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  1. Bogweevil

    Bovines learned to use the bathroom

    “Why not just potty train the cows?” That’s what a radio jockey asked animal behaviorist Lindsay Matthews during a 2007 interview about how cow urine harms the environment. The question was in jest, but it got Matthews—a researcher at the University of Auckland—thinking. Now, nearly 14 years...
  2. M

    Best (simple) CCTV system

    I know the question has been asked before but wanting some up to date info. Any recommendations for a simple but effective farm CCTV system. Around 6 cameras dotted around the farm, viewable on phone or pc, ideally recording anything untoward. I'm not a total tech novice but am a bit of a...
  3. Jensen04

    Sheep with ear tag bleeding

    hi, I have a ram that has an ear tag(obviously), and every now and then it bleeds around it. any ideas what's happening? how can I sort it?
  4. Agriland RSS

    NI’s ban on BVD untested animals to begin on Wednesday

    Written by Rachel Martin from Agriland Northern Ireland’s movement ban on BVD Untested animals is set to come into effect this Wednesday (September 1). It follows the announcement in July by Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots, that cattle that have not been tested for Bovine Viral Diarrhoea...
  5. B

    Parlour for sale, Devon

    Anyone know how to sell a parlour and all the kit with it? Where would I place this ad - what section of classified? For sale DeLaval 20:10 swingover parlour ACR, ear tag readers, computerised in-parlour feeders, backing gates with rams, 6000Litre bulk tank, plate cooler, heat exchangers...
  6. holwellcourtfarm

    How should agricultural research studies be chosen?

    I have just listened to Monday's Farming Today. In it a researcher from Aberystwyth talked about research to measure how long ewes lie down for as a marker of impending lambing. He justified the project saying it would lead to technology to warn shepherds when a ewe was coming up to lambing. He...
  7. Agriland RSS

    Farmer convicted for failing to notify movement of animals

    Written by Agriland Team from Agriland A Co. Down farmer has been convicted of 24 charges of failure to notify the movement of animals onto his holding or the birth of said animals and 21 charges of failure to notify the movement of animals off his holding. Patrick McVerry was also convicted...
  8. Agriland RSS

    Man convicted and fined over removal of animal’s ear tag

    Written by Agriland Team from Agriland An Armagh man has been convicted at Craigavon Magistrates’ Court of two charges of removing, or causing or permitting the removal of an animal’s ear tag. 55-year-old Rodney Robinson of Cusheeny Road, Portadown was also convicted of one charge of failure...
  9. supercow

    Best management aid

    Hi, been a while folks I bet you’ve all missed me. We are putting a few more cows on, and since being out of the parlour I find it hard at times to keep fully on top of the cows health, got an ecoli at the weekend and when I’m getting different people to milk they will never pick it up first...
  10. A

    Breakup of United Kingdom.

    Now that English nationalist fuelled Brexit, has all but ensured the breakup of the United Kingdom, it‘s reassuring to see the quality media in UK, unafraid to shine a light, on what many do not want to acknowledge or talk about. P...
  11. G

    Lambing outdoors- catching ewe and lambs

    Just wanted to ask while this years lambing is still fresh in the mind. My flock lambs outdoors in May, this year, despite giving them several hours to bond first. I found it hard catching the ewes once they had lambed, I would either catch lambs, have her follow me into a pen, or failing...
  12. E

    Bull warranty.. Or not.

    Read the small print and be selective who you trust. Bought 5 Charollais bulls at borderway mart at the British Charollais spring show and sale on the 15th of may. One of which came with a vet certificate of fertility.. Ideal sensible vendor. The other four did not. Two of these bulls came from...
  13. Johnnyboxer

    Australia Free Trade Deal?

    UK farmers sound alarm over Australia trade talks UK farmers sound alarm over Australia trade talks https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-57157094 Could be trouble ahead
  14. S

    Not a good look for the industry

  15. F

    Ewe Mortality

    Hi there, its been an interesting year so far lambing and wondering what others lambing and survival rates are if you don't mind me asking. Its the first time we lost a ewe at lambing so want to understand if this is common enough or if I'm just unlucky? And what rams do people use, have you...
  16. M

    New Defender Commercial

    Am I missing something? I’ve specced a Defender commercial S with the stuff you really want in a car, and to match the spec of a Wildtrack Ranger. Tow bar, metallic paint, mudflaps, 3 seats in the front, alloy wheels. And that’s about it, not gone too mad with it. It’s come out at £62,000+VAT...
  17. Hesstondriver

    Grease point stickers supplier

    can any one point me in the direction of a supplier for a roll of stickers to identify grease nipples / lube points. ive got them on lots of machines , usualy about the size of thumb or thumb nail . but i cant find anywhere on line / uk a bit like these : cheers
  18. S

    Bull Beef Shed Ideas

    Thinking of a new shed for 12 to 14 month bull beef finishers next year and wondered if any ideas on what you would do or do currently. I would be feeding ad-lib grain and ad-lib straw, so had wondered about an out of parlour feeder type units and then no need for a feed barrier. Or if I was to...
  19. paul&mandy

    What breed for outdoor lambing

    I'm absolutely sick of these Suffolk X mules. We stick a texel over them. All lambs go fat off farm. If I was to choose a breed to not have to continually bash my head against a wall and put so many dead lambs in the bin and knacker myself trying. If they don't lick, pee off or lay on them...
  20. 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.