1. Hilly

    Line one Herefords

    https://www.fwi.co.uk/livestock/livestock-breeding/hereford-herd-grows-demand-with-line-bred-us-genetics Interesting artical for anyone wanting to understand and know about line one Hereford cattle .
  2. jondear

    Worst gate !

    Not done much contracting for a few years but today came across this ! Got me thinking I don't miss the getting to a farmers field and being first through with rake and trying to open a Contraption of a gap filler . Either not hung Tied up with string ! Not wide enough ! Some fence across the...
  3. Agriland RSS

    Grazing targets for replacement dairy heifers

    Written by Agriland Team The rearing of heifers contributes a significant cost to dairy systems, yet can be the most commonly overlooked component. Grazing targets play a key role in producing high-quality replacement heifers. The Irish dairy industry has experienced significant change over...
  4. pine_guy

    DIY AI and buying semen

    So this year for the first time we are going to do some AI. My headsman is AI trained and just had his refresher course. So we can buy whatever we want and not be tied to one company. The question is, having not bought semen before, where to go for it. We have spoke to semex as the rep called in...
  5. Agriland RSS

    Royal Highland Showcase reveals livestock entry figures for 2021 show

    Written by William Kellett The Royal Highland Showcase, in Partnership with Royal Bank of Scotland, has revealed excellent livestock entry figures for its sheep, cattle and goat classes. Over 1,100 entries have been confirmed for the innovative hybrid event, which takes place at Ingliston...
  6. S

    Mule gimmer lambs

    Hello all, I breed and Sell a few north england mule gimmer lambs and I have always tried to breed a smarter gimmer but like alot of smart gimmer lambs they are no where near as strong or long lasting as people say they where 30 years ago when they where out of a traditional type tups, so I was...
  7. Lofty1984

    Animal rights blocking Mcdonalds distribution

    https://apple.news/Ana0oHKUNRoy4DcvsfGd9-Q Why are they continually alowed to disrupt businesses and basically do as they please under the illusion that we farmers are destroying the planet 😡😡
  8. Ffermer Bach

    "Animal Rights" activists & McDonalds

    https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/national/19321847.animal-rights-activists-stage-blockades-mcdonalds-distribution-centres/ Heard it on radio 4 just now, of course they have got their message across, the presenter said something about meat and milk destroying the environment, so another...
  9. Aspiring Peasants

    8 month winter?

    Came in from feeding cows etc and realised they are now into their 8th month inside having come in on the 15th October. I don't think they will be out much before June after yesterday's rain. Not so many years ago they would be out well into November and go back out early May. But in recent...
  10. NADIS News Feed

    NADIS - Grass Staggers (Hypomagnesaemia)

    Milk Fever (Hypocalcaemia, Parturient Paresis) The average annual incidence of milk fever in UK dairy herds is estimated to be approximately 7-8 per cent but individual farms may have a much higher prevalence when calving at pasture. Milk fever is more common in older dairy cows but can also...
  11. Agriland RSS

    Oxbury launches Flexi-Credit Milk Cheque scheme

    Written by William Kellett Dairy farmers can now access flexible finance to ease cashflow at challenging times of the year, following the launch of Oxbury’s Flexi-Credit Milk Cheque. Operating in a similar way to an overdraft, but easier to set up and on more competitive terms, Flexi-Credit...
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    Northern Ireland farm wins inaugural British Friesian Herd of the Year Award

    Written by Rachel Martin A Northern Ireland dairy farm has been named the winner of a new UK-wide award for the best British Friesian herd of the year. Castledale herd, which is owned by Gordon and Gavin Stockdale and family from Lecale, Co. Down, has been named the first British Friesian Herd...
  13. F


    Have finally bought some pedigree cows and calves with a few more to come, i know its an expense but how much hassle is it register and keep these cattle pedigree and their next calves. This is only a small herd (25ish) cows to clear up fields a cannot cut for my haylage business,I’m not...
  14. James Sagar


    I'm wondering if anyone has experience with Shorthorns and/or NDS and could tell me about them? Interested in a good grazing cow with quality milk, and being in Lancashire I thought of these (unless there's another traditional northern dairy breed?) Thanks, James
  15. Farm Business RSS

    New flexible finance to ease dairy farm cashflow

    Written by John Swire Dairy farmers can now access flexible finance to ease cashflow at challenging times of year, following the launch of Oxbury’s Flexi-Credit Milk Cheque. Operating in a similar way to an overdraft, but easier to set up and on more competitive terms, Flexi-Credit allows...
  16. MX7

    European Countries Winter oilseed rape yield data sources?

    Out of interest, I have been trying to find historical , winter oilseed rape yield data from European countries , on the internet with out much success. Any suggestions how I might find the information would be useful? If any particular countries average rape yields are consistently above the UK...
  17. J

    Beef shorthorn x Fr Heifer calves

    Hi, looking for peoples thoughts on some calves I've bought ages ranging from Feb 2020 to June 2020 and wondering how many would put them to the bull/AI this year and what would you put them to?
  18. Beef farmer

    Cake Price Tracker

    Whats the collective thinking? Few options for this winter, none of them very exciting! Buy your cake wrong and milk price slip 4p and it wouldn't be that great! Stick or twist, who knows where the price is heading. People saying a bit of rain and the price of raw materials will fall, In a...
  19. beardface

    John Deere 5115 r

    What's people's thoughts on these? Off to look at one with just over 2k on clock this week. Looks tidy, new boots too. Anything I should ask about?
  20. Jerry

    Lucerne for sheep

    These dry springs are starting to get to me and I need a decent option to make fodder for winter use. Anyone one fed wrapped lucerne to in lamb ewes on over winter roots and after lambing on grass? I have a field that is a dry light field that I think might suit it as a crop for 3 years as a...