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  1. 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.
  2. The Agrarian

    Legality of livestock ownership

    My question is what confers ownership of farm livestock? Example Dairy herd. Partnership, mainly for tax purposes. No written partnership agreement. Anything which has a way of naming the owner (like a tractor, on the V5 doc) is presumably clear cut. A calf born on the farm was not bought...
  3. N

    16/32 auto ID feed system and Collinson feed bin for sale.

    Davlec auto ID feed system with 32 x individual stall antenna operated by ear tags. (currently set up as a basic stand alone system) 32 x vaccar / dairy spares / eb style feeders 27 ton (?) collinson feed bin (plastisol juniper green and it takes an artic load of cake at a time) Collinson auger...
  4. Clive

    livestock producers- Red Tractor question ?

    I recall reading sone where on here or twitter that if livestock spent a certain number of days on a uk farm it could become RT assured ? is this correct? the RT wikipedia pahe suggests not as does a lot of their advertising and FAQ’s on google etc can someone explain if / how this all...
  5. DrDunc

    Vegan animal sanctuary

    Now this really boils my pish Vegans have bought a local house with ten acres of boggy scrub attached, and set up a "sanctuary". They've very successfully raised money by "crowd funding" for fencing and materials. Now they're looking for volunteers to look after the animals they've "saved"...
  6. J

    Trading Standards on Farm

    Are the Trading Standards allowed on farm at the moment to do cattle headcounts,eartags,and look at passports?
  7. B

    Smallholder to Farmer

    Hi all, I’ve currently got a small flock of Texel ewes and Suffolk x gimmers. I’m currently slightly overstocked on 5 acres of land. I’m looking for more land, which I suppose everyone is! But want to expand slowly but surely. I want to slightly change my tactics, I’m going to buy in Lleyn ewes...
  8. Agriland RSS

    NBA rows in on animal trading obstacles between GB and NI

    Written by Agriland Team According to National Beef Association (NBA) chief executive Neil Shand, the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) is now insisting that all cattle and sheep imported from Great Britain into Northern Ireland must have their original ear tags...
  9. principal skinner

    Andrew Blenkiron

    As per poll. He wants to insult us, then let’s take the fight right back to the board and show them we are not naive, miss understood or back stabbers but we will stand up and be counted when needed.
  10. E

    Machinery Rings & Buying Groups

    It may have been posted before but I'd like to know what peoples views are of the Machinery Rings and Buying Groups? Do they serve your needs? Are they value for the membership? Would you change any aspects and if so what? Do you think they have any loyalty to members both suppliers and...
  11. TheRanger

    Pedigree AA Bull Registration

    Bought a run of the mill AA bull about a year ago privately from a breeder. Only to be used on dairy cows, but the understanding was that the bull would need to be pedigree registered so that calves would be eligible for the Angus premium schemes. Having checked the breed society website he is...
  12. Hilly

    Recording sheep

    Outdoor lambing , how do you do it ?
  13. Guiggs

    Live bull dead according to CTS

    Why would a bull come up as being dead on CTS? Briefly, a non farming friend works for somebody that amongst their many business interests has a large estate. They recently sold their pedigree heard, the 3 breeding bulls went to the same buyer however one has come back as being dead! What...
  14. C

    Shedding / drafting gates

    Interested in what works well (or doesn't!), and approx cost? Our cows have EID ear tags for out of parlour feeders, so makes sense to have a gate that works with them. Ideally three way for grazing season: A) high yielders out to feed yard B) low yielders out to grass C) cows to pick out e.g...
  15. nivilla1982

    The NI/ROI Protocol

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-55913907 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-55917414 https://mydup.com/news/dup-free-us-from-protocol https://www.spiked-online.com/2021/02/02/can-the-northern-ireland-protocol-survive/
  16. Farm Business RSS

    New DNA pilot project for beef supply chain launched

    Written by John Swire A new pilot project has been launched to look at the potential for DNA traceability system through the UK’s complex beef supply chain – with the first samples taken this week. AHDB has teamed up with industry to test a robust and scientifically verified traceability...
  17. Kevtherev

    Bird ID

    Difficult to get picture but it’s a small bird dark brown with very defined light brown stripes/lines across it’s body seemed to be happy pottering around in the ditch ahead of me
  18. Andrew1983

    Livestock software

    I have been using the SAC livestock recording program for cattle movements, passport applications etc. I get on ok with it but my laptop is on its last legs. I have an iPad and iPhone. I am grudging buying another laptop as this is all I need it for. I would like to use an app where I can just...
  19. Headless chicken

    Feeding heifers and cows in the same shed

    Looking for some ideas on how to make feeding work for both dry cows and bulling heifers. The plan is to use a loose housed shed to calve in before housing bulling heifers in the winter. We need to be able to serve heifers in the shed due to the locality of the handling system so the thought of...
  20. Agriland RSS

    New rules to require British livestock to be retagged on entry to NI

    Written by Rachel Martin New rules will require livestock breeders to retag animals moved from Britain to Northern Ireland since January 1. The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) said the requirement will apply to all cattle, pigs, sheep and goats moved brought...