1. Jerry

    Ewe lambs….kill or keep?

    That age old question I guess….would love a crystal ball!! Got about 100 Lleyn ewe lambs running dry. Most pedigree and all performance recorded. Mix of home bred and bought in. They were averaging 40kg 6 weeks ago and been on good clover leys since. Handled a few today and far as butter now...
  2. R

    Advice on job change

    Hi I am looking at changing jobs i have been working for a contractor for 14 years and think its time for a change as now have a young family so contracting makes it difficult to see them at times. Im a bit of a Jack of all trades master of none sort of person. Has anyone been in a similar...
  3. M

    Rent on grass land

    What is going rent for 55 acres off grass land on a 5 year farm business tenancy worth. Single farm payment included. In the south east ?
  4. Agriland RSS

    Guidance on cow’s milk allergy may be fuelling overdiagnosis in infants

    Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland International guidance on diagnosing allergies to cow’s milk in babies may be fuelling the overdiagnosis of the condition in infants, according to a report by the British Medical Journal (BMJ) published today (Wednesday, December 8). “Guidelines...
  5. T

    Abreast parlour

    Hi looking to retrofit a Abreast parlour and dairy into our rented farm. A 6/6 to a 10/10 would fit. We are in Cumbria but willing to travel a bit. If a parlour was not available until spring it would be workable. Thankyou. 07813562201.
  6. S

    What is the best to do with uncut grass crop.

    I have been told I can take silage of a few fields that were not cut this year. I was going to get a flail topper in April / May and mulch the lot to feed the new crop. I have since been told that I would be better to cut and bale the crop in May for rough silage for the Highlands then bale what...
  7. MickyMook

    Farmer Time

    Hi All, I apologise if this is already a topic of discussion on here, but I haven't been able to find it. Following the editorial note in October's (or maybe November's) Farmers Weekly, I have signed up for the educational project "Farmer Time", that used to be called "FaceTime a Farmer". For...
  8. Farm Business RSS

    Anpario awarded UK patent for Orego-Stim, the composition of which reduces antimicrobial resistance in calves

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Anpario, the independent manufacturer of natural, sustainable feed additives for health, nutrition and biosecurity, has successfully been granted a UK patent for their leading phytogenic product Orego-Stim. The composition of which is effective in...
  9. 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...
  10. C

    Growing organic/low fert forage

    I'm a conventional dairy farmer... but like lots of us, have been looking at ways of growing enough forage with less/no synthetic fertiliser. Due to both economic and environmental considerations. For example herbal grazing leys and red clover silage leys. So Gabe Brown reckons he can grow...
  11. C

    Calculating forage budget per dairy cow

    So I'm doing a forage budget to figure out how much food I need to buy in for my dairy cows... Here are my "back of envelope" maths: Across 305 day lactation, assume 3% of body weight in DM as forage Across 60 day dry period, assume 2.5% of body weight in DM as forage So for a 650kg cow...
  12. H

    Situation Vacant Skilled Tractor/Combine Operator, General Farm Worker job - near Bath, North/East Somerset

    270 ha mixed farm seeks a tractor/combine driver and general farm worker to join a small family run team. We milk 110 pedigree British Friesian cows, calving all year round and supplying quality milk to a local cheese maker. All calves are reared on as either dairy replacements, or to be sold as...
  13. Barleycorn

    Excellent article about vegans getting ill.

    And in the Grauniad too!
  14. Scholsey

    Email invoices

    How many people have gone completely paperless? Got a few occasional suppliers with email invoices but just received one off feed company who spend 200k+ with a year, considering just had £17/t increase i dont see why i should become their secretary as well, we use xero but accountant still...
  15. Farm Business RSS

    Müller confirms 3ppl January milk price and 4ppl fixed price contract increases

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Dairy farmers supplying Müller who meet the conditions for Müller Advantage1 will receive a standard milk price of 33.00ppl2 from 1 January 2022, a 3.00ppl increase. Müller had already confirmed a 2.00ppl increase from 1 January in November and the...
  16. T

    Calf with Coccidiosis

    I have a 7 week old calf with cocci. The Vet has treated it with Trymox and after no change another vet visit, calf was given an epidural to stop it straining, something to help with stomach irritation, an antibiotic that also works on cocci.. Sorry can't mention names as can't read the Vet's...
  17. Fergieman

    Delaval error 4

    Does anyone else get error 4 on their MPC's ? New parlour fitted in 2015, fine for a couple of years then started getting error 4 showing. Delaval changed a few MPC's and then brought out a modification in the form of an error4 card. All fine again for a couple of years then start getting the...
  18. Agriland RSS

    Dairy markets remain strong but farmer margins impacted

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland Dale Farm chief executive Nick Whelan has confirmed that, despite dairy markets being relatively strong, milk volumes coming into processers across Europe are falling. Dale Farm paid a base price of 31.8 pence per litre (ppl) for October milk with...
  19. pellow

    What's the lowest temp into your tank?

    What's the lowest temperature anyone is getting the milk into the tank? Through an ice builder
  20. Agriland RSS

    Call for end to retrospective milk pricing in NI

    Written by Stella Meehan from Agriland The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) has urged dairy processors to end the practice of retrospective milk pricing for producers. This follows a unanimous decision by its executive to support calls for change. The UFU said this would be fairer and would bring...