Search:

Type: Posts; User: Oldwall

Page 1 of 2 1 2

Search: Search took 0.03 seconds.

  1. Re: First Milk - Scottish Parliament - evidence from Mike Gallager & Jim Baird

    I think it works out at 1,800 per day - still not bad going though!
  2. Replies
    452
    Views
    165,703

    Re: Organic facing up to the reality of being Organic

    Gosh - over 24 hours without a post!! :D
  3. Thread: Is PK safe

    by Oldwall
    Replies
    4
    Views
    2,423

    Re: Is PK safe

    Not a good idea to spread potash with sheep about - they are keen of dying enough without encouraging them to do so!!
  4. Replies
    9
    Views
    4,721

    Re: Whole barley or oats?

    Barley has about 1 mj of energy more than oats, but 0.25% less protein per kg at standard values. Getting the balance right with their other feeds is more important, along with taking into account...
  5. Replies
    21
    Views
    11,773

    First Milk & Kate Allen

    I believe the two may have parted company!

    Another nail in the coffin - or part of the rescue plan?
  6. Thread: Ex Farmers

    by Oldwall
    Replies
    18
    Views
    8,016

    Re: Ex Farmers

    We ceased milking about 7-8 years ago, after milking on our own for 20 years following on from my father. The main reason was low milk prices and lack of profit - no tax paid for the previous couple...
  7. Thread: sfp december

    by Oldwall
    Replies
    51
    Views
    25,129

    Re: sfp december

    My payment is showing on the online banking page of Natwest already for Monday :)
  8. Replies
    8
    Views
    3,448

    Re: Cattle on tak prices

    Depending on age, but if you are contract rearing from 4 months to calving at 26 months you should be around 1.50 per day if you are providing everything in winter, under 1 per head in summer out...
  9. Re: Funny isn't it. No abbatoir companies at Beef Expo!!

    Yes Dunbia are there and are one of the major sponsors:)
  10. Replies
    4
    Views
    1,979

    Re: Is Easter lamb British in shops?

    Virtually all lamb on offer is imported from either NZ or Australia due to it being at least 1 per kg cheaper. There are two spikes in demand during the year Easter & Xmas, and Easter always...
  11. Replies
    11
    Views
    5,262

    Re: ACCS - Worth it ?

    Look Guys, as much as you may think it is b****cks, you are primary food producers, the rest of the indusrtry after the farm gate has far more red tape, inspections & audits than farmers do.

    It is...
  12. Thread: milk cooling

    by Oldwall
    Replies
    16
    Views
    10,029

    Re: milk cooling

    It wont make any difference to efficiency, but adding a second plate cooler on to the spring if there is sufficient pressure will reduce cooling costs.

    If not enough pressure storing water through...
  13. Replies
    24
    Views
    13,687

    Re: HALAL slaughter!

    I think you need some form of religous education!:D
  14. Thread: Shearing hogs

    by Oldwall
    Replies
    3
    Views
    1,875

    Re: Shearing hogs

    If you are going to kill them before the fleece grows 1.5 inches, the fleece will be devalued by 50%.

    Current values for open fleeces is just short of 3.

    On a general note, if you are clipping...
  15. Replies
    24
    Views
    13,687

    Re: HALAL slaughter!

    I currently work in the industry, and also spent two weeks in New Zealand in January looking around 10 plants there.

    I can say without doubt that most of the abbatoirs in the UK (and NZ) pre stun...
  16. Replies
    34
    Views
    21,304

    Re: Cows constantally bringing up cud.

    Good advice on cud counting, not so sure about the silage and lactic acid though. Also re acidosis, look for tail switching and bubbly, runny muck that is very inconsistent within the same group of...
  17. Thread: Milking Bail

    by Oldwall
    Replies
    3
    Views
    1,850

    Re: Milking Bail

    Bob Maxwell at Doddoington, Northumberland has one he rents out. Google Doddington Ice cream for contact details.
  18. Replies
    5
    Views
    3,473

    Re: New Zealand Lamb

    This country consumes about the amount of lamb it produces annually, but unfortunately we dont consume what we produce - if that makes sense.

    Firstly most of the light lambs from the Welsh &...
  19. Thread: Money in beef?

    by Oldwall
    Replies
    14
    Views
    6,362

    Re: Money in beef?

    No need for a calculator, just google EBLEX Stocktake 2013 and download the document, all the calculations are already done for you. This should be compulsory reading for all livestock farmers, and...
  20. Thread: Money in beef?

    by Oldwall
    Replies
    14
    Views
    6,362

    Re: Money in beef?

    Unless you have land that can only be used for suckler cows, I cant understand why people keep a cow for 12 months to produce a weaned calf that you can buy, at the same age without any of the...
  21. Replies
    46
    Views
    24,381

    Re: Suggestions to get sheep hardier..

    I wemt to Innovis in west wales last month, what thet are doing is amazing, and could revolutionise the sheep indusrty in the next few years. If you wanyt hardy but very productive sheep check them...
  22. Replies
    52
    Views
    23,274

    SFP in the bank

    Just checked on line, payment is there for 2nd December - happy Xmas
  23. Replies
    12
    Views
    6,215

    Re: How much land will I need

    If you was doing 9000 litres off 2 tonne of conc - you should have carried on milking!!:D
  24. Replies
    12
    Views
    6,215

    Re: How much land will I need

    If you are going for 10k litres/cow tou will be feeding around 4t of conc per cow, leaving about 3.5t of DM per cow of forage required, this should easily be provided by 1 acre i.e. 20t/acre grass...
  25. Thread: Arla

    by Oldwall
    Replies
    794
    Views
    445,338

    Re: Arla

    Brilliantly explained
Results 1 to 25 of 37
Page 1 of 2 1 2