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  1. Highland Mule

    ScotGov survey invite - Testing Actions for Sustainable Farming

    Anyone else get this?
  2. B

    Factor Tractors Pontefract, any experiences?

    Has anyone bought from Factor Tractors of Pontfract. Their prices seem really good.
  3. M

    How long do I wait, am I just impatient?

    Went to 2 different sprayer manufacturers at Cereals to discuss changing our SP Sprayer over harvest 2023. Was on each stand discussing options for at least half an hour. We currently have one of the manufacturer’s machines on farm, so hopefully they know we weren’t tyre kicking. Both...
  4. Robt

    wheat price and your predictions for what it will hit

    So with the awful situation in ukraine and they can only export 2 million tones per month... What will uk grown feed wheat hit? 450, 500 a ton?
  5. O

    Invoicing software suggestions

    I hope to help and takeover from my father on his land one day if he will let me (discussed on another thread) but as a closed off person he doesnt give anyone an inch. I was thinking of doing odd jobs and services for other local farmers to gain experience and trust in the community. I know...
  6. N

    rea valley

    anyone else heard there changing from jd to newholland
  7. T

    Invest now or hold?

    Just wondering on opinions if you had some money saved up £40,000-£50,000 With inflation taking hold, Would you invest it into your business or into property? Or hold on for a 12-18 months to see how the uncertainty plays out? Just interested to see what most would choose to do.
  8. ajd132

    What should the NFU be doing?

    Having a discussion last night with some friends about the power of the NFU or lack thereof. i have thought for a while now they mostly focus on the wrong things. For example, lobbying the government to stop imports not grown to our standards (this is utterly impossible waste of time and will...
  9. TFF

    Farming Innovation Programme – research starter pilot - Round 2

    Funding competition Farming Innovation Programme – research starter pilot - EoI Round 2 Farming, growing or forestry businesses based in England can apply for a share of up to £1 million for feasibility projects. This is an expression of interest competition. Competition opens: Monday 23 May...
  10. R

    Heating grants

    Anyone figured out if the grants Rishi has announced will be available for those using heating oil? Asking here, given many of us are off grid.
  11. Sole Hill Farm

    2003 Manitou MLA 628 engine cutting out

    Hi all and apologies asking for help in my first post! I have a 2003 (53) Manitou MLA 628 that I bought off of a friend on Friday (20.05.22) that has suddenly started cutting out - randomly. She was absolutely fine for the 5/6 mile drive home & fine for the first day of work but then today the...
  12. S

    Back to minimum tillage ?

    We have a big issue with grass weeds and it’s getting worse. We are ok if we have a big spread of crops but it simply just doesn’t pay due to poor yields of spring crops such as spring linseed, spring barley, spring beans spring wheat. We’ve also tried grass but without our own livestock we get...
  13. D

    Lord King WTAF Nowt to do with me guv. Mervyn King was Governor of the BoE from 2003 to 2013 and presided over the start of the current mess. Him and his mates around the...
  14. S

    Liquid fertiliser and sprayer rethink

    Irrelevant of the price difference between liquid and granular I’m thinking of moving back to granular for a few reasons as well as Urea being the cheapest form of N. We are running a 6000l 32m trailed we bought cheap about 8 years ago but it’s well worn out. We’re at the stage where we need to...
  15. Agriland RSS

    Opinion: What might farmers be chatting about at the Balmoral Show?

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland This year’s Balmoral Show (May 11-14) takes place against the backdrop of real change impacting every sector of agriculture in Northern Ireland. And perhaps the most significant of these is the fast growing disparity between the support levels...
  16. DrDunc

    Weeds in grassland, what to do?

    I've a field that's contains a fair few broadleaf weeds. Clover is looking well, pH and nutrients are fine, and only other issue is lack of actual grass in places. It's intended to be cut for haylage at the beginning of July Should I spray off the broadleaves now with MCPA / 2.4D and check the...
  17. H

    British Farming Union on TFF

    Who or what is behind this ? I just spotted the section where you can join up but no explanation as to who is organising it ......or am I behind the times ?
  18. abitdaft

    You know you are lambing /calving when?

    Thought I would start this rather continue to hijack the " feck up " thread ( that just took me 3 or 4 minutes to recall the title!) You are eating breakfast when you should be eating dinner and are eating dinner when you should be in your bed. Your child comes home from school and walks in...
  19. Yorkshire lad

    Told off by the bank

    We are a family partnership consisting of parents and two sons we can all sign cheques and need just one signature. My mother and I are the only ones who use online banking and have done so for 10 years , brother and dad have aversions to computers Last week the device that generates a...
  20. F

    Private well

    Hello. My uncle recently passed away. I inherited the land that he inherited from his father and his house, livestock machinery and buildings. My brother inherited land that my uncle purchased in later years. There is a private well located to the rear of the house. My uncle ran a water pipe...