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  1. Electricfencer

    Picking up dead stock

    Just a thought while going round sheep. How long until we have to leave dead stock about for feed the predators, there's loads about now and must thrive this time of year with outside lambing but come June must be a real struggle for them to find enough food.
  2. I

    Grass seed

    Looking a reseed some hill ground PH 6 with more treated CA cake going on later on. Ground wet in the winter dry in summer what's the best mix ??
  3. gone up the hill

    Dairy farmers quitting the industry in high numbers.

    Where will the Milk come from going forwards? In my own very local area 3 dairy farms have gone or are about to sell the herd in the last 12 months, all three have been driven out by the low returns for the amount of work and/or the investment needed to carry on milking not being worthwhile...
  4. C

    South devon cattle

    Just trying to do my bit for the breed. The South Devon cattle sale is in Exeter livestock Market tomorrow show at 9am sale at 12noon. Sale is available on marteye and live bidding. We use the cows for sucklers, dome kept pedigree and others are crossed with saler and limousin below are some...
  5. CPM RSS

    Mastering spring barley – Malting market looks buoyant

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF The spring barley area is expected to be at its lowest level for two years after a kinder autumn enabled autumn drilling, but it’s a crop with multiple market options that can be grown with low nitrogen inputs. CPM delves into the opportunities it...
  6. Derrick Hughes

    Chicory , Ryegrass Clover Seed Mix

    Pastoral Chicory Seed Mix (4 Years Grazing) 2.50 kg Perennial Ryegrass Late Dip 2.50 kg Perennial Ryegrass Late Dip 0.80 kg CHOICE Chicory 2.20 kg SWALEDALE White Clover Blend 8.00 kg per acre High quality grazing mixture Drought tolerant Unbeatable for finishing lambs High ME Mixture high...
  7. Cope Seeds News

    New wheat blends launched: Stepping back to move forward

    New wheat blends launched: Stepping back to move forward Many UK farmers are exploring cereal blends as a way of tacking disease and reducing inputs in favour of a regenerative approach to farming, and leading seed supplier Cope Seeds and Grain, is launching a pre-mixed range of organic and...
  8. Agrovista News

    Inspiring change â demonstrating return on investment for growers

    Inspiring change â demonstrating return on investment for growers Inspiring change through a refreshed approach to crop health, is the ethos behind a new product concept from Agrovista. The Innovation Range addresses the need for targeted bioscience products, offering growers clearly...
  9. Cope Seeds News

    New wheat blends launched: Stepping back to move forward

    New wheat blends launched: Stepping back to move forward Many UK farmers are exploring cereal blends as a way of tacking disease and reducing inputs in favour of a regenerative approach to farming, and leading seed supplier Cope Seeds and Grain, is launching a pre-mixed range of organic and...
  10. Agrovista News

    Inspiring change â demonstrating return on investment for growers

    Inspiring change â demonstrating return on investment for growers Inspiring change through a refreshed approach to crop health, is the ethos behind a new product concept from Agrovista. The Innovation Range addresses the need for targeted bioscience products, offering growers clearly...
  11. Cope Seeds News

    New wheat blends launched: Stepping back to move forward

    New wheat blends launched: Stepping back to move forward Many UK farmers are exploring cereal blends as a way of tacking disease and reducing inputs in favour of a regenerative approach to farming, and leading seed supplier Cope Seeds and Grain, is launching a pre-mixed range of organic and...
  12. Agrovista News

    Inspiring change â demonstrating return on investment for growers

    Inspiring change â demonstrating return on investment for growers Inspiring change through a refreshed approach to crop health, is the ethos behind a new product concept from Agrovista. The Innovation Range addresses the need for targeted bioscience products, offering growers clearly...
  13. I

    If you had to choose a rare breed

    My God daughter is doing a school project on food production. She has chosen to look into what makes people choose the breed(s) they have and why. The question she's decided on is if you had to pick a breed on the RBST watchlist which one would you pick and why? In the scenario, there are no...
  14. Adeptandy

    Panorama

    Anyone watching ?
  15. Hilly

    Commercial 4x4

    Pickups , what’s the other options ?
  16. Zebbedee

    Tig welding newbe

    Looking at getting a tig welder but no idea what I need.? Have a 400amp Lincoln mig with separate power source can I use it to power tig unit? Want to weld normal steel steel along with stainless and aluminium Would rather a big industrial machine secondhand rather than a new hobby machine Seen...
  17. D

    What’s the difference between N1 and M1 4x4 usage

    The Vehicle type approval for M1 is for a regular car but N1 is for a van (commercial) Does anyone know if there would be speed limit restrictions or any other issues between them?
  18. D

    Large leaved W clover

    Has anybody grown it like red ie cut 3times then graze with a few sheep
  19. SR7

    Easycare sheep experiment

    Currently have 400 indoor lambing mules and texel/mules. I bought 15 sucked hoggets and 25 ewe lambs to try over the next year. Ewe lambs purchased for £105 weighing roughly 45kg in September and sucked hoggets for £150 at around 60-65kg. Tupped half with Charollais and other half to beltex...
  20. M

    Hybrid organic dairy/beef

    Are any members aware/know any farmers who milk a small herd of organic cows and use all the milk to rear large batches of organic calves. I visited a couple of farms doing this in France in 2006/7 where is was quite common to milk 20/30 cows and feed 60/80 calves, the calves looked super...
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