feed block

  1. Grassman

    Rumenco factory burnt down

    Could create feed block supply problems.
  2. Hesstondriver

    Calf warming box / pen ideas ?

    had a calf born last night, in the wettest , coldest and windiest part of the shed ffs! done all the ususal, tubed , coloustumn , jacket plent of straw etc. and got here warmed up and away it would have been handy to have a box or something to pop her in, under a heat lamp like the lamb...
  3. Janet Hughes Defra

    Sustainable farming incentive details published today

    Morning all Today we'll be publishing some information about how the sustainable farming incentive will work when we start rolling it out from next year in England. I'll post the links here as soon as they're online, and will be here on this thread over the next few days to answer your...
  4. S

    Alternatives to farm plastics

    This whole COP26 thing has got me thinking about how to go greener and one of the things is reducing plastic use on the farm. We got a trailer to blow bulk feed in last year which has massively reduced the amount of plastic feed bags we have but there's still all the silage wrap, feed...
  5. Cows 'n grass

    How to feed cows?

    Seven years into my CFA and we finally have some decent infrastructure. For this winter I will get by with the machinery I have but looking forward to next winter I'm still struggling to work out the best way to physically feed silages to the cows. This is the layout we nearly have now...
  6. Jerry

    Tupping-rate ewes go on

    Probably not, but is there any correlation between rates ewes go to the ram and scanning levels? Only ask as ewes went to rams on Thursday pm and 20% already marked. Going to be a busy start to lambing!!
  7. Farm Business RSS

    Ewe nutrition remains critical during early stages of pregnancy

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Ensuring adequate levels of energy and protein important to foetal development in early days post-tupping says Dr Alison Bond, nutritionist for Rumenco As flocks come through a critical period of body condition gain from weaning to tupping, sheep...
  8. will6910

    Transporting ewes and ram

    Iv found myself a additional small block for winter grazing. It’s about 10 miles away. I currently have teaser ram with my ewes and once he’s done there he will join ewe lambs. Only have 1 teaser ram so habe to just be two batches. I’m wondering what would be best to take to graze. If I take...
  9. 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...
  10. Farm Business RSS

    How to body condition score ewes ahead of tupping

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business As tupping time approaches, sheep farmers can optimise their flock performance using body condition scoring (BCS), says Emily Hall, technical specialist for Net-Tex. “Body condition scoring is an easy to implement and valuable tool to evaluate what...
  11. News


    A new approach to dairy nutrition based on extensive research will help dairy farmers improve health and performance at all stages of a dairy cow’s life. Leading feed block manufacturers and innovators Crystalyx have used their 40 years’ experience in UK ruminant agriculture to develop the...
  12. Farm Business RSS

    Optimise forage utilisation by stimulating rumen activity with forage supplements

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Livestock producers looking to make the most of grazed forage can increase intake and digestion by 10 percent when supplementing pastures with a nutrient-rich forage supplement, says Dr Alison Bond, nutritionist for Rumenco. “Supplying a balanced...
  13. Farm Business RSS

    New lifelong approach to dairy efficiency

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business A new approach to dairy nutrition based on extensive research will help dairy farmers improve health and performance at all stages of a dairy cow’s life. Leading feed block manufacturers and innovators Crystalyx have used their 40 years’ experience in...
  14. Bojangles

    Winter dry cow rations. Have I been wasting my money

    So I have always tried to feed dry beef cows in winter well being careful to meet all of their dm requirements, best minerals, correct protein etc. then i visit friends who basically give them silage and minerals and free access straw. Their cows look grand and I feel stupid. Am I a victim of...
  15. A

    Mineral blocks the sheep didn’t eat

    Hi, we tried a mineral block last winter that the sheep, or deer, just didn’t take to. We’re newbie farmers, but getting some advice from an experienced man who works for a family member. Were recommended a Lachlan Macgregor product and bought 2 1/4 pallets to see them through the winter. Got 1...
  16. M

    Lamb cocci advice

    This year instead of buying in stores I took on some cade`s and have been plagued by scours. Weaned at 5 weeks, introduced to grass gradually over the next week then turned them out 24/7. A few of them started getting just a bit loose which I was convinced was just the flush of new grass and the...
  17. S

    Blackface ewes

    Hello all, I keep a few swaledale drafts to breed a few north england mule gimmer lambs to sell at the back end, I buy them as 5 crops and they seem to do very well, but I quiet like the look of the Northumberland blackface does Anyone have any experience with the breed if so what are they like...
  18. S

    Sheep winter housing

    Morning all, just working out plans for winter grazing this year, a bit a head but nice to know what options we have. in a moderate winter our ground is completely saturated from January - March, we have an abundance of sheds so are toying with the ideas of winter housing our ewes from couple of...
  19. G

    Thiamine Deficiency

    Hello everyone, got some issues with the sheep this year. We now have had our 4th case of ewes throwing there heads back to one side and ultimately can’t get up etc given alamycin calcium twinlamb drench etc but death follows. Vets are useless don’t know what else to do and yesterday we had a 6...
  20. S

    Outdoor lambing and triplets

    Just wondering how people get on lambing triplets outdoors? We lamb our triplets and some singles for fostering indoors and everything else outdoors. Thought I might try them outside this year and just lift any lambs for fostering once they’ve had their colostrum. Got about 150 triplets so I’m...