milk yield

  1. Winklepicker

    Which forage harvester for longest chop length?

    I’m thinking of taking our forage harvesting back in-house again after some difficulty getting our contractor on time, I have the staff and most of the kit. I’m looking at buying a used forager but want a long chop length as our milk buyer is a cheese manufacturer and I am paid on milk solids...
  2. bobk

    Ivermectin , covid cure

    Commonly used in Asia , sounds well dodgy
  3. Direct Driller Magazine

    Agriculture Ethics: Charting the path to a Sustainable Future

    By Ralph Early ([email protected]) Part one of this two-part article on agricultural ethics set out a thesis which argued that the development of farming as an industrial activity during the 20th century, aided particularly by dynamic and commercially advantageous sciences and...
  4. M

    Rock salt

    Please could some kind person suggest best place for rock salt, Cumbria, bought locally but I'm sure there's someone on here who is competitive
  5. DairyGrazing

    Which cows to breed off.

    We've ended up with twice as many heifers as we need due to the effectiveness of sexed semen. It appears that farms are serving all their heifers and up to 3rd calvers with sexed then beef on everything older. Surely it is the old cows genetics we want to keep. As those are the ones that have...
  6. Agriland RSS

    AFBI warns of the risks of liver fluke infection this winter

    Written by William Kellett The Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) wishes to bring to the attention of farmers the need to consider the risk of liver fluke infection in cattle and sheep this autumn and winter. Using a forecasting system based on climate data, staff at the institute have...
  7. 1


    Can footvax be used with ewes going to the tup?
  8. L

    Milking cows for two years without calving

    Im strictly spring calving but this year i have 20 high yielding pure jersey cows and xs not in calf giving 15 to 20 litres .some are first calvers some 6th.Will they milk for two years i usually just cull but am abit short of replacement this year and keeping them would be a cheap alternative.
  9. F

    milk vending machine

    Whats the thoughts on milk vending machines? We're organic currently milking 120 cows, would like to expand the herd but getting extra organic land is difficult, so thought selling some of the milk we produce via vending machine could be an option.The farm isnt located near any town or village...
  10. Agriland RSS

    Choosing your sheep stock for the future

    Written by William Kellett An ambassador for a Welsh sheep genetic improvement project is encouraging farmers to carefully select rams and ewes in the flock as it has a major effect on the overall flock performance. As sheep and ram sales are in full swing, the Hill Ram Scheme is encouraging...
  11. Agriland RSS

    Pics: First ‘fully autonomous’ zero-grazing machine unveiled

    Written by Agriland Team The first concept for the fully autonomous harvesting and feeding of fresh grass has been launched by dairy robotics firm Lely – in the form of the Lely Exos. The Dutch-based dairy equipment giant says that, with this system, dairy farmers can “use the nutritional...
  12. Agriland RSS

    Average milk yield up by nearly 300L/cow

    Written by William Kellett Figures from Kite Consulting’s Milk Monitor Dairy Herd Costings show that average milk yield increased by nearly 300L/cow, in the year to March 2020, without a rise in feed rate. Milk solids also increased by 31kg/cow in this period, while feed costs fell by an...
  13. Farm Business RSS

    Farmers urged to monitor for early signs of BRD (Bovine Respiratory Disease) in dairy calves

    Written by John Swire Vets are urging farmers to monitor for the very early signs of BRD (Bovine Respiratory Disease) in dairy calves amid concerns that delays could cost farmers up to £772 per animal1. Research demonstrates that BRD affects 46% of calves before they reach nine weeks of age2...
  14. Farm Business RSS

    Maintain cow selenium status to help reduce SCC levels and offset the effect of falling farmgate milk returns

    Written by John Swire With UK farmgate milk prices maintaining a downward trend since the start of 2020, dairy farmers are being urged to maximise their contract returns by continuing to produce low somatic cell count (SCC) milk. And feeding protected selenium can help, says a nutrition expert...
  15. S

    autumn re-seeding

    time has come, again, for autumn re-seeds. Interested to know what, farmers are planning variety wise. Had some interesting discussions, recently with seed reps. We have had an awful 3dry summers, on the trot, and grass, has been very short, both in quantity and life ! Rep in this morning...
  16. J

    Power and machinery costs

    Hi all, just wondering for those who cashflow and yearly budget what you allow for this? Mine is currently forecast to be running at 6.4ppl and am just wondering if that's overkill? That includes doing all my own silage and most cultivations, the exceptions being, spraying, direct drilling...
  17. I thats it

    medicine recording app

    I presume there is one out there that is useful? Are there ones available that somehow link to bcms for tag numbers and if you ut in the medicine used it automatically works out the withdrawl periods. There's got to be an easier way. anyones experience would be great.
  18. Farm Business RSS

    Reducing infection pressure while staying in compliance with restricted drying off protocols

    Written by John Swire As more milk buyers are advising against blanket dry cow therapy, dairy farmers are turning to teat sealants to reduce infection pressure against mastitis. “The restrictions in the use of blanket dry cow therapy at drying off has resulted in many dairy farmers taking a...
  19. D


    Seen some recently and not sure about them. Has the holstein gone so extreme that the only way out for some is the Procross.What does everybody else think/ find ?
  20. Greythundercloudys

    Suffolk sheep, why did they go out of fashion.

    Why did this happen, we used to have 14 Suffolk when l left the school, not had one for at least 15 years, l suppose they are soft and do get shitty arsed no matter how often there dosed, but a good mule ewe with Suffolk lmb are nice to see and no bother with the weight either, they still sell...