1. Dukes Fit

    Another (but different) Wellie thread

    So having decided I'm fed up of damp feet (actually now wet as my normal boots have got older) I thought I'd better buy new wellies. Looking on TFF there are many recommendations but not many comparisons. I've not had proper wellies for 10 years so as I do with most serious purchases I scoured...
  2. glow worm

    To mask up or not?

    With parts of Devon & Cornwall currently having the highest cases of Covid in the Country ( according to the BBC news) what does everyone think on whether or not mask wearing should continue to be encouraged? With nearly all our local shops / businesses still asking for people to wear masks...
  3. bobk

    Hs2 Manchester - Leeds scrapped

    I'd scrap the lot . rail travel is uneconomic now . heaven knows how much the fares will be after £ 100bilion is wasted
  4. Farm Business RSS

    Calm before the storm for dairy profits

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business While the latest analysis of Promar Farm Business Accounts shows the year to March 2021 to be a better year for dairy farmers, the company warn that profits are likely to come under increasing pressure in the coming years. Farm Business Accounts (FBA)...
  5. Seth470

    Diet Feeding Beef Cattle.

    Starting to use our diet feeder a bit more, just want to know what people are putting in. Haven access to Silage, Straw, Hay ,barley, brewers grain and spuds.
  6. Agriland RSS

    Ensign-Bickford Industries acquires Cawood

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland Cawood, one of the UK’s leading independent scientific groups, has announced it has been acquired by the US corporation, Ensign-Bickford Industries (EBI) from Waterland Private Equity. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, EBI is a 185-year-old privately...
  7. Farm Business RSS

    Cawood joins Ensign-Bickford Industries

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Cawood, the UK’s leading independent scientific group, today announced it has been acquired by the US corporation, Ensign-Bickford Industries (EBI) from Waterland Private Equity. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, EBI is a 185-year-old privately held...
  8. A

    The Russians are coming

    A repeat of a recent Andre Rieu concert in Maasterick, Holland, was shown on Sky Arts last night. It was held and first broadcast well before the possibility that Russian forces might soon appear near the Polish Border. The huge audience consisted of about 80 Nationalities. At the beginning...
  9. Agriland RSS

    Cover crops: phacelia and oil radish uncovered as soil saviours

    Written by Bernie Commins from Agriland Growing phacelia or oil radish cover crops in vegetable rotations helps to build and stabilise soils – with a new trial revealing it could safeguard future productivity. The trial – funded by Agri-Tech Cornwall with land provided by Duchy College –...
  10. Sid

    Austria lockdown Un-vaccinated putting undue pressure on the health system. Why wouldn’t you now get vaccinated?
  11. P

    Lamb / hogg finisher pellets north Yorks

    Best lamb finisher pellet in north York’s ? Had a minor disagreement with usual supplier so looking to possibly give somewhere else a go . Thanks
  12. Farm Business RSS

    Maize analysis provides some better news

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business For farmers faced with some significant challenges this winter, the first results of maize silage analysed by Trouw Nutrition offer a degree of encouragement. Despite a difficult start to the season, with many crops drilled late and earlier established...
  13. Oldmacdonald

    Gordon Brown earns £1mil a year from writing and speaking.

    And gives the lot to charity. Happy to live on his prime ministerial pension. Would you ever see DC or BJ doing the same do you think? blah blah sold our gold off cheap.
  14. crofteress

    The family farm

    If you inherited the family farm and you worked it for a lifetime and were getting on a bit fitness wise with no family help ( not interested) would it be a bad thing to sell what’s been in your family 250 years . Because maybe the guilt afterwards is worse than working alone and living alone...
  15. Barleycorn

    A lot of cow burps destroying the planet this morning.

    A lot of cow burps destroying the planet this morning.
  16. MX7

    Why not broadcast cereals with a fertiliser spreader to save the cost of a drill?

    Now that grain drills are such a horrendous price, I was wondering if anybody of you have broadcast cereal seed on a field or two, as a trial . The work rate using a fert spreader to spread cereal seed at 24mtr or more would be a game changer. If then followed with a 12mtr wide set of heavy drag...
  17. Kevtherev

    Big changes ahead then

  18. Agriland RSS

    Poots ‘confident’ that agri is ‘committed’ to playing part in reducing emissions

    Written by Agriland Team from Agriland Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots has welcomed the “positive action already underway” within the farming community to reduce emissions and tackle climate change, but says that “more can be done”. The minister was visiting the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU)...
  19. Farm Business RSS

    Bottom line boost for dairy genetics

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business The economic value of the UK’s chief breeding index Profitable Lifetime Index (£PLI) is worth £1.58 in pre-tax profit for every point of PLI, according to new analysis. For a typical 150 cow, top 10% £PLI herd, that equates to an additional margin of...
  20. Agriland RSS

    Omagh Academy wins ABP Angus Youth Challenge

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland The 2020 ABP Angus Youth Challenge – a unique agri-skills development scheme – has been won by a team from Omagh Academy. This is the first time in the history of the event that the top prize has been secured by a school from Co. Tyrone. Now in...