1. CPM RSS

    Farmland values reach six-year high

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham from CPM Magazine Agricultural land values in England have reached their highest level since 2016, with the majority of farms and estates now selling for at, or more than, their guide price, according to the latest research from Strutt & Parker. Analysis of...
  2. Agriland RSS

    Over 300,000 homes protected by flood defences programme

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland A £2.6 billion six-year programme of work dedicated to improving flood and coastal defences has exceeded its original targets by 14,000 – with over 314,000 homes now better protected from flooding since 2015. More than 850 new flood and coastal...
  3. CPM RSS

    Handheld farms

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF Ever wondered what it’s like to hold your farm in the palm of your hand? Bayer’s FieldView pulls together and analyses data so this is almost a reality. CPM attended a transatlantic webinar in March to find out more. by Melanie Jenkins I’m in the...
  4. Farm Business RSS

    Farmland values reach six-year high

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Agricultural land values in England have reached their highest level since 2016, with the majority of farms and estates now selling for at, or more than, their guide price. Analysis of Strutt & Parker’s Farmland Database, which records the details of all...
  5. AHDB Podcast RSS

    334: The impact of the war in Ukraine on markets

    334: The impact of the war in Ukraine on markets Written by Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board In this AHDB Food and Farming podcast John Bates speaks to AHDB analyst Vikki Campbell as she has been looking closely at the situation in Ukraine and what it means for markets expecting...
  6. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    A month of large volatility for oil and oilseeds

    The month of March has brought change and volatility to the vegetable oil and oilseed complex. Throughout March, the May-22 Paris rapeseed futures contract has closed in a range of €190.75/t. The contract peaked at €994.50/t on 22 March. These high prices have provided support for domestic old...
  7. Agriland RSS

    Beef exports to Japan top £1.78 million in January

    Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland Exports of beef from the UK to Japan were worth £1.78 million in January. This one-month figure is almost a fifth of the total value last year. According to analysis of Her Majesty’s Revenue and Custom’s (HRMC’s) data by the Agriculture and...
  8. Agriland RSS

    LMC welcomes academic questioning of Global Burden of Disease report

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland A group of leading academics - three of whom are Irish - have queried the veracity of the 2019 Global Burden of Disease (GBD) report. Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC) chief executive, Ian Stevenson has welcomed the recent publication of the...
  9. will6910

    Sheep issues

    Ok, I know I have asked many times before about milk issues and general issues. But this year is affecting me badly. Maybe a brief startinf post but I shall add to it all as time comes. Issues this year so far are, ewes milking really badly, which resulted in low colostrum. Thst in turn...
  10. Bald Rick

    Meat farmers likened to Big Tobacco

    Meat producers are being likened to Big Tobacco and the fossil fuel industry by a new report from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine lead by Kathryn Clare and published in Food Policy The report accuses the meat producers of employing the same tactics as tobacco and fossil fuel...
  11. U

    Slurry analysis

    Just had this back Assume MOP @ £400 tonne & TSP @ £400 tonne N @ £400 or N @ £800 Think the values / 1000 gal are between £25 - £40 Need to allow for losses Anyone any better at sums ?
  12. Agriland RSS

    Valentine’s Day was a ‘grate’ time for cheese

    Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland Supermarket sales for cheese soared in the lead-up to Valentine’s Day this year, according to analysis by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development board (AHDB) on Kantar data. According to Kantar, the AHDB said, an extra 1.2 million kg of cheese...
  13. casemx 270

    Shortage of good staff

    We currently have a good job going here but can't seem to find anyone suitable or people just let you down and don't answer their phone .Is this other people's experience
  14. Tubbylew


    Never used the stuff myself, but stumbled upon this bbc article which may be interesting to some, apologies if its been posted before
  15. Badshot

    Alternatives to soyl

    I'm looking into alternatives to soyl for my variable everything package I currently have with them. Who's in the market for variable N,P,K, lime, seed, yield maps?
  16. Wolds Beef

    Farmers do not take in to account Natives live cheaper than Continentals.

    Melton Mowbray prices were poor for natives. Why? Natives do live cheaper and will even outwinter rather than spending on shed room and feed. They eat grass and grass products rather than expensive (now very expensive) grain rations. How do we get this across to the commercial suckler man? WB
  17. shumungus

    Simple pH test

    Lab seems to have lost my soil samples, need to crack on with work and need to know pH of block of land. Have a calibrated optical pH meter for checking water for the chooks and was thinking is it just a matter of mixing some soil samples with distilled water and checking for a simple farmgate...
  18. Agriland RSS

    USPCA condemns badger cull as part of bTB plan

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland The Ulster Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Animals (USPCA) has condemned the badger cull announced by the Northern Ireland agriculture minister, Edwin Poots last week. The measure is at the heart of a new strategy, which will be implemented by...
  19. hubbahubba

    Slurry report.

    Could anyone tell me how much available npk units i have? spreading this slurry with dribble bar at 2000 gallon per acre? Is it much good? Seems pretty low in nitrogen especially? Out suckled calf slats shed.
  20. unlacedgecko

    Global Wheat Shortage due to Ukraine War

    Turns out it's all rubbish and there won't be a shortage at all. Thoughts?