All things Dairy

Anyone put agricultural salt on their grazing ground, to improve palatability? Thoughts?
Yes. A local contractor dose it, brings 10 tns in a spreader and does 150-200 acres after first cut. He buys bulk salt by the artic load for sugar beet land.

Does it make a difference ? Not a clue to be honest, but when ever we do detailed soil analysis it comes back as low sodium.
 
Location
cumbria
Looked back last few years production is broadly similar.
Mind if I turn out and milk goes up, I've done me winter wrong 😅.

Never done the salt thing, how long does it hang around?
First bit of rain and it's gone type job?
 

Sid

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Livestock Farmer
Location
South Molton
Was going to do 25kg/acre...
Why is grass unpalatable?
Yes. A local contractor dose it, brings 10 tns in a spreader and does 150-200 acres after first cut. He buys bulk salt by the artic load for sugar beet land.

Does it make a difference ? Not a clue to be honest, but when ever we do detailed soil analysis it comes back as low sodium.

That works out at 50kg
 

Slowcow

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Any thoughts on this little calf?!
Lovely looking heifer calf but missing the roof of her mouth and front legs appear to have a twist in them.
Fear I know the answer but has anyone had one go on ok without the roof of its mouth?
Thanks
 
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Any thoughts on this little calf?!
Lovely looking heifer calf but missing the roof of her mouth and front legs appear to have a twist in them.
Fear I know the answer but has anyone had one go on ok without the roof of its mouth?
Thanks
The silence from the collective would suggest you know what you need to do unfortunately
 

som farmer

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Livestock Farmer
Location
somerset
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Any thoughts on this little calf?!
Lovely looking heifer calf but missing the roof of her mouth and front legs appear to have a twist in them.
Fear I know the answer but has anyone had one go on ok without the roof of its mouth?
Thanks
been hearing a lot of smallenburg about along the south coast, both cattle and sheep, that causes deformed calves/lambs.
Haven't really heard much about it, after the initial panic stations.
 

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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