sheep

  1. Full of bull(s)

    Advantage bale feeder

    Has anyone splashed out on one of these? Look expensive but then so do crappy ring feeders that waste half that’s put in them. Opinions on build quality, use etc appreciated for baled silage for cattle 250kg+
  2. F

    Lamb adoption methods

    What's the best way to adopt lamb on to a ewe that's lost it's own at birth...its not shown any interest in the dead lamb so skinning it seems bit pointless?I ve not got a adoption crate ,could I just tie the ewe up some how?
  3. Agrowshare

    How my rabbit farm (Rabbiluscious) Started.

    In 2015 we started Rabbiluscious with just two (2) rabbits. We started with this lovely Doe in the photo and a strong buck who is now deceased This lovely Doe is still alive, well, healthy and very productive. I think she deserves a treat. What do you think?
  4. B

    Cost of a sheep caesarian.....

    So, whats the going rate for one of these? And are they worth it in a commercial flock.....
  5. M

    Straw choppers, Kverneland 832 and Teagle 808

    Been offered a couple of straw choppers as above Kv 832 is trailed Teagle mounted. Looking to make bedding down easier for cattle and or sheep yards Any feed back on the models would be appreciated. Many Thanks MGH .'
  6. C

    Seaspiracy

    Anybody on here watched seaspiracy on Netflix? Doesn’t make good watching but after some of the programmes falsely portraying farming of late i’m at odds as to whether to believe all that was said in the programme. What do others think is it an accurate portrayal of what is happening?
  7. Agriland RSS

    NSA and RSPCA unite to raise public awareness of sheep worrying by dogs

    Written by William Kellett The National Sheep Association (NSA) and Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) are uniting to highlight the potential devastation to farmers and their livestock by attacks from dogs, at a time of year that traditionally sees a peak of sheep...
  8. A

    Minerals and calving difficulties?

    Can a lack of any particular mineral be responsible for cows not opening up properly? I have had to assist both a heifer and a calved heifer in the last 24 hours despite not getting the calving jack dirty last year. Both calves had quite a bit of fluid in their lungs so don't think I was...
  9. M

    Lambs and electric sheep netting

    Does anyone use electric netting with lambs. I had a lamb try to run through it and got tangled up when I was setting up, as ewe was on other side. Was'nt switched on at time, but im wondering is a bad idea for young lambs circa 5 weeks old.
  10. N

    Ewe in a car

  11. Classichay

    Weed wiper glyphosate

    afternoon all, just finished my project weed wiper which I’m more than chuffed with ( pics to follow) what brand glypho do you guys opt for? I’ve a few gallons of clinicace 360g/l in the store. Or am I better buying roundup 460g/l, I’ve been told it has to be the genuine roundup active. And...
  12. H

    Barren cows

    Which market currently has the best trade for barren cows? Midlands area. Many thanks
  13. Adeptandy

    Drainage

    Struggling to make the figures stack up on wether to have some more drainage done. Council Farm tenant and anything done to improve the farm carries a 8% charge of capital cost into the rent. Laat year had a 15 acre field drained at close to £14k cost so just over £1k added to the rent. That...
  14. paul&mandy

    What breed for outdoor lambing

    I'm absolutely sick of these Suffolk X mules. We stick a texel over them. All lambs go fat off farm. If I was to choose a breed to not have to continually bash my head against a wall and put so many dead lambs in the bin and knacker myself trying. If they don't lick, pee off or lay on them...
  15. holwellcourtfarm

    Defining "Regenerative" farms, new scientific paper from Jonathan Lundgren

    As per the title, This paper is based around Corn, Almonds and range grazing in the U.S. but makes interesting reading. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7953916/
  16. cricketandcrops

    Future cropping

    Not missing growing oilseed rape, looking at keeping things simple with wheat, barley and beans, which of below do people think is best: 1) spring beans, winter wheat, winter wheat, spring barley, winter barley 2) spring beans, winter wheat, spring barley, winter barley, winter wheat 3)...
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    NI sheep farmers to benefit from £1.27 million Covid-19 support scheme

    Written by William Kellett Northern Ireland Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots has announced a financial support package worth up to £1.27 million to NI sheep farmers who have been impacted by poor wool prices over the past year following the crash in the global market for wool, as a result of...
  18. Av Gorritt

    Covid jab

    Had my second covid jab today , no problems , and they were quite well organised - still I suppose by now they will have had enough practice . Pfizer - biotech . It must have been the real "oldies" day today . Quite apart from the obvious benefits to attending the clinic , I have to say I...
  19. D

    Just remember when your paper's Tory,

    there are two sides to every story.
  20. Agriland RSS

    Mineral deficiencies can cause problems on livestock farms

    Written by Agriland Team According to College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) livestock advisor Nigel Gould, mineral deficiencies can be an issue on a significant number of beef and sheep farms at this time of the year. “Farmers should consider mineral supplementation at...
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