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  Topic: phone a friend for moos
Rob R

Replies: 3
Views: 5012
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Wed Mar 08, 17 6:33 pm   Subject: phone a friend for moos
The trouble I forsee for the Dexters is getting them on, but more so getting them off again.
  Topic: Ex battery hens
Rob R

Replies: 12
Views: 7677
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Tue Jul 05, 16 12:56 pm   Subject: Ex battery hens
It does depend on the hybrid a lot,

A good many year`s back we got a bunch of warrens,they layed like trains in their 2nd lay,majority still alive,then the eggs and lives waned off over the next 2y ...
  Topic: Ex battery hens
Rob R

Replies: 12
Views: 7677
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Tue Jul 05, 16 10:24 am   Subject: Ex battery hens
It is, it's the equivalent of reusing Costa takeaway coffee cups.
  Topic: Ex battery hens
Rob R

Replies: 12
Views: 7677
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Tue Jul 05, 16 9:22 am   Subject: Ex battery hens
Unfortunately I had a pretty bad experience with rescue hens. We rescued 6 at the end of April, and in two months all 6 were dead. No idea what happened, but they dropped off one after the other. It w ...
  Topic: Hello... We are back (and maybe looking for birds)
Rob R

Replies: 17
Views: 16957
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Wed Jun 15, 16 2:11 pm   Subject: Hello... We are back (and maybe looking for birds)
Well, it wasn't all trapped wind, she produced a nice dun bull calf this morning;

http://rosewood.farm/communities/8/004/012/388/008//images/4628622732_586x703.jpg

http://rosewood.farm/communiti ...
  Topic: it seems glyphosphate might be history quite soon
Rob R

Replies: 22
Views: 19342
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon Jun 06, 16 2:38 pm   Subject: it seems glyphosphate might be history quite soon
Glyphosphate is a possible carcinogen (same class as wood smoke and red meat).
Alcohol is a definite carcinogen.

I've no idea of the funding for this guy, but an interesting take for the non knee ...
  Topic: Panorama tonight (23/05) Antibiotic Crisis
Rob R

Replies: 86
Views: 45611
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Mon Jun 06, 16 10:49 am   Subject: Panorama tonight (23/05) Antibiotic Crisis
there have been issues raised re antibiotic residues in such prawns but perhaps the above is a far greater problem.

Good point. Well put.
  Topic: Panorama tonight (23/05) Antibiotic Crisis
Rob R

Replies: 86
Views: 45611
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Sun Jun 05, 16 10:00 pm   Subject: Panorama tonight (23/05) Antibiotic Crisis
Today I was working 50 yards up the yard loading hurdles into a trailer and someone left a message because there was 'noone around'. Being at home is not enough on a farm, people are expecting the kin ...
  Topic: Panorama tonight (23/05) Antibiotic Crisis
Rob R

Replies: 86
Views: 45611
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Sun Jun 05, 16 9:29 pm   Subject: Panorama tonight (23/05) Antibiotic Crisis
But selling a handful of steaks when it's sunny is not the way to approach that. That's the way to spend a fortune setting up a business and then blaming everyone else when you've two staff burning ca ...
  Topic: Going Dutch...
Rob R

Replies: 1
Views: 7391
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Sat Jun 04, 16 2:28 pm   Subject: Going Dutch...
It's encouraging, no doubt about that. It's just a shame it has taken until the farming industry is on the brink of collapse before it is even talked about.

Overall we need to stop talking about f ...
  Topic: Panorama tonight (23/05) Antibiotic Crisis
Rob R

Replies: 86
Views: 45611
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Fri Jun 03, 16 9:46 pm   Subject: Panorama tonight (23/05) Antibiotic Crisis
Human growth promoters.
  Topic: Power station becomes visitor attraction
Rob R

Replies: 12
Views: 8713
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Jun 03, 16 8:14 pm   Subject: Power station becomes visitor attraction
That's the one, thanks Nick!
  Topic: report on a switch to ecolgically sound sustainable farming
Rob R

Replies: 6
Views: 6840
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Jun 03, 16 7:59 pm   Subject: report on a switch to ecolgically sound sustainable farming
I wonder if George Eustice & Liz Truss have read it.
I've read the first few pages & it's on the ball as far as I'm concerned.
When the Environment Audit Committee of the House of Commons pu ...
  Topic: Power station becomes visitor attraction
Rob R

Replies: 12
Views: 8713
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Jun 03, 16 7:22 pm   Subject: Power station becomes visitor attraction
We went to a hydro one while on holiday in Scotland many years ago, can't remember where it was though.
  Topic: Power station becomes visitor attraction
Rob R

Replies: 12
Views: 8713
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Jun 03, 16 4:10 pm   Subject: Power station becomes visitor attraction
THE biggest power station in Britain is opening its doors to the public, in an effort to become North Yorkshire's most unusual visitor attraction.

Drax Power Station, near Selby, will be open to t ...
 
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