1. Agriland RSS

    Blue Peter angers agri-food groups over green badge challenge

    Written by Rachel Martin Long-running children’s TV programme Blue Peter has angered agri-food bodies by encouraging children to go meat-free as part of its new ‘Green Badge’ challenge. The iconic BBC show asked viewers to become part of a ‘green army’ to tackle carbon emissions and climate...
  2. Agriland RSS

    AHDB releases latest report on future opportunities for red meat and dairy

    Written by William Kellett With over a quarter of the population saying they plan to eat out less when lockdown eases, the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has produced a new report exploring future opportunities for meat and dairy at home. Through its ‘segmentation’...
  3. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    AHDB Planting and Variety Survey NOW LIVE

    The AHDB Planting and Variety Survey has gone live today, and we need your help! The AHDB Planting and Variety Survey provides the GB planted area estimates for the upcoming harvest. By working with levy payers and stakeholders the AHDB can create greater reliance in the data that is...
  4. Laggard

    Cabbage seed weevil

    Didn’t spray last year’s OSR with any insecticide. Unfortunately there was a lot of damage from brassica pod midge. Haven’t used any insecticide on this year’s OSR either but wondering if I should spray for cabbage seed weevil this year?
  5. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    Global markets waiting for today’s WASDE

    At 5pm today, the latest world agricultural supply and demand estimates (WASDE) are due to be released. After last week’s quarterly grain stocks, global markets have been awaiting the latest figures to steer old-crop prices. But, not much change is predicted by analysts. A small fall is...
  6. steveR

    Restricions on calves?

    Thought I would ask this here for a bit more clarification. Herself has bought a few calves this week for the first time in ages, one to suckle on a cow who had a dead calf, and a few more for luck :-) Popped to Shrewsbury and then bought them from Drayton... What set me pondering was the low...
  7. AHDB Podcast RSS

    267: Fungicide Challenge 2021

    267: Fungicide Challenge 2021 Written by AHDB In this episode, Philip Dolbear, AHDB's South West Knowledge Exchange Manager, talks about the Fungicide Challenge with Chloe Morgan and Jonathan Blake of ADAS, and AHDB Monitor Farm host Ashley Jones from Saltash, Cornwall. They explain the...
  8. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    Why is it so important to fill out the AHDB Planting & Variety Survey?

    As we head into spring, at AHDB we are starting data collection for the Planting and Variety Survey. The survey provides an estimate of the area and variety breakdown of cereals and oilseed rape to be harvested in Great Britain. Data accuracy and transparency is key to markets. As such...
  9. steveR

    Sheep profits??

    So Gentlemen/Ladies, what are all the huge profits (income anyway) from the buoyant sheep trade recently going to be "invested" in? More sheep Sheds Outdoor flock conversion (more sheep) Tractor/Handlers More sheep New kitchen?
  10. davidroberts30

    Manure calculations

    Think im right but stand to be corrected . Going into fodder beet
  11. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    Crop conditions report shows domestic crops are doing well

    Today, we released the latest 2021/22 UK crop development report. This shows the condition rating of crops as at the end of March. Although there was some challenging weather during the 2020 autumn drilling campaign, it was nowhere near the disaster we saw in 2019. Over 90% of winter cereals...
  12. Farm Business RSS

    New young sire choices for Holstein breeders

    Written by John Swire Brand new Holstein sire choices, UK-bred bulls and the continuity of a long-term leader are all features of the young genomic sire ranking, published this week (6 April) by AHDB Dairy. Ranked on Profitable Lifetime Index (£PLI), it is Genosource Captain who leads the way...
  13. D

    The future of AHDB

    Looks like there’s Going to be a cereals vote I’m out unless they pull the funding from RT and make better use of it. the way it’s going for them, there won’t be much, if any thing left.
  14. Clive

    Things that would improve farm safety ?

    This industry has a tragic safety record, what can we all do that may improve this ? lets use this thread for suggestions ? some maybe unpopular with others (I know mine will be !) but surely we can’t continue watching so many loose their life’s trying to produce a bit of food my top 3...
  15. AIMS

    Eat Balanced - The Results - Short presentation film

    Since joining The Farming Forum we have read a lot about AHDB and in particular their marketing activity. As a trade association 127 of our members are processor and / or exporter levy payers and it is for that reason that we are able to meet regularly with the team (albeit over Microsoft Teams)...
  16. Agriland RSS

    Valentine’s Day sales of meat and dairy up £85 million from 2020 figures

    Written by William Kellett Meat and dairy felt the love in lockdown, helping boost food and drink retail sales to record levels this Valentine’s Day – up £85 million on last year. Meat, fish and poultry saw the biggest ever Valentine’s, with an extra 16 million kgs sold compared to last year...
  17. AHDB Podcast RSS

    266: Beef & Lamb: 'My Strategic Farm journey' with Ian Norbury

    266: Beef & Lamb: 'My Strategic Farm journey' with Ian Norbury Written by AHDB In this episode we hear from Beef & Lamb Strategic Farmer Ian Norbury as he reflects on the changes he has implemented and the lessons he has learnt during the past three years being a part of the project. Running...
  18. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    Options contracts - A viable marketing strategy?

    During our Spring Grain Market Outlook conference, we talked about marketing strategies that growers can use to better mitigate volatility in crop markets. In this article I want to answer some of the questions you asked about options contracts and their practicality for growers. Introduction...
  19. Farmer Fin

    Generic vs R&D chems

    Does anyone know of any independent trials comparing like for like products? It seems like the big chem companies like to tell everyone their stuff is better and the major distributors like to go with that. I have a background in animal health where generics are probably more used than the R&D...
  20. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    What do tonight's USDA reports mean for markets?

    Tonight, the USDA will release the annual US prospective plantings report and the quarterly US stocks report. Markets are relatively quiet at the moment, with the exception of soyabeans yesterday. As a result, these reports could be key to market sentiment in the short term. What is the...