1. L

    Water filtration system ideas

    Does anyone have any ideas or experience of this? Do you know of any Northern suppliers of filtration systems? We've recently taken on a small holding in NE Lancs which is fed by a borehole. The previous owner didn't go to the extent of fitting a filtration system so we're having to do it. It's...
  2. Ted M

    Feeding winter beans as protein.

    Evening all. Currently have a shed full of 10-11 month old bulls fattening on a mix of barley and protein pellets, and fodder beet. We are coming to the end of the pellets in the bin and a mate has some winter beans available. Our roller mill has 3 rollers so should cope with beans okay. Just...
  3. bobk

    So what if the fert price doesn't stabilise by August

    Houston , we have a problem ..........
  4. Man_in_black

    Ewes blowing guts out

    How do Due to start next week. Tex X lleyn in lamb to tex. Brought them in ny eve. Week later one had prolapse but another one had (my gaffers words, I wasn't there) just shot everything out its fanny. He insists it not a prolapse and everything had come out in bloody mess, obviously dead. Two...
  5. Farm Business RSS

    Address nutritional shortfalls in forage ahead of calving and lambing

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business As concentrate prices hold strong and livestock farmers push stock harder on homegrown feeds, nutritional shortfalls in forage needs to be addressed for breeding stock, says Dr Alison Bond, nutritionist for Rumenco. “Throughout the winter feeding...
  6. Agrovista News

    Innovation Range - Phosphorus Liberator

    Innovation Range - Phosphorus Liberator A soil-applied product that dissolves existing phosphorus locked up in the soil, making it available to plants and improving soil health. How it works Phosphorus Liberator contains carboxylic acid salt – an organic compound with the ability to break down...
  7. C

    Mineral lick for outwintered dry cows?

    Any thoughts on mineral lick for outwintered far-off dry cows? Holsteins outwintered on big bale silage (mature stuff) up to 3 weeks from calving. They have a proper transition diet 21 days from calving. Special dry cow lick is about 4 quid a bucket more than general purpose lick... Thoughts...
  8. Bald Rick

    Meat, Dairy and women .....

    Be preaching to the converted on here but some MSM outlets have picked up on Prof Ian Givens of Reading University warning girls aged 11- 18 that they are putting their health and the health of any child to be born from them at risk by not eating or not eating sufficient meat &/or dairy products...
  9. Chris F

    Foresight Obesity System Map

    This was brought up at the OFC - it was part of a report used to find out why obesity exists in a population. I had no idea just how complex is was. A full scale version is here...
  10. Greythundercloudys

    Human gets bird flu, what next.

    Some poor person has got bird flu. Need a jag for that next.
  11. Danllan


    Sh!t hitting fan, the authorities are now asking Vlad for help in suppressing the people. Will have to be pretty brutal to stop the people now though, since momentum has been gained. If Kazakhstan bins its dictators, there may be others in the region who follow - not helpful for Russia and...
  12. B

    UK sinking under an ocean of debts?

    Very sobar reading in yesterdays mail newspaper, i quote, national debt £2.3 trillion, interest on debt this year £64bn, thats nearly double the cost we spend on the uk armed forces, defence? So what happens say in 10-20 years will most of the tax income the govt gets just go on paying the...
  13. C

    Clover and herbs in permanent pasture

    Hi there, Wondering if anyone has experience of stitching in clover to permanent pasture to boost nitrogen? Also can herbs be added in? Will be grazing sticklers.
  14. Chris F

    Insect Protein is Vegan

    Just when you thought their hypocrisy has reached a high, you get a statement on National TV that food made from insect protein is vegan. This was for a dog food, which is equally mental thinking of feeding your dogs a vegan diet. Insects obviously aren't fluffy enough to care about.
  15. W

    Calf will not suck cow!

    Has anyone seen a new born calf which will simply not suck the cow or bottle or anything???? We have loads of calves born and not a problem above the usual where it might take a day to train one to suck a cow with a low/rough udder etc. but this fec'r is different and just will not take...
  16. H

    Beef fattening units

    Been a bit of discussion around here recently about 'beef fattening units ' where you 'rent a feeding lot'.usually holding about 40 cattle . You pay a weekly fee and the cattle are fattened and marketed for you . It's a case of all in and all out in a 3 mth period . Anyone done this or know...
  17. ccp contracting

    Grazing Mustard.

    I know you can graze sheep on mustard , can you graze cattle on it and if so any problems to be aware of . Any advise would be good , Thank you for any help .
  18. Agriland RSS

    Supporting ewe nutrition pre and post lambing leads to heavier lambs at weaning

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland Sheep producers looking to maximise weaning weights and lifetime performance for this lambing season, should adopt a combo supplement protocol for colostrum quality pre-lambing and milk production post-lambing, said Dr. Alison Bond, nutritionist for...
  19. M

    Preparing for war

    Anyone making preparations in the event of war in Ukraine or are you more concerned with things like G. Maxwell trial and pardoning witches (Scotland) and No. 10 partying and wallpaper or are you just sleepwalking into oblivion????
  20. twizzel

    Navel ill prevention

    Having trouble this year with suckler calves getting navel ill. I iodine spray them at birth religiously and try to again a few hours later. Calving pens are deep bedded and they go out into a big shed with outside loafing area at a week old, which is bedded every other day. Doing nothing...