1. topground

    SFI Pilot Agreement contract.

    Set out below is the text of the agreement DEFRA expect me to sign to be part of the Sustainable Farming Incentive Pilot (SFI Pilot) Agreement with my details omitted. The poll is for fun (perhaps) DEFRA expect me to sign this without knowing what the payment rates will be over a three year...
  2. J

    feeding big bale silage

    does anybody use ashear grab to split round silage bales at the feed barrier
  3. T

    Are Contractors rates having to go up.

    Due to the hike in machinery and fuel costs along with the increase price in electricity and the standard of living.We do a small amount of contracting and grain drying and I feel we will have to charge more to make it worthwhile. Thoughts ?
  4. B

    New tractor advice

    Hi all, I was just after a bit of advice on tractors as far as suggesting some or at least what to look for regarding size power brands etc... Or point in the direction of another thread.(I have searched a bit) I have been tasked with sourcing a tractor for my getting elderly mother. And whilst...
  5. Kevtherev

    Agriculture as we know it

    Reading media reports and Facebook posts about tree planting and alternatives to meat on a daily basis. Vegan and save the earth types gathering huge momentum as every week goes on. Are we facing what can only be described as a farming endangerment? Could we as a switched on farming group on...
  6. Agri J

    Looking For Work Looking for winter work / permanent work, gfw or tractor driver

    Looking for winter work starting in the next few weeks or ideally something more permanent on the books. I'm 24 with plenty of experience behind me in the Arable and livestock sectors. Experience including some ploughing, power harrowing, terradiscing, sumo work, flatlifting, rolling, root...
  7. Surgery

    Ad plants , you can’t make it up

    Local plant produced too much gas and having to burn it off even thou there’s a shortage
  8. M

    MF 7718 vs 6718

    Looking for peoples opinions on the above 2 tractors. Arable work mainly, 4 furrow plough but that mite become a 5. Trailed sprayer, 3/4 bag fert spreader, round baling, carting straw and silage bales both on road and field. Ground is generally quite steep. Both similar tractors but does one...
  9. KUHN Farm Machinery (UK)

    iBIO Baler-Wrapper combination celebrates 20th anniversary

    iBIO Baler-Wrapper combination celebrates 20th anniversary 20 years ago, the BIO Baler-Wrapper combination was introduced. The unique Bale-In-One concept, where the crop is baled and wrapped in the same place, is the basis of this highly compact and lightweight machine. For two decades...
  10. N

    Muck for straw

    I have been approached by a neighbouring pig farmer asking whether I would consider a muck for straw agreement. Agronomically it is certainly of interest but how do others work it financially? Who is responsible for all the operations? And if using a contractor for baling and spreading, who pays...
  11. tomg

    What's wrong with this grass

    Just looking at taking some grazing and the whole field looks like this. What's the problem?
  12. Agriland RSS

    Balmoral Show 2021 – the jury is still out

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland Agriland Opinion The jury is still out in my head as to whether the move to push ahead with last week’s Balmoral Show was the most strategic decision ever taken by the Royal Ulster Agricultural Society (RUAS). Visitor numbers were well down on the...
  13. jacobl741

    Sowing a cover crop

    Talking to my grandad earlier, he mentioned back in the day when he was short of land he would sow a cover crop with the grass (barley) so that he was getting as much silage as he could. At the time he was direct chopping and he said the cows loved it and did well on it. Wondering if anyone on...
  14. Jackov Altraids

    The Governments assault on livestock farming.

    The unqualified ban on live exports, the continual mal-apportioned blame for carbon emissions, an ELMS scheme that discriminates against pasture amongst other things, is this all due to lobbying by animal rights extremists or is there a real policy in Whitehall that they think there will be a...
  15. Chris F

    TFF Most Popular Poster - Round 5

    I am losing track of those who have already won this prestigious award, but I believe its a new winner. Rules for this round were - highest average reaction score per post for members who have posted more than 100 times in the last 30 days. And the winner is..... Since I can't keep track of...
  16. David1968

    Belt Baler Recommendations

    Good evening everyone :) So, I'm thinking about a baler upgrade, and found myself here after some googling. I have seen a few baler threads but I thought I should maybe start my own rather than hijack someone else's. Not really sure what the etiquette is. Looking for something that will do a...
  17. Jsmith2211

    New Holland combine straw chopper

    Hello again Does anybody on here with a tx34, or other new holland with the same chopper, know how to engage it? The manual talks about putting a handle on and then just swinging it up into place, but i cannot find where the handle is supposed to attach to. So far as i understand it you have to...
  18. C

    John deere 2040s

    Hi guy's, I have a small hobby farm and I am looking to buy a small tractor for topping, harrowing, rolling and a small bit of ploughing. I was looking at a John Deere 2040s or a Case 1294. Any thoughts or suggestions appreciated.
  19. Nearly

    Openreach over reaching their authority

    Contractors for Openreach have broken into a farmyard away from home and maliciously put a trench in and buried some service completely without authorisation or permission. It does not followed the route that we agreed 2 years ago for a new fibre optic supply and is very likely to get ploughed...
  20. Agriland RSS

    Pottinger updates its Impress baler range

    Written by Justin Roberts from Agriland It was five years ago that Pottinger introduced its very own range of Impress round balers. These were developed completely in-house and comprised two series, one of the fixed chamber type, and the other variable. The company has now given the whole...