1. norfolk n sheep

    Situation Vacant Apprentice Shepherd

    Apprentice required on Norfolk sheep farm, currently running 2150 Romney and Highlander ewes with 400 dry ewe lambs. All lambs are fattened on winter greening crops. Driving license essential, job involves rappa electric fencing with quad bike, setting up and moving prattley and rappa yards. Own...
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    UK sheep production for May declines by 7%

    Written by Michael Geary UK sheep production saw a decline of 7% on the year, to 19,100t for the month of May, the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) reported. The data, collected by Defra, shows that there was a decline in both lamb and adult sheep slaughtered. For the...
  3. Bojangles

    Why do so many people use castration pliers the wrong way around

    Is it just me that gets annoyed whenever you see lambs being ringed on tv and they always seem to have the four points that the ring sits on pointing towards the lamb then buggering about pushing the ring off the pliers with their fingers instead of pointing away from the lamb and using the...
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    Native breed enthusiasts scoop first in series of NSA giveaways

    Written by William Kellett The National Sheep Association (NSA) is pleased to announce Cumbrian father and son farming team, Andrew and Matthew Tomkins, as the first recipients of the NSA prize giveaway this year. Having recently joined the sheep farming organisation as joint NSA members...
  5. Northeastfarmer

    Best place for a polytunnel

    Where’s the best place to get a polytunnel from please? Purely for growing veg for own consumption not housing livestock
  6. L


    Just sat pondering the dreaded blackgrass while I enjoy a Saturday morning brew. I have been trying to think of the way the weed grows throughout the season and if it has weakness? For the life of me I can't think what this weakness might be to even begin to exploit this as a means of control...
  7. steveR

    Secure sheep grazing available.

    Because of some recent changes in the land and stock management here, I expect to have 20ac of good and secure sheep grazing, under solar panels, available very shortly. Mains water and some checking available. They need to be off by mid September. Plenty of PP grazing on the area, not the...
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    Northern sheep trade: Lamb quotes ease by 10c/kg

    Written by Michael Geary Further downward pressure continues to be exerted on lamb prices in the North, with prices easing back 10p/kg since the start of the week. Quotes for lambs at the start of the week ranged from 590-600p/kg up to a 21kg carcass weight and as the week progressed, eased...
  9. F

    End of the Road for Small Livestock Farms?

    I buy store cattle off some small local farms and always try to help them out with bull hire or dehorning and TB testing. Yesterday when I went to see some yearlings on one of these farms that is only around 50 acres of old established permanent grass and a reasonable shed, the owners said that...
  10. R

    Best post emergence spray for new grass ley

    As per question really. Have a few docks, thistles, buttercups (seem to be everywhere this year!) and what I think is a little bit of redshank. What's the best clover-safe product to hit them. Ley is approx 5 weeks and not too far off being ready to graze.
  11. I

    Jeremy Clarksons new TV show

    Is coming to amazon prime.
  12. P

    Sheep wintering

    I'm sure the answer is probably no but any of you nice dairy farmers in north yorks / north east area have any sheep grazing available later in the year? please PM if any. thanks
  13. Bramble

    Today’s TB test

    So just done the read part of a 60 day skin test after being shut down with 6 reactors a couple of months ago. We are in an edge area so testing every 6 months anyway. Also had to do a blood test as this was considered a ’new’ outbreak, despite being in and out of restrictions for the last 7...
  14. F

    Persistent eye problem with ewe

    Hi All, have a Texel ewe with a persistent eye problem. Just went then Betamox seems to have cleared the cloudiness up, it arrives back say a month later. Been going on for a good while now and whilst it does clear up for a bit of time, it always seems to come back. Eye begins to cloud over and...
  15. J

    Winter forage

    Got the chance of an arable farmer to put some stubble turnips kale drilled in once fascila been topped around august time, just after thoughts regarding payment if I should pay by acre or per head I fear it may not come to much with being planted in back end just wanting to put some fertility...
  16. stroller

    Buy some lube and brace yourselves, we're all going to be fudged by red tractor

    Thank you nfu, you've trussed agriculture up like a Christmas turkey, enjoy your 30 pieces of silver.
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    Measures to deal with livestock worrying ‘could go further’ – NSA

    Written by William Kellett The National Sheep Association (NSA) has said that they welcome any measures that will give strength to legislation on livestock worrying by dogs. However, the sheep farming association believes that strengthening police powers to seize dogs should have been further...
  18. M

    Collie pup discipline

    I'm after some advice with regards to collie pups and how to discipline them. I have an 8 week old and so far she's responding well to me, knows her name, sit and here, but she's still a monkey as pups are. She'll be used for hill and park work. Admittedly I'm quite soft but I want to know how...
  19. Man_in_black

    Metacam sheep

    Vet has prescribed metacam off label for us to use on sheep, just wondering how folks administer (intra or sub)? Label say intra for cattle but sub for pigs!