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    News From NZ and the Wider World

    Apologies for probably a not very good copy of the annual Waiere Newsleter from Derek Daniell, but it gives a great insight into trade for sheep and protein in the world as well as the politics in NZ HOME THE FARM BREEDING STRATEGY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT RAMS CLIENT SUCCESS NEWS...
  2. Defra Farming

    Local Nature Recovery in 2022

    Local Nature Recovery in 2022 Written by Robert Munroe Local Nature Recovery is the improved and more ambitious successor to the Countryside Stewardship scheme in England. It will pay for locally-targeted actions to make space for nature in the farmed landscape and the wider countryside...
  3. S

    Need to get rid of buttercups!

    I have masses of buttercups growing in my horse paddocks, could anyone point me in the direction of the right spray to kill them off with, thank you x
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    First time spreading fertiliser

    Hi new to this so any help would be much appreciated, spreading fertiliser for the first time in a John Deere at 540e pto. What rpm will achieve 540e on the clock? Or how many rpm is good enough to run a spreader? First time spreading , running the tractor on 540e at about 1700rpm but at one...
  5. topground

    SFI agreements Common land

    With the release today of information about SFI Common land agreements I had a look because I claim BPS on 100 acres of common land owned by the Parish Council. I am paid a proportion according to the grazing rights I hold which is limited to a number of head of cattle There is no commoners...
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    Carbon Calling 25th/26th June Penrith Cumbria

    Inspired by a visit to @Groundswell Agriculture in 2019 a handful of us farming in Cumbria thought could we do a mini version in the north with more of a livestock focus??! After two covid induced false starts, this year it's on! Sleastonhow Farm, Kirkby Thore, near Penrith is our location...
  7. Agriland RSS

    TB: RSPCA calls for cattle vaccination, not just badgers

    Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) is calling on government to place focus on cattle-based measures to reduce tuberculosis (TB) in cattle. The society make this remark, among others, in a statement released today...
  8. andybk

    Grazing wheat in winter , (golden hoof)

    This poped up on twitter , thought it might be interesting to anyone thinking of doing the same going forward , (i know its been threaded before but couldnt find relevant one )
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    Animal slaughter

    This chap was a tad unlucky in how it turned out but how many of us are aware it's illegal to shoot a farm animal? man-ordered-to-pay-nearly-6k-after-illegally-killing-cow_60459.html
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    Selling store cattle on Faceache? Being blocked.

    Have 14 store cattle for sale. Use Sell my Livestock, but we find that site does better for selling sheep where we are, not so good for cattle. Used Facebook in past, got blocked when tried it today. New FB policy? Now hear they might be doing the same to animal products (meat etc) too? Anyone...
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    Mobile Oopf

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    Grazing Cattle Parasites Survey

    I am a PhD student studying at the University of Liverpool, with the Institute of Infection, Veterinary and Ecological Sciences (IVES) supervised by Dr John Graham-Brown. My project focuses on parasitic infections of grazing cattle and is funded by the UK’s Biotechnology and Biological Sciences...
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    Grazing Cattle Parasites Survey

    I am a PhD student studying at the University of Liverpool, with the Institute of Infection, Veterinary and Ecological Sciences (IVES) supervised by Dr John Graham-Brown. My project focuses on parasitic infections of grazing cattle and is funded by the UK’s Biotechnology and Biological Sciences...
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    Cattle Grazing Cattle Parasites Survey

    I am a PhD student studying at the University of Liverpool, with the Institute of Infection, Veterinary and Ecological Sciences (IVES) supervised by Dr John Graham-Brown. My project focuses on parasitic infections of grazing cattle and is funded by the UK’s Biotechnology and Biological Sciences...
  15. AndrewG

    Water trough for rotational grazing

    Looking for a good water trough for rotational grazing cattle, I am using a plastic jfc one at the moment moving with the cattle with quick connects on the pipe. Quite often the cattle are knocking the trough making it overflow or messing with the pipe turning the ballcock, looking for any...
  16. S

    Lower lambing percentage

    Hello all, I have a few swaledale drafts which I put to the BFL and I sell a few mule gimmers in the backend. The ewes aren't caked all winter and just run on rough grazing but always scan 200% and lamb about 185% to 190%, with this being high for older ewes they need caked for 5 weeks prior to...
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    When to wean lambs?

    Started lambing 4th March, most lambed within a month. Welsh Mule ewes, Charollais tups. I have some PP keep to put ewes on and some nice seed grass for the lambs. 13 weaned pet lambs grazing with the flock seem to be doing fine and all the rest looking good too. Current grazing will only last a...
  18. Agriland RSS

    Parts of Co. Armagh on BVD alert

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland Parts of Co. Armagh are on Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) alert. This follows an upsurge of the disease on farms close to Markethill, Keady and Killylea. Over 70 initial positive results have been returned in six herds after ear tagging of calves this...
  19. muleman

    Wet May, plenty of hay.

    Only trouble is we are wanting to get a start turning cattle out, if the fields get poached up this time of year they are ruined for summer.
  20. milton-95

    Krm m2w problem

    Keep getting this message flash up Had a look under spreader but can see any plugs to take apart to check without taking boxes etc to bits , doesn't seem to be counting the area properly assume it's to do with this error too ? Anyone had this before and found the problem?
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