1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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 -...
  4. 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
  5. Seth470

    Wanted Weaned Bull Calves

    Wanted Charolais, Limousines, Aberdeen Angus, Herefords Bulls roughly 4-5 months old Dont Mind Crosses.
  6. 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...
  7. 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.
  8. 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...
  9. 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.
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. Dan Powell

    Pedigree recording with multiple sires

    How do other people record pedigree information when running more than one bull with a group of cows? Do you guess the sire or DNA test or what? I'm not selling breeding stock at the moment, but want to maintain pedigree status so I can do in the future.
  15. L

    Roan Calves

    Looking to breed a few roan calves, anyone know the best way to go about this.
  16. pikey

    Mulching machine

    I’ve just planted up a hazel orchard into grassland , the trees are guarded up to 600mm using mesh guards, I want to mulch them to suppress the grass and boost fertility, looking to mechanise the process as there are quite a number of trees. So looking to buy a trailed mulch spreader, capable of...
  17. D

    Any Future.

    Been in the indrustry since i was 14 now 51. The constant bombardment from organisations, groups and people i ask myself is there any future in this indrustry?
  18. Agriland RSS

    Beef Focus: Sticking with traditional suckler breeding in Co. Cavan

    Written by Agriland Team When you walk into the suckler housing belonging to Brian Brady from Co. Cavan, there are no signs of your typical commercial Limousin, Simmental or Charolais cow. Instead, the shed houses good traditionally-bred Angus cross cows with a mixture of Shorthorn breeding...
  19. J

    Custom gs4 mix

    I'm after some opinions on what I've put together in my head after some thought on a herbal ley mix to hit the gs4 specification, I havent seen a mix that I'm 100% happy with and suits my needs, far too many seem insistent on adding crap like oxeye daisies into the mix. In my head I've come up...
  20. Agriland RSS

    Getting suckler cows back in-calf after calving this spring

    Written by Agriland Team The calving season is well underway on some spring-calving suckler herds, so the of the management breeding season may not be on the top of priorities at the minute. However, it will soon be poking its head around the corner for suckler farmers. Obviously, the goal is...