1. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    Frost risk remains for Black Sea crops

    A relatively mild winter continues to be kind to winter crops across Europe and the Black Sea. But, this also continues to leave crops more exposed to frost damage if temperatures drop. These are some of the key points of the latest EU crop monitoring (MARS) report, out yesterday. Mild...
  2. I


    Who has used graindex,,,,,,,,, pros and cons??????
  3. H

    Opinions on this farm scenario?

    So I've been thinking of returning home to farm with my 70 yr old father who's struggling to find good full time labour and is naturally slowing down. I'm working off farm full time but really have an urge to leave the office job and come home (option of career break). If I'm going to do this...
  4. Bartholomews

    Monday Market Briefing - 24th January 2022

    I’m a genius! We called the market to be flat and sideways for each of the last two weeks and here we are, on old crop at least, back at the same values as two Fridays ago. Let’s not dwell on the intervening period where we were £8 lower and then back up again, we just need a new catchy phrase...
  5. J

    What to plant?

    Grazing turnips off some new ground at the minute, planted into burnt off permanent pasture, turnips came quite well with some grass coming through from seed bank which is keeping them dry! Lambs are cleaning it up well an leaving it like a billiard table, it’s potentially going to be turnips or...
  6. Ted M

    Feeding winter beans as protein.

    Evening all. Currently have a shed full of 10-11 month old bulls fattening on a mix of barley and protein pellets, and fodder beet. We are coming to the end of the pellets in the bin and a mate has some winter beans available. Our roller mill has 3 rollers so should cope with beans okay. Just...
  7. Farmer mk1

    New Holland combine

    Evening everyone, I’m looking at getting a new Holland combine for our 200 acre wheat and rape harvest and have about 300 acre of wheat to get for a neighbour who wants us to do it if we buy one. I’ve been looking at tx66 or so combines but to get a low hour one they seem to be about 35k or so...
  8. bobk

    So what if the fert price doesn't stabilise by August

    Houston , we have a problem ..........
  9. S

    Lots of calves dieing

    This year has been awful... we lost a few new born calves and we realised what was wrong with them and fixed that (mainly a combination of mild summer, plenty of grass, fat cattle even when they had calves suckling then this winter has not been harsh weatherwise so cows are not struggling to...
  10. C

    1 year grazing ley instead of fallow

    I have been approached by a friend asking whether I would be interested in having a 1 year grass ley in their arable rotation, instead of their current fallow year. I am interested, however 2 of the biggest costs are seed and establishment, and with them only being spread over 1 year it could...
  11. daveydiesel1

    Electric cars long term owners

    Any1 been runnin a ev for 7+years? Did u have any battery problems and is a full charge not doin as many miles as when it was new? Also how many kw does it require to fully charge it and what miles is that gettin you?
  12. D

    Grabbing a rat by its tail

    Nothing to do with poltics or unfaithful partners. I found a trio of dead rats in the barn, half grown & then loading some small bales, I saw another one same size but very much alive. It dived between two bales but its tail was visible, should I have grabbed it.
  13. roseshep

    Cover crops for sheep on an arable farm

    We're putting in more cover crops this year to carry all sheep on over winter 700 2th/4th and 600/700 REL. This winter we have been grazing stubble turnips with one mob of REL and then cover crop for the other mob of REL. Cover crops made up of: Vetch, tillage radish, rye, volunteer cereals and...
  14. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    Feed demand shifts as prices rise

    Last week saw the release of updated GB animal feed production numbers up until November 2021. Focusing on the four main cereals (wheat, barley, oats, and maize), animal feed usage season to date (Jul-Nov) is up 2% year-on-year at 2.16Mt. This said, maize usage in GB animal feed is down 29%...
  15. jon9000

    Straw in swath price for 2021 season

    Thinking per acre Winter barley 60 Wheat 50 Yorkshire. This is loose in the swath sold. Is that a fair price?
  16. Agriland RSS

    ADAMA appoints new managing director

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland ADAMA Agricultural Solutions UK has appointed Ben Miles as the company’s new managing director. Miles joins ADAMA from BASF where he was the head of marketing for the UK and Ireland. Prior to this he worked as BASF’s Head of Customer Strategy and as...
  17. Man_in_black

    Ewes blowing guts out

    How do Due to start next week. Tex X lleyn in lamb to tex. Brought them in ny eve. Week later one had prolapse but another one had (my gaffers words, I wasn't there) just shot everything out its fanny. He insists it not a prolapse and everything had come out in bloody mess, obviously dead. Two...
  18. J

    Milking parlour and loose housing

    Due to various backgrounds issues that most on here don't know about (and I'm not going to post what the issues are on a public forum but they don't seem to be getting resolved), I'm not sure how long I can put up with staying where I am - and no it's not because the cows have escaped again...
  19. J

    Spring OSR

    How do people get on growing Spring OSR? Has anyone had any recent experience with it? Following end of August combined S.Barley and felt it was too late to drill WOSR, kicking myself because as it turned out we probably would have been fine with the open Autumn we have just had. Heavyish land...
  20. P

    JCB 414s & Toe Tip for loading Lorry's

    Needing an extra loader for this summer. Always fancied a shovel as they are so much more over engineered than telehandler. Anyone any experience of a 414s with a Toe Tip. Currently have a TM310 with a 3.5 cube bucket which holds approx. 2.4T of wheat and fills a lorry in around 12-13 buckets. I...