animal feed

  1. K

    We would love to hear your feedback on a new Severn Trent Fertiliser we're developing

    Hi all My name is Katie Meehan and I work as a Product and Service Designer for Severn Trent. As a company which is constantly striving to do the right thing in order to help respond to our ever changing climate, we have identified an opportunity using new technology to develop a new...
  2. Janet Hughes Defra

    New information about local nature recovery and landscape recovery

    Morning all and happy new year. Further to the information we published about the Sustainable Farming Incentive in December (see, today we're publishing information about the 2 other new...
  3. D

    Public Accounts Committee enquiry into ELMS

    Have just received the Public Accounts Committee report on ELMS, and associated press release. I think 'damning' pretty much covers it. It is embargoed until Sunday so will post on here then, just starting a thread now in case anyone else who has had it is less worried about such niceties and...
  4. Chris F

    Insect Protein is Vegan

    Just when you thought their hypocrisy has reached a high, you get a statement on National TV that food made from insect protein is vegan. This was for a dog food, which is equally mental thinking of feeding your dogs a vegan diet. Insects obviously aren't fluffy enough to care about.
  5. G

    Northern Ireland cereal growers

    Can any of you guys enlighten me as to how things work in NI (or the Republic for that matter). Trying to find out what hoops you need to jump through to sell to a maltster, flour miller or oilseed crusher for human consumption markets. In England we need to be Red Tractor assured to sell to...
  6. mf298

    Community Larder

    We have a number of these in our area, taking in "waste" or out of date food from local supermarkets. Firstly, I can't get my head around the fact so much food is produced and then not consumed! I saw a figure of 15 million tonnes in 2015. Also wonder if the retailer claims some kind of brownie...
  7. Hilly

    Self sufficient

    Germany 93%, I’m impressed .
  8. Direct Driller Magazine

    Farmer Focus – Chris Hollingsworth

    September 2021 In my first Farmer focus piece, I am writing to you about a new company which will revolutionise our farming businesses and one I have become personally involved in. It’s a company called Farmdeals (you will have probably seen the adverts) and where better to start the journey...
  9. S

    Feeding the people of the UK

    Hiya Farmers, as you can see from the name were eaters not farmers. We grow a bit of veg and keep a couple of hens an bees in our back garden. Just wanted to say many thanks for feeding us this year! Yumyum! Much appreciated! 🤩 The Scousers😀
  10. T

    Concerned about Red Tractor collapse.

    With the cut in funding from AHDB and the pending creation of a new competing scheme, surely RT's days are numbered? What will that mean for those of us who are signed up for assurance if RT goes under? Will we still be able to market our produce or will the alternative schemes take us on if...
  11. D

    Hull vivergo

    Any wheat producers thinking of supplying vivergo salt end DONT just had a load rejected for ergot even though none visible and frontier had sampled it after harvest. These people need training on what nature and agriculture is all about do not supply this plant.
  12. N

    Thought some of you would like to see a cotton gin

    I know cotton isn't grown in the UK, but the machinery and process is pretty fascinating. Cotton Ginning Explained in 10 Minutes
  13. G

    Drying to 16%

    High time we went back to delivering grain at 16% vast amounts of energy are wasted drying grain to under 15 when 16 used to be fine. Greta would agree
  14. G

    AHDB Article: Assurance of imported grain

    Bit of a long read. Discuss...
  15. Matt77

    Clamp v big bale silage cost

    Being lazy here, anyone done the rough cost of each, got the kit to do both, clamp tieing up two good barns that could house young stock or straw, have to find an extra set of hands to run trailers for clamp. Use thick side sheet and double top sheet in clamp, use 6 layers of wrap on the 6...
  16. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    High prices starting to bite into feed demand?

    Margins are under pressure in several animal sectors due to higher feed, energy, fertiliser, and labour costs. It looks like this is starting to bite into demand for compound feed. The latest AHDB animal feed production data shows that in October total compound feed production, including...
  17. Farm Business RSS

    Hoofcount uses Siemens technology to ensure healthy herds have happy feet

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Siemens has partnered with footbath manufacturer Hoofcount to use technology to improve the health and welfare of cows. The collaboration will use Siemens’ data capture and control technologies to help farmers make informed decisions to better tackle...
  18. G

    Red Tractor feed warranty

    @homefarm @Humble Village Farmer @Worsall @warksfarmer @B'o'B and everyone else. Apologies for another RT thread :(. I'm about sick of it all !!! Will try not to post many more unecessary threads. Here it is, didn't know it existed.... Feed/grain warranty declaration to say it's OK to trade...
  19. A

    Spent Brewers Grain Available for Animal Feed - Liverpool

    Hi All, Sorry of this is in the wrong place. I have just set up Azvex Brewing Company in Liverpool. We produce roughly 2 tonne of spent grain per week which we are looking to send to a local farm for animal feed. We also have another brewery across the road on the same industrial site that...
  20. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    Supply and demand estimates show wheat picture tightening

    The first official 2021/22 supply and demand estimates have been released today. This includes insights into wheat, barley, oats, and maize. The UK wheat supply and demand picture remains tight. Total 2021/22 wheat availability is estimated at 16.89Mt. This is 2.36Mt higher than in 2020/21, but...