Best jumper

The Ruminant

Livestock Farmer
I like a good, chunky woollen jumper. I’ve tried woo lovers but find quality v poor. I’m currently wearing a Samuel Windsor - poor finish but ok once you’ve sewn up the badly sewn seams etc.

What is everyone else wearing, Jumper wise?

Bruce Almighty

Mixed Farmer
I bought a ski top from the middle of Lidl before Christmas at a discounted price of £3.89
I can't believe how warm it is, I wish I'd bought 3 or 4
It's really clingy & shows up my gut, so I wear a sweat shirt over the top of it ;)


British army one, £4 each and last a long time. Think how much money the MOD spend on their design and quality for rugged use and I don't think there's much that can touch them and at £4 each you can't go far wrong.


I have a heap of MKM ones merino possum liner and wool outer best jumper I know of warm and even soaking wet still warm
they also make a hoodie that is bit longer so covers yer arse a bit better if fencing no more builders crack or cold back

Nithsdale Farmer

Livestock Farmer
Depending on what work you're doing... I have one of these

Pure wool, with a 2nd thin polyester windbreaker lining. You do cook in it if you're doing a lot of physical moving about about but it is brilliant when out on the bike - especially at lambing time. Wearing it this week with these cold snowy conditions, keep toasty warm on the bike.

I also have 2 wool Edinburgh Woolen Mill jumpers which must be about 18 years old. They're also very good.

Rejuvenating swards: Which option is best?

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Written by Brian McDonnell

Maintaining grass quality during mid-season grazing is important. Farmers can maintain quality by entering ideal grazing covers of 1,300 – 1,500kg DM/ha, and grazing down to a residual of 4cm every rotation.

If you are now in a situation where cows are not cleaning out paddocks as well as they should be, leading to the development of steamy grass within the sward, here are some options.

Common options for rejuvenating swards include:

  1. Take a silage cut, probably into bales, remove the material and start again with the aftermath...