With a heavy heart I am informing you of the passing of my dad Gavin Elrick (North East Crofter)
He suddenly passed away on Wednesday the 18th November
I knew he was a keen member of the farming forum and made a lot of friends on here, even met up with some over the years.
The funeral will be...
This years experiment grew a mix of Barley 150 kg/ha (Westminster) and peas 80 kg/ha (Zero4) as a potential high protein feed for the sheep, worked quite well, need to have a clean seed bed before starting and no sprays that will do both barley and peas, 15 tonne/ha sheep muck pre ploughing...
Hi collective, wondering about a small grain pusher for our 1.5 tonne loader on 105hp tractor, are you aware of any out there that would be recommended or has anyone created one? not looking to push grain to massive height approx 2.5 to 3 meters max. look forward to any comments.
Kind regards Gavin
We are running a small research project on the effects of different types of different types of green manures funded by the Mains of Loirston Charitable Trust and the Soil Association. The project will be looking at the effects over 4 years and we are having an open day on the 19th of July at...
Tidying out farm office and came across a copy of the Operators Manual Supplement for the Ford Tractor Performance supplement Ref. No. SE 4209 12/87.
Is this of interest to anyone?
Discussing with son today for alternative enterprises for the farm and it looks like a small flock of sheep would be a good option, probably lamb inside Jan / Feb to fit in with other work and catch the better prices.
Initial thoughts are Mule crossed with Beltex?
Right guys, having taken an interest in the direct drilling threads for a while whats the difference between a disc or tine direct drill other than the obvious!
I am interested in the potential benefits of improving soil structure and organic matter on our fine sandy loam / sandy silt loam...
Any interest among the membership for this type of venture, I for one would be interested in seeing the direct drilling guys operations and to identify if there are any options that could be taken North.
Could reciprocate with study tours of the the local distilleries :).
Look forward to the...
Turriff Show on Sunday 3rd Monday 4th August the largest 2 day show in North East Scotland.
Excellent show of Cattle, Sheep and Horses.
If you are not harvesting come up to the show details on www.turriffshow.org.