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    NEW LIFELONG APPROACH TO DAIRY EFFICIENCY

    A new approach to dairy nutrition based on extensive research will help dairy farmers improve health and performance at all stages of a dairy cow’s life. Leading feed block manufacturers and innovators Crystalyx have used their 40 years’ experience in UK ruminant agriculture to develop the...
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    Case comes up with new cabs and comforts

    Written by Justin Roberts from Agriland Case has brought in some significant updates to its three higher powered Optum CVXDrive models which range from 273hp to 313hp. The major changes have been made to the cab and to the electronics, with more space for the operator and the fitting, as...
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    Machinery Focus: Video – Tanco’s trailed mowers in operation

    Written by Justin Roberts from Agriland Tanco has been busily making farm machinery for over 50 years at its home base in Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow, the Republic of Ireland. The company is best known for its range of bale wrappers, but back in 2019 it quietly moved into the mower market. When...
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    RSABI launches new multi-lingual helpline to support migrant workers

    Written by Rachel Martin from Agriland Scotland’s rural charity, RSABI, has launched a new multi-lingual helpline to improve its accessibility to seasonal migrant workers. The charity, which was founded as the Royal Scottish Agricultural Benevolent Institution in 1897 but is now known simply...
  5. andybk

    Iceberg diseases like MV and Cla , is it time we need industry action ?

    Have heard of serious issues regarding MV problems in flocks this autumn down here in the south from bought in ewe lambs/ 2t from north , and in traditional uk commercial female breeds as well as crossbred rams (im not blaming the northern female breeders its just where they all came from )...
  6. Jackov Altraids

    Farm assurance premium

    There are plenty of threads discussing Red Tractor and it is well documented that the vast majority of farmers join through compulsion because there is no premium. When freedom foods assurance started, a couple hours extra work to show I was complying with legal requirements, was fine to earn a...
  7. bobk

    Another 40 series woe ...

    So this tractor has always a tendancy to throw a 27 error code which is easily sorted 7840 sle with electro linkage blue roof This time though the dash is reading 99 and the arms are at 0 , wtf is going on @agrimax @forblue @Nearly
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    ‘Where’s the cows daddy?’ UFU tells of farmers’ heartbreak over bovine TB

    Written by Rachel Martin from Agriland The chilling psychological effects of bovine TB have left some farmers unable to even enter their own yards, according to union reps in the North. Ulster Farmers’ Union staff and office-bearers spoke about the heartbreaking experiences of stock keepers...
  9. Lowland1

    Cost of spares.

    Paying some bills today one caught my eye a rocker switch for the high/low on a Househam sprayer was £29 fair enough. The hare decal for it £ 14 for that money I probably could have hired a proper artist to paint me a stylish rabbit.
  10. B

    Mowing gear for vintage compact tractor?

    Hi all, I wonder if any of you can recommend some smaller HP mowing machinery for my JD855, 24HP tractor with 19HP at the PTO looking for recommendations on makes/models of balers, rake/tedders and drum mowers that may be suitable for a smaller tractor such as this - older used models to look...
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    Poots commits to retaining current agri support levels in NI

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland Northern Ireland’s agriculture minister Edwin Poots has stated categorically that he wants to see the current level of support maintained for the various agricultural sectors, citing the critical role the industry will play in securing food production...
  12. C

    Herbal leys for dairy cattle grazing

    Moving over to herbal leys here for dairy cow grazing (holsteins on conventional system). Drought prone soil and low summer rainfall are main reasons. Lots of advice out there but seems more beef/sheep than dairy focus. So for dairy cows... Who's got them? What do you put in them? Are the...
  13. R

    What do you do when you're absolutely exhausted?

    Working every day from 6am until 8pm is taking a toll on me now, I feel exhausted all the time.
  14. M

    Don't push us too far, warning to Taliban.

    If you do, you'll be met with a response like the world has never seen. Now where did I hear that?
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    Tractor overturns in collision on A47 slip road

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland Motorists in Norwich are being advised to avoid the A47 near Little Melton due to a collision between a tractor and another vehicle. The incident occurred at around 10:00am this morning (August 23) on the slip road of the A47 approaching Little Melton...
  16. Cmoran

    To pull rams or leave them in?

    I’m letting teaser rams of on Friday to my early lambers for two weeks then putting in breeding rams but was considering pulling the rams again after 2-3 weeks and putting in again in 20th October when ewe lambs and mountainy ewes going to the rams to keep job compact instead of 3 months...
  17. Bossfarmer

    New combine cost

    Can anyone tell me roughly the new on farm price after negotiaion for a new mid-decent sized claas/nh combine say 25ft, ive not looked at shifting mine yet but i thought 250k would be about right now or could an ex demo be got for nearer 200?
  18. bobk

    Window open or shut

    On tractor whilst working
  19. J

    Cost to produce silage/acre

    Trying to redo the business plan as and when I have time and would be interested to know what everyone budgets for silage these are my figures I came up with at breakfast about right? Seems too much but I've done everything as realistically as I can for a multi cut system doing 6 cuts per year...
  20. M

    Finding a new working pup

    I’m going to be looking for a new working collie pup to join the team soon and I was wondering how everyone goes about finding a pup that will hopefully do the job? Do you just find a local litter and take pot luck or do your research, watch the parents work etc..? I’ve always thought of it like...
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