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  1. David.

    Using Dyna 6

    I would appreciate some insight into how to get the best out of the transmission on the 6480 we have just acquired, from seasoned users please. I mean from a practical hands on user perspective. I have scanned the handbook, but a pointer from someone well versed is probably better than...
  2. Macsky

    Anyone using Mayo 12 month bolus?

    As above, is anyone using the Mayo 12 month bolus? https://www.mayohealthcare.ie/product-details.php?ID=6&cat=2 Looks like good cobalt cover but less selenium. Be quite convenient just bolusing the once.
  3. M

    You won’t believe this

    My mate runs a beef and sheep farm. One of his neighbours has glamping pods which border my friends farm. Yesterday morning he gets a very irate couple in his yard going mad that his cows have been having s*x in front of their children. Apparently they’d gone mad at the glamping pod site owner...
  4. W

    New Red Tractor rules for 1st Nov

    Dear Red Tractor Member, We are pleased to outline what is changing in our revised farm standards, which come in effect from 1 November 2021. Please find a summary of key changes in your sector below. You will shortly receive a technical briefing in the post...
  5. D

    Worst holstein bulls that I,ve used

    Thought I,d share my disasters with you all, and would love to hear your experiences/ disasters
  6. N

    Sheep keep/ stubble turnips

    Thinking of putting stubble turnips in ,what is the going rate for sheep keep.not fenced.
  7. Agriland RSS

    Is A2 milk a mainstream dairy option for the future?

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland Producing A2 milk may well be a mainstream option for Irish dairy farmers in the not too distant future. A2 milk is a variety of cows’ milk that mostly lacks A1 beta-casein protein, and instead the bred cows mostly have the A2 form. Take Co...
  8. H

    Dairy sheep questions

    In the future I'd like a couple dairy sheep just for myself and my family. I have a few questions and any information is appreciated. The points I'm looking for in a breed are easy lambing and high fertility, temperature flexibility (summer here is 30c and winter is -6c), disease and parasite...
  9. Agriland RSS

    100-year-old family farm hosts Holstein Premier Herd Open Day

    Written by Agriland Team from Agriland A record number of people descended on Berry Holme Farm for the Holstein Premier Herd Open Day on Thursday, July 22. The event, hosted by Holstein UK, gave members and Holstein enthusiasts the opportunity to view the award-winning Berryholme herd which...
  10. melted welly

    Nhs vs private health care

    I’m in my 40s wife late 30s, 2 kids under 8. we’re all fit and healthy, so is now the time to consider private health insurance? Does anyone do this already? Quick internet search gives a basic annual premium for me of £1250. Doesn’t seem excessive. I can’t see the future nhs being anything...
  11. Dog Bowl

    Water troughs for sucklers

    After the recent hot weather my water trough capacities have been at their limits keeping the suckler cows and calves watered. With this in mind I plan to update the troughs for next grazing season as we make a transition to an even smaller paddock grazed system with more cows. My question is...
  12. Vader

    In calf cow values

    We got some cows PD 3 month + in calf. What you think they worth to sell, as in what extra over meat price does the calf add ? Cows a mix of beef breeds, no dairy in them and to a limo or blonde bull.
  13. Agriland RSS

    £21 million digital dairy project to create 600 jobs

    Written by Agriland Team from Agriland A digital dairy project aiming to create 600 new jobs in south-west Scotland and Cumbria has been awarded more than £21 million of funding. Led by Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), it is expected the Digital Dairy Value-Chain could generate an additional...
  14. onthehoof

    Lucky escape

    Farm safety week too Amazingly no one seriously hurt, go steady
  15. CaptainC

    Looking For Work Harvest Work or Full-Time Work (Oxfordshire/Buckinghamshire)

    Are there any local farms (I'm in Worminghall - Between Islip and Wheatley) looking for Harvest help or maybe even offering a full time position? The arable side of farming would be new territory to me however I have done farm work in the past, milking 220 head of cattle 3 times per day and...
  16. Barleycorn

    New Self Propelled Forage Harvester for a Farmer?

    We cut 800 to 1000 acres of silage a year. We have plenty of labour, regular and family, and are currently running a 1998 Claas 850. She is in good nick, on about 5500 hours, but we do have regular breakdowns, which involve 6 or 7 blokes watching and scratching their arses as it is mended. I...
  17. Clive

    Are you all depressed ?

    I've been lucky enough to have a bit of a family holiday recently with lockdown restrictions ending and I've also spent a lot more time with none farming friends and reduced my time talking farming online a fair bit. After a period where that has been hard to do it's easy to forget just how...
  18. Farm Safety Week

    Wake up to Tiredness

    WORK-RELATED FATIGUE CAN BE VERY BAD FOR YOUR SAFETY AND YOUR HEALTH AND NOWHERE IS THIS MORE RELEVANT THAN IN FARMING! In a recent UK-wide study of 95 farmers we carried out in partnership with our funder NFU Mutual back in April 2021, 69% of respondents identified tiredness as a major risk to...
  19. jackrussell101

    Wholecrop to dry cows?

    Does anyone on here do it? Grown it for the first time in years. Usually feed 18kg grass, 2-3kg straw and then just some standard dry cow mineral at 0.1kg a head. Would I simply replace the straw and some of the silage with the wholecrop to make the ration work?
  20. C

    Situation Vacant Assistant Dairyperson in Sunny Dorset

    We have an exciting and varied position for our 380 cow herd on a simple forage based system. If you are in the early stage of your career or ultimately looking to progress to a Herd Manager you will have every opportunity to learn and hone your skills. We are a friendly 4 person team with...
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