1. DanM

    Buyers Commission

    What is the going rate to charge a customer for sourcing and buying sheep and then organising the transportation to their premises?
  2. Massey675

    A sheep enterprise partnership?

    Hi all… So I have about 130 acres of grass all pretty decent fenced no running water but I deal with that Now it’s not mowable accept from a few acres that happens to be mowable now does anyone know how to go about striking up some kind of partnership? Maybe; where a farmer supplies xxxx...
  3. Agriland RSS

    Autumn dairy sales return to Carnaross and Dungannon

    Written by Brian McDonnell from Agriland On Wednesday (September 15) Carnaross Mart hosted Taaffe Auctions’ dairy sale, with the sale being the first chance for buyers to purchase freshly calved heifers and cows this autumn. The sale consisted of 139 lots made up of freshly calved heifers...
  4. onthehoof

    Movement breach

    Had an email today to say I will be fined 3% of SFP for movement breach after inspection found I had sent sheep to Newark in January 2020 and not recorded the movement. Now I didn't sell any sheep in Jan 2020 and never sold any sheep at Newark ever! How do I sort this mess out?
  5. G

    Broken Mouth BF Ewes

    Have bought some broken mouth Lanark ewes (straight off the hill) this year to breed some mule replacements for myself. Was planning on grazing them on good grass till around Christmas then putting them on slats till they lamb. Is this a good idea putting BF ewes on slats? Or will they die for...
  6. Sonoftheheir

    100,000 pigs to be destroyed

    A Couple of weeks ago the news was reporting that up to 100,000 Pigs would have to be destroyed due to foreign labour shortage. Has it happened yet?
  7. NoHornsTaa

    Ewe with photosensitivity?

    I have a Teeswater ewe that has exclusively scabby ear tips and heels. There aren't any scabs anywhere else on her that I can see, and she isn't losing wool :unsure: No one else in the flock seems affected, just her. I've blue sprayed a couple of times to no effect, though it doesn't look sore...
  8. kfpben

    Lewis & Harris

    An e croitear a th’annaibh? Wife and I are heading up to Lewis and Harris next week, possibly via the Portree calf sales if she can be persuaded to ‘pop in for a cuppa…just for a look’. Is there anything we should see crofting wise? We are staying on the west side of Lewis. Peat cutting? Guga...
  9. spin cycle

    was i wrong?

    took daughter back to nottingham uni today....on way out radcliffe area....good wide road there was a jd with drill .....coupla cars behind him waiting to overtake.....i sat back another 30 yds out slightly ...i reasoned i could see ahead better than the two cars and when opportunity arose could...
  10. Smokey16

    Weighing lambs

    I dont know if I'm doing something wrong I took some lambs to market yesterday I weighed them Tuesday afternoon and they weighed between 42/45kg after market weighed them yesterday they said they weighed 38kg. So I checked my scales last night I put a mineral bucket on it and it came up with the...
  11. 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.
  12. Eden.Agri.AD


    I was always brought up being taught that only real farmers give luck. If I'm buying cattle/machinery.. I expect luck in return, my father has never sold an animal at the mart without crossing the buyers hand with silver. But it really is a thing that is dying out, I wonder will there be a time...
  13. Fragonard

    Hot or cold Pressure Washer?

    Are we better with higher volumes of cold water, or lower volumes of hot water? Cleaning machines, tractors etc Thanks
  14. Agriland RSS

    NI customers buy over 50,000 cattle from the Republic this year

    Written by Breifne O'Brien from Agriland Cattle buyers in Northern Ireland are making their presence felt at mart rings around the Republic this year, as over 50,000 head of cattle have been exported to Northern Ireland so far in 2021. According to figures from the Department of Agriculture...
  15. The Grinch

    Monster Cattle or Incorrect Passports ?

    Went to store sale at Leek on Saturday, couldn’t help but notice a run of cattle that were meant to be from 5 - 8 months old that looked more like 14 months. Am I missing a trick, is there some miracle feed out there ? Or maybe a miracle breed? Or do people just get their dates muddle up ? 🤔
  16. F

    What Markets in Mid Wales Wednesday Next Week?

    I am on a tour of England and Wales next week delivering and collecting Tups. I am looking for somewhere to stay between Telford and Aberystwyth on Tuesday night and have some time on Wednesday morning to see the local trade if there is a market on. Accommodation would need possibly for two...
  17. michael N123

    No need for a trailer test anymore?

    Is this true or fake news
  18. onthehoof

    Hawes Mart announcement- bit odd?

    Letter in FW - sounds like a public apology?
  19. 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.
  20. 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...