Good morning chaps. I’m looking for some advice on starting up on my own. It’s alway been a dream to farm sheep in my own right. I have 30 ewes currently however I feel as this is the right time in my life and my young family’s life to expand. Currently I am full time employee have a very...
firstly i've put this in Agricultural Matters cos i think it's a general issue.....but mods please move if i'm wrong:)
secondly.....i think it's ok to be wrong during a debate provided all accept the outcome of the discussion arrives at a sorta productive outcome.....only ego and individual pride...
Looking for regular part-time or occasional work with sheep in south Oxfordshire or neighbouring areas. Through occasional work with a local shepherd and a local grazier over the past 3 years, I have experience in moving sheep, drenching, spraying, foot-trimming and gathering fleeces. One season...
Gosh we have lost some growers in recent years & heard today about two more.
Edward Cook grower of carrots & sprouts top class produce.
AB Jones certainly the best caulie & broccoli of any grower in the country.
Both from the Southport area, Merseyside.
Any sales coming up?
I will be shot...
Written by Aisling O'Brien from Agriland
A new report has estimated that the Russian invasion has led to $4.3 billion (€4.06 billion) worth of agricultural damage in Ukraine.
Ukraine’s economy is forecasted to contract by 45% and the report warns that millions of people around the world are...
It got to 40°C and they all died apparently, I doubt that’s a completely unprecedented temperature there? It got to 42°C in Alberta when I was there and I don’t remember any fuss about the cattle?
On my travels I saw this field of real dark green cereals . I presumed it was wheat . On my return journey I stopped and examined the crop , it looked like barley but wasn't. A quick check on Google confirmed it was rye .
Is it a break crop like oats and what sort of yield and value per...
Has anyone ever had an outbreak of Tick Borne Fever in dairy cows?
A quick rundown on our case:
On the 20th of April, I had six first calvers with no milk and high temperatures. I immediately suspected IBR so the vet recommended that we vaccinate. Symptoms cleared up and heifers came back...
We have around 30 acres, not all for cutting as steep in places, but most of it could be cut this year as we have had nothing on grazing.
Currently we have about 15 acres cut by a farmer that pays us £5ish for big rounds and £1ish for small bales. So around £500 for last year and going forward...
Anybody on here look after other peoples small flocks?
80 ewes ,20 ewe lambs
outdoor lambing ewes only, no hard feed,
Labour only ,kit on site iae race and few hurdles,
Checking once everyday bar Sundayexcluding lambing,
how much you roughly charge for the year?
What are people paying for a sprayer MOT carried out on farm?
Just got the bill for my recent test, £275+Vat
Very basic Knight 24m trailed,
Sprayer in perfect order, single line, single nozzle etc.
No parts required and no adjustment etc. needed.
Took 45 mins.
Written by William Kellett from Agriland
Yorkshire Water is supporting its tenant farmers to manage the land sustainably through its Beyond Nature scheme and by investing in The Farm Carbon project.
Five Beyond Nature farms recently completed a carbon audit, as part of The Farm Carbon...
344: AHDB Beef & Lamb: Using EID and collecting data
Written by Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board
In this Food and Farming podcast, Knowledge Exchange Manager, Emma Steele, chats to Shropshire Beef & Lamb Strategic Farmer, Neil Brown, about his use of EID and using the information...
Just been trying to imagine life on a 500 acre Farm in Suffolk within a ring fence grade 2 & 3 land.
I've grown up on the foothills of the Pennines with small stony fields, lots of walkers, dogs, anti social behaviour etc.
Family would mean, I'm not moving, but heck its tempting.
But what are...
I have a mix of pure Charolais ewes and mules and wanting to go with one or the other either breed fat lambs or breed Charolais tups, which would be more profitable and how would I go about doing the pure breds properly , sell as tup lambs run on as shearlings and dose it matter if there...