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  1. Bald Rick

    Lord Deben / Selwyn Gummer is ....

    ... a tosser. Unbelievable. His latest wheeze to combat climate change is to suggest that villages don't need street lighting as we are country folk so can use a torch. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-58585374 Just demonstrates how "they" don't give a toss about those of us who...
  2. F

    Suffolk mules

    I normally buy texel type mules but am considering some Suffolk mule ewe lambs out of north country mules. Any views good, bad or indifferent welcome .I wouldn't be tupping them as lambs but would run them on.
  3. newhollandcruzr

    Seagulls !!!

    Hi guys just wondering if anyone has a good way of stopping the bloody things eating my little soil conditioners !! ??
  4. Andrew.j

    Looking For Work Assistant Shepherd/Lamber/Cattle Stockman Position Wanted (Scotland Area)

    Hi I am available and seeking a mixed varied farm estates position, undertaking assistant shepherd- lambing shepherd, assistant cattleman beef sucklers, any other aspects of general mixed livestock husbandry, aspects of farmed- wild deer management husbandry, gamebirds- wildfowl husbandry...
  5. S

    Tupping indoors

    Anyone tried it? We’ve a flock of several Lleyn ewes, we single sire mate about 800-900 ewes and don’t physically have enough fields, nor enough grass wintering available on other local farms. So thought I might try tupping them indoors on good silage and a little feed. Then turn them back out...
  6. crazy_bull

    Is a lumpy bag a reason to Cull?

    I’m not talking about the udders that are like a bag of spanner’s, they are an obvious red stripe (red means dead). what about the young ewes with the odd ping pong ball sized lump in the bag or one ‘tenticle’ feeling hard in the bag. Not really sure what to do with those. seem to have a lot...
  7. M

    Ewe with urin stains around her back end.

    Sorting through some gimmer shearlings to keep. I noticed ewe with really bad orange/brown urine stains around her back end? Is this something of concern? should I keep her??
  8. G

    Guy Smith's response to FW article on AIC rules.

    What's he talking about. I don't get his argument. We say we want AIC to allow UK grain to have same intake requirements as imports. Guy is waffling on about government, neonics, and watering down RT rules to lowest common denominator is bad. We're not talking about lowering RT rules, we're...
  9. Farm Business RSS

    How to body condition score ewes ahead of tupping

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business As tupping time approaches, sheep farmers can optimise their flock performance using body condition scoring (BCS), says Emily Hall, technical specialist for Net-Tex. “Body condition scoring is an easy to implement and valuable tool to evaluate what...
  10. Greythundercloudys

    Who is going to kelso.

    I'm not, to soft for my place, but who's going and what's on the shopping list, supposed to be all outside no big tents this year. Should be a good sale, cabbage feed Suffolks anyone.
  11. S

    Glyphosate again

    https://off-guardian.org/2021/09/02/a-message-to-the-eu-address-the-real-public-health-crisis-by-banning-glyphosate/ I am not sure what to make of this piece, does it have any merit or is based on nothing? I like most use it but worry there may be more downsides than we've been made aware of...
  12. S

    Why can't wind fallen trees be cleared?

    I know of 2 estates where wind fallen trees cannot be cleared but I don't know why
  13. J

    Can I remove sponges on day 13?

    Just a quick question, can I remove sponges and give them their PMSG on day 13. if anyone knows that answer. Thanks
  14. M

    Best (simple) CCTV system

    I know the question has been asked before but wanting some up to date info. Any recommendations for a simple but effective farm CCTV system. Around 6 cameras dotted around the farm, viewable on phone or pc, ideally recording anything untoward. I'm not a total tech novice but am a bit of a...
  15. W

    Charolais ram to a texel mule

    Hi so I’ve recently bought some nice texel mule ewes and a Charolais ram just wanted to ask if this would make some nice lambs
  16. C

    Ross Lleyn sale.

    Watching the sale live. RB RG Williams (Live). Some very nice yearlings going through around the £200 mark.
  17. Agriland RSS

    What weight should my ewe lambs be at breeding time?

    Written by Michael Geary from Agriland Like every other year, the last few weeks have seen sheep farmers very active and keen to get a hold of ewe lambs – whether it be at special sales or at general mart sales – as thoughts turn to the breeding season. Some farmers have the intention of...
  18. Just because

    To late for stubble turnips?

    Is it to late to plant last of stubble turnips or would I just be better of planting rape/ kale hybrid??
  19. Jensen04

    Should i breed of ewe lambs at 6 months?

    hi, i have 7 ewe lambs that are coming up 6 months, and I would like to breed off them, I've read a few things about it, but I would like some farmers advice if anyone can help? is it good or bad? is it possible?
  20. S

    Career change part two

    I first posted on here about 9 months ago asking about a career change into livestock farming, and since then due to my current circumstances I haven't been able to get started working in agriculture. However, it shouldn't be long now before I can start looking to get my foot in the door. I...
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