1. Headless chicken

    Cheapest possible way to fence a grazing block?

    Due to being under Tb restrictions we’ve got all of our beef calves to graze on this year. We’ve got a block we can do something with and have worked out the paddock layout. The major issue is the current fencing is poor to non existent. Total boundary is 9000m. Would we get away with single...
  2. Dachie

    When a tree falls in the wood......

    Well we all know the question of if a tree falls in the wood and there is no one around to hear it does it make a sound.... Well I pose another and shall answer it with a picture. (anyone with sheep will see the answer coming) If a tree falls in an empty field what animal baring twins will be...
  3. daveydiesel1

    Electric cars long term owners

    Any1 been runnin a ev for 7+years? Did u have any battery problems and is a full charge not doin as many miles as when it was new? Also how many kw does it require to fully charge it and what miles is that gettin you?
  4. M

    Advice from Agri net user's please

    I would like to advice from people who have used agri net for maybe 5years +, is this a useful tool or an essential tool,and are you still using it. I have years of grazing experience and love data and recording results, but have yet to take the plunge into this. We are not extensive grazing but...
  5. S

    Importing From Europe

    Can anyone who is currently Importing Used Tractor/Fork Lifts/ General Construction or Farm Machinery From Europe Confirm if any Import Duty is payable? Thanks
  6. K

    Casual renting of paddock.

    Hi to everyone out there. We have lived in our house for 10 years and have a 1/2 acre paddock. We have a casual agreement with a neighbor who keeps a few Sheep on the paddock, usually it's just for a week or 2 then he moves them. It keeps down the grass for us and we don't take payment and the...
  7. Aspiring Peasants

    Grass vs cake

    Talking sheep here. It's been a largely accepted doctrine that grass is good and cake is bad. I've always thought this is over simplistic because the cost of grass should include rent field maintenance etc. However ignoring that, with fertilizer at £700 to £800 per ton the cost of producing...
  8. W

    Dogs… again

    I’ve two collie pups ( different parents) Both are just over 6 months old we got them allegedly at 8 weeks although one was 7 weeks but the other I think only 5 or 6 weeks Any way , they are good natured and play with our other dogs no problem however Dog A.. the younger one , when walked...
  9. J 1177

    David Handleys piece today

    Good morning FFA Well at least – and at last – we have some clarity on future farming policy in the UK, or at least the current George Eustice version of it. We are to devote ourselves mainly to returning everything to nature while producing one or two niche products in the few bits of land...
  10. jimmer

    Is teat sealant worth it ?

    After drying off 50 cows on Tuesday all with sealant and/or antibiotics that would have been averaging no more than 10L i am yet again frustrated with the amount of milk leakage Makes me wonder if sealant is actually necessary
  11. 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.
  12. J

    Cheap umbilical setup.

    Looking to spread our effluent more effectively and utilise it better than we are currently. Have had ideas of umbilical systems, but the price of the lay flat hose is staggering. We have a reasonable pump (electric) that currently pumps to a traveller but this only has limited area it can...
  13. 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...
  14. JR27

    Ewe lambs on stubble turnips

    Is it ok to graze ewe lambs intended for breeding on stubble turnips? Or would it be a bad idea, teeth wise?
  15. mobileweld

    Waste water discharge without permission

    Hello this is a potential situation I could be in. Can a nearby recently built pair of houses legally discharge waste water (after it has been treated by klargester ect) into a ditch belonging to me without my permission? If they cannot and it turns out that they have, then what can be done...
  16. Agriland RSS

    Agri contractor’s retirement sale raises £3.1m

    Written by Justin Roberts from Agriland The decision by Charles Baker, a well-known UK farming contractor, to step back from the business saw the machines and equipment he had accumulated over the years sell for a total of £3.1 million (approximately €3.7 million) earlier this month...
  17. jerseycowsman

    Can farmers relax or is it just me?

    It’s Christmas, but after just a few hours of sitting around watching telly etc, supposedly relaxing, I start to get itchy feet thinking I should be doing something outside on the farm. Arrgghh! Does anybody else get like this, is it just a farmer thing? The only time I really relax is when I’m...
  18. Dman2

    I`ve learnt to fly a Microlight

  19. M

    Liquid or solid fert spreading

    What's everyone's preference and reasoning for?
  20. Dry Rot

    Tell me about Hebrideans?

    I am changing livestock and wondering about Hebrideans. I see quite a few 'out of the car window' up here and have just been reading how biddable:rolleyes: they are on the breed society website. Having had ShetlandxCheviots, I am extremely skeptical! I wouldn't want a pegree flock anyway and it...