I buy store cattle off some small local farms and always try to help them out with bull hire or dehorning and TB testing.
Yesterday when I went to see some yearlings on one of these farms that is only around 50 acres of old established permanent grass and a reasonable shed, the owners said that...
First cases of ORF for 25 to 30 years.
Such divided opinion, its so confusing.
Vet & vet websites online all advocate scratching with vaccine. As preventertive not during an outbreak.
Local farmers all swear by parafin or homemade remidies.
Have to say I'm very suprised how quickly the ewes...
Written by John Swire
Game cover crops for shooting and wildlife and wild bird seed mixtures need careful management, starting with reducing the weed population which will help their establishment. This can be challenging, as often there are mixtures of different crop types established in the...
Don’t suppose anyone has an allman 625 dead or dying I’ve just had the adjustable booms drop and smash the valve block into three pieces on a bank holiday weekend trying to take the thistle out of pastures from horsey neighbours.
Guy along the road got a new sprayer this week, he's spraying rushes etc on his farm, but l can bet he's not got a licence or what ever you need to use it or does grandfather rights still count if its only used on your farm.
Is it ok to use MCPB on the spring pea variety prophet and if so does it need 4L/ha? I’ve found the Tropotox label on line but it doesn’t mention prophet peas. I wasn’t aware that some varieties can be more sensitive to MCPB than others but I have some thistle patches to knock back.
Hi all, taken on some new ground after being left for a year by previous tenant but them not agreeing to leave. A lot of the fields are full of docks/redshank like I've never seen before, some spots of thistle coming now and few spots off nettles. wondering what the best would be to do? Burn it...
I am hoping to get my WB mixture and some Bumblebird mix in later this week now we have finally had some rain. :)
I had a walk around yesterday and am disappointed at the outcome of 5l/ha of 360 generic with additive on some land used last year for similiar crop. Nettle and creeping thistle is...
Apologies for the long post...So I rent 40 acres of grass (all year round) a couple of miles from the farm so quite handy, for sheep grazing. I have a further 14 acres from the same people as grass keep from April 1st until October 31st. I take the sheep off mid September though as don't want...
just finished my project weed wiper which I’m more than chuffed with ( pics to follow) what brand glypho do you guys opt for? I’ve a few gallons of clinicace 360g/l in the store. Or am I better buying roundup 460g/l, I’ve been told it has to be the genuine roundup active. And...
I've just noticed some small plants, about primrose size that look like ragwort in a wooded part of the farm near a stream. Not the tall stemmy jobs you would expect but fully in flower. Is there a kind of junior version? I'll keep an eye on it over the year. So far off limits from animals.
To me this looks far from straightforward and those who moaned about the complexities of the BPS application...
This has likely been discussed ad infinitum but here we go again as I can't seem to find a relaxant thread on the subject.
When to apply 20-10-10 to grassland now that T sum 200 is no longer published?
OK conventional wisdom states "March time" but is there anything more scientific out...
Unstoppable eating machines: why Australian farmers are renting out goats for weed control
Written by Bianca Nogrady
Goats have a well-deserved reputation for eating anything. Now you can rent them to deal with your weed problems
La Niña has been good to the backyards and farmlands of much of...
Hi, looking to buy a rear mounted sprayer and fert spinner.
We only have a small equestrian holding about 50 acres of grass for grazing and hay making.
Looking to buy a second hand sprayer and spinner.
What should I be looking to get ?
New cheap or second hand ?
Many thanks in advance