milk yield

  1. Cab-over Pete

    Is The Whole Job Just Completely Buggered?

    Aye-up, I’ve had three similar conversations lately: First, a 420 acre place that finishes beef cattle, in total about 800 per year. No mortgage or rent, couple both do the work with a part time lad and some contractors, can’t afford to put the lime on this year. Not a customer of mine, but...
  2. Henarar


  3. D

    Any research into predicting birth weight of lambs

    My fault entirely, some of our lambs have been too big this year. Causing pain for ewes, lost some lambs, extra antibiotic use, some prolapses etc. Predictable, never had so much winter grass, drier than average winter, plenty of veg waste to feed & no wastage of nuts when feeding ewes on the...
  4. Farm Business RSS

    The M2erlin just got smarter: new app allows remote monitoring of milking robots

    Written by JohnSwire Fullwood Packo has launched a smartphone app which enables dairy farmers to remotely monitor the performance and functionality of their M2erlin automatic milking systems, enabling them to make swifter and smarter management decisions to the benefit of herd productivity and...
  5. Farm Business RSS

    ‘Tractor Wheel of Life’ gives farmers a quick way to take the pulse of their businesses and...

    Written by JohnSwire Two problem-solving approaches popular in other industries have been adapted by a West Country consultant to help farmers. The ‘Tractor Wheel of Life’ and the concept of ‘tame’ and ‘wicked’ problems can help farmers address some of their biggest challenges, says Mike Rowe...
  6. D

    Ewe Mastitis

    We seem to have a lot of it this year, much worse than previous years where we would have a few cases after lambing but never before or at lambing as with this year. Just starting lambing now after a fortnight of wet cold muddy weather. Ewes came off turnips before the weather turned wet. But...
  7. A

    Pre lambing worm

    Probably opening a can of worms here (excuse the pun!) but I worm sampled my ewes and the results are next to nothing certainly way below what the vet would reccomend worming for so they have said to just to a fluke dose. It goes against what I was always told but should i just trust the science!?
  8. Agriland RSS

    Just add water…could this simple trick improve your herd’s productivity?

    Written by Agriland Team Small changes are making a big difference for AHDB strategic dairy farmer Willie Baillie. After reviewing his nutrition management he made the decision to reduce sorting by soaking concentrates overnight. In just a few weeks he saw his milk yields increase by 1.5L/cow...
  9. trewern

    Lambing 2019

    I thought id keep the tradition and post a thread for lambing 2019. So we can all post our good and bad of lambing, some pics would be a good, ill be lambing 700 ewes this year, across two farms, 50 pedigree blue texel ewes, 300 pedigree Llyens, 150 Welsh mules to texel tup, and 200 texel...
  10. Bald Rick

    Infested ... and helpless. Ideas?

    Unbelievable. 2,000, 5,000, 10,000, more?? (Photo taken at 7.45am this morning) Never seen this number before & totally helpless. Running bird scare alarm, laser and bangers but they don't care anymore and frankly I have run out of ideas other than to feed towards dusk but I am doubting this...
  11. G

    Is there any future in suckler cows ?

    Just done my own benchmarking project, and was frightened by how much they are losing ,I thought we were doing a good job, up to date with everything, very shocked,
  12. 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...
  13. rc mx110

    Milk Price Tracker

    Why no milk price tracker thread? We have them for; Beef Lamb Feed Fert Combinables Sprays Fuel
  14. Great In Grass

    Countryside Seeds Ltd

    Countryside Seeds Ltd As of the 1st July a slight change to the business, it's become incorporated and with it a change of name. Farm machinery sales have not been a part of Farm Equip's business for a number of years and we felt now was the time for a new name to reflect more of what we do, so...
  15. 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...
  16. N

    Robotic milking

    Chips, Happy cows, Kevin and everybody else who is Robotic milking - your updates, thoughts, experiences and ideas were much appriciated. Please feel free to continue!