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  1. Agriland RSS

    EU Commission publishes review of CAP 2014-2020

    Written by Charles O'Donnell from Agriland The European Commission has published a review of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) 2014-2020, highlighting the main changes the EU agriculture sector has undergone as a result of CAP between those years. The commission’s review says that the CAP...
  2. J

    Sheep Roll Comparison/Value

    Hi All Been offered sheep rolls from 2 suppliers Feeding Mules shortly after scanning for a late Feb /Early March Lambing What's thoughts on best value feed
  3. S

    Thermal Imaging

    Would you consider hiring a drone thermographer to help maintain your infrastructure and count stock?
  4. W

    Are fungicides more harmful than insecticides

    We hear all the Time of farmers using less insecticides, and for good reason generally, but I do wonder if the real bad apple is modern fungicides. Amazing how many are now farming without insecticides after years of addiction, can we start to cut our reliance on fungicides too?
  5. R

    Biomass Suppliers List and Woodsure

    Ive just read through the latest BSL newsletter, and it seems to say, that some new RHI legislation coming into effect in April 2021 means that we have to now pay 500 quid to join woodsure. Are there any other options? We only supply ourselves so could drop our Producer/Trader registration and...
  6. andybk

    new export health cert wording from jan 15th for export carcass

    just had this through , no big issue , but maybe a get out clause for abattoirs if disease is found , and europe come after them On 15 th January 2022 changes to the wording within the Export Health Certificate (EHC) will come into force. This is the paperwork that the exporting abattoirs...
  7. Jerry

    Scanning 2021

    Scanned ewes today and numbers are up about 5% on last year. But 12% are triplets with a few quads mixed in. Outdoor lambing flock and triplets are a pain really. How are others scans? Scanner man said been mixed, some about same as last year but a few back, one place 25% back for some reason.
  8. GOV.UK RSS

    VI-1 certificates removed from all imports of wine to GB by January 1st

    VI-1 certificates removed from all imports of wine to GB by January 1st Written by Defra Press Office VI-1 certificates will now be removed from all imports of wine to GB. On Thursday 16th December, Food Minister Prentis signed into law legislation that removes the requirement for VI-1...
  9. Agriland RSS

    New ‘Phoma’ disease threat on oilseed rape emerges in UK

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland A variety of the fungus that will heighten the ‘Phoma’ disease threat on oilseed rape and other brassicas has been discovered in Europe for the first time. Specific sites have been identified in Southern England and Northern Ireland. The...
  10. J

    Shropshire by Election

    A massive congratulations to to Helen Morgan Lib Dems for winning the North Shropshire by Election. Overturning a massive 23000 vote majority and then winning by 5 thousand votes is a thumping victory. If this is not a wake up call to the tories, I don't know what is. This tory government is...
  11. Direct Driller Magazine

    The Journey into Regenerative Farming

    The Journey into Regenerative Farming Written by William Waterfield from The Farm Consultancy Group The ending of BPS in 2027 and the knowledge that the income received from BPS will be halved in 2025 is a making a lot of arable farmers review their business. Combine this with the last DEFRA...
  12. Direct Driller Magazine

    Farmer Focus: Andrew Jackson

    Farmer Focus – Andrew Jackson If you are reading this article, I will assume that you may well be at some point in the journey of Regenerative Agriculture. Although I have always been a passionate farmer, trying to become a regen farmer has enhanced my love of farming at what could be...
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    Elms & the Livestock Farmer

    Isn't it time that DEFRA owned up & admitted that they see arable farmers as the spawn of the Devil with their ploughs, heavy machinery & chemical soaked soils where as livestock & mixed farmers with their lovely pastures, meadows, flowers & hedges have surely been delivered from the loins of...
  14. Greythundercloudys

    This time next month, virus.

    After today's numbers, probably buy the first weeks of January there will be way over 100000 a day. I think after Xmas day the country will shut again for a month. This get a jag won't hold it back in the end it will be out of control, Johnstone always playing it up but that expert looked and...
  15. S

    Carbon footprint /offset

    How are mixed farms planning to deal with this? If you are owner occupier there are more options I think like planting poorer ground with trees etc. What would you do as a tenant when all woods trees etc belong to the land owner estate etc. I am struggling to know what to do here 🤷🏻‍♂️
  16. Agriland RSS

    Practical guide to monitoring soil carbon launched

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland A new practical guide to assessing soil carbon promises to answer farmers’ key questions at a time when many are looking to understand their soil health. Produced by Duchy College, Plymouth University, Rothamsted Research and the Farm Carbon Toolkit...
  17. Agriland RSS

    Students gain new insight into meat quality with launch of new publication

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland A major research project led by Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) has launched a new publication aimed to inform and increase awareness of on-farm and processing factors that affect the eating quality of lamb. Factors Affecting Lamb Meat...
  18. Agriland RSS

    Global milk production sees first growth decrease since 2019

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland After more than two years of uninterrupted growth, global milk production is down, with growth expected to dip into negative territory in the final quarter of 2021. Farmgate milk prices are on the rise, in line with higher commodity prices worldwide...
  19. Defra Farming

    UK National Action Plan for the Sustainable Use of Pesticides (Plant Protection Products) February 2013

    Details The UK’s longstanding and rigorous pesticides regulatory regime and other existing statutory and voluntary controls, incentive schemes and research programmes, mean that it is well placed to prepare a comprehensive and effective National Action Plan (NAP). The Government has communicated...
  20. Manney

    Anyone signed up for the SFI Pilot?

    Who on TFF has signed up to the SFI Pilot? What options have you chosen? My agreement started 1st December and I have opted for grassland soil advanced standards, improved grassland intermediate standards and hedgerow introductory standards. So far the process has been pretty straight forward...
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