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Forum: Pedigree Breeding March 11th, 2012, 12:45
Replies: 3
Views: 125,967
Posted By From field to fork
Hay Nets or Haylage nets

These nets are advertised for horses. Is there any reason why they should not be used for cattle?
Forum: Pedigree Breeding March 11th, 2012, 10:39
Replies: 4
Views: 45,040
Posted By From field to fork
Red Dexter Bull

This is a bit of a long shot I guess, but I am based near Oxford UK, and am looking for someone with a Red Dexter bull to introduce some new blood into my embryonic suckler herd. I have two cows and...
Forum: "Off Your Chest" November 9th, 2009, 11:58
Replies: 7
Views: 147,033
Posted By From field to fork
I sometimes wonder why peple come on to sites...

I sometimes wonder why peple come on to sites like this - make one post [an interesting one] and then not reply and develop their theme.

Oh well......
Forum: "Off Your Chest" November 9th, 2009, 11:46
Replies: 4
Views: 137,713
Posted By From field to fork
Well....not sure I have too much to contribute...

Well....not sure I have too much to contribute here as a relative newcomer to farming. Likely to be more take than give.

But I intend to keep an eye on this site and chip in where possible on a...
Forum: Employment/Jobs November 9th, 2009, 11:30
Replies: 0
Views: 67,256
Posted By From field to fork
Farm hand wanted in Oxfordshre at the beginning of 2010

I am looking for a general farm hand with some experience of animal husbandry. We keep a small herd of Dexter, around 45 rare breed pigs, several hundred free range Sussex chickens and Aylesbury...
Forum: Dairy Cattle Health/Welfare November 9th, 2009, 11:25
Replies: 3
Views: 27,655
Posted By From field to fork
[/QUOTE We breed at 15 months in the Jersey herd,...

[/QUOTE
We breed at 15 months in the Jersey herd, to calve at 2 years.[/QUOTE]

Do you take any account of the time of year she will calve. i.e. during the winter. Or do you keep strictly to the 15...
Forum: Dairy Cattle Health/Welfare November 9th, 2009, 11:21
Replies: 5
Views: 30,172
Posted By From field to fork
I have had a small herd of Dexter for 18 months...

I have had a small herd of Dexter for 18 months now and no sign of worm. Is this usual, should I treat preventatively against worm or leave them until the first signs appear?
Forum: Dairy Cattle Health/Welfare November 9th, 2009, 11:16
Replies: 4
Views: 44,805
Posted By From field to fork
I have just had ringworm [confirmed by the vet]...

I have just had ringworm [confirmed by the vet] in one of my Dexter heifers. The ringworm showed as a sort of crusty growth or cyst about an inch around [the size of an old UK penny piece]. She had...
Forum: Dairy Cattle Health/Welfare November 9th, 2009, 11:09
Replies: 3
Views: 40,118
Posted By From field to fork
Sounds as though she has an infection possibly...

Sounds as though she has an infection possibly requiring anti biotics if these are available from your vet.

Would I drink the milk, probably.
Forum: Beef Cattle Health/Welfare November 9th, 2009, 11:06
Replies: 7
Views: 32,764
Posted By From field to fork
Are DEFRA any use in these circumsatances? I am...

Are DEFRA any use in these circumsatances? I am surprised that the Local Council will not act either.
Forum: Beef Cattle Health/Welfare November 9th, 2009, 10:49
Replies: 3
Views: 21,406
Posted By From field to fork
Well done you.

Well done you.
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