1. B

    Advice and/or tips

    Had a cow to c-section on Monday night, all well but obviously cow needs a course of pen strep but she has turned very nasty to the point I can’t even get her in a crush and am obviously bothered not to damage her wound by hassling her too much. Has anyone any advice on how I can get her...
  2. O

    Easy calving A.I bull

    Looking at getting some limousin semen from genus or cogent for some Angus and limousin X heifers, any recommendations? Must be easy calving, or any other breeds?
  3. Cmoran

    Dexter limousin cross

    I’ve just purchased a short legged dexter in a fit of madness!! I’m going to put her to my limousin bull (1000kgs) we never had to pull a calf in the 5 years I’ve had him will the dexter be ok to calf from him?
  4. Agriland RSS

    Strict Covid-19 controls in place for Stirling bull sales

    Written by William Kellett United Auctions’ strict regulations and security controls with regards to Covid-19 will continue for the May Stirling bull sales, in line with Scottish government guidance. The auction will see 248 pedigree bulls and females put forward for the live sales at Stirling...
  5. cattlemadpembs

    Suckler cow enterprise question

    Hi We are quite new to the suckler cow businesses after being in stores for 8 years. We have now had 26 cows calves with strong calves at foot. What do you find the most profitable...?? Sell the calves off the cows?/sell the cows off alone?/ sell cows with calves at foot? They are all hereford...
  6. M

    Farms for sale

    As we enter into the busy time of year for farm sales, is everyone seeing an increase in farms in the local area or are people sitting tight? Recent years have seen a drop in farm sales with uncertainty surrounding Brexit and Farm support. Now with all this a lot more certain, will we see an...
  7. C

    Calf disbudding service

    Hi I’m looking for someone to come and disbudd 20-25 calves 3-6weeks old...Iv only just started calf rearing so Iv not got the irons or a crate bought yet.. Can anyone recommend anyone please
  8. Henarar

    Extra costs for pedigree bulls

    Over the years on TFF extra costs for producing pedigree cattle has been discussed, I have made no secret of the fact that I didn't think the extra cost was that much over the cost for society membership and animal registration fees. I thought that over the years as we produced more pedigree...
  9. Old Tip

    Limousin Society

    I noted with intrest the recent statement by the chairman of the Limousin society re abuse of its staff on social media. I know there have been some strange goings on but didn’t realise it had got that bad. Being a board member and trustee of a few organisations it seems the folk with off centre...
  10. Bald Rick

    Farming and the ageing process

    Comments in the H&S thread got me thinking as I’m now within a few months of turning 60. I suppose I am increasingly a bit of a liability. I won’t drive tractors unless forced to but any machine has to be hitched on for me; Mechanical jobs take me longer as I like to get everything just so -...
  11. O

    Pelvic measure.

    Looking at keeping some Angus and limousin bulling heifers back this year. We've never pelvic measured before, but would like to know is it worth the expense and does it reduce calving problems? Tia
  12. Seth470

    Wanted Weaned Bull Calves

    Wanted Charolais, Limousines, Aberdeen Angus, Herefords Bulls roughly 4-5 months old Dont Mind Crosses.
  13. Clive

    Things that would improve farm safety ?

    This industry has a tragic safety record, what can we all do that may improve this ? lets use this thread for suggestions ? some maybe unpopular with others (I know mine will be !) but surely we can’t continue watching so many loose their life’s trying to produce a bit of food my top 3...
  14. E

    Worcester Aberdeen Angus sale 3rd April.

    I know they aren't everybody's cup of tea on here (naming no names) but is anyone going this Saturday? We have 2 bulls entered and I'm sure there will be a lot of good cattle there.
  15. ADHDan

    a native cross to suit saler cows or?

    long story short, me and my father used to milk dairycows, were lowland farm, east midlands, we stopped milking for various reasons but rather then sell the herd i retained our britishblueX & herefordX heifers and AI'd the dairycows with sexed stabiliser and salers semen in our last year to give...
  16. FarmerDanny1989

    Sussex cattle

    I’m looking for a few new stock bulls and Iv came across the Sussex breed to which I like the look of, but i know nothing about the breed. Are these cattle good to finish or sell at stores? Any information would be greatly appreciated.
  17. FarmerDanny1989

    Which breed of stock bull?

    Interested to know people’s opinions on which breed of stock bull they use and why? What they put them over, there kill out grade and %. Iv currently 4 lims, 2 blue, 2 Charolais, 1 shorthorn, but I’m finding my lims to wild even tho there hand bedded daily, so looking to change breed. I’m...
  18. S

    Off farm income

    Hi all, I've posted a few threads on here recently asking for advice on a farming career, so thank you to everyone who has contributed. Just wondering, approximately what proportion of livestock farmers have off farm income? Is it relatively normal for livestock farmers to have day jobs...
  19. FarmerDanny1989

    Fattening bulls

    Is there a demand for young fattening bulls? Iv always cut mine a few days old but fancy trying to leave a few whole. I sell 50% of mine 10/11 months and the rest I finish at home. Usually get U/R grades. What grades would you get with bulls? Most are lim/blue/AA few shorthorn cows, all sired by...
  20. L

    Which Limousin bull?

    Currently run 2 Limousin bulls one gets well off any type of cow the other gets well off better end cows. Both go back to Willodge Vantastic one is a Claragh Franco bull. Just wondering where to start looking breed wise for another bull. Fancy the Plumbtree Fantastic breeding next but not...