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  1. Farm Business RSS

    Rampant inflation requires a ‘reset’ of relationships, expectations and price levels in the dairy supply chain

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Significant cost inflation at farm level and for dairy processors means that price increases must be passed up the dairy chain to consumers to avoid a migration of milk supply to higher value export markets, according to a new report from Kite...
  2. davidroberts30

    Clipping cattle at housing

    Any advantage to doing it? Fed outside, beds inside plenty of ventilation 🤷‍♂️ Beef finishers btw
  3. Y

    Steers off their food

    Have some 22 month steers, housed two weeks ago and gradually building up concentrate. Switched from perm pasture haylage to some very good ryegrass with red clover haylage, about 3 days ago and most aren't eating well at all today, either concentrate or haylage. Give it a few days for rumen to...
  4. X

    Is it just me?

    Is it just me or did anyone else hear it on some tv channel yesterday morning? some research body had found from their research that trees were producing more carbon than they were storing and if I heard it correctly GRASS was storing more carbon than any tree could, I know I heard it but never...
  5. Bignor Farmer

    Is there an organic premium at the moment?

    As above? Just curious if there is a premium for organic lamb/beef/grain given the relatively strong conventional prices at the moment. If so, who is buying? Particularly in the South of England. I’m really only talking about relatively large scale commercial producers and buyers rather than...
  6. Agriland RSS

    £185 million boost to the Welsh food and drink industry from Project HELIX

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland A Welsh government and EU-funded project has delivered a significant boost to the food and drink industry in Wales, helping it develop hundreds of new products and create new jobs. The news comes on the second day of the return of Wales’ major food and...
  7. B

    EIA - Plug and Plant Survey

    Hello Forumers, My name is Bradley Warren, I am recent graduate with University of Gloucestershire and this year were EIA semi finalists making the top 14 teams across the world. This year's theme is bridging the digital divide, so with a great passion of mine to help make a greener...
  8. S

    Foliar nitrogen feeds

    Anybody used these before, Agri have one and 20litres/ha is 40kg/ha. Equivalent to around £400/ton fert price..
  9. Agriland RSS

    New Soil Nutrient Health Scheme for NI

    Written by Stella Meehan from Agriland Farm businesses are already taking practical steps to help reduce emissions and tackle climate change, according to Northern Ireland Agriculture and Environment Minister, Edwin Poots. The minister was speaking at the ‘Agriculture and Climate Change: A...
  10. Agriland RSS

    66% of most soils deficient in key nutrients – NRM

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland NRM has published its annual soil summary report for 2020-2021, with consolidated data from thousands of soil samples across the UK. Results show that two thirds of most soils are deficient in the key nutrients of phosphorus, potassium and magnesium...
  11. Ysgythan

    Heilmeier’s Catechism

    On the bit of Twitter which should really be on Linked In I saw somebody bragging about using this. I’d never heard of it so looked it up. I don’t know why, but it instantly brought EBVs to mind. Did anybody bother to run performance recording through this before they kicked it off? If they had...
  12. S

    Dr Elaine Ingham/compost

    I've been dragged down a rabbit hole and wondered if anyone had already been? Her thoughts to me seem revolutionary but I've searched the forum and there's not a great deal of chatter about her ideas. Just wondering if there are any opinions or anyone seen any trial data?
  13. Muck Spreader

    Owen Paterson

    Another little piggy with his snout in the trough. @bobk is he your MP? https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2021/oct/26/owen-paterson-faces-suspension-breaking-lobbying-rules
  14. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    Which grain to feed in 2021/22?

    We’re likely to see changes to the amount of each grain fed to animals in 2021/22. This is due to price changes for those grains compared to last season. Barley usage to shrink? Spot ex-farm feed barley prices were just £11.60/t below those for feed wheat, on average across the UK last week...
  15. Eden.Agri.AD

    Recycling isn't the answer

    https://www.letsrecycle.com/news/press-review-recycling-trashed-by-boris/ Have to agree with Boris on this one, you cannot recycle your way out of the plastics issue! Ask any composter / food waste / ad plant... if the plastics weren't in the feedstock in the first place then there wouldn't be...
  16. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    China buying US soyabeans key watchpoint

    Whenever we talk about bullish markets, China is often at the epicentre of discussion. This marketing year (2021/22) China are expected to continue to import large amounts of agricultural commodities. With 26Mt of maize and 101Mt of soyabeans, expected to be imported (USDA). However, in the...
  17. topground

    Janet Hughes DEFRA Missing in action?

    With the sign up deadline for the SFI pilot looming and with the level of suspicion surrounding the contract on offer I find it odd that there has been no sign of @Janet Hughes Defra since 7th October to answer questions. If seems a strange time to abandon communication by DEFRA and even...
  18. Chasingmytail

    So why are so many vaccinated people getting Covid?

    Makes no sense to me I know so many people who were double vac yet been ill. Ive had an argument with my mum that its failed to promise. So vaccinated and non vac give the same risks to the vulnerable. Then she says that will have it a lot less than non-vac - how does she know this what...
  19. Agriland RSS

    Kubota adds substance to its I.T intentions

    Written by Justin Roberts from Agriland A rapid widening of its embrace of digital technology would appear to be the current focus of Kubota. The company has recently announced that it has entered into a collaborative research agreement in the field of smart agriculture with Topcon...
  20. Wynnstay

    Start Planning Your Parasite Control For Housing Dairy Animals Now

    Now is the time to consider parasite control for animals that will be housed over the winter period. In conjunction with your RAMA or vet, you need to work out what parasites you need to treat, which products to use, and when to administer them. The parasite risk changes each year and spring...
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