forage

  1. pgkane

    WANTED. Winter Grazing for hoggs

    Hi Don't think I will have enough winter ground this year, will have around 150+ ewe hoggs mv accredited which I would like to find some ground for in South Warwickshire or I would be open to sending them off for a few months if someone was able to manage mv accredited stock. Thanks
  2. unlacedgecko

    Easycare x Shetland 2 tooths/shearlings

    200 easycare x Shetland 2 tooth's for sale. Ran dry. Hard run on a 100% grazed forage system. Never been drenched. Tups were all twin reared and selected for hair type coat. Most of these 2 tooths are clean belly and breech. Sheared end of April, didn't get dysect till late July. Anything...
  3. Kryten

    Sheep Keep

    How much per head per week is a reasonable price to pay for mob grazing a few hundred sheep at this time of year. Loads of grass in big paddocks, good access but does need electric fencing for peace of mind.
  4. Christoph1945

    Farmdeals

    Just had a pm from someone calling them selves 'Farmdeals'; are they vetted and supported by TFF????
  5. neilo

    Sawfly in brassicas

    I've got a few small sawfly caterpillars appeared on the leaves of my maincrop turnips yesterday. I've never seen them before there were masses of them, and obviously more are to hatch yet. I have Hallmark in the store ready to spray, but no point before they've all hatched. Does anyone know...
  6. A

    The Beltex is supreme.

    Carlisle today - about 700 shearling rams averaged £1500, with a top price of 30,000 gns. I can't remember being at a sale with as much buzz and enthusiasm. And the same will happen next year after about a third of the purchases have died. :banghead:
  7. Jackov Altraids

    VINTAGE FORD COLLECTION OF 83 TRACTORS

    Nothing to do with me but thought it may be of interest to someone; https://www.kivells.com/agricultural-livestock-heritage/sales/complete-dispersal-phillip-warren-vintage-ford-collection-83?d=agricultural-and-livestock
  8. Jackov Altraids

    Is it time to acknowledge the difference.....?

    ....... between an agri-business and small holdings/family farms? I try to read a large portion of all that is written on TFF and I see a continuous and growing divide/ confusion between these types of farming. The problems, needs and benefits are so often polar opposites between these types...
  9. spark_28

    when is the best time to get sheep blood tested

    to check for any deficiency. putting the tup out end of November/beginning of December.
  10. Barleycorn

    SPFH Claas 840 or JD 8100?

    Looking at a new 'farmer-sized' SPFH. The Claas 840 is 400 HP, JD 8100 380, both smallest models. Had a price for the Claas, JD yet to quote. If prices are similar, which way to jump? Both dealers are local and excellent. (Forage wagon or contractors won't work for us).
  11. Agriland RSS

    Video: A good start for Redstart with Amazone combination drill

    Written by Justin Roberts from Agriland An Amazone Cirrus drill was called upon to get a crop of Redstart into the ground as mid-August approached, which is getting late when it comes to catch crops. James Cleary of Cloughjordan, Co. Tipperary runs a spring-calving dairy herd and has come to...
  12. Kidds

    Roundup Ready Ryegrass

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2021-08-12/paraquat-resistance/100370332?fbclid=IwAR24EHg7tLorhpP_ovff2iG-Ayqm_78_Mpo8pmWA3WRb66Xo3EdoCA5mDvY The surprising bit is it is also Paraquat ready. Paraquat is banned now but having used it extensively when it wasn't I am surprised to see resistance...
  13. Lallemand Animal Nut.

    Farmer utilises crimped grain to overcome unpredictable weather

    As seen in Farmers Guardian 30th July 2021 With an increasing trend towards more extreme weather in the latter months of the summer, moving to crimped grain should be considered to take control of harvesting challenges and maximise the feed value of the crop. Luke Carling of Partridge Farms...
  14. Lallemand Animal Nut.

    Top tips for feeding this year's silage

    Dairy farmers across the UK and Ireland are being encouraged to analyse their forages regularly during feed-out, to ensure rations meet performance targets and support rumen health. According to Lientjie Colahan, technical sales support at Lallemand Animal Nutrition, this year's silage could...
  15. Farm Business RSS

    British farming loses passionate plantsman

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business A tragic accident last week (August 4) claimed the life of influential and passionate forage and environmental seeds specialist, Brendan Paul. Trained as a botanist, he counted himself fortunate to have been involved in growing plants throughout his...
  16. H

    So what can we expect and when?

    Now that the climate scientists have proved beyond any doubt the farmers are responsible for destroying the planet and spoiling the good time everyone was having. And now that the media have made sure everyone has been made fully aware of this outrage. And now that our leaders have seen the...
  17. gwi1890

    Charmoise tup for ewe lambs

    Been thinking of buying a charmoise tup For ewe lambs, what are the pros/cons of using them? I get they are slow growing and pull less on the ewe lamb but do they have a tendency to get fat at low weights? Ideally I want a scenario thats more than “getting a lamb through her” and have something...
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