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  1. Agriland RSS

    John Deere joins the big game at Cheffins

    Written by Justin Roberts from Agriland The highlight of Cheffins July Vintage and Classic sale was a John Deere 4755, first registered in 1993, which went for £42,930. There is often some confusion over this model as its exhaust was modified in 1992 and it was sold as the 4760 in the United...
  2. F

    Looking for Normande cattle breeders

    I'm wondering if anyone can help me! I'm trying to find pure bred Normande cattle (or as close as possible) but having very little luck. The UK and Irish Breed societies have both been dissolved, and the only references I've found to breeders have been in news articles a few years old but I...
  3. T

    Small Bale Trailer Size.

    I'm in the process of the refurbishment of a small bale trailer for personal use. It will be used for both round and small hay bales. Also may be used for haylage, one row on the floor. Would 18 ft. long by 8ft. 4in wide be ok. The reason for that width is that 3 by 3 ft small bales can be...
  4. 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...
  5. onesiedale

    Who was the idiot......?

    .....that drove a tractor and 30' trailer from Stoke to Shrewsbury today and didn't pull in once to let traffic past. (That's over 30 miles on a single carriageway trunk road) All the good PR that so many in our industry do without any gratitude just gets dumped on the roadside when a pillock...
  6. C

    Hay v silage

    If I cut a field of grass, half is made into silage, half is made into hay, which is the best feed for milking cows and why?
  7. pine_guy

    DIY AI and buying semen

    So this year for the first time we are going to do some AI. My headsman is AI trained and just had his refresher course. So we can buy whatever we want and not be tied to one company. The question is, having not bought semen before, where to go for it. We have spoke to semex as the rep called in...
  8. Ffermer Bach

    "Animal Rights" activists & McDonalds

    https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/national/19321847.animal-rights-activists-stage-blockades-mcdonalds-distribution-centres/ Heard it on radio 4 just now, of course they have got their message across, the presenter said something about meat and milk destroying the environment, so another...
  9. Agriland RSS

    Grimme hoppers to match Grimme graders

    Written by Justin Roberts Grimme has updated its receiving hoppers of on RH and RH-Combi series with the addition of various new features. The changes are designed to improve the overall operating efficiency of the sorting line. The RH hoppers not only receive and elevate the crop to the...
  10. James Sagar


    I'm wondering if anyone has experience with Shorthorns and/or NDS and could tell me about them? Interested in a good grazing cow with quality milk, and being in Lancashire I thought of these (unless there's another traditional northern dairy breed?) Thanks, James
  11. G

    Easy calving A.I bull

    Looking at getting some limousin semen from genus or cogent for some Angus and limousin X heifers, any recommendations? Must be easy calving, or any other breeds?
  12. H

    Will we be ploughing for re seeding in the future?

    With farmers taking the blame for wrecking the planet do you think we will be ploughing up permanent grassland to re seed?
  13. Cowabunga

    Yipee! Another pickup thread.

    Is there a market for this little beauty of a Hyundai Santa Cruz light pickup in the UK? From comments over the years it may be that there are many that are ready to put their money where their mouths are for it. :scratchhead: I'm not so sure.
  14. steveR

    Restricions on calves?

    Thought I would ask this here for a bit more clarification. Herself has bought a few calves this week for the first time in ages, one to suckle on a cow who had a dead calf, and a few more for luck :-) Popped to Shrewsbury and then bought them from Drayton... What set me pondering was the low...
  15. Old Tip

    Limousin Society

    I noted with intrest the recent statement by the chairman of the Limousin society re abuse of its staff on social media. I know there have been some strange goings on but didn’t realise it had got that bad. Being a board member and trustee of a few organisations it seems the folk with off centre...
  16. steveR

    Stock and Pallet pickup trailer... Barn door tailgate?

    A new take on the "what stock trailer" thread... :) Thinking that I might trade on the tidy but getting oldish 10ft IW stock trailer for a new one, to take me through to the end of my farming career. Old 'un is still good nick, but getting rattly!! However, what sets this question apart, is...
  17. L

    Overseeding land poached by sheep

    Just taken ewes off land they have been on since december and its like a mud bath was thinking of overseeding as i want early silage i know the yield will be low. would the new grass if it takes effect preservation of silage as my experience of new reseeds and silage is poor.I have no doubt...
  18. gellis888

    Tru-Test vs Gallagher (recording sheep)

    I know eid has been talked about in previous posts but I’m ‘weighing up’ which brand to go with. I would like to, going forward, record my sheep flock and make better breeding decisions. I’ve tried to find direct comparisons or differences but not had much luck. All the commercial sheep...
  19. Derrick Hughes

    Red Clover Seed

    MILVUS , HARMONIE and ATLANTIS Tetraploid Red Clover Seed , Available straight, as a blend or in a grass mix made to your requirements, Atlantis is top of the Recommended list as a Tertraploid with all three scoring high , very competitive prices and quick delivery for any amount Please...
  20. beardface

    If you think it's bad here.....

    Brother just been on phone to his mate in NZ. Sounds like cinders is in the process of destroying there whole ag industry. Lamb price could be up here for a while.....