ear tags

  1. ladycrofter

    Sheep ear tag problem

    Have just replaced 20% of ear tags in the hoggs. Never had this problem before, using the same tags for years, but this year we put them in the front of the ear (this past Summer). Previously we always put them in the back. A hard warty ring formed around the tag and spread outwards about...
  2. C

    How many collars/peds for heat detection?

    Considering getting a heat detection system e.g. collars or peds. Don't need them for maiden heifers as easily detected using estrotech patches. In the herd there's always a few barren cows that I don't want to breed, so wouldn't need heat detecting... For a 200 cow unit how many devices do I...
  3. J

    Trading standards inspections

    So since they're starting up again, and I've obviously never had one I'm assuming I'm likely to be near the top of the list. Do they give any notice as to when they're coming? What do I need to look out for? I didn't sleep much last night so woke up early and pressure washed the dairy, I...
  4. W

    Red Tractor rotten turkeys

    Oh dear Red Tractor now look where your precious brand is. All over the media for the wrong reasons.
  5. Jerry

    Scanning 2021

    Scanned ewes today and numbers are up about 5% on last year. But 12% are triplets with a few quads mixed in. Outdoor lambing flock and triplets are a pain really. How are others scans? Scanner man said been mixed, some about same as last year but a few back, one place 25% back for some reason.
  6. Agriland RSS

    Cotswold farmer sentenced after burying sheep in rotting potatoes

    Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland A Cotswold farmer has been sentenced to 26 weeks in prison after he pleaded guilty to 22 offences, including burying sheep in a heap of rotting potatoes, Goucestershire County Council has said. Stephen Redman (65) from Ozleworth, Wotton-under-Edge...
  7. B

    RT Inspector

    Here we go again. So in their latest bout of fu*kwittery the world's most incompetent organisation, the NSF, has just informed me that my new inspector is actually my neighbour. Whether or not we get along as neighbours isn't really the point, but ineveitably there would be times when you...
  8. M

    The future of tenant hill farming

    Apologies if this has previously been covered in another thread. I’d be very interested to hear how other tenant hill/upland farmers are planning to tackle the next few years. I may be being pessimistic but, I keep seeing red flags where agriculture in the hills is concerned, from environmental...
  9. Chasingmytail

    How do you keep and mark keys

    To be able to write on the key fob - is this the only way? The size is 5 x 2 cm which is still too big. The cheap ones dont work and fall apart. The key situation needs attention.
  10. S

    Situation Vacant Experienced calf rearer in Kent

    Looking for an experienced calf rearer In charge of all youngstock from birth to 12 weeks 250 calves a year: holstein heifers, belgian blues and angus calves Holm & Laue automatic calf feeders Combination of calf igloos and 5 calf hutches Coloquick for colostrum pasturisation Dehorning, ear...
  11. S J H

    Who's joining me?

    Just had the red tractor inspection, I sadly haven't passed so won't be able to sell stock at the premium. I failed on health plan, health and safety plan, haven't got a needle certificate and when the dog was wormed. The whole thing has become an utter joke. BVD testing is recommended now, so...
  12. T

    Pig needs a home

    A neighbor has a kune kune cross (I think). It is a boar and was kept as part of a breeding pair in their garden. They rehomed the sow but are stuck with the boar. It is not in the best conditions and could use some company and more space/suitable space. Can anybody help? Free to a good home...
  13. H

    Best electric fence post

    Whats the best electric fence post for sheep? Needs to carry 3 lines of wire Bonus points if it has a "twist off" wire design like the kiwikit white posts
  14. Farm Business RSS

    Allflex Livestock Intelligence launches LED-equipped version of its intelligent SenseHub monitoring ear tag

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Allflex Livestock Intelligence has launched an updated version of its intelligent SenseHub monitoring ear tag which not only boasts improved battery life but also features a multi-function LED to make it easier to find individual animals in a group...
  15. F

    Latest Census Figures

    In the FW there is an article about the latest census figures from June. It makes very interesting reading and also explains part of the Pig problem. There were 4.23 million pigs, a massive 5.4% increase in numbers on 2020. Cattle numbers have fallen again with just over 5 million head, if you...
  16. Exfarmer

    GB plates

    So what goons , have dared to rule that we now have to change our plates to UK. After more than a century it beggars belief that foreigners can determine what we place on our cars to identify a British vehicles! I find it incredulous that our government have allowed this change to be forced...
  17. Sonoftheheir

    100,000 pigs to be destroyed

    A Couple of weeks ago the news was reporting that up to 100,000 Pigs would have to be destroyed due to foreign labour shortage. Has it happened yet?
  18. B

    Lameness in Lambs

    Our lambs seem quite bad with lameness this year, and I think it's got worse since they were weaned. Any tips on dealing with it. Going to try and get all lame ones into one lot. Guessing there is about 100 ish of them and I would think it's CODD that's the main problem. Have been footbathing...
  19. M

    BCMS ending

    Being split into Scottish, Welch and English systems. Why? Does this mean x 3 admin costs? Anyone throw any light?
  20. ImLost

    URGENT Replacement Ear Tags

    Who is the fastest/most reliable out there for getting urgent replacement cattle ear tags?