1. Bury the Trash

    Cordless drench gun ?

    Anyone use one , well for sheep mainly and it looks like Tepari are the only ones i guess ..... and bluetooth one to qualify for the grant .... :unsure:
  2. J

    Fluke in dairy cows

    What does everyone do regarding fluke? My plan is to fluke them with tribex which should do all stages at dry off but I've got a couple of thinner heifers who have come back as having moderate fluke in them so would possibly be treating them during lactation which causes problem re milk...
  3. Ruminant Health & Welfare

    UK livestock needs action on methane now to avoid ‘soundbite’ solutions

    Dairy, beef and sheep sectors must deliver an effective farm-level response to the UK’s pledge to slash 30% of methane emissions by 2030[1], or the ‘soundbite’ solution of reducing numbers and downsizing livestock production will take control. This is the warning from Nigel Miller, chair of...
  4. glensman

    Fluke dosing

    How long would most of you wait before giving the first fluke drench in the current weather conditions?(N.ire, North of England and Scotland most relevant to me)
  5. Wynnstay

    Start Planning Your Parasite Control For Housing Dairy Animals Now

    Now is the time to consider parasite control for animals that will be housed over the winter period. In conjunction with your RAMA or vet, you need to work out what parasites you need to treat, which products to use, and when to administer them. The parasite risk changes each year and spring...
  6. G

    What kind of parasitic worms are these??

    Hi. Im new here and a first time farmer. I have chickens and pigs that are defecating what look like some parasitic worm. What kind are they?? I put on some gloves and cleaned them up so they can be seen better. Ive heard that they can infect me?? Best advice ??
  7. J


    Hi everyone, after some advice please 10 days I had a group of 35 calves (4-7 months old) outside in a small field with shelter, all fine one day, next day a limo was on deaths door with pneumonia. Got the vet out and ended up bringing the rest in as they were all coughing and panting, treated...
  8. Farm Business RSS

    Stop Costly Losses at Housing by Controlling Cattle Parasites

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Farmers should protect their cattle from four major parasites in the run-up to housing to prevent costly production losses and welfare issues, is the advice this autumn. Responsible Animal Medicines Advisor (RAMA) Mark Pass from Beeston Animal Health...
  9. Kevtherev

    Agriculture as we know it

    Reading media reports and Facebook posts about tree planting and alternatives to meat on a daily basis. Vegan and save the earth types gathering huge momentum as every week goes on. Are we facing what can only be described as a farming endangerment? Could we as a switched on farming group on...
  10. Just because

    Fert prices and stocking rates

    Are people thinking of cutting back on stocking rates due to fertilize prices and other rising costs??
  11. hubbahubba

    Sheep Fluke after such a dry year?

    We always treat for fluke with triclabendazole before tupping mid October and before ewe lambs head away to wintering this week. Although after such an dry year i was unsure. Vet hasnt found any fluke in bloods. Although expects they will need treating mid november, obviously weather dependent...
  12. B

    Beltex shearling tup for sale

    Cracking Beltex shearling for sale, born April 2020. Great carcass, skin and good head. Very mobile and good on his feet. Fluke and wormed up to date and on Heptevac p system. Rathbone sire and Beautry dam, great bloodlines behind him. Pedigree but not registered. Any questions please let me...
  13. Norfolk Hill Farmer

    Fluke and Lungworms in FEC

    Have a group of ewe lambs that had a post worming FEC which showed they where free from worms in early August. I am led to believe Fluke and Lungworm won’t show up in this type of screening. is there a way of testing for the presence of these two parasites ? and determining if it is worth...
  14. Agriland RSS

    Production of flukicide Trodax ceased

    Written by Michael Geary from Agriland Boehringer Ingelheim has confirmed to Agriland that it has ceased the production of the flukicide Trodax. The flukicide, which will have been used on many farms across the country, was used to treat cattle and sheep for mature and immature fluke, as...
  15. happycows

    Farming without bagged Fertiliser

    100 cows on 100 acres Cutting frequently to bales or zero grazing. Regular reseed rotation and import quite a bit of nutrients in feed. Not used any p or k for years just urea and sulphur for first 2/3 of the season going little and often. Gone to all umbilical/dribble bar and just put in a...
  16. Macsky

    Trodax no longer available

    Was told this morning that trodax can’t be got any more, everywhere I’ve looke d online has been out of stock as well. Anyone know any more on this? Can’t beat it for a winter treatment to wipe out fluke in the ewes here. Annoying.
  17. will6910

    Teaser ram

    Have seen a few different methods for teaser ram timing to ewes but can’t seem to find them currently so thought I’d ask. How long before entire rams go in would be best for teaser. I flush ewes two weeks before rams each year to. Plan is put teaser to ewes then take him out put other rams in...
  18. J


    what is the best wellies that are both comfortable and will last. dont seem to get anything that will do ayear before they are leaking.
  19. nb844

    Pre tupping drench

    Bought a few ewes to Tup early, all abit last minute. Will probably put the Tup in next week and was just thinking of giving the ewes a combi drench. Any harm in doing them this close to tupping?
  20. M

    Store Lamb - Treatments on to farm

    Appreciate we all farm in different circumstances and all farms have there own challenges. Had a chat at market with very differing views. When buying in store lambs for the autumn / winter feeding what standard treatments do you use ? Dip, worm, fluke, jab, bolus, foot bath, clip, fly treat etc.