1. spin cycle

    complicated toxo question

    SO....long story,,,,as always :rolleyes: about a month ago i read an agriland story on here that toxo is present but undetected on 66 % of farms......that set me thinking back to last lambing.....was lamb% down a little?,,,did we have more weak lambs than we should?.....i contacted the vet...
  2. Wooly

    Light Goods Commercial Vehicle insurance

    As both my trucks are due for insurance renewals, who do you lot use ............ and an idea of the cost, as mine appear expensive ! I have been quoted £1300 for two newish trucks, 3 named drivers over 25, on limited mileage. Does appear expensive when my car is £200
  3. P

    Returning a pickup

    Ordered a new pickup dec 2020, arrived 30th June, electrical problem and air bag fault on way home from dealership. They came to collect the pickup after 3 or 4 calls, they wanted me to book the car in rather than come to collect it. They left me with a car not a pick-up and kept mine for 3 or 4...
  4. Steevo

    Why won’t Brits pick vegetables for £30 an hour?

    Why won’t Brits pick vegetables for £30 an hour? Agricultural wages are rising sharply, but farmers struggle to find staff. How hard can the work be? ByHelen Chandler-Wilde17 October 2021 • 5:00am News Headlines News stories personally picked just for you Sign up Last year, with the pandemic...
  5. G

    Subaru Outback

    Are these any good?
  6. S

    Stolen equipment may not be far away

    Recently I said here that I had tools and welding generator stolen.. well there is a possibility it's not gone far but I am not sure how to proceed, contacting police will be waste of time and it's not a good idea turning up on this person's yard and say have you stolen my equipment
  7. solo

    Union Workers on strike in USA .

    John Deere factories affected by this . Not just the UK having employee problems.
  8. T

    Are Contractors rates having to go up.

    Due to the hike in machinery and fuel costs along with the increase price in electricity and the standard of living.We do a small amount of contracting and grain drying and I feel we will have to charge more to make it worthwhile. Thoughts ?
  9. Mattyp64

    Ford tractor advice

    Hi first post here and new to farming so be gentle. I just went to look at a Ford 4630 2wd tractor with a Trima 1090 loader. Has anyone had any experience with these, any known problems and some idea of what the loader can lift? Many thanks
  10. B


    every TV news brings stories of yet more job vacancies? Latest being the other night on the news it said the care in the community sector is over 100,000 short of workers for jobs ? Does anyone on here remember the dark days recessions of the early 1970s/80s when for every job vacanicy their was...
  11. M

    Cost of contract sheep work

    What the going rate for sheep work just labour per hour for drenching tagging penning up at shearing?
  12. Aspiring Peasants

    The positive thread

    Having flicked through the forum this morning I came away feeling quite negative. There is a lot of worry and uncertainty about and a lot of biased reporting by the supposedly neutral BBC. I have no quarrel with posters highlighting this information because it can't be ignored. However there...
  13. JP1

    Chris Packham to deliver petition to rewild Balmoral today

    I gather Chris has called upon the Royal Family to take the lead in rewilding I heard a clip where he stated that Balmoral’s 60000 acres are “barren” and should be turned in to a temperate rain forest...
  14. Andrew1983

    Straying stock

    So last week we had a call to say heifers out, went and put them in, then 3 days later we get a call from a house to say they had been in their garden, direct neighbour to our property who have had plenty favours from us in the past. The place was a total jungle of long grass and trees but they...
  15. Bald Rick

    High Wage Economy

    Some of us aspire to earn more but if we are to believe the vision of our Dear Leader of a High Wage, High Skill economy where is the money coming from? We as farmers are, in the main, price takers so there is very little room for increasing wages as we often have no clue to our income on a...
  16. Chris F

    AHDB put all Red Tractor funding on hold

    Back in March, the AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds voted to stop funding Red Tractor and then chose another project to use those funds for. This was around £40k that was stripped from Red Tractor. It was stated by AHDB that this was nothing to do with the imports issue, but the timing suggests it...
  17. F

    I'm getting a bit afraid now ............

    First light on Saturday we were trying to locate 40 plus cattle that had, I won't say escaped, as "let out" would be correct. We did get them altogether again after they visited the housing estate - didn't like that so came out again, were on their way to the village playground but we managed...
  18. B

    Skills Shortage Will This Story Ever End?

    This keeps on coming up? latest this morning on breakfast TV stating by 2025 the UK will be over 200,000 short of construction workers, ie. bricklayers, carpenters etc etc? Why oh why dosnt the govt make it a priority to try to tackle this ? its not that suddenly its happened? It needs tackling...
  19. N

    Vets /Doctors

    Enough to make you cry,family member very ill not covid,told they would need a PCR test to see the doctor.Telephoned the vet as cow unwell guess who got treated first. Told up to 72 hours for PCR results ,so even after having your injections we are not safe.
  20. Y

    Vermin taken care of

    Hello all, I’m Lee, a 44 year old Youth worker who would like some permission in the West Midlands to shoot vermin, can in exchange give help, advice and guidance on all thing Young people related, be it work, careers, FE drugs, gangs etc feel freee to message me Thanks in advance