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A Jackson

  • Joined Jun 2009
Northern Ireland smallholder - cattle query
« on: October 11, 2012, 12:48:32 pm »
Good afternoon all,
I am new to this site, and am finding my way in the world of small holding. We have 14 acres and I currently keep hens for eggs, and fatten two saddleback pigs every year for the freezer. I am keen to move into cattle, however I fear that that the local dept. of ag. are not very pro. the small holder as they require any herd number applicant to have a lot of expensive cattle-specific handling facilities. Are there any Ulster members who have gone down this route?
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Re: Northern Ireland smallholder - cattle query
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2012, 10:09:59 pm »
hi from scotland,  :wave: :wave:
 im not from ulster but we got our crush for free so dont be disheartened.  what else did they want you to get?


  • Joined Aug 2012
Re: Northern Ireland smallholder - cattle query
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2012, 04:00:35 pm »
When we had our visit from the Dept of Ag vet re keeping pigs she was both very supportive and helpful. So maybe you should look on them as a source of advice and not see them as a difficulty. :pig:


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