1. A

    "2nd Calver" not letting calf suckle

    Had a calf born yesterday to a 3 year old 2nd calver and she just won't let it suck. She didn't nurse a calf last year as it was born with a large umbilical hernia which we were unsuccessful at repairing. She seems to love this calf and it could suck her brisket all day but she won't let it...
  2. Sid

    Is BPS actually good value for money? Makes the £3 billion for BPS look like good value for the public ?
  3. G

    Buying a ram

    Wanting to buy a pedigree Texel ram this Autumn to go on about 30 pedigree ewes. Is it best to buy a lamb or a shearling? What are your views regarding the pros and cons please.
  4. oldoaktree

    Sunday morning sinking feeling !

    Just moving around 1st thing this morning and I get a call from the local equestrian centre “there’s some cows out on the road near you “ thankfully not mine so I call neighbour who has some fields next to me , not there’s quick look out with the pickup and I spot them in a gate way . 9 smart...
  5. tr250

    Stick or mig

    I’ve always had a stick welder and consider myself a decent farm welder but certainly no professional. I’ve been given a little mig welder and am struggling to get to grips with it it’s only 160 amp but I was hoping this was enough for Gate fabrication while I practice and the plan was maybe...
  6. O

    FARMERS’ SURVEY FOR MASTER’S DISSERTATION - Socio-economic evaluation of mixed farming system as an agroecological contribution to climate resilience

    Hello, my name is Olayele Oluwaseto and I am a master’s student at Coventry University. I am looking for small scale livestock farmers in the UK to participate in a short online survey. Small scale in this context is low input livestock farmers that practise organic farming and do not sell to...
  7. Agriland RSS

    LAA requests ‘continued patience’ as livestock markets retain Covid-19 protocols

    Written by William Kellett The Livestock Auctioneers’ Association (LAA) has reminded its members and clients that under current guidance, livestock markets should continue to operate on a business only basis, in line with the government’s Covid-19 roadmap, and following current biosecurity...
  8. Agriland RSS

    Northern sheep trade: Spring lamb prices strengthen

    Written by Michael Geary A strengthening of the sheep trade in the south was also seen up in the North this week, with spring lamb prices improving. Quotes for spring lambs in Northern Ireland (NI) plants strengthened this week to 630-640p/kg up to 21kg carcass weight, according to the...
  9. Greythundercloudys

    Big breeding sheep sale at ua, Stirling.

    Alsorts of sheep there tomorrow, yeld ewe hoggs etc, l wonder if alot will go for killing.
  10. ACEngineering

    Police Hit Cow

    I cant believe this actually happened😠 Posting for people that are not on facebook so wouldnt know. There is a video on facebook of a police vehical hitting a cow on purpose to take it down/kill it, but I'll let people decide if they want to try and find that themselves. Link to TVP facebook...
  11. Agriland RSS

    2 people arrested after dispute at Carlisle Limousin sale

    Written by William Kellett A man and a woman were arrested after a dispute broke out at a Limousin cattle sale at Borderway Mart in Carlisle. Police in Cumbria were called out to the dispute which occurred at around 8:50 last Thursday evening (May 6). A Cumbria Police spokesperson said: “A...
  12. T

    jcb tm 270 joystick part number???

    can anyone tell me what the mart number is of a single aux jcb joystick to fir a tm270 r reg i have found a few online but would like to double check JCB PARTS JOYSTICK (701/80424) all around £150 quid on ebay or dealers would this be the right stick to buy? from what i can tell its plug and play ?
  13. George from SJM Planning

    Land Price West Wales

    Hi all, Looking to make an offer on some grazing land in West Wales and I have been asked to make the initial offer but don't know where to start. The land is 4ac and has only been used for cattle grazing, it has never been cropped, it is wet throughout the winter and needs new boundary...
  14. hendrebc

    Mig welder advice please.

    I'm fairly competent at arc welding but have never used a mig or know anything about them. Are these cheap sub £100 ones any good? I don't see me doing much with it but I do need to fix a hole in the exhaust of an old tractor here so I've taken it in my head to do it myself because I can't do a...
  15. Chae1

    What % are you today thread?

    Shamelessly taken from @agricontract YouTube channel. But I wondered if it would be worthwhile to have a thread where members could put how there feeling and why. Be a sticky at top. Don't mind if others don't think it's a good idea and doesn't happen.
  16. Oneman37

    Rouge or Charollais

    Had my mind set on purchasing a Charollais ram to run with ewe lambs. But from working with some over the winter, put me off somewhat. They are mad and less settled than my other ewes. would a rouge be calmer ?
  17. teslacoils

    Will you keep wearing a mask when you don't have to?

    Looks like 22nd June is going to be "National Burn Your Mask And Hug A Stranger Day". But are you going to keep your on?
  18. F

    Announcement Tomorrow on Banning Live Exports and More Restrictions On Domestic Journeys

    Tomorrow there will be an announcement of the start of an eight week consultation on Live exports and all journey times for livestock. While this was flagged up by George "Useless" it is no surprise that another difficult issue is being put into the melting pot with our supposed leaving the EU...
  19. B

    Self employed gov grant

    I haven’t read up on this so don’t know the rules but we’ve a guy who claimed the self employed grants off the gov and is now got three more on the cards up to next April. As I said I haven’t read up on this but surely you can only claim them if you aren’t working? He’s worked throughout earning...
  20. Northeastfarmer

    Wool...what will you do with yours...

    Burn it Keep it till next year Sell it well it looks like it’s worthless what are people doing with theirs?