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 ?
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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.
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)
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...
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?
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...