1. Agriland RSS

    Lamb prices up 36p/kg on last year in Northern Ireland

    Written by Michael Geary from Agriland Deadweight lamb prices in Northern Ireland (NI) are up 36p/kg on this time last year recent figures show. According to the Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC), the average deadweight lamb price for the week ending June 4 stood at 629.1p/kg. The same...
  2. hendrebc

    More cows?

    Am I the only one considering keeping more suckler cows?
  3. Steevo

    Boris Johnson unveils ‘grow for Britain’ plan

    Boris Johnson unveils ‘grow for Britain’ plan British farmers urged to put more resources into producing fruit and vegetables to help ease cost of living and food threat from Ukraine war ByTony Diver, WHITEHALL CORRESPONDENT10 June 2022 • 8:50pm Boris Johnson gets in touch with the locals at...
  4. Agriland RSS

    £7m dairy farm in Cumbria hits the market

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland A rare opportunity to own a fully equipped modern dairy farm with an exceptional farmhouse along with two cottages in the beautiful Eden River valley has come to market with a guide price of £7 million. Lowthian Gill Farm is a first class and fully...
  5. Agriland RSS

    Deadweight lamb prices in Great Britain increase

    Written by Michael Geary from Agriland Deadweight lamb prices in Great Britain (GB) for the week ending June 4, saw an increase on the week prior. According to the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB), the GB new season lamb (NSL) standard quality quotation (SQQ) averaged...
  6. D

    Bosis’ leaked food strategy document; worse than half-baked
  7. S

    Cheviot mule tup lambs back onto Cheviot mule ewes

    Anyone tried crossing Cheviot mule ewes with Cheviot mule tup lambs? I know it doesn’t work with the other mules but I wondered if it might with Cheviot mules as there’s less colours in the mix and it’s generally more consistent cross ime. Worth a try to boost replacements or not? Thanks
  8. D

    What toys / gizmos / weapons do your police have to help tackle rural crime?

    Had a call from our new Rural crimes team, apparantly we have a dedicated task force of 30 for the whole region now. They have ‘lots of new kit’ to help, didn’t specify quite what but I think drones, thermal / N\V kit, etc. They are also looking to arrange a sting operation as well which is a...
  9. cotswoldcs

    Where else to advertise a job

    We're looking for a full-time shepherd for our 1,000+ flock of mainly NZ Texel ewes. It's a permanent position as our current shepherd is leaving to travel and hopefully work in New Zealand and Australia. He has been tremendous and is leaving after harvest on good terms. I've put an advert on...
  10. cotswoldcs

    Situation Vacant Experienced shepherd - full time, permanent position available

    We are looking for an enthusiastic, experienced shepherd for our mixed farm in the Cotswolds. We run a flock of over 1,000 breeding ewes plus replacements and finish all of our lambs. This is a full time, permanent position and comes with the option of a recently refurbished 3 bedroom cottage in...
  11. F

    Common Vetch. Poisonous?

    I have a bit of vetch in the old pastures we make some haylage on. My wife wanted to know what it was, so I said it's fine, nothing to worry about. As she uses the haylage for her horses, and being paranoid about poisonous plants she looked it up, and apparently horses are susceptible, but...
  12. spark_28

    thoughts on my handling pen idea

    summer project is to build a long term pen to save alot of time and effort. All that i tend to do is dose and crovect the sheep, sort the lambs and shear. going with a concrete base. I got most of the material already like strainers etc and corrugated iron that ill use in the inside. the...
  13. Greythundercloudys

    Maggots on sheep, stuff that kills them.

    Clik only prevents strike, will l have to buy a 5 litres of ecofly or similar to spray on them to kill them, had ewe there with some around the tail, just rubbed them of with clippers but only have clik about the place, like to see them dead. Nothing else l suppose.
  14. Barleycorn

    The vegan nutters are going to blockade milk tankers now.
  15. H

    Multicut fertz / slurry timings

    What's the collectives thoughts on fertz / slurry application on silage aftermath to get maximum efficiency from applied N ? slurry straight away & fertz after a week once grass has a bit leaf or just lash it on ? Not putting on many units of bagged N to have to worry about it being used up...
  16. David1968

    Price of Concrete.

    How much is a cube of concrete these days? Ballpark figure. Before I waste someone's time getting a quote only to tell them I can't afford it :(
  17. S

    Sowing white clover

    The last few years we have reseeded grass land, but didn’t put clover in the mix as we knew it would need sprayed, what’s the best way to sow it now when we take the silage off?
  18. T

    What % of hay bales should we receive?

    I have been approached by a neighbour who wants to makes some hay from some of our fields, and we will receive some bales as payment what rough percentage would be reasonable for use to get? As they will be doing all of the work making it.
  19. Oscar

    Sheep turnover crate recommendation?

    My wife and I have a farmschool set up on the farm with around 50 ewes and a few rams which we started in autumn 2020. I spend probably 50% of my time off farm with other jobs/ work . I have been doing routine feet trimming when I am around home but the wife is saying that if she had a turnover...
  20. AHDB Podcast RSS

    343: AHDB Beef & Lamb: Reducing inputs and understanding soil tests pt2

    343: AHDB Beef & Lamb: Reducing inputs and understanding soil tests pt2 Written by Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board This Food & Farming podcast episode is the second part which follows the journey of Beef & Lamb Strategic Farmer Chris Elkington and independent consultant Dr Liz...