1. C

    Inverdale Gene (Aberdales)

    Been thinking about hiring an Aberdale ram from Innovis to breed own replacements and increase the scanning percentage of my flock . Currently Cheviot x Texel bred from own cheviots.What increase could I expect/ and what would the positives or negatives be ?
  2. Exfarmer

    Construction industry losing red diesel

    Sorry if this has been posted before. With the construction industry losing red diesel, what will be the situation in 2022 regarding highway maintenance etc such as hedge trimming , snow clearing etc, which is OK for farmers to do at the moment without flushing tanks. Cant see many farmers...
  3. R

    Wild hog problems

    Young farmer from ohio aways wanted to go hog hunting but not spend a bunch of money. I was hoping I could find someone from down south that would let me come down for a couple days and hunt
  4. N

    Farm Security - Gate Locks ?

    We had a break in last night, thankfully only loosing some easily replaced tools, chainsaws etc. Our gates were locked with large security chain and padlock, which was easily cut with large bolt cutters. I'm acutely aware 'they' will be back, and whilst I doubt I'll be able to prevent another...
  5. C

    New born lamb kicked in ribs and dragged by hind limb into and around trailer

    Hi, I’ve just witnessed a new born lamb being kicked in the ribs which knocked it off it’s feet, allowing the farm worker to grab one of it’s hind limbs. They then proceeded to drag it into a trailer to entice the ewe to follow, she didn’t immediately respond so the lamb was dragged out and...
  6. T

    Best quad for slug pelleting

    Hi, just wondering what atvs people are using for slug pelleting? I have a honda 500 but the frame and carrier is weak and keeps breaking. I dont want to go the trailed route and make a boggie and i dont want a utv as they wouldnt suit me. Just wondering what the strongest build atv is out there...
  7. Jim75

    Repairing fibreglass rear wing

    Can anyone tell me is there a proper way to prepare fibreglass to sort a cracked rear wing. Couple stress fractures have been sorted and held fine but there’s a large crack (3-4”) which hasn’t held and the repair basically fell off.
  8. Farm Business RSS

    Finnebrogue founder dies in quad bike accident

    Written by Iain Hoey Northern Ireland agri businessman Denis Lynn has died following a quad bike accident on Sunday night. Mr Lynnn, 63, was the founder of Finnebrogue in Downpatrick which championed his locally produced food including venison and a range of bacon and sausages. He started his...
  9. fermerboy

    Small utility type sprayer

    I have a good few miles of permanent electric fencing and yards etc that need spraying regularly. Currently use a backpack sprayer or a long pipe and lance worked off the old Allman tractor sprayer. Considering getting a small ATV type one with a electric pump that could be in back of the...
  10. hally

    Honda 520 pioneer

    Has anybody had a go in the new 520 pioneer? Look quite an interesting alternative to a quad bike without moving to the bigger heavier side by sides. Nippier, manoeuvrable, and easy ran into a bike trailer for shipping between blocks of land.
  11. KennyO

    Stocks Fanjet Ryegrass Seed settings

    Need to get a Ryegrass catch crop sown into spring oats. Think it is going to be too wet for tractor and grass broadcaster so might spin it on with the quad and slug pelleter. Has anyone got any settings for a Fanjet sowing 5kg/ac ( 12.5kg/ ha) Thanks
  12. Stw88

    Soil analysis accuracy.

    Had some fields tested in August 2019 and applied lime @ 2t acre. just had the same fields retested and one that was ph5 has now lifted to 5.5 Which is just what I was expecting it to be. Now the field right next to it similar soil type but a hay field was 5.4 and has retested at 6.4. Is it...
  13. milkloss

    ATV trailer Carmarthenshire to E. Sussex

    Have a quad trailer at CLH trailers and need to get it to Rye, East Sussex if possible.
  14. F

    Grass Big Bales and Kale outwintering

    I'm thinking of keeping a small suckler herd out until Christmas to save on slurry storage! I have seen ppl place bales out in the field of kale ready for the winter. What balance of kale to silage do you recommend?
  15. Clive

    OTC drug addiction - a cautionary tale !

    So Christmas 2018 and i have a stinking cold, I’m a utter baby when i feel i can’t breathe properly and congestion is really blocking my nose, I can’t sleep several nights in a row and start to understand why sleep deprivation is used effectively as a form of torture ! My wife goes to the...
  16. H

    Ford 8240

    Got the chance of a 8240 turbo to go on a tub mixer part time any thing to look out for?
  17. beardface

    John Deere 5115 r

    What's people's thoughts on these? Off to look at one with just over 2k on clock this week. Looks tidy, new boots too. Anything I should ask about?
  18. C

    IJ Trailerspares

    Anyone in NI dealt with these guys - was thinking of buying a machine off them and just wanted to check they were sound thanks
  19. B

    Joint ill

    Any new drugs any good to joint ill
  20. H

    Will we be ploughing for re seeding in the future?

    With farmers taking the blame for wrecking the planet do you think we will be ploughing up permanent grassland to re seed?