1. steveR

    Groundswell in Telegraph

    Sorry, I cannot link this as it is I think it is locked down... Farmers and environmentalists are natural allies The government spends £2.6 billion on food each year - by doing this more wisely it can make Britain healthier and more beautiful CHARLES MOORE28 June 2022 • 7:00am Farmers tend to...
  2. Guiggs

    Suckler cows.. is it worth it?

    what's people's thoughts on starting a small suckler herd.. Grazing is owned or very cheap rent, we can make our own hay/ silage and swap surplus for straw, can winter in owned buildings and can buy the right calves at the right money to bring on as the herd females. Currently have a simm and...
  3. ADHDan

    looking for a British Blue x bull from a Saler or Hereford cow, anyone got one :D

    looking for a BB X bull to cover salersX heifers, want to add a bit more shape but keep easy calving, if the dam was Saler would be ideal, Hereford or maybe even BSH would be second fiddle.
  4. J


    Any Jersey breeders ever try crossing with a norwegian red? If so what kind of cow did you end up with and what system are you running, ( seasonal calving/all year calving, housed/grazed?)
  5. Scholsey

    Which beef breed bull to use going forward

    I know its been discussed before but are people moving away from using blue semen on cows to a more grazing/forage type breed bull? Tempted to move to hereford/angus but BBs seem to be far easier to sell when down with TB etc. Been burnt multiple times with herefords but will there be a big...
  6. B

    Sucklers on hay

    Usually feed cows ad lib baleage. Salt licks right through then lifeline crumb on feed about 2 weeks pre and right through calving. Looking at making more hay this time due to cost of wrap. Thinking hay until new year then switch to baleage. What would people feed with it? Would be medium to...
  7. JP1

    Lord Henry Plumb of Coleshill funeral today
  8. J

    Calves only sucking 2 quaters

    I have 2 calves coming up to 2 weeks old that have both only sucked from one half of their mothers, the other side looks pretty big on both mothers. Should I get them in the crush & milk the other 2 quarters? I thought after a couple of weeks the calves would have found them. If left could it...
  9. jed

    Sucklers anyone miss them ?

    I’ve had a mare of a calving time this year from abortion to cryp calves that won’t suck and really have had enough of the f…ing things pretty well convinced myself that they’ve got to go . I love to look at a field of great looking cows and calves but I’m not getting any younger kids are not...
  10. Agriland RSS

    Three more judges confirmed for UK Dairy Day

    Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland The more judges have been confirmed for UK Dairy Day 2022, taking place on September 14, in Telford, Shropshire. David Winnington, Laura Sales and Eddit Barrett will complete the event’s judging lineup by determining the best of the coloured breeds...
  11. Jockers84

    Easiest breed of cattle to finish off of forage based diet?

    I’m wondering what breed of cattle are the easiest to finish (or as close as possible) off of a forage based diet only? It’s not a trick question, just re-evaluating what we do here, currently looking at the cattle side of things. We can’t out-winter, as the land simply isn’t suitable for it...
  12. R

    Are Hereford x Cattle unpopular

    Hi, I recently sold my 12month old Hereford x Heifers at market after having them indoors for 6 months over the winter with the associated costs of cattle nuts, hayledge and straw. Other breeds of cattle at the sale of the same age and same condition/build were fetching 50% more than my...
  13. C

    South devon cattle

    Just trying to do my bit for the breed. The South Devon cattle sale is in Exeter livestock Market tomorrow show at 9am sale at 12noon. Sale is available on marteye and live bidding. We use the cows for sucklers, dome kept pedigree and others are crossed with saler and limousin below are some...
  14. Wolds Beef

    Farmers do not take in to account Natives live cheaper than Continentals.

    Melton Mowbray prices were poor for natives. Why? Natives do live cheaper and will even outwinter rather than spending on shed room and feed. They eat grass and grass products rather than expensive (now very expensive) grain rations. How do we get this across to the commercial suckler man? WB

    EW19 - Argyle -22 Well Bred Grazing Cattle

    FOR SALE EW19 - Argyle -22 Well Bred Grazing Cattle - 8 Charolais Steers 350kg - 8 Charlolais Heifers 325kg - 2 Simmental Steers 330kgs - 1 Belgium Blue Steer 410kgs - 1 Charolais Steer 420 kgs - 1 Shorthorn Steer 400kgs - 1 Charolais Cross Heifer 410 kgs - 8 to 13 Months of Age - Scottish Farm...
  16. yellowbelly

    f**k Up Fortnight

    'Twas always thus - that 10-14 days in the run up to the start of lambing heralds the onslaught of TLD, prolapses, blown guts, abortions and the 1001 other things that can go wrong with sheep :banghead: Many moons ago, when I was young and keen, an old bloke once told me, "A farm or a piece...
  17. A

    REGIONAL EVENT: Walk and Talk, Edinvale Farm

    Our Join the Women in Ag Scotland committee at our first regional event! ALL ARE WELCOME! Walk and Talk event will include a tour of Edinvale Farm followed by a visit to MacBeths Butchery & Shop. EDINVALE, DALLAS, INVERNESS IV36 2RW TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE...

    EW14 - Glasgow - 37 Top Draw Continental Grazing Heifers

    EW14 - Glasgow - 37 Top Draw Continental Grazing Heifers - 8 to 15 months old - Bought in , batched up and over wintered - Limousin, Simmental, Aberdeen Angus and Shorthorn crosses . - Scottish Farm Assured - Naturally done on 2 kg of cake - Happy to take a couple of the bottom end out price...

    EW15 - Glasgow - 23 Native Grazing Heifers With Breeding Potential

    EW15 - Glasgow - 23 Native Grazing Heifers With Breeding Potential - 8 to 15 months old - Bought in , batched up and over wintered - Luing, Simmental, and Shorthorn cross . - Scottish Farm Assured - Naturally done on 2 kg of cake - Happy to take a couple of the bottom end out price permitting -...
  20. Agriland RSS

    Borderway Dairy Expo returns with an all-female judging panel

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland With an all-female line up of judges, Borderway UK Dairy Expo 2022 returns for the tenth year to Borderway Exhibition Centre, Carlisle, Cumbria on March 11 and March 12. As one of the UK’s leading dairy industry events, Borderway UK Dairy Expo brings...