1. C

    Aberdeen Angus x 4-7 months old

    Angus cross calves 4-7 months old. Mix of steers and heifers. Tb tested ready to go. Out of good Holstein cows. £455. Happy to answer questions or send more photos.
  2. Agriland RSS

    100-year-old family farm hosts Holstein Premier Herd Open Day

    Written by Agriland Team from Agriland A record number of people descended on Berry Holme Farm for the Holstein Premier Herd Open Day on Thursday, July 22. The event, hosted by Holstein UK, gave members and Holstein enthusiasts the opportunity to view the award-winning Berryholme herd which...
  3. Bojangles

    Shepherds pay?

    I may have to employ a full time shepherd soonish and was wondering what’s the going rate atm. house with job, needs own good dogs, 6 day week. I think they are usually underpaid?
  4. Hilly


    Why do we chop it ? Why can’t I just load trailers with handler run down row push up a heap load trailer tip in pit repeat ? Why bother with the expensive bit ?
  5. Hilly

    Change of career.

    Ever fancy a change ? If you couldn’t farm what would you do instead ?
  6. Agriland RSS

    Sloan Gold Cup Open Day to focus on embracing opportunities

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland The Sloan family, comprising son Robert, who farms in partnership with his mum and dad, Bryce and Anne, and wife Emma, will focus the Sloan Gold Cup open day on Thursday, August 5, around embracing opportunity. The day will look at how building on the...
  7. H

    culls deadweight grades

    What does a P-3 look like when living , sent cull holstein cows in deadweight all at of the palour . i would of called condition 3 so was suprised when they came P- with the best cow P-3 thou weighed 346 kg ?
  8. Agriland RSS

    UK Dairy Day set to go ahead on September 15

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland Organisers of the UK Dairy Day have announced that the show will go ahead on September 15 with additional Covid-19 safety measures in place following the latest government announcement. The UK Dairy Day team are doing everything they can to stage the...
  9. Agriland RSS

    Sizzling top price of 14,000gns at Summer Sizzler

    Written by Brian McDonnell from Agriland Last Saturday (July 3), the Summer Sizzler dairy sale took place on the Maineview Farm of Andrew and Caroline Kennedy in Ballymena, Co. Antrim. In total, the sale consisted of 61 lots from 31 vendors – with deep pedigree females consigned by some of...
  10. G

    looking for shorthorn beef calves

    Can anyone tell me where to look for shorthorn beef calves to rear
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    Dairy Focus: Prevention better than cure in Co. Antrim

    Written by Brian McDonnell from Agriland In this week’s Dairy Focus, Agriland made the trip to meet the McLean family on their dairy farm near Straid, Co. Antrim. Roy, his wife and their six children are currently milking 85 to 90 mainly Holstein Friesian cows, supplying milk all year-round...
  12. happycows

    Culls with foreign eartags.

    So now 85% of our cows have foreign eartags any ideas how to get the most for them once we have finished with them. Nice Fleckvieh x’s so should be worth a lot but everywhere you look they just want to rob them. last one we put in the freezer a few months ago. On the whole it’s been good but...
  13. H

    Rearing calves

    Trying to find a batch of calves for rearing that have NOT been through a market . Ideally not out of holstein cows . 100 miles radius of Hereford 1 month old +
  14. Farm Business RSS

    Studies Show How Genomic Test CLARIFIDE® Plus Boosts Herd Health & Profits

    Written by John Swire Results from a recent study into Genomic testing have shown it can significantly reduce the costs of animal health by reducing disease incidence and antibiotic use. It is also shown to increase profitability by accurately predicting the performance and health traits of an...
  15. Joshie

    Calf displaced abomasum

    Hi, Basically can calves get DA? Got a 3/4 month holstein bull calf which has heck of a belly and worried incase its a DA or if its just pot bellied. No other symptoms and eats and passes muck fine. Would there be other symptoms if it was Displaces Abomasum? Kind regards
  16. J

    The what jdunn55 has done wrong thread...

    I'm not going to list everything so far but if I dont move some of the discussion from the pictures thread I have a feeling @Princess Pooper might personally come down to cornwall to hang draw and quarter me... Before we get started, the only rule is there is to be no mention of the words...
  17. J

    Seeking to buy calves

    Wondering if anyone in the north of England is selling any calves at the moment. The only trouble I’m having is trying to find some that aren’t ridiculously expensive. Angus/Hereford/blues etc etc if possible Preferably out of fresian or Holstein/Fresian cows. Would have to be TB4 and...
  18. F

    End of the Road for Small Livestock Farms?

    I buy store cattle off some small local farms and always try to help them out with bull hire or dehorning and TB testing. Yesterday when I went to see some yearlings on one of these farms that is only around 50 acres of old established permanent grass and a reasonable shed, the owners said that...
  19. Bald Rick

    "Waddling inside ... to be squeezed dry"

    "... the milking cows in the field next door must waddle inside each night to be squeezed dry." So runs a sentence in an opinion piece by Alice Thomson in yesterday's Times, buried in an article that was challenging the governments agenda by prioritising bills to protect pets (The Animal...
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    New research will inform best
practice in the dairy industry

    Written by Lydia Turner New groundbreaking research is under way at Hartpury University to enhance the health, welfare and milk production of dairy herds and inform best practice in the agriculture industry. In the first study of its kind, Aisling Carroll, Lecturer in Animal Science at...