1. J

    What's digging in my field?

    Big cow pat pushed aside and turf dug up for worms I presume. What's doing this? fox or badger?
  2. Agriland RSS

    Machinery Focus: To plough or not plough?

    Written by Justin Roberts from Agriland 10 years ago, researchers at Harper Adams University in Shropshire in the UK set out on a long-term project to question the effects of machinery traffic and cultivation techniques, such as a plough, on the soil. A decade later, some concrete results are...
  3. Dman2

    Which tool for min till

    Ok so possibly looking at going down min till route for some of our land Have @ 150hp to play with What are my options Not looking new
  4. T

    Pink-eye coming back

    I have five ewes that went away with another flock for tupping. When they came back I noticed straight off three out of five had pink eye. I had this last year (not with these sheep) and the vet said if hard to catch or short on time can give a jab of Alamycin instead of faffing around with eye...
  5. jon9000

    Straw in swath price for 2021 season

    Thinking per acre Winter barley 60 Wheat 50 Yorkshire. This is loose in the swath sold. Is that a fair price?
  6. Agriland RSS

    US inmates sue jail over ivermectin use for Covid-19

    Written by Aisling O'Brien from Agriland Several inmates in a US prison have filed a lawsuit claiming that they were deceived into taking ivermectin as a treatment for Covid-19. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not approved any form of the anti-parasitic medication to treat...
  7. cpsf

    Night Lamber

    Good morning everyone. Just a quick question please...what is the going rate per hour for a night lamber this year? Someone that would be experienced in assisting sheep with lambing and not just able to attend to pens. Thanks in advance for any feedback (y)
  8. GAM

    Ex employer won't ?

    How do you go about getting your tickets off an ex employer who says, I can't remember the training company, and they should have sent the tickets directly to you?
  9. H

    Muck storage

    I'm in a NVZ. I have no stock but take in muck from a number of the local horsey folks which I compost before spreading under our apple trees. I'm thinking of putting a concrete pad down with three bays to hold the muck whilst composting it. Are there any grants for this???
  10. 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...
  11. bobk

    Wow , on 15th February in France

    Unless you're vaccinated you can't go to work , ffs
  12. Yale

    Can I be kicked off?

    Hypothetical situation locally. Landlord would be keen to remove the tenant. Two scenarios,tenant has never signed a rental agreement so assumedly would be safe as the rent has been paid every year on the dot,talking 30+ years. Second scenario a grazing agreement,short term could possibly...
  13. Dachie

    cattle housing dose

    Well now trodax is not being produced dose the cows at housing I am looking at an alternative but all the injectables for fluke do worms as well. On speaking to my vet I asked them about dosing mature beef cows for worms worried on two fronts 1) knocking the cows immunity to worms that they...
  14. E

    Dog walking permission

    I rent a few acres on an aha tenancy, mostly arable but also 4ha of grass. I dont have sheep any more so a mate brings his over from time to time to keep the grass down. No rent involved but i do get a bit of lamb now and then. Some of the villagers walk their dogs around the field, often on a...
  15. Barleycorn

    Remember this next time the Scouts want a field for camping

    Post on the official Scouts Facebook page. Anyone with Facebook join the discussion! Next time they ask for a field for camping etc they'll know what the answer will be. They went on to say replace eggs with Tofu, and mince with Lentils
  16. M

    Cover crops/ploughing

    Discussion time....I am a sprayer driver and haven't had much to do with ploughing/cover/direct drilling. However I try to stay up to date. I understand every area. Soil type is different. What I see when watching ploughing is all the birds come down to eat the worms but aren't they good for the...
  17. Direct Driller Magazine

    Soil Farmer of the Year 2021

    The Soil Farmer of the Year competition has been running since 2015, providing a platform for individuals and businesses to demonstrate how soil management can build environmental and economic resilience. The competition aims to recognise, promote and champion farmers who are passionate about...
  18. L

    Lameness in Store Lambs

    Is there more lameness occurring in boughten store lambs. Over the years we are seeing more lambs going lame with our wintering lambs.Able to cure but find we are turning over 30% of each bunch at least ObviouSly buying off many sources mainly through markets.
  19. D

    Prince Andrew

    The man is a total idiot but I don't beleive he is evel. Maxwell & Einstein almost certainly are/were evil. But for the money involved they must have had a vast amount of customers, who the heck are they. More importantly were any politcons who have been blackmailed. It really does seem like...
  20. Rowland

    Ed Sheeran wants to rewild the Country

    Apparently Ed wants to rewild the UK to offset his carbon footprint over the last few years. I just wonder were all of his fans will get there food from...