1. spin cycle

    complicated toxo question

    SO....long story,,,,as always :rolleyes: about a month ago i read an agriland story on here that toxo is present but undetected on 66 % of farms......that set me thinking back to last lambing.....was lamb% down a little?,,,did we have more weak lambs than we should?.....i contacted the vet...
  2. Hilly

    Sheep dipping certificate

    Passed mine the first year it came out early - mid 90s ? Lost the certificate and now I can’t buy dip without it and fancy dipping this year , will some one or somewhere have on record I have a certificate ? Where do I start ?
  3. T

    Phoma in WOSR

    I have quite a bit of phoma coming through in some late august drilled WOSR. Any ideas of alternative methods other than a fungicide? Thanks
  4. J

    Mv accreditation

    Does anyone have an idea what a rough cost of accrediting 60 odd ewes would be? spoke to the vets who said it is £23 per test per ewe, I’ve read a lot of people saying they paid a lot less.
  5. Steevo

    Why won’t Brits pick vegetables for £30 an hour?

    Why won’t Brits pick vegetables for £30 an hour? Agricultural wages are rising sharply, but farmers struggle to find staff. How hard can the work be? ByHelen Chandler-Wilde17 October 2021 • 5:00am News Headlines News stories personally picked just for you Sign up Last year, with the pandemic...
  6. Ranger Security Solutions

    News: Innovative technology launched to combat sheep thefts

    Main article, link: TecTracer link:
  7. Bossfarmer

    how much are you REDUCING N rates????

    With the current explosion in fert prices how much N is everyone putting on their Spring barley and wheat and how much do they plan to reduce it to this year? Spring barley 2020 139kg N/ha 2021 112kg N/ha wheat 2020 215kg N/ha 2021 175kg N/ha
  8. tullensfarm

    See lamb/sheep breeds, lamb meat available at Tullens Fruit Farm in West Sussex, UK.

    Lamb breeds, Sheep Breeds, lamb meat, breeding stock for sale, 01798-872108. We also sell grazing sheep and the Dorset Down, a rare breed prize-winning sheep, which is also raised on the farm. We regularly sell stock to other breeders, and box sales of half or a whole lamb for the freezer can be...
  9. unlacedgecko

    Once Bred Ewe Lambs

    Same principle as once bred heifers. Lamb in March, wean at 8 weeks end of May, kill end of June. Is this a thing? Anyone doing it?
  10. KieronHollis

    Pedigree Lleyn or Fat Lambs? Texel X?

    I’ve got a small flock of 15 pedigree Lleyn ewes this year. 3rd time lambing my own. First year with 8 ewes and last year with 18. Should I stick to breeding with a pedigree Lleyn tup and keep my own ewe lambs or should I simply put a texel on them and sell every lamb I have. pros of the texel...
  11. Direct Driller Magazine

    Could living mulch be the ‘holy grail’ of arable farming?

    Could living mulch be the ‘holy grail’ of arable farming? Written by Pete Williams from The Soil Association A team of six farmers is trialling growing a living mulch under cash crops – if they’re successful, they say the practice could eliminate the need for artificial inputs, cut costs...
  12. Direct Driller Magazine

    Farmer Focus – Andrew Jackson (July 2021)

    Farmer Focus – Andrew Jackson If you are reading this article, I will assume that you may well be at some point in the journey of Regenerative Agriculture. Although I have always been a passionate farmer, trying to become a regen farmer has enhanced my love of farming at what could be...
  13. cubby

    Overseeding clover

    What are the views on the best machine for overseeding clover into open swarms we have a Duncan renovator and an Erth agriseeder but was thinking more a gutter for more shallow seed depth opinions please
  14. topground

    SFI Pilot Agreement contract.

    Set out below is the text of the agreement DEFRA expect me to sign to be part of the Sustainable Farming Incentive Pilot (SFI Pilot) Agreement with my details omitted. The poll is for fun (perhaps) DEFRA expect me to sign this without knowing what the payment rates will be over a three year...
  15. Agriland RSS

    Closing up ground to ensure grass is available for next spring

    Written by Michael Geary from Agriland On sheep farms, thoughts should now be turning to closing ground from now on to ensure grass is available for ewes and their lambs next spring. While grass growth is reasonably good, farmers should take advantage of this and be thinking of what...
  16. Agriland RSS

    NSA praises rural charity for highlighting sector’s mental health challenges

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland The National Sheep Association (NSA) is paying high regard to Rural Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) and its work on the Big Farming Survey, where results have revealed that stress, depression, and anxiety are all common features of farming...
  17. J

    feeding big bale silage

    does anybody use ashear grab to split round silage bales at the feed barrier
  18. Full of bull(s)

    Feeding oats whole to cattle

    I am feeding moistened urea treated oats to cattle 6-18 months old. I know many feed them dry whole to young cattle fine as they cud more, when I feed them they are about 19% moisture. I wondered yesterday as my mill broke down would older cattle process them ok if instead of rolling, I soaked...
  19. Direct Driller Magazine

    From ‘No Hope in Heck’ to Regenerative No-Tilling

    From ‘No Hope in Heck’ to Regenerative No-Tilling Ian and Dianne Haggerty are using the concepts of “Natural Intelligence Farming” to build a regenerative enterprise focused on zero tillage, livestock integration and biologically sourced inputs that boost their soil resources and...
  20. Bald Rick

    What are YOU doing to mitigate against Climate Change?

    It’s an interesting thought whether you believe in it or not. I have to confess I have done nothing. In fact, probably worse as we plough a lot albeit we are intending to look at strip till for maize To be honest, it will only be cost saving measures we adopt to the benefit of the business...