sheep

  1. Defra Farming

    Future Farming Podcast: Nic Renison

    Future Farming Podcast: Nic Renison Written by The Team https://defrafarming.blog.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/246/2021/03/janet-hughes-and-nic-renison-rotational-grazing-and-regenerative-farming-1.mp3 In this month’s Future Farming podcast, Janet Hughes talks to Nic Renison. Nic farms...
  2. M

    Lambing rechargeable torch recommendations

    Hello, I'm looking for a new hand held lamp/torch for lambing. Currently using a rechargeable 15million candlepower halogen torch bought from B&Q aeons ago, but now the battery is not charging properly. Struggling to find a replacement. I've tried LED but they all seem pretty crap. Any...
  3. B

    Derelict Farmhouses

    Hi all This may be a bit long winded so bear with me. Partner and I farm in a village, we own around 150 sheep, partner is an agri contractor and all work is within the village. We live 10 miles away and are looking to get back to the village as driving back and fall especially during lambing...
  4. Z

    New tractors will anybody listen

    Ok thinking of buying a new tractor I need 50k and front suspension, then a radio air con gear stick and manual spools that are easy in reach next to the gear stick, had 3 tractors on demo need to be a computer wiz kid to operate spools and turn radio up and down more electrics and gizmos than...
  5. M

    Help needed suspected scam??

    Hi, please can anyone help? I purchased a tractor yesterday online. Spent thousands on it and today I receive an email saying they won’t deliver it until I pay the tax, which they will refund once I receive tractor. Seller confirmed vat was included to me yesterday. Does anyone know a company or...
  6. Farm Business RSS

    Farm Vet Champions initiative launches

    Written by Iain Hoey A major initiative aimed at equipping vets across the UK with the latest antibiotic stewardship principles for treating specific farm animal species is being rolled out by a leading veterinary educational charity, RCVS Knowledge, in collaboration with a number of prominent...
  7. M

    Dorset/Speckle/Piebald Genetics info?

    Can anyone share with me their knowledge of the color genetics required to pass along piebald/speckle color?
  8. twizzel

    Cocci buckets for lambs

    Every year I have to dose my lambs for cocci so I was wondering if the brinnicombe buckets would be worth a try instead. Has anyone used them rather than relying on vecoxan? Only 35 lambs but more hassle getting them in to drench. Lambs are 10 days - 4 weeks old and just spotted one of the older...
  9. sandywil90

    Switching to All Guard Lamb bolus leads to 90% of lambs finished by weaning

    Please delete if not allowed. Here’s @Al R experience using the ‘All Guard Lamb 4in1’ bolus Switching to All Guard Lamb bolus leads to 90% of lambs finished by weaning. “We are so severely trace element deficient here that if lambs are not supplemented by 8 weeks of age their...
  10. B

    Sheep blindness

    The curse of bought in sheep first i brought in in scab from a ram which of bought of a neighbour then i brought in blindness with some sort of infection never had these issues beford just extra tourcher
  11. B

    Bought in sheep

    The curse of bought in sheep first i brought in in scab from a ram which of bought of a neighbour then i brought in blindness with some sort of infection never had these issues beford just extra tourcher
  12. Agriland RSS

    NSA urges sheep farmers to register for SFI pilot

    Written by William Kellett The National Sheep Association (NSA) greeted last week’s announcement of the launch of the Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) pilot, the first element of the Environmental Land Management Scheme (ELMS), with enthusiasm and is now encouraging eligible sheep farmers to...
  13. D

    What is wrong with Park type Cheviots

    Park type NCC look such nice sheep, yet many on here don't like them. What is the worst thing about them?
  14. Rowland

    Matt Baker new tv show and unofficial ad

    Apparently Matt Baker has a new tv show coming up along with an unofficial advert for Ifor Williams. https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/19163568.trailer-firm-helps-countryfile-presenter-matt-baker-save-family-farm/
  15. H

    Are you a sheep farmer and vaccinate your flock?

    Hi Everyone, I am a Veterinary student conducting a survey on vaccination technique in UK Sheep farmers as part of my Research project for my Veterinary degree. I would really appreciate it if those of you who work with or farm sheep and vaccinate your flock could complete my Survey. Any...
  16. Agriland RSS

    NI farmers ‘left struggling’ because of NI Protocol

    Written by Rachel Martin The Ulster Farmers’ Union has claimed many Northern Ireland farmers have been “left struggling” with vital aspects of their farm businesses because of disruptions caused by the Northern Ireland Protocol. A spokesman explained the latest issue to come to light was the...
  17. Jerry

    Mud in road......complaint!

    I’ve had a call this morning from the council, some one has complained about mud on road after hauling some digestate and three spreaders went along a lane this morning at about 10:30am Said I’d go look and report back and when there bumped into the plaintiff, the manager of the golf course...
  18. Rowland

    Matt Baker new TV show

    Apparently Matt Baker has a new tv show coming up along with an unofficial advert for Ifor Williams. https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/19163568.trailer-firm-helps-countryfile-presenter-matt-baker-save-family-farm/
  19. unlacedgecko

    Stubble Turnip Land Wanted NE Lincolnshire

    As above, I’m looking for stubble turnips for this coming autumn/winter. Anywhere north of Lincoln to the coast considered. After 200ha, ideally in 1 block. I’d like to establish crop in late July/early August. I do all fencing shepherding etc. Land clear of sheep and fences by 1 Mar. PM...
  20. M

    How much nitrogen?

    How much nitrogen do you apply to grass for grazing sheep and cattle?
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