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  1. Farm Classifieds

    New Holland FR600

    New Holland FR600 Advert added by: Russell Group and Hallmark Tractors Machinery Details Category: Combines Forage Harvester and Accessories Price: £90000 Condition: Description New Holland FR600 Self Propelled Forage Harvester...
  2. andybk

    Walkthrough sheep feeders

    how do people get on with lambs getting mixed up using walkthrough feeders after lambing ., we generally feed in troughs for first few days , some have come up locally
  3. Farm Business RSS

    FastBale now with film-on-film capability

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Vicon’s non-stop round baler-wrapper combination, the FastBale, is now available with film-on-film capability, in addition to traditional net tying. Film tying is exactly the same as net tying – only the material used to secure the bale is different...
  4. D

    Feeding apple pulp

    We have been offered a weekly supply of pressed apple pulp. What proportion of the nuts can it replace for fattening pigs to save on costs ? Also, any benefit in feeding it to fattening lambs, they are indoors on adlib creep, will they eat some pulp to keep costs down ? Thanks.
  5. A

    Food for Livestock Pastures: Do farmers feed the grass?

    Hi there, I'm interested to know if farmers feed the grass with any soil or plant nutrients that are grazed by their livestock? I've read that animals that eat grass that has grown in microbial rich soil tend to be healthier which converts into a better quality of meat or provides better/more...
  6. AHDB Podcast RSS

    309: AHDB Beef & Lamb: Using AI and sexed semen to breed superior replacements

    309: AHDB Beef & Lamb: Using AI and sexed semen to breed superior replacements Written by Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board This Food & Farming podcast episode is part of the Maternal Matters campaign being led by AHDB promoting the production of heifers that are efficient...
  7. Agriland RSS

    Maintaining silage quality during the winter period

    Written by Brian McDonnell from Agriland The housed period has begun on farms, with silage pits now being opened to feed stock for the winter ahead. Farmers will have worked hard to preserve the forage in the pit so limiting the amount of spoilage caused when feeding is important. There...
  8. Lallemand Animal Nut.

    Free assessment to help farmers maximise rumen efficiency this winter

    Lallemand Animal Nutrition is offering a free rumen efficiency investigation (REI) to help dairy farmers better understand rumen health and forage digestibility within their herd. It is recommended that an REI is undertaken either when there is a significant change in the diet such as winter...
  9. Chips

    Is ploughing bad ?

    I know being from plough manufacturer they have a vested interest but an interesting read .
  10. bobk

    Red tractor statement on level playing field

    https://assurance.redtractor.org.uk/news/red-tractor-backs-level-playing-field-for-uk-farmers-over-feed-grain-imports/
  11. capfits

    Sugar beet factory central eastern Scotland

    A bit of muttering the press this last couple of days from among others Scottish Enterprise about building a Sugar beet processing plant to produce Bioethanol...
  12. Yorkshire lad

    Boris.

    After Paterson , Hs2 and today’s embarrassing performance When and who will stick the knife in Boris.
  13. B

    Organic dairy

    Hi guys just looking for opinion, I was thinking of starting a small organic dairy farm of 35 cows , mi have contacted lots of companies who are willing to take my milk , opinions or ideas welcome
  14. Farm Business RSS

    Twin motor drive for Claas Scorpion

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Claas has announced that the Varipower transmission in the Claas Scorpion 1033, 741, 736, 732 and 635 has now been replaced by the new Varipower 2 twin motor, designed and manufactured exclusively for Claas. The compact drive unit from the Jaguar forage...
  15. D

    someone writing in the Farmers Weekly has FINALLY got it

    Courtesy of the Farmers Weekly obvs: Joe Stanley Opinion: Blaming livestock for global warming is ill-informed As some 400 private jets carrying the world’s climate-conscious business and political elite – plus the prerequisite sprinkling of actors – touched down in Glasgow, and a chap with a...
  16. Seth470

    Diet Feeding Beef Cattle.

    Starting to use our diet feeder a bit more, just want to know what people are putting in. Haven access to Silage, Straw, Hay ,barley, brewers grain and spuds.
  17. Woolless

    Feeding cull ewes

    Sold a third of the cull ewes shortly after weaning. Went through them again a couple of weeks ago and struggled to find another third to sell. The final third, plus a few extras pulled out before tupping are now getting fed a mixture of lamb finisher blend and leftover ewe rolls and seem to be...
  18. Lallemand Animal Nut.

    How to maximise variable silage cuts

    Maximising milk from forage will be at the forefront of minds this winter and effectively managing silage at feed-out to balance inconsistencies between cuts will be key to success. Inconsistencies in silage between cuts can present a challenge at feed-out and have a notable impact on rumen...
  19. Janet Hughes Defra

    New Farming Investment Fund launched today

    Afternoon all - we've launched the farming investment fund - info here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/farming-investment-fund Here's a blogpost explaining what's changed and how we've improved the scheme based on learning from previous schemes...
  20. Agriland RSS

    Fertiliser – as it turns out, Ireland is awash with the stuff

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland It’s hard to get away from the fertiliser debate taking place across the island of Ireland at the present time. Over the weekend just past, I listened to the latest Tillage Edge podcast from Teagasc during which crops specialist Ciaran Collins –...
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