1. Cab-over Pete

    Ewe Off Her Legs.

    Aye up, We have a four year old ewe, fit not fat, not in lamb, bright and alert but struggles to stand and is wobbly on her legs for a few yards then flops down. She nibbles on a bit of ivy and takes a bit of grass occasionally, will drink from a bucket. She’s had AB, multivit, metacam...
  2. R

    What do you do when you're absolutely exhausted?

    Working every day from 6am until 8pm is taking a toll on me now, I feel exhausted all the time.
  3. B


    had a heifer calve ok on her own out in the field, thats the good bit then she just abandoned it didnt want to know? Got mother and calf into yard and mother into crush calf sucks all right, but mother still dosnt really want to mother it? Ive had it a few times over the years, most happens when...
  4. M

    JD x9 demo

    Wow 😯 what a machine. Friend had demo and It was doing nearly twice the speed of his own combine with the same size header, in the same crop, same field, same day and same drivers. The sample was a lot better as well. It looks a bit lexion complicated under the panels but what a serious bit of...
  5. glensman

    Soil test

    Just got soil tests back on a field I'm reseeding. We are a hill farm so land is average quality, the field has been cut once a year for silage and had a coat of manure (sheep bedding) afterwards for the last 5 or 6 years. The results are as follows. Ph 5.8 guideline 6.0 slightly low Phosphorus...
  6. jed

    Machinery operators beware!

    Anyone doing long hours on tractors or combine harvesters please be careful . Week last Tuesday whilst knocking the barley of about 8 at night I had a severe stabbing pain in the back of my calf just like you have when you have cramp in the middle of the night .This progressively got worse over...
  7. B

    Removing caked on Magnesium Oxide from spreader

    Galvanised frame, stainless spinner and plastic (polyethylene?) hopper, covered in layers of dried on magnesium oxide. Any ideas? I don't have a steam cleaner so my only option is cold water pressure washer, elbow grease or some kind of magical chemical which will dissolve the substance and not...
  8. Farmdeals

    Farmdeals is the buying group for all farmers

    We have started a buying group for TFF members and readers so we can group together and get deals. It does not matter if you are in another buying group already - this one is free to join and has zero commitments. If the traditional buying groups were too expensive or restrictive for the way...
  9. D


    There you go. The nice Mr Dimbleby has set out how you need to stop your cows destroying the planet. Bring them indoors and fit methane capturing masks. Well done to the NFU. Top job you have done there in explaining why cows are part of the solution not part of the problem. Methane...
  10. D

    Bull float

    Will a bull float do to finish a concrete yard after a vibrating screed. What's the best type bull float to buy?
  11. D

    Stillborn calves

    We and the vets are struggling to answer why we are loosing calves this year, they are blonde and blonde cross cows/heifers with 3 different bulls used, some calves have been large but most are average sizes, the cows look well but not to over conditioned, they have all been bolused. Often...
  12. Agriland RSS

    Time to start thinking about drying off autumn-calving cows

    Written by Brian McDonnell from Agriland Autumn-calving cows are approaching the end of their lactations and are now at the point where farmers may be considering drying off some of the cows. A dry period is important for the following reasons: It allows for cows to build up body...
  13. DairyGrazing

    Maize fertiliser plan.

    How are people doing with their maize fertiliser? Type timing and total please. Have done it differently the last few years due to circumstance not plan. Always drill 25 units with the seed but have been an additional 25-75 units either trop dressing at 18 inches high or working it into the...
  14. M

    Potash Soil Deficiency

    Recent soil analysis is showing K levels at 0 on a lot of the cutting ground. PH around 6.0. The margins around the fields are showing good growth but can see where I’ve cut last year very clearly and the yields don’t look very promising! Is MOP the best long term option? And if so where would...
  15. Hilly

    Private water supply

    Turns out mine is acidic , which figures with the area , how do I correct ph in water supply ? Drop a lump of lime stone in storage tank or we’ll head , or is that mad idea 😂
  16. D

    Magic screed advice

    What do you need to look out for when buying a vibrating screed? What's a good size? 3 metre ?what do he think of the one in the link below? Or this one?
  17. CPM RSS

    Focus on nutrition for milling wheat bonuses

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham Growers of high quality wheat are being urged to consider applying a range of crop nutrients at the critical flag leaf stage, as bonuses up to £20/t are being offered for milling wheat with a protein content of 13% or more. Charlotte Cunningham reports. With...
  18. casemx 270


    I have recently started a new job after being made redundant after 20 years at Christmas time .I have suffered from anxiety a couple of years ago when facing a serious health issue and was taking medication for this anyway just before starting my new job the GP suggested that I reduce my...
  19. Agriland RSS

    Hit milling wheat bonuses by focusing on nutrition

    Written by William Kellett Growers of high quality wheat are being urged to consider applying a range of crop nutrients at the critical flag leaf stage, as bonuses up to £20/t are being offered for milling wheat with a protein content of 13% or more. With wheat prices currently sitting at...
  20. Agriland RSS

    FUW encourages people to celebrate World Milk Day

    Written by William Kellett The Farmers’ Union of Wales (FUW) is encouraging consumers across the world to raise a glass to milk – and other dairy products – on World Milk Day, June 1. World Milk Day was first launched in 2001 by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations...