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  1. Hesstondriver

    What would the Simmental of the sheep world be ?

    This came up in conversation last night , and we were comparing sheep and cattle breeds like native lowland cattle and sheep and also the extreme muscle continental types of both . But what would the Simmental equivalent be ?
  2. Kevtherev

    Grass Renovation thread

  3. S

    grass seeds on rented land

    I'm looking for recommendations for which grass seed to use. I run some dairy heifers quite extensively on rented ground. Ph, P and K aren't the best but I dont want to spend a fortune correcting it. I just would rather the cows were not eating Yorkshire fog. I have planted British seed houses...
  4. GT7810

    Discovery 4 vs Touareg

    Would like to hear peoples experiences of running these with over 100k miles on the clock. What are your opinions of them, whats the reliability like at that age/miles and what are they like as an overall farm truck. Feel a Touareg would be too fancy for a farm truck but seem to be able to get a...
  5. CPM RSS

    Pulse genetics – Reach for the GIN

    Written by cpm Download PDF Massive demand for plant-based protein puts the spotlight on peas and beans to deliver for the UK market. CPM delves into the research aimed at putting varieties on farm that will meet the challenge. PCGIN is one of the feathers in the cap of the support Defra brings...
  6. CPM RSS

    Pulse genetics – Reach for the GIN

    Written by Tom Allen-Stevens Download PDF Massive demand for plant-based protein puts the spotlight on peas and beans to deliver for the UK market. CPM delves into the research aimed at putting varieties on farm that will meet the challenge. PCGIN is one of the feathers in the cap of the...
  7. jacobl741

    1.9td dmax or discovery 4 commercial?

    Wanting to update my 2.5 twin turbo dmax, these two are my two options. Anyone with any experince/opinions/advice?
  8. shumungus

    Farm jeep wish list ( aka the Ineos Grenadier Farm R&D thread)

    OK, it would appear that someone of influence in the new Grenadier vehicle has been made aware of us and is paying attention is that not so @CPF . If so this is a first class opportunity for us to get our ideas straight to the right people. So put your ideas on here of practical / beneficial...
  9. Woolless

    Native x Kiwi suckler cows

    Anyone on here running them? Her/AA x sucklers from spring block-calving type herds? Thinking about putting a few sucklers on, thought this cross might be a good bet for the type of system I would have in place. Probably calve May, winter cows outside with calf at foot, bales and some deferred...
  10. S

    Versadrill vrs Sumo dts

    Sorry if this has been covered, we were thinkin, of moving away from plough based cultivations but as a mixed farm grass is an important crop for us to establish. We like the look of a sumo dts but don’t feel it would be very good at grass ley establishmen. Would a versadrill If one can be found...
  11. ImLost

    Destocking

    When do people destock old laying hens? Is there a particular time of year? What dictates when you destock??
  12. Fergieman

    2020 Wool Value

    Got the weights and grades back from BWMB and the 2020 wool value is valued at 0.00ppkg. I am hoping that its just because we are early in the season and they are still to set the values! (Which looks like it maybe the case as they havn't paid the remainder of 2019 wool even though the values...
  13. G

    Motorbikers

    How do you stop them from making a mess in fields?
  14. R

    Who produces highland cow milk? Can you buy it??

    Hello, I don’t work in agriculture, I’m a chef looking for a specific product. I am looking to start a small project where I produce homemade brie cheese made from the milk of highland cattle as an additional course on my menu. The richness and sweetness of the milk would be wonderful not to...
  15. hendrebc

    Thinking of changing to shedding sheep. Change my mind.

    As the title really. Almost certain I'm going to stop using lleyn rams to breed replacements and getting some exlana or easycare rams instead of them. Lleyns aren't doing anything wrong but I tried an easycare X exlana ram in 2018 and some of his daughters have lambed this year. They didn't do...
  16. Greythundercloudys

    Grass seed prices

    Just got a price for a standard cut n graze mix 75 £ an acre, abit expensive getn.
  17. stablegirl

    Stewart cattle trailer v Rolland cattle trailer

    Dear All, I have been looking to swap my 14 foot conventional Ifor Cattle trailer for a tractor drawn one. I move all classes of dairy stock between my two farms and also to an auction 45 miles away( mainly store cattle ). We do not move any sheep. I have been looking at a Stewart style 24...
  18. W

    Maternal tup for Texels

    What are your thoughts on a maternal tup to put over mainly 3/4 texels for breeding replacement ewes? We are just finishing lambing and I’ve had to intervene with to many, what breeds are going to inject some maternal traits back into the flock. Thanks.
  19. onthehoof

    Easy calving ebv’s

    What’s people’s experience of buying an ‘easy calving’ bull, while there is always going to be the odd difficult calving are figures generally accurate?
  20. Farm Business RSS

    LG Monarch publishes new catalogue for 2020

    Written by John Swire Fresh collection of top grass seed mixtures LG Monarch has published its 2020 grass mixtures catalogue, ready for the sowing season. Particularly relevant is the recent addition of the top performing Italian ryegrass variety Messina to its Quality Silage mixture...
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