So Gentlemen/Ladies, what are all the huge profits (income anyway) from the buoyant sheep trade recently going to be "invested" in?
Outdoor flock conversion (more sheep)
I'm absolutely sick of these Suffolk X mules. We stick a texel over them. All lambs go fat off farm.
If I was to choose a breed to not have to continually bash my head against a wall and put so many dead lambs in the bin and knacker myself trying.
If they don't lick, pee off or lay on them...
Instead of Lambing ewes,
option A) buy ewes and lambs
option B) wait til earliest store sales (kent,Devon?)
option C) buy last of last years hoggets and keep til teeth have grown and sell ( is that possible?)
for a block of mediocre grazing thats been offered?
Isn't it time farmers, their families and anyone involved with the countryside considered boycotting Tesco given their push to stock less meat in favour of vegan options? Discuss?
Just finished loading a lorry and noticed he didn’t have a right arm when he arrived.
said he passed his test in October and was still learning. I was at first surprised to see him driving an artic but I had an hr to mull it over.
he seemed very capable but it was hard work closing his door...
Wanted the forums opinion. A mate of mine has tack on a local farm it's good land, well kept and reseeded regularly. Farmer is very good and checks them twice daily. There were no fences so my mate and his father invested heavily in electric fencing and the kit to put it out off a quad. They've...
I've been doing some figures on growing and finishing weaned lambs. For context i'm an arable farmer thinking about how I can bring livestock back to the farm so please forgive any blundering errors:ROFLMAO: .
The figures i have done cant be right, can anyone tell me where i've gone wrong...
i see a lot of the smaller herds disappearing and a surprising number of herds up over 400 cows now is this the scale businesses now need to be at if farm support goes? what are everyones thoughts? personally i think businesses will need to have a turnover of 500k minimum and be hitting current...
Hi all, we currently run an ayr calving suckler herd which are limmy x Friesian (from the old dairy herd here) put to a Simmental bull which produce some cracking calves. His offspring have then been put to a Saler bull as a separate herd, but the calves have been disappointing in comparison to...
Right so I understand the concept of why we use mules and why they are bred from hill ewes and not the other way round. But would “reversing” them cause any significant change in the offspring? Has anyone tried this? Just curious rather than anything else
It's not looking good for the market at the moment is an understatement!
It's tough to see what was once arguably one of the best marts to take your stock to, to only having 16 store cattle in for a sale.
I hope its not another market for the chop, but unless something drastically changes I...
Through the rush to stock up a while ago there was significant weaknesses exposed in the supermarket supply chains. The smaller outlets such as local butchers seemed far more able to adapt and cope with the increased demand.
This area has been crying out for a local slaughterhouse for decades...
Got the chance of a stabiliser bull to put on some simx heifers, I’ve not seen any in the flesh, what are people’s thoughts on them? I haven’t got to have him it’s just a thought so what’s your experience of them, good/bad? Heard they aren’t the best sellers? Suppose to be easy calvers