if you vaccinated for everything they say, it would cost a lot of money, we vaccinate for, rota corona, bvd, ibr, and up to last year, lepto, couldn't get the vaccine. The trouble is, you don't really know, that is stopping something, or not, like silage additive, used as an 'insurance'. We will vaccinate, but we no longer think it was blackleg, we have got a few red clover bales, with mainly r clover, that won't go through the mixer, son put one out yesterday, as hfrs/dry cows were in the yard, over night, bloat ? To my memory, blackleg blows them up, and the 'soft bits' go green quickly, not seeing that, but are blown, to a lesser degree.
moving north, or here down west ?
Looking for:Go West, life is peaceful there
Not in South East, South Coast, East Anglia, East Coast or within 20 miles of a big city.
80 to 250 acres of pasture and woodland
Minimum 2 bed house
Water feature, preferably river frontage but a decent lake or ponds acceptable
No 3rd party rights of access across farm
Land in a ring fence
No near neighbours (& definitely not within 3 miles of a town)
All sporting rights in hand
Not tied into an agri-environment scheme
Extra points if house in good nick and well insulated or farm cheap enough that it doesn't matter
Extra point for a range of useful buildings
Extra points for south facing house and land
Extra points if Organic or low input history
Extra points for an existing renewable energy scheme &/ or eco heating
Budget £1.5M (£2.5M at a push for a really good candidate)
Seen some interesting ones in Devon, Somerset, Herefordshire, Cumbria, Yorkshire, Perthshire, Argyll and Bute, Dumfries and Galloway.