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  1. rdr123

    Zero Grazing

    We're looking at possibly starting zero grazing again and due to only having 1 tractor and no front linkage/PTO we would buy a zero grazing forage wagon with a mower infront of the pickup. Does anyone have any experience with these and know how good a job they do? After looking online it seems...
  2. JFHudson

    Introducing our NEW bespoke Silocrab

    Introducing our NEW bespoke Silocrab Designed in conjunction with the team at Metcalfe Farms in North Yorkshire, I've desinged a bespoke product which efficiently collects up any left-over tmr from the feed passage before fresh ration is dispensed in front of the cows. The machine was...
  3. Limagrain News

    Selecting the correct maize variety has always been a major factor influencing crop success but proved even more so in the 2018 growing season

    Selecting the correct maize variety has always been a major factor influencing crop success but proved even more so in the 2018 growing season While most maize growers in 2018 achieved reasonable yields and good quality forage harvested early in near perfect conditions allowing early...
  4. JFHudson

    Introducing our NEW bespoke Silocrab

    Introducing our NEW bespoke Silocrab Designed in conjunction with the team at Metcalfe Farms in North Yorkshire, I've desinged a bespoke product which efficiently collects up any left-over tmr from the feed passage before fresh ration is dispensed in front of the cows. The machine was...
  5. Limagrain News

    Selecting the correct maize variety has always been a major factor influencing crop success but proved even more so in the 2018 growing season

    Selecting the correct maize variety has always been a major factor influencing crop success but proved even more so in the 2018 growing season While most maize growers in 2018 achieved reasonable yields and good quality forage harvested early in near perfect conditions allowing early...
  6. JFHudson

    Introducing our NEW bespoke Silocrab

    Introducing our NEW bespoke Silocrab Designed in conjunction with the team at Metcalfe Farms in North Yorkshire, I've desinged a bespoke product which efficiently collects up any left-over tmr from the feed passage before fresh ration is dispensed in front of the cows. The machine was...
  7. Limagrain News

    Selecting the correct maize variety has always been a major factor influencing crop success but proved even more so in the 2018 growing season

    Selecting the correct maize variety has always been a major factor influencing crop success but proved even more so in the 2018 growing season While most maize growers in 2018 achieved reasonable yields and good quality forage harvested early in near perfect conditions allowing early...
  8. Man_in_black

    Ewes blowing guts out

    How do Due to start next week. Tex X lleyn in lamb to tex. Brought them in ny eve. Week later one had prolapse but another one had (my gaffers words, I wasn't there) just shot everything out its fanny. He insists it not a prolapse and everything had come out in bloody mess, obviously dead. Two...
  9. J

    Dry cow feeding

    Any jersey herds out there using xzelit calcium binder in the dry period?
  10. Headless chicken

    Mixing straw and blend

    Trying to find an easier way of feeding our weaned calves. Feeding about 800kg of blend currently a day and as they grow going in to put it into troughs isn’t going to work. If we chucked it into the mixer wagon would we need some molasses to make it bind? could we just add the blend on top of...
  11. Chris F

    Foresight Obesity System Map

    This was brought up at the OFC - it was part of a report used to find out why obesity exists in a population. I had no idea just how complex is was. A full scale version is here...
  12. C

    How many collars/peds for heat detection?

    Considering getting a heat detection system e.g. collars or peds. Don't need them for maiden heifers as easily detected using estrotech patches. In the herd there's always a few barren cows that I don't want to breed, so wouldn't need heat detecting... For a 200 cow unit how many devices do I...
  13. SR7

    Easycare sheep experiment

    Currently have 400 indoor lambing mules and texel/mules. I bought 15 sucked hoggets and 25 ewe lambs to try over the next year. Ewe lambs purchased for £105 weighing roughly 45kg in September and sucked hoggets for £150 at around 60-65kg. Tupped half with Charollais and other half to beltex...
  14. unlacedgecko

    Side discharge bale feeder

    I'm needing something to feed bales to sheep in the paddock. Like the look of these side discharge feeders (Keenan). I've got some good red clover silage. Would I need one with knives or would a mixer suffice? Maybe knives would be best as then it could feed finishing cattle inside as well?
  15. tr250

    What timber for sheep feed trough?

    I’m planning on making some sheep feeders I want to make the timbers of of similar stuff that goes on the skirting of cattle feed fence so I know the size but what type of wood should I ask the timber merchants for I want something that will last and won’t shrink too much to let meal out
  16. Cowfeeder87

    Cow feeding service…

    As finding good staff becomes harder and harder would a service using a sensible sized self propelled diet feeder with up to date diets automatically loaded to feed your milking, dry cows and who ever else gets a TMR on your farm accurately, mixed and presented consistently be of interest...
  17. Granite Farmer

    Slatts, am I mad!

    I'm thinking about getting a quote for a 15ft by 75ft slatted shed. Just wondering if that is a good size for young stock. One of the main reasons I'm considering slatts is that I'm concerned about future availability of bedding materials. TIA James
  18. andybk

    Walkthrough sheep feeders

    how do people get on with lambs getting mixed up using walkthrough feeders after lambing ., we generally feed in troughs for first few days , some have come up locally
  19. Lallemand Animal Nut.

    Free assessment to help farmers maximise rumen efficiency this winter

    Lallemand Animal Nutrition is offering a free rumen efficiency investigation (REI) to help dairy farmers better understand rumen health and forage digestibility within their herd. It is recommended that an REI is undertaken either when there is a significant change in the diet such as winter...
  20. L

    Methods off drying off.

    We never get this right. We put cows onto straw for a day. Only milk them once. Dry them off. Leave on straw for another day. Then introduce the dry cow diet. during this period they are very noisy obviously hating it. It was bare able when we dry off over a week now we do it over 4 days. It’s...
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