Calf shed


Building a new calf shed the plan is to have 12 13x10ft pens 6 either side fed with milk bars. Wanted something similar to this

For the fronts of pens with cake troughs on the front. Has anyone got similar or a better design.


Layout for the calf shed, trying to get hold of iae is a bloody nightmare. Anyone used GST fabrication?


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More worried about claiming grants and furloughing staff than running a business

We had a mobile crush from Bateman through the grant scheme, the price was the same as pre-grant. For sure, these firms will have done more business because of the grant scheme but i'm not sure they will have made more margin per unit.
Both Bateman and IAE have had production issues caused by corona, a factory environment is a very different beast than working on our own all day, it hasn't been easy for these firms.

edit: sorry just realized you probably mean the grant schemes re corona ? OK fair enough but if Govt was going to support anyone through all this I would rather it be firms who actually make something, and in this instance are independent businesses working to make our lives safer and easier. There's a long list of businesses to be bitter about getting Govt corona support before you get down to IAE.
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NI agri-food stakeholder groups discuss climate change bill with committee

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Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland

The Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC) recently submitted oral evidence to members of the Stormont Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (AERA) committee on the content and potential impact of the Northern Ireland Climate Change Bill (No.2).

This draft legislation was recently introduced to the Northern Ireland Assembly by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) in conjunction with agriculture minister, Edwin Poots.

“We were accompanied by representatives from a wide range of food industry bodies, including the Northern Ireland Meat Exporters’ Association,the Ulster Farmers’ Union [UFU], Northern...