milk replacer

  1. O

    Critique my basic sheep financials

    As per title. Basic calculations based upon inputs i can think of off the top of my head. Based upon purchasing 30 Easycare/Exlana ewe lambs in Year 1 and run as low input as possible in SW England. Retaining ewe lambs where necessary to replace culls/fallen stock. I have not priced in...
  2. F

    Milk powder

    I was thinking about trying once a day calf milk replacer, is it any good if so which are the better brands to try, thanks
  3. D

    Oaf in humans

    I hope not, but think I may have Oaf. I got kicked in the mouth, holding a ewes leg on Sunday morning for the shearer. It bled quite a lot & no time for any cleaning up. We did have oaf quite bad last year, but used oaf buckets & lots of salt this year & only one ewe seems to have any scabs...
  4. Northantsplants

    Pigs' blood?

    Hi I was wondering if somebody on here could point me in the direction of an abattoir where there may be significant volumes of blood being collected? Preferably in the East Midlands. We have an idea for a blood-based organic product, but unlike the standard blood-based products, it would not be...
  5. Agriland RSS

    Lakeland increases revenue by 20% to €1.3bn

    Written by Aisling O'Brien from Agriland Lakeland Dairies increased its revenues by 20% to €1.3 billion, according to the company's annual results for 2021 published today (Wednesday, April 13). The revenue growth was recorded across the processor's four operating divisions of Food...
  6. Fellstoflats

    Pregnant wife and cade lambs

    Hi all, After some advice/wisdom/opinion- My wife has stayed out of the lambing sheds, I'm changing and showering elsewhere before I come in etc, but I was wondering about giving her the cade lambs to deal with? They're on an electric shepherdess, so not directly hands on. Any thoughts...
  7. J

    Calf scour

    Hi all, had a heifer calf die today, she was 3 weeks old but was premature (about a month early) i noticed she didn't drink this morning and tubed her along with some electrolytes took her temp (normal 38 degrees so didn't give antibiotics) but was looking OK so was feeling hopeful I'd caught...
  8. Agri Spec Solicitor

    Best way to feed 4 day old orphan calf.

    Bad start to the day finding our third ever calf now aged 10 died overnight leaving a 4 day old calf. We need the calf to survive and today it wasn’t keen on milk replacer, just messing around and not sucking. Do we just persevere? Here are the other things which could help: In next pen today...
  9. Adeptandy

    Panorama

    Anyone watching ?
  10. Agriland RSS

    New rearing studies confirm significant surplus lamb margin earning opportunity

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland Two new independent rearing studies have confirmed that both small numbers and large groups of surplus lambs can be reared highly successfully on ewe milk replacer. The trial work, conducted at Harper Adams University (HAU) and Reaseheath College during...
  11. Farm Business RSS

    New rearing studies confirm significant surplus lamb margin earning opportunity

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Two new independent rearing studies have confirmed that both small numbers and large groups of surplus lambs can be reared highly successfully on ewe milk replacer. The trial work, conducted at Harper Adams University (HAU) and Reaseheath College during...
  12. Agriland RSS

    Lambing essentials for early-lambing flocks

    Written by Michael Geary from Agriland For some early-lambing flocks, the first ewe has dropped, while for others, it’s a case of just being patient. If you haven’t done so already, before lambing starts, it is important to stock up on a few essential items that will make life easier at...
  13. Agriland RSS

    Changes to zinc use in pig feed discussed at seminars

    Written by Breifne O'Brien from Agriland “There will be challenges but also great opportunities in the coming months for Irish pig farmers, given the upcoming changes in EU legislation surrounding zinc oxide (ZnO) use in pig feed, but farmers need to act now.” These were the closing remarks...
  14. spin cycle

    diary of a comedy sheep farm

    taking a cue from others with their own threads....and upon a suggestion of a friend whom i keep 'entertained':rolleyes: so today.....up at the sheds at 6am to check for lambings although we're not supposed to start for a month:banghead:....just a single....penned it up and back for school...
  15. Kiwi Pete

    "Improving Our Lot" - Planned Holistic Grazing, for starters..

    :oops: Eh up! The idea of starting a thread about Holistic management has been on my mind for ages, if I am honest. Lets start by me putting my cards on the table - I have NO formal training, NO books, and NO interest in starting big wars on which way is best. I do, however, completely and...
  16. G

    Milk replacer

    Milk replaced for sale Skim milk powder based Delivered anywhere in U.K. Within 48hrs £1200 per tonne Email [email protected] for more info
  17. jade35

    Arla

    Must be doing something right(y) Arla Foods UK ‏@ArlaFoodsUK 3m3 minutes ago WIN - The @BestFactory2016 Supply Chain Award is presented to Arla's Aylesbury site #bfa2016
  18. rc mx110

    Milk Price Tracker

    Why no milk price tracker thread? We have them for; Beef Lamb Feed Fert Combinables Sprays Fuel
  19. Cows 'n grass

    All things Dairy

    Last week i upgraded my phone from a Nokia nearly as old as me to the cheapest smartphone on the market so now i have the TFF App and find myself taking photos of everything. So i thought I'd start a dairy specific picture thread where people can post pics of cows, calves, bulls, parlours...
  20. TFF

    Beef / Lamb & Pig Price Tracker

    Another thread to help TFF members track prices. The official AHDB prices can be seen here: http://beefandlamb.ahdb.org.uk/markets/deadweight-price-reports/deadweight-cattle-prices/ Please include sale location in all your prices if it differences from the location on your profile.
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