1. D

    In pig sows

    Good evening we are wanting a couple of sows in pig wondered if anyone had any?
  2. D

    Grabbing a rat by its tail

    Nothing to do with poltics or unfaithful partners. I found a trio of dead rats in the barn, half grown & then loading some small bales, I saw another one same size but very much alive. It dived between two bales but its tail was visible, should I have grabbed it.
  3. W

    Is Red Tractor actually legal?

    As a cereal farmer we all have to produce crops within the rules set out by government such as crop sprayer MOT, NROSO, Safe storage of grain, fuel storage, fertiliser storage etc etc. We’ve had EA, Natural England, Defra and Trading Stadards inspections over the last 5 years. We then have to...
  4. Tommy

    Mixing sows

    With a change of “system” coming what’s the best way to mix sows? They are currently kept in 4 groups of 10-12 but we are soon going to be keeping them as one big group. Inevitably there will be some fighting to start with, would stresnill work or has anyone here used...
  5. OPICOLtd

    Disc or Tine cultivator

    Quick question for you! Do you use a disc or tine cultivator and why do you prefer one over the other? Thanks!
  6. S

    Hydraulic fitting size

    Stupid question coming from a shepherd. At what point on the fitting do you measure do determine if it’s a 3/4 inch size, which I think it is. It’s a female fitting im trying to measure. The pipe off the fitting is 3/4inch so does that mean the fitting is automatically 3/4 inch? Hope that makes...
  7. B

    digested on potato land

    hi as the price of chemical fertiliser has goen sky high this year im thinking of applying digested as a sorce of fertiliser and was wondering is there any1 on here has used it before on potato land as ive never used it and looking information about it ie how did crops grow with it and would it...
  8. bankrupt

    N 1

    Kicking off today on Hybrid WB. As to profitability, recently seen lot of advisory nonsense about reduced applications due to the price of cereals having risen slower than the price of N. Here, straw yields linearly correlate with N (up to the point of lodging) so straw sales still finance N...
  9. Muddyroads

    Cow - The film

    Picked up on a review of this “documentary” film yesterday on 5 live and think it might be good for TFFers to be aware of it. It’s been nominated for Cannes apparently so could get quite a bit of press. Filmed on a large dairy farm somewhere in the south of England it follows a cow for around 4...
  10. V

    Price of pet lambs

    Somebody I know has asked if I would sell the spare triplet lambs once born, they will attempt a twin on or bottle rear. How much is a pet lamb worth ? Used to always be a tenner or something but given the value in sheep nowadays possibly more ? I don’t know.
  11. W

    Petition to reform the new landscape schemes

    https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/605451?fbclid=IwAR0zDM3eKF1BATEhfxgajx7lMtGGZINsFSORz-B-TawNqTQ9MAGVEN2PVnM We all know these need proposals are rubbish and all the money will go to large landowners and estates, so let’s get it reformed so it gets onto normal sized farms.
  12. Sir loin

    Any tips to help when mixing cows?

    I am currently calving my heifers (batch of 10) and remove one when calved only to replace her a couple of days later and bloody hell fireworks you would think they had never clapped eyes on them before. Any tips on how you replace or mix your cows/heifers?
  13. ploughman1963

    Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee - autumn spreading of manures

    This is well worth a listen click here
  14. capfits

    I want to apologise

    So sincere he read it... Did not come out and say it yesterday. Cowardly? Liar? Poor judgement?
  15. Agriland RSS

    Devenish opens corporate headquarters in Mexico

    Written by Aisling O'Brien from Agriland Belfast-based animal nutrition company, Devenish, has announced today (January 12) that it has opened a new production facility in Mexico. The firm said the plant at Hermosillo, which is fully operational, is the next step in its strategic growth...
  16. TFF

    RB209 Section 2 Organic materials

    Profitable farming requires continued development and use of a wide range of skills. Good nutrient management is an important aspect of this and can contribute to business efficiency and reduce environmental impacts The Nutrient Management Guide (RB209) helps you make the most of organic...
  17. D

    Planning a new building?

    Hi All, If you are planning a new building, whether it is a grain store or maybe a small industrial building then we may be able to help. We offer a building design and drawing service, so we could help you take the risk and chance out of your projects. We all see on here people saying they...
  18. Agriland RSS

    Pig heart successfully used for first time in human transplant

    Written by Aisling O'Brien from Agriland A genetically-modified pig heart has been successfully used for the first time in a human transplant surgery in the United States. In a “breakthrough surgery” at the University of Maryland Medical Centre (UMMC), a 57-year-old man with terminal heart...
  19. Sid

    Morrisons changes to reduce milk waste

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-59928650 Never taken any notice of use by dates myself But perversely https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-59924352 Someone calls 999 after eating mouldy tomato sandwich. Will it actually make a huge difference to the average consumer or volumes sold?
  20. MX7

    Case Quadtrac and Challenger tractors in Antarctica .

    I have just been looking at the logistics of keeping Antarctic research facilities supplied with all the essentials they need. To my surprise I see that the United States use Challenger and Quadtrac tractors to haul freight sleds from McMurdo base to their South Pole Research station a...