1. S

    Feed fence ideas please

    I'm just in the process off finishing a small extension to the main cow shed for a crush area. I also want to use the area to feed cows when the crush is not being used. I will be feeding silage outside but I'm looking ideas on how to keep the silage dry and also stop the wind. I can't use...
  2. T

    5 acre regenerative pasture experiment

    I have about 5 acres of badly managed pasture which I am looking to put into a more diverse regenerative/conservation grazing system. The field was put into a 3 year grass ley about 15 years ago. It is split into drought prone sand consisting mainly of very unproductive ryegrass and ragwort and...
  3. Lincs Lass

    Stables in field

    Customer has a large stable/shelter in a field ,she has a few pet sheep couple of Shetland ponies and two Llamas ,,the problem she has ,is the ground infront of the stable block is paddled up badly ,,she has used straw, shredded carpet to try to keep it dry but it all just purges up and its back...
  4. G

    Texel x Charollais ideal weight

    Hi, Hoping someone can help with the ideal weight for Texel x Charollais ewes? They are 2 years old, but we aren't sure what they should weigh. Thanks for you help 😊
  5. Headless chicken

    Who’s been a naughty boy?

    Anyone know the actual full story here? Apparently it runs straight onto a stream but looks like a fair tree line to me.
  6. The sheep dipper man

    Air source heat pump

    Hi just looking at putting a new heating system in the farm house and just wounderd if any had installed a air source heat pump system. Just wounderd what they were like and rough costs? Thanks
  7. jerseycowsman

    Water supply

    Putting in complete new water supply in fields for 350 spring calving jerseys. I assume I should just go with 50mm pipe and be done with it. What size troughs, as big as I can get I suppose, although my tractor has a 2 tonne lift so maybe restricted,especially if I decide I need to move them...
  8. C

    Sheep Paddock Size

    Having a bit of bother with a neighbouring farmer, I’m having to put a small mob of 20 ewes in a grass paddock for a few days. They’re probably in about a quarter of an acre, with plenty silage and water, plus a sheltered (and straw bedded!) 24’ x 20’ shelter for them. He says it’s not enough...
  9. S

    Situation Vacant Muck heap removal required in Telford Shropshire

    Hi All new to the forum and recently have moved horses to home paddocks have two growing muck heap that i need to shift one in paddock and one nearer to stables. wondering if someone would bring tractor trailer and loader and takeaway heap arnt huge 10M x 2M x 3ft high then a smaller one...
  10. PSQ

    Pro Trump protesters storm Capitol Hill, guns drawn in Congress...

    Bizarre goings on in Washington, hundreds of protestors have stormed Capitol Hill.
  11. B

    This Farming Life

    Back tonight on BBC at 8 pm Clashes with Goldfinger and The Italian Job (original version) If you like classic films bbciplayer is your friend
  12. Fly

    Feeding ewe lambs before lambing

    Got 200 cheviot mule & texel x ewe lambs due to lamb on March 20th - made a pretty good job of f*****g up their feed last year (basically fed them too much too close to lambing and had some disasters with big lambs) and looking to do better this time. They will be out at grass (moderate gras) up...
  13. keenanfeeder

    Looking For Work Farmers son seeks work

    Hello, 26 y/o Farmers son with not enough work to stay at home, off a small family farm Full UK drivers license formal qualifications Pa 1,2, 4 S+G telehandler certificate Experienced in a multitude of livestock tasks Cattle beef and dairy Calf rearing De horning and administrating Meds...
  14. Dan Attle

    Wanting to go no till but sit sure on the way to start

    Hi all got 250 acre mixed farm with plenty of cattle which in turn means loads of fym currently growing grass for the horse market wheat , spring barley and maize ( may drop maize yet ) , thinking ahead the grass will help the soil structure and seems a shame to plough it up and it’s heavy clay...
  15. A

    Pasture-For-Life beef

    I presume that as far as the consumer is concerned,the term ''Pasture-For-Life'' infers that beef cattle have been grazed on grass for life. Does it exist, or is it just a figment of someone's vivid imagination?
  16. S

    Efficient or underpowered? Changes over the years...

    It's widely accepted that there are less people, and less tractors farming a similar area now to 40yrs ago - it's interesting to put some numbers to it Just worked mine out. 40yrs ago we were farming 40acres per tractor, 80ac/man. Power worked out at 1.45hp/ac (just tractors) Workload...
  17. Johnnyboxer

    Yorkshire has been renamed Walkshire for 2021

    Get ready for a barrage of local walkers and tourists to Yorkshire walking everywhere New website with walks uploaded coming soon It’ll end in tears(tiers), with people rampaging where they shouldn’t go ‘Public goods for public money’ will be the HMG...
  18. E

    Seeking metal detecting permission near South Oxfordshire

    I took up metal detecting about a year ago and have become really passionate about this as a hobby that connects the physical experience of being outdoors with the mental stimulation of identifying my finds. During this time I only went metal detecting with a club as I didn't have my own...
  19. D

    Massey Ferguson 390 buying advice.

    I'm looking to buy myself a Massey Ferguson 390 very soon. Is there anything in particular to check when viewing one and anything that I should Check has been done? And anything I should avoid. The tractor will only be used lightly for topping and Paddock maintenance. Thanks in advance.
  20. Pan mixer

    New question on the Pig Licence

    Is it just me or has there been a new question introduced on the pig licence form? Something about 'has these pigs been kept since birth in premises where measures are in place to contain these animals within specific controlled buildings or enclosures' On the finished form it says that these...