barley

  1. H

    Straw dilemma

    I’ve got about 4 acres of wheat straw still down from first week of September. It was part of the last field we combined, and due to a puncture on the baler, workman getting covid, rain and prioritising drilling, it is still in the windrows. With the current forecasts, it doesn’t look like it...
  2. J

    Friesian steers silage based diet

    Looking for the best way to do some friesian steers on a mainly silage based diet. Looking to run them on to being bigger beast as I’ve not got the grain to fatten as bulls but I’ve plenty silage. was thinking maybe 1-2kg of cake a day? Is anyone else on with this?
  3. Bossfarmer

    how much are you REDUCING N rates????

    With the current explosion in fert prices how much N is everyone putting on their Spring barley and wheat and how much do they plan to reduce it to this year? Spring barley 2020 139kg N/ha 2021 112kg N/ha wheat 2020 215kg N/ha 2021 175kg N/ha
  4. F

    Old treated Seed vs off the heap Seed.

    Looks like I will be about 1/2 a bag short of wheat seed. I have some old seed that is 3 years old that was treated with single purpose and latitude, it's either that or use some off the heap? Reason for asking is I heard somewhere that the seed treatment can affect germination after a time.
  5. Direct Driller Magazine

    Could living mulch be the ‘holy grail’ of arable farming?

    Could living mulch be the ‘holy grail’ of arable farming? Written by Pete Williams from The Soil Association A team of six farmers is trialling growing a living mulch under cash crops – if they’re successful, they say the practice could eliminate the need for artificial inputs, cut costs...
  6. Direct Driller Magazine

    From ‘No Hope in Heck’ to Regenerative No-Tilling

    From ‘No Hope in Heck’ to Regenerative No-Tilling Ian and Dianne Haggerty are using the concepts of “Natural Intelligence Farming” to build a regenerative enterprise focused on zero tillage, livestock integration and biologically sourced inputs that boost their soil resources and...
  7. Green oak

    Looks like I’ve got no black grass this year.

    Brilliant first year for like ever. Nothing in stale seed beds. And nothing since Drilling. I love this weed free farming. Like the good old days.
  8. V

    Best thing to feed bulls

    Ive got 4 Angus bulls been out working there first season , there under 2 year old , had a busy summer and are looking quite lean . Getting them off cows next week and will put in shed and quietly feed them over winter to our condition back on. Currently feed suckler calves a 16% nut. With ad...
  9. M

    Selling Hay?

    sell a fair bit of Hay and Haylage. majority local and most collected off farm. However some one wanted supplying with round hay about 3.5 mile away. Thought take with jeep and trailer half hour job £40 all in... Now she says has to be taken with tractor put on pallet then pushed in a small...
  10. W

    Liquid fert prices?

    What are you liquid boys being quoted?
  11. Bald Rick

    COP26 ... Your predictions

    The time is nearly here when the "great and good" will gather in Glasgow to thrash out ways to combat Global Warming. Our Dear Leader is in charge and we know he likes to project Britain as "World Beating". Therefore I am expecting a grandstanding announcement from him. What do you think it...
  12. J

    fertilizer crisis

    what are folks thinking re the massive hike in prices, surely comes apoint when it is not sustainably. still think if not one farmer ordered any fert price would ease , is abit of amind game !
  13. Worsall

    Hope Everyone Is Ok?

    I went to the AHDB conference yesterday, and as I sat there, I was thinking how much Levy money was spent on Hotels/Meals and the conference itself. As I looked around the room of 80 or so people, you can spot a farmer a mile off, and I would be surprised if there were more than a dozen actual...
  14. S

    Best straight from stubble tilth seed bed maker?

    Has anyone any advice on which machine is best at making a perfect tilth for sowing after wheat or barley? Only have a small acreage of 100 acres and s T5.105 tractor. Sowing is with a 4m air drill.Had a contractor come in and make a seed bed in one pass straight from bean stubble. Now...
  15. Cruiser_79

    Drying woodchips and possibly grain

    Hi all, I come from the Netherlands and check this forum regularly. I was looking for some advice of using biomass to dry woodchips and possibly grain or barley when we have a wet summer. Last year summer was quite cold and wet so it wasn't easy to harvest dry... This winter we move to my...
  16. Agriland RSS

    LAMMA show to celebrate 40 years in January

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland The LAMMA Show returns to the halls of the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) on January 11-12, 2022 to celebrate its 40th year as the UK’s leading agricultural machinery, equipment and technology show. “To celebrate this important milestone in LAMMA’s...
  17. Agriland RSS

    Government’s 2021 wheat and barley production estimates released

    Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland The Department of Environment, Food and Rural affairs (DAERA) has released the first estimate of this year’s UK wheat and barley harvest. In a report published yesterday, Monday, October 11, wheat production – when compared to 2020 – is estimated to...
  18. K

    OUR BIGGEST GRAIN DRYER YET

    Carrying on from our smallest grain dryer to our largest so far is our 200 tonne model fully insulted and cladded and weather roof ( all our dryers are done this way)with virtually no heat loss as opposed to uninsulated dryers, the hot air plenum alone has a surface area of 311 square meters...
  19. K

    OUR LARGEST GRAIN DRYER YET

    Carrying on from our smallest grain dryer to our largest so far is our 200 tonne model fully insulted and cladded and weather roof ( all our dryers are done this way)with virtually no heat loss as opposed to uninsulated dryers, the hot air plenum alone has a surface area of 311 square meters...
  20. K

    OUR LARGEST GRAIN DRYER YET

    Carrying on from our smallest grain dryer to our largest so far is our 200 tonne model fully insulted and cladded and weather roof ( all our dryers are done this way)with virtually no heat loss as opposed to uninsulated dryers, the hot air plenum alone has a surface area of 311 square meters...
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