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    Isds collie pups looking for homes

    ✨ ISDS pups looking for new homes ✨ Their breeding includes- Sweep, Twedale Jamie, Kinloch Levi etc. There is: 2 dogs- black and white 5 bitches- black and white Dam- Pentir Belle ( black and white) picture of her pedigree below. Belle is an excellent working farm collie and has a superb...
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    Renting land for commercial use

    Hi, Looking for some info regarding renting land from a farmer. I have a location in mind where I want to get an x year lease for use as a glamping site. Will need to add road access and electricity/ plumbing/ drainage, as well as the glamping pods. How much will I be looking at per annum for...
  3. Tim W

    Exlana ''Data Driven'' Elite Ram Sale

    Put the profit back in your sheep enterprise by taking the cost and work of wool away If you want to know what it's all about come to the sale and speak to the many customers who have bred this simple trait into their flocks Tuesday 3rd August 2021 Come to the sale or bid online from the...
  4. Agriland RSS

    NFU Scotland appoints new policy manager for livestock and LFA

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland Hannah Baker joined NFU Scotland last week, taking on the role of policy manager for Livestock and Less Favoured Areas (LFA). She will lead on a broad policy portfolio covering all livestock issues affecting NFUS members and will be responsible for...
  5. Agriland RSS

    SCOPS launches Code of Practice to ensure safe and effective sheep dipping

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland A new Code of Practice has been launched by the Sustainable Control of Parasites in Sheep (SCOPS) group, in conjunction with the National Association of Agricultural Contractors (NAAC), to ensure access to the best advice on effective treatment of sheep...
  6. Tomo23

    9 hour lamb shearing record.

    Live now for anyone interested.
  7. twizzel

    Moving lambs after worming

    I am going to dose my lambs tomorrow after fec showed high egg count (1450epg), along with a high cocci count. Vet advised keep lambs in for 24hrs after the worm drench, then go in with vecoxan, then can turn back out. I have been rotating them between 2 fields for the last couple of months-...
  8. Defra Farming

    The Environmental Land Management Engagement Group

    The Environmental Land Management Engagement Group Written by Catherine Boyd Natural England/Allan Drewitt Environmental land management needs to deliver for farmers, foresters and land managers. Because it’s a big and complex area, it’s tempting to consider these groups of people...
  9. Agriland RSS

    EU lays out proposed solution to SPS checks issues in Northern Ireland

    Written by Agriland Team from Agriland The European Commission has published a series of ‘non-papers’ in the fields of medicines and sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures, in the framework of the implementation of the Protocol on Ireland / Northern Ireland. A non-paper specifically on...
  10. Chris F

    National Food Strategy: open letter

    July 2021 Rt Hon George Eustice Seacole Building 2 Marsham St London SW1P 4DF Dear Secretary of State, Re: National Food Strategy: open letter We are writing to you reflecting widely different experiences and communities within the farming sector, to endorse the recommendations of the...
  11. Cmoran

    Treating barley with maximum?

    I’ve just purchased 30 tons of barley I usually treat it with maximum to feed to lambs but it’s only 15% is that to dry to treat? Or is there other options
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    Sheep keep/ stubble turnips

    Thinking of putting stubble turnips in ,what is the going rate for sheep keep.not fenced.
  13. Agriland RSS

    UN food summit: 50 winners of ‘Good Food for All’ contest announced

    Written by Agriland Team from Agriland 50 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) around the world have been announced as the ‘Best Small Businesses’ of the ‘Good Food for All ‘ competition, held in conjunction with the UN Food Systems Summit. Selected from nearly 2,000 applications from...
  14. Agriland RSS

    Extreme weather conditions sees farmers facing a challenging summer

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland Scotland’s farmers and crofters are facing a challenging summer as a period of extreme dry weather looks set to be followed up by thunderstorms in some parts. In the latest water scarcity report issued by SEPA, the status of Helmsdale and Naver in the...
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    Strategies for controlling docks.

    Things are going well. Organic matter levels around the farm are now above 10% and improving due to spreading our composted Seperated dung and good use of our “pokey” dirty water. We have managed to reduce our nitrogen usage too. however docks under this system are becoming a real problem and...
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    Could cows be reaching over a garden hedge?

    We’ve lived in our cottage for 17 years and farmer with field next door has had cows in field and we’ve never had issues! A few years ago, some even got into our garden and I helped him move them out and repair fence. However farmer has retired and is now renting field out to someone with cows...
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    Grass after wholecrop

    Planning to put a grass ley in after wholecrop barley. Last year agronomist advised to leave barley stubble 2-3weeks to green up with weeds, then Roundup and drill grass a week later. This meant grass wasn’t sown until early Sept and never really got going last back end, so much so that we never...
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    For those farming less than 200 acres.

    Purely for those farming less than 200 acres * please : 1) Have you been invited to be a pilot for the SFI ? Will you be taking up the invitation ? 2) How important are current BPS payments to your business ? 3) From what you know to date, do you see the SFI as being of relevance to your...
  19. The Guardian RSS

    Country diary: it’s clipping day on the farm, but the wool is worthless

    Country diary: it’s clipping day on the farm, but the wool is worthless Written by Andrea Meanwell from the Guardian Tebay, Cumbria: Sheep are clipped because of the heat. This year’s mountain of wool will join last year’s in the hay barn Around 6pm the wind drops and we feel the full force...
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    Dairy sheep questions

    In the future I'd like a couple dairy sheep just for myself and my family. I have a few questions and any information is appreciated. The points I'm looking for in a breed are easy lambing and high fertility, temperature flexibility (summer here is 30c and winter is -6c), disease and parasite...