1. A

    Unfairness of AHDB Levies

    When we sell fat stock, we all pay the same AHDB levy, whether or not we are Farm Assured. The levy is supposed to cover promotion costs, yet almost all promotions by all the Meat Bodies concentrate on meat from Assured Farms, and discriminate against meat from non-assured farms. Can anyone...
  2. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    Frost risk remains for Black Sea crops

    A relatively mild winter continues to be kind to winter crops across Europe and the Black Sea. But, this also continues to leave crops more exposed to frost damage if temperatures drop. These are some of the key points of the latest EU crop monitoring (MARS) report, out yesterday. Mild...
  3. Defra Farming

    Farm visit: Hampden Bottom Farm, Buckinghamshire

    Farm visit: Hampden Bottom Farm, Buckinghamshire Written by Rob Arden Farm Facts Farm: Hampden Bottom Farm, Buckinghamshire Size and type of farm: 486 hectare tenanted arable farm Farmed by: Ian and Fiona Waller Main enterprises: Milling wheat, oilseed rape, spring beans with a small...
  4. AHDB Podcast RSS

    319: Shape the future: A Monitor Farm Special

    319: Shape the future: A Monitor Farm Special Written by Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board Hear from three AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds Monitor Farmers – Richard Orr (Downpatrick), Roger Wilson (Malmesbury) and Colin Chappell (Brigg) as they discuss their respective journeys and...
  5. bobk

    So what if the fert price doesn't stabilise by August

    Houston , we have a problem ..........
  6. Agriland RSS

    Inaugural Great British Calf Week to take place in February

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland The inaugural Great British Calf Week will take place between February 2 and February 9, to celebrate the progress that has been made by the industry since the launch of the GB Dairy Calf Strategy in 2020 and raise awareness of the work of the strategy...
  7. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    Chicago soyabeans are jumping

    The Chicago May-22 soyabean contract had its biggest jump of the season yesterday, up $12.40/t to $527.04/t (£387.05/t). This was driven by several factors, including rising export hopes, South American crop concerns, and technical buying. Let’s look into these in more detail. Is China back in...
  8. onesiedale

    Cows and Zelp

    https://www.zelp.co/about-us/ do we just sit back and let companies like this shape the future of our industry . :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: or can we unite and really convince them that they are just plain WRONG. I would suggest that we all start questioning them directly and expose them
  9. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    Why Black Sea tensions matter for wheat

    Political tensions in the Black Sea are a big part of why wheat prices have bounced in the past few days. The latest news relates to comments by the US Secretary of State about the number of Russian troops near Ukraine’s border. Political and/or economic events often have more impact on grain...
  10. jondear

    Bale wrap tax

    Announcement on R4 farming today about a tax coming in April for plastic wrap calling it a packaging tax for silage bales . Because it's not a recycled film . Could be 20% .Great when it's gone up already ! Edit as said 20 p a bale .It was early!
  11. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    Feed demand shifts as prices rise

    Last week saw the release of updated GB animal feed production numbers up until November 2021. Focusing on the four main cereals (wheat, barley, oats, and maize), animal feed usage season to date (Jul-Nov) is up 2% year-on-year at 2.16Mt. This said, maize usage in GB animal feed is down 29%...
  12. W

    Is Red Tractor actually legal?

    As a cereal farmer we all have to produce crops within the rules set out by government such as crop sprayer MOT, NROSO, Safe storage of grain, fuel storage, fertiliser storage etc etc. We’ve had EA, Natural England, Defra and Trading Stadards inspections over the last 5 years. We then have to...
  13. AHDB Podcast RSS

    318: AHDB Dairy: Maximising forage quality to minimise feed costs

    318: AHDB Dairy: Maximising forage quality to minimise feed costs Written by Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board There have recently been many announcements of milk price increases, however we have also seen fuel increase by 54%, fertiliser increase by a whopping 238% and feed...
  14. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    Support for rapeseed from tight soyabean global balance

    After the USDA world agricultural supply and demand estimates (WASDE) released last week, the global soyabean balance looks very tight. This tight picture can be expected to support the wider oilseed complex, including rapeseed prices, this season. Soyabean consumption ahead of production for...
  15. J

    Milking parlour and loose housing

    Due to various backgrounds issues that most on here don't know about (and I'm not going to post what the issues are on a public forum but they don't seem to be getting resolved), I'm not sure how long I can put up with staying where I am - and no it's not because the cows have escaped again...
  16. MX7

    Who are the academics ,organisations that DEFRA listen to/guided by?

    I ask the above as most of the above,that DEFRA take direction from,seem to me to be anti farmer, anti self production of food for our people. I admire @Janet Hughes Defra for coming on TFF, but I do wonder where her colleagues and associated government departments/quangos come up with the...
  17. G

    Question for Red Tractor on their Facebook post

    I've asked the following question on a RT Facebook post. Let's see what their answer is... The Facebook post, and twitter post... https://fb.watch/aBrG2xj5k9/
  18. Rob Holmes

    Looks like autumn muckspreading is back on

  19. Defra Farming

    More time for farmers to apply for free business advice

    More time for farmers to apply for free business advice Written by Andrew Powley Copyright Natural England/Chris Gomersall To support farmers through the agricultural transition, we’re offering free business advice to those who currently receive direct payments. Through the Future Farming...
  20. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    Barley exports slowed in November

    The UK exported 52Kt of barley in November, down from 62Kt in October and the smallest monthly volume since July. In November, shipments into the EU held steady compared to October but there were only very limited volumes into non-EU destinations. Haulage difficulties were partly behind the...