me he wants to come out...
  3. 1

    Thinking of trying some romney ewes

    Thinking of trying some romney ewes,to see if they can replace the mule.Whats peoples thought on the Roms?Heard that they keep their condition well, scan well without to many triplets.Easy lambing etc.cheers
  4. M

    Australian lamb

    Today I had a chance conversation with an Australian farmer who is holidaying in our area. He was telling me they are supplying 26kg deadweight lambs on contract price £5 a kilo destination the UK and possibly Europe. What the hell is going wrong in this country when our deadweight price is...
  5. choochter

    Finishing Cattle 2 - Finish slow or fast

    These are 13/14 months, at grass, no other feed meantime. Bazadaise sired. Got some nice clover rich haylage. Can I finish them slowly and cheaply on that? Or sell store?
  6. Owain2014

    Cattle trouble

    Hi all, Looking for some help and advise. Over the last few years when the young cattle around (12/13m) are in the shed around they seem to come out with ringworm. This year we tried holly as soon people say that helps, the cattle were all clear for a good few months but then they looked worse...
  7. Chasingmytail

    Anyone finish Organic Angus for retailers?

    Looking at options and wonder how being on contract works? Is there a minimum order, do they specify when they need stock and do you have to take them to the abbattoir. Only got 6 steers - Organic grass fed Angus be ready around September. Waste of time taking to market. Looking for...
  8. Moggytom

    Bull beef.

    Can Anyone advise the best way to sell 14/15 month old bulls
  9. B

    Worcester charollais

    Any news about how the trade was yesterday?
  10. H

    NFU and No Deal

    Just read in the Western Daily Press that the NFU says " we will keep fighting against No Deal " .... I'm just wondering have the membership been polled on this issue ? I can't remember seeing a letter asking my views. Any thoughts ( it's not about for or against it's about an issue that the...
  11. Agriland RSS

    Scottish beef prices fall to a three-year low in climate of uncertainty

    Written by Rachel Martin Scotland’s beef producers are under the cosh as prices fall to a three-year low, NFU Scotland has warned. Brexit-fueled uncertainty, an over-supplied market and a €100 million bailout for Irish beef farmers have all contributed to a significant collapse in the market...
  12. T

    Sheep wool

    Can anyone enlighten me about the British Wool Marketing Board? I am reading that if you have more than four sheep you have to send your fleeces to them to be sold on? And that if you want to keep x amount you have to notify them what you are doing with them? Is that right, or am I...
  13. TripleSix

    Effin mart

    More of a rant than anything else. I'm not expecting sympathy... Previously had a poor do with lambs in a local mart. Not had anything in since. Decided to drop in 6 cull ewes and 2 swale wethers seeing as I was passing on fat day. There was one very poor ewe, the others were big and well...
  14. J

    handling pens for cattle and sheep

    What size of pen would I need to work 150 ewes on an out farm
  15. G

    Is there any future in suckler cows ?

    Just done my own benchmarking project, and was frightened by how much they are losing ,I thought we were doing a good job, up to date with everything, very shocked,
  16. Electricfencer

    Luck money

    I made a decision a couple of years ago not to give luck money when selling sheep, in stead I give the fist and best sheep to charity. I was selling theaves in market last week (not a great trade but that's another story) when someone came up to me saying that he had bought a pen of sheep and...
  17. Kiwi Pete

    "Improving Our Lot" - Planned Holistic Grazing, for starters..

    :oops: Eh up! The idea of starting a thread about Holistic management has been on my mind for ages, if I am honest. Lets start by me putting my cards on the table - I have NO formal training, NO books, and NO interest in starting big wars on which way is best. I do, however, completely and...
  18. Kevtherev

    Beef cattle fattening&finishing

    Though it would be a good idea to have a dedicated beef thread for folks to post about their systems on Farm. 1.Rations used either grass fed and or barley/concentrates 2.Daily live weight gains 3.Breed of animal/sire 4.End ppk at either mart or abbatoir 5.Time scale to finish A place to share...