stock feed

  1. S

    Getting extra calcium into ewes

    Have read on here that vets are saying that a lot of ewes are low in calcium this year. Was getting on great here with not a single prolapse a week into lambing however today have had to put harnesses on 4 ewes. Also this morning had two ewes with dead pairs as ewes not opened up properly. Not a...
  2. Becs

    How do I stop my new bull from hating me?

    Just bought a new bull, chosen partly because of a quiet, nice temperament. Unfortunately it became pretty clear that he wasn’t a well chap and in his first few days on the farm he’s had the vet out to him, resulting in antibiotic jab ( with us having to give him 2 more doses) and today he had...
  3. Agriland RSS

    CAFRE update on protein crops

    Written by Agriland Team The recently announced Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) Protein Crop Scheme, and the financial support it offers, has renewed interest among Northern Ireland’s tillage farmers in the growing of peas, beans and lupins. This was the focus...
  4. Will 1594

    Press reset or fallow

    Been asked to farm a bit more for another neighbour , one field ,nice land but has ,big patch of blackgrass probably a 3 rd of 35 acre , looks like an established ley now 😥 ,been sprayed off 10 days , going spring wheat , plough ,and get clean start ,and throw every thing at it , or drill...
  5. A

    Oat milk

    How many litres of milk do you get from a tonne of oats? Oatly have put forward proposals to open a factory in Peterborough to produce 300 million litres of oat milk. Is this an opportunity for UK arable?
  6. B

    red tractor portal

    is this a better way of doing the assessment online ?
  7. D

    Stock feed potatoes

    Evening all, what are people paying for stock feed potatoes at the moment? Cheers
  8. Hesstondriver

    Alan Bartlett Carrot growers to close

    this ones a bit of a shock 300 jobs at stake being at the mercy of the supermarkets i guess @slim shiny - any word on the street ?
  9. S

    Whole Cropping a standing Cereal crop, Value / Acre

    We have been approached by a neighbour to potentially sell him a growing cereal crop for him to whole crop as a stock feed. So far we are liking the idea, it would be Spring Oats. Now, how does one go about valuing the crop, he was proposing to buy it as a standing crop on a £/ac basis...
  10. Robert

    Using a Big Grain Bucket to Fill a Small (Drill) Hopper?

    Anyone care to share any ingenious ideas / designs for achieving the above? Could buy a narrow bucket for ~ £700 but the capacity is small necessitating lots of scoops or could buy a bag / hopper filling bucket but inevitably expensive ~ £3,000?? Any simple / safe / reliable designs for adapting...
  11. F

    What to feed 3 month old plus dairy-bred beef calves?

    To try and push them on on a semi-intensive beef system... usually we would feed an ad-lib rearer nut, but this year it is crucifyingly expensive, would just feeding rolled barley and silage work ok though a wagon? Also, would ad-lib barley and hay be ok or is that too gung ho? What if barley...
  12. J

    Feeding moderate bought in cattle

    Currently buying all kinds of cattle from the market. Currently feeding a 16% protein nut with straw and silage. What are other people feeding this kind of cattle? Im not interested in mixer wagons and that kind of stuff because I don’t have one. I’m taking about a feed that can be blown into a...
  13. A

    Pasture-For-Life beef

    I presume that as far as the consumer is concerned,the term ''Pasture-For-Life'' infers that beef cattle have been grazed on grass for life. Does it exist, or is it just a figment of someone's vivid imagination?
  14. Andrew1983

    Preserving stock feed potatoes

    Normally get offered stock feed potatoes in May, we take them and mix with silage and clamp them which has worked well the last couple years. I am contemplating keeping back my tail end of yearling stores to graze and hang up in October/November. I’d prefer to feed them tatties near enough all...
  15. Full of bull(s)

    Red Tractor Christine Tacon

    Here’s something to get your teeth into in your new role seeing as though you did nothing about it in your old one. Spot the fraud....
  16. W

    Alarming aspirations from latest climate report...

    Rather a confronting table from the latest CCC report
  17. Farmerpickle

    Combine for 50 - 70 acres of barley a year

    I'm currently looking to upgrade my Bonhill E514. What is a good choice? I have owned her for seven years and it's now getting a little much for the old girl. She cuts around 50 - 70 acres or barley in August - September. I was thinking something along the lines of a Claas Dominator. Possibly a...
  18. BuskhillFarm

    Small Scale grain drying

    Hi what are people using to dry down grain in a small scale? I try to get rid of as much at harvest off combine. I have a grain store, power floated floor and 8ft walls. Would only be storing 150-200 tonnes. I don’t have 3 phase. Would a second/third hand batch dryer be best (although...
  19. S

    Buying cull or otm cows

    Just wondering can a business be made from buying cull cows. Are they easy to fatten. Could they be put back in calf and made into suckler cows. If there are many people doing this type of system I would like to here your thoughts. Many thanks all.
  20. B


    WHY? whats changed since i was at school , yes many years ago, but whats happened and how much more has the state got to do now with child care will they be washing clothes next ? if people cant be responsible for their children well sign them over to the state at birth and forego any sort of...