sheep

  1. will6910

    Sick ewes

    I’m sorry if this comes across as moaning but I am abit down at moment with one thing and another and this is getting to me badly this evening. Since 1st March Iv lost 5 ewes to identical symptoms and now Iv found a 6th one this evening. Symptoms are, very very wet dribbly mouth. Either no...
  2. Agriland RSS

    Sowing white clover: Advice for beef and sheep farms

    Written by Agriland Team from Agriland The benefits of sowing white clover was one of the key topics discussed at a recent farm walk near Maguiresbridge in Co. Fermanagh. The walk was hosted by the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) and took place on the farm of Stephen...
  3. Jerry

    Non brassica grazing crop after spring barley

    Looking for ideas for a non brassica winter forage crop to go in after spring barley and ahead of maize next spring. Can be grazed with sheep or cattle. Light sandy free draining ground. Don’t want brassica as it was stubble turnips ahead of the spring barley. Suggestions? part of the fiend in...
  4. unlacedgecko

    Gross Margins

    Been doing some light reading on a Saturday afternoon. Are these figures accurate? Makes grim reading. And confirms what @DrWazzock says about living off family labour and depreciation/old kit and DIY repairs. What's the consensus on GM for 21/22/23? Will rising input costs swallow up...
  5. Agriland RSS

    UK sheepmeat exports up 19% in first quarter of 2022

    Written by Michael Geary from Agriland UK sheepmeat exports for the first quarter of 2022 performed well, with exports up 19% on the same period as 2021, according to the Agriculture and Horticulture Board (AHDB). Duncan Wyatt of the AHDB said: “The UK exported 6,600t of fresh/frozen...
  6. Collie dog Sid

    Grazing meadow with red clover

    I've been asked to graze a meadow on a local estate. The owner wants some sheep grazed on it for a couple of months. On inspection there seems to a fair amount of red clover amongst other grasses and weeds.... Thought about popping some dry hoggs on there that have been sheared. What are...
  7. roscoe erf

    70% of agricultural land is used for animal agriculture

    another misleading attack https://www.facebook.com/watch?v=803294060638526
  8. Agriland RSS

    Beef Focus: Managing rising costs on Fermanagh beef farm

    Written by Agriland Team from Agriland Managing the rising costs on beef and sheep farms was the central theme of a series of farm walks hosted by the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) this week. Agriland travelled to one of these events, on the farm of Stephen Maguire...
  9. Matthew Britton

    Mole Drainage

    So….. question from someone who has come of chalk down land that never really needed draining. We are now living in central France with some very different ground to what I have been used to. During the winter the ground quickly water logs and takes a long time to dry in the spring. The farm is...
  10. andybk

    Anyone milking sheep south west ?

    Anyone milking sheep south west ? just dont hear of many doing it , my cousin is looking for a supply , very established cheese maker . any excess can be mopped up by neighbouring national cheese maker .
  11. Vader

    Summer grazing

    Much demand from the sheep farmers ?
  12. Stags Agri

    NOW LIVE! Dispersal Sale of 9 Tractors, Skid Steer, Quad Bike, Trailers, Farm Machinery, Livestock & General Equipment

    NOW LIVE!! THE DISPERSAL SALE OF 9 TRACTORS, SKID STEER, QUAD BIKE, TRAILERS, FARM MACHINERY, LIVESTOCK & GENERAL EQUIPMENT On behalf of Mr P Chisholm (the auctioneers having sold the farm) TO BE SOLD BY ONLINE TIMED AUCTION RUNNING FROM: MONDAY 16TH MAY UNTIL TUESDAY 24TH MAY 2022...
  13. Grassman

    Fly strike 2022

    Just sheared our sheep today. At the weekend all looked good. Yesterday noticed one ewe twitching but shearing today so could wait. Found one with bad strike and a few that would of really been bad in a couple of days. Clean sheep as well. A bit of warmth and a few wet days really set the flies...
  14. j6891

    Farm digger uses

    Thinking of getting a 13/14 tonne ish digger. Is there anyone running anything similar that have found "extra" uses for it rather than just digging. Obviously loading muck would be a start but what about handling bales, loading bags of fert/seed, putting in fence posts etc. Probably just looking...
  15. M

    Tractor Drawn Cattle Box

    We are now finnishing our own cattle and our numbers are always growing, have been moving cattle with iforwilliam box and truck and basically just to small now. What brands of trailer should I be looking at , would like the option to load 8-12 fat cattle but not to big a trailer that it's awful...
  16. toquark

    Tractor Ted

    A must see for anyone with young kids. Just discovered it on Amazon Prime. Hats off to all involved, a brilliant, educational and realistic view on farming for young kids. Mine love it, though I had to explain why we don’t need a feed wagon for their sheep 🙄. Does anyone know who farmer Tom...
  17. D

    Modern day David Brown 780

    Which new tractor gives a driving experience, close to a David Brown 780? I'm nostalgic for my youth, traveling the farm with my DB 780 & Grays delux tipping 5 foot transport box, picking up dead sheep, carrying walling toppers & milk churns to top up baths used as troughs.
  18. M

    Share farming/ contract farming sheep

    Anyone involved in a share farming agreement or contract farming agreement. With sheep is it possible to
  19. neilo

    Welsh 'Small Grants - Efficiency' scheme.

    It's not been trumpeted much by WAG and the first I heard about it was last week, but a new grant scheme is available in Wales, with the first application window now open. The 'Small Grants - Efficiency' is very similar to the previous FBG, but with a minimum grant claim of £1000 (max £12k). It...
  20. D

    Stealing food to solve the food crisis.

    On radio 4 this morning (I admit I was a bit sleepy) A government Minister said that with the food crisis, Police should not get involved if people were stealing food. I would think the exact opposite, should come down really hard on people looting veg/potatoes from fields. Equally those...
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