1. D

    Male dairy calves wanted

    Looking for black and whites with good frame size. Holstein Friesian calves not cross bred jersey calves. Ready to take in 2/3 weeks time. Batch of 15 now then a batch of 20 later in the summer. Area within a 30 mile radius of Tiverton/mid devon. Please PM if you have anything along these lines...
  2. davidroberts30


    If say had 40 suckler cows and usually run a bull but bull no longer a option. Could house cows for few days,estrumate them and tail paint them and have AI on speed dial for 2 to 4 days later🤷‍♂️ How successful would that be?
  3. C

    Autumn calving cow milk yields

    I would be interested in hearing opinions on target milk yields of autumn calving cow calving September/October and going to grass last week of March early April depending on weather After turnout in the spring Would you go for a higher yield where the cow gets grass and cake or lower yield and...
  4. cowcrazy

    Hoilstein Friesian bull for sale PLI £697 +0.32%BF

    Holstein Friesian bull for sale ideal for Spring calving herd sired by AltaCabot Genomic PLI £697 +0.32% BF 0.13% Protein +7.1 Fertility -23 cell count +1.32 udders +1.01 Legs and feet + Body Condition 20 mths old BVD tag and tested free. Will breed non extreme cows narrowly missewd out on going...
  5. Agriland RSS

    Holstein UK CEO Sue Cope passes away

    Written by Agriland Team from Agriland Sue Cope, the chief executive officer (CEO) of Holstein UK, passed away yesterday (Wednesday, May 11) after a short battle with an undisclosed illness. Holstein UK announced her death with “great sadness and regret” in a company statement today...
  6. S

    Saler or lim x British friesian

    Currently running saler cows put to the Charolais bull but have got the chance of some lim x British Friesian heifers. Just wondering which people think will produce the heaviest Charolais calves, the best would be sold straight off the cow and the rest to be sold as yearling stores. I remember...
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    Three more judges confirmed for UK Dairy Day

    Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland The more judges have been confirmed for UK Dairy Day 2022, taking place on September 14, in Telford, Shropshire. David Winnington, Laura Sales and Eddit Barrett will complete the event’s judging lineup by determining the best of the coloured breeds...
  8. Agriland RSS

    Gold Cup winners to open their farm to the public

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland One of the UK’s highest ranking dairy herds is opening its gates for the renowned Gold Cup Open Day on July 5 at Stapleford Abbotts, near Romford, Essex. The event, which historically attracts thousands of dairy farmers and industry representatives...
  9. W

    Wanted calves

    I’m looking to take on around 50 calves in June and would prefer to buy private.Any breed considered and would need to be in Devon let me know if you have anything
  10. J

    Can I do anything with only 5000 m2? Dexter?

    Hi all, I'm afraid I already know the answer to my question, but I wanted to see what experiences you have! I've been dreaming of getting my own cattle forever, and enjoyed helping my neighbour with his small herd of approx. 15 Herefords for a couple of years now. I only have half a hectare...
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    American judge confirmed for UK Dairy Day

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland Holstein UK is delighted to announce that Adam Liddle from Argyle, New York will cross the Atlantic to cast his professional eye over the 2022 National Holstein Show at UK Dairy Day. Adam and his wife, Nicole, own and operate Liddleholme Farm with...
  12. Jerseyjames

    Jersey cross ,

    Currently milking danish jerseys , pure Considering going dow the crossbred route, Wondering what size of an animal I’d end up with crossing the jersey with a Holstein ?? housed intense ish system
  13. R

    Are Hereford x Cattle unpopular

    Hi, I recently sold my 12month old Hereford x Heifers at market after having them indoors for 6 months over the winter with the associated costs of cattle nuts, hayledge and straw. Other breeds of cattle at the sale of the same age and same condition/build were fetching 50% more than my...
  14. gone up the hill

    Dairy farmers quitting the industry in high numbers.

    Where will the Milk come from going forwards? In my own very local area 3 dairy farms have gone or are about to sell the herd in the last 12 months, all three have been driven out by the low returns for the amount of work and/or the investment needed to carry on milking not being worthwhile...
  15. Farm Business RSS

    Captain regains position with top enviro-credentials

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Young sire, Genosource Captain, regains his leading position in the Holstein breed’s genomic rankings, published today (April 5) by AHDB Dairy. Reclaiming the position he held through the whole of 2020 and most of 2021, he now has a Profitable Lifetime...
  16. Lallemand Animal Nut.

    Getting the most out of grazing this spring

    Getting the most out of grazing this spring Harnessing the full value of grass at turnout provides a prime opportunity for dairy farmers to boost margins and will prove particularly crucial this year as input costs remain at an all-time high.
  17. Jerry

    That smell…

    You know that smell….the one from rotten lambs! 🤢🤢 How come even with long gloves on your hands still stink???
  18. J

    Fleckvieh as a beef sire

    Right, hear me out on this one... Looking to place my semen orders fairly soon and been having a think Used limousin as my beef sire last year on the cows, but I've had an idea of using conventional fleckvieh this year. Reason being any bulls born will be decent enough to rear (probably worse...
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    Royals sample Irish food during trip to Cahir Farmers’ Market

    Written by Megan O'Brien from Agriland His Royal Highness, Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall visited Cahir Farmers' Market in Co. Tipperary today (March 25), where they met with local food producers from across the county. County council employee Deirdre Hayes dubbed...
  20. M

    Labour Cost per Litre

    Can anyone point me in the right direction, I'm trying to find comparable labour costs per litre for different systems. We run a 250 Holstein cow autumn block system, and I need to show the directors how we compare against other systems and wether we should try to increase yield or take a more...