1. F

    Local Crime Waves

    In the past couple of weeks the local rural community have suffered from an epidemic of crime of which the Police are powerless to do anything about. Below is an edited version of what I have sent to the police. We are experiencing what can only be described as a massive crime wave on the rural...
  2. Agriland RSS

    Wool prices increased by 135% in 2021

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland British Wool will be making payments worth £8.4m to its members for the 2021 clip, an increase to an overall average of 36.4p/kg. Andrew Hogley, CEO said, ”The 135% average increase over the prior year is down to improved auction prices for wool over...
  3. Farfrae

    Bank governor in 'apocalyptic' warning over rising food prices

    "The possibility of more rises in food prices is a "major, major worry" for the UK and other countries, the Bank of England governor has warned." Someone waking up at last?
  4. B

    Clover pellets

    Anyone using coated clover. Local ag dealer had had a flyer for them. Think there limagrain product.
  5. D

    Scrapping farm assurance

    After discussions with the people we sell cattle to it has become clear that beef assurance is a waste of time, effort and money. now here’s my dilemma…. this week we have a “visit” to do Arable and Beef inspection. arable (for now) is going to have to stay assured so do I…… A - ring the...
  6. N

    Sheep feet problems / Footrot

    Does anyone else seem to be having a problem with sheep feet this year more than normal? Vet has told me it is a bigger problem this year. Does Footrot reoccur year on year now the ewe has had it or once recovered should it be ok? Or is it now a cull ewe? Treated with antibiotic spray and...
  7. Angus2000

    Adopting beef calf

    I have first time Hereford heifer calved with a dead calf, trying to adopt on a Angus calf to it. Been tying her up for 2 weeks now and still won’t take calf, any suggestion/advice?
  8. Muddyroads

    Clarkson on the nail again?

    Hopefully this will copy across from this morning’s Sunday Times: I do tend to go through life with a general sense that everything will be all right in the end. Yes, we are told every 20 minutes that soon the Earth will be a superheated ruin that’s no longer capable of supporting even...
  9. T

    How to boost direct drilled spring barley

    I’ve got a problem with some spring barley drilled with a 750 into spring wheat stubble on March 30th. The barley has no go in it, it’s all got spindly leaves and no tillers and despite an 85% establishment it still hasn’t covered between the rows after emerging about a month ago. I’m not sure...
  10. JKG

    Ewe with bloody snot.

    Hello, I have a ewe with twins and 1 has orf and the ewe also has a tiny bit on her nipple. I have separated her from the other ewes and lambs...only 3 ewes and no other signs of it yet. she seem to be okay the first few days but she hasn't eaten the food I gave to her and she has had a snotty...
  11. Agriland RSS

    UK sees a 22% increase in sheepmeat produced for April

    Written by Michael Geary from Agriland The UK has witnessed a sizeable 22% increase in sheepmeat produced for the month of April this year. According to Freya Shuttleworth of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB), in April, the UK produced 24,300t of sheepmeat. This date...
  12. MickyMook

    Holster for jagging gun

    does anyone know of a holster or similar for this kind of gun? I’m tired to risking stabbing myself or dirtying the needle every time I have to handle the stock. Thanks in advance
  13. hally


    Is there a cheaper alternative to grazon for spot spraying nettles. Also is the sprays sold on here competitive against Agrivista etc
  14. Daddy Pig

    Barn Owls 2022

    We didn't have any in our Owl Box last year but looking more hopeful this year.
  15. T

    new to farming - can I claim subsidies for hay in Scotland?

    Earlier in the year I purchased a house with 15 acres of land in Scotland and recently acquired a tractor and baler. I don't plan to do anything else with the land other than Hay and a small vegetable plot (1 acre), where I will supply vegetables to a few neighbors . In light of this, I was...
  16. L

    OPA in Sheep

    I bought some gimmer lambs in the sales last year to run on and keep some grass down with the intention of selling them this Autumn, that was the plan. Last week one looked a bit off so got in the pens gave it a jab and if it didn’t perk up by the next day vet job might be cheaper than paying...
  17. V


    Good morning, I’m wondering if anyone on here has or have had aberfield x Nz Romney ewes. Looking at crossing our Nz Romney ewes with an aberfield or even a Nz texel so have crossbreed ewes. Hoping for better scanning % and less wool. Many thanks
  18. Agriland RSS

    Leading experts announced as headline speakers at Down to Earth Event

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland Two leading figures on regenerative agriculture and climate changes have been announced as the headline speakers at Down to Earth- a dedicated one-day event for livestock farmers on regenerative farming taking place on June 15, at The Farm, Longnor...
  19. R J

    India Bans wheat exports

    Just heard this on the radio this morning , with immediate affect
  20. bobk

    @silverfox on tv tonight

    You've missed it , ha ha