1. Bartholomews

    Monday Market Briefing - 10th January 2022

    New Year markets continued a drifty tone last week, but were rescued by a Friday rally as more worries emerged about the South American harvest. There are lots of macro-news stories around Covid, how the world economy emerges from the pandemic, interest rates etc which makes the overall picture...
  2. Headless chicken

    Mixing straw and blend

    Trying to find an easier way of feeding our weaned calves. Feeding about 800kg of blend currently a day and as they grow going in to put it into troughs isn’t going to work. If we chucked it into the mixer wagon would we need some molasses to make it bind? could we just add the blend on top of...
  3. jackrussell101

    How many units of nitrogen for a first wheat thats been after a long term grass ley?

    As above really, just wondering if I can get away without putting as much N on and not detrimentally affecting the yield, it's been grass for 10 years before with regular lashings of slurry etc
  4. W

    Miscanthus yields

    Looking at putting areas of land that are always poor yield due to wet and black grass, what average yield arw people getting from their miscanthus and is it hybrid or standard. Also what are the thoughts about carbon trading and the value this may bring to miscanthus. Many thanks
  5. J 1177

    David Handleys piece today

    Good morning FFA Well at least – and at last – we have some clarity on future farming policy in the UK, or at least the current George Eustice version of it. We are to devote ourselves mainly to returning everything to nature while producing one or two niche products in the few bits of land...
  6. teslacoils

    Secondary School Propaganda

    Today in food tech, my yr7 child and his class were told by their teacher: Cows caused climate change due to methane. Farmers dump excess manure in rivers. Transporting animals for slaughter is a major emitter of co2. A field of cows produces less food than a field of wheat. Dairying...
  7. B

    Red Tractor staff

    Clearly many thousands of farmers now know that RT isn’t a legitimate company because farms still get inspected by government agencies for things that are written into law. So my question is that all the staff must know that the RT business model is questionable, so do they have a clear...
  8. Just because

    3 in 1 sheep feeders

    Hi everyone how affect are these feeders normal put Hogg hoppers in and feed cake I grow my own barley just wondering do you get good results?? Feeding hoggets 800-1000 head
  9. CPM RSS

    Controlling barley diseases – Learning from Ireland

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF Barley is by far the most important cereal grown on farms in Ireland, where the country’s unique maritime climate means a robust disease control programme is essential to maximise crop potential. CPM examines what British growers can learn from the...
  10. Cab-over Pete

    Bloody hell Clive!…..

    ….you jammy bugger! On TV with the lovely Rebecca Wood.
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. D

    Large leaved W clover

    Has anybody grown it like red ie cut 3times then graze with a few sheep
  15. D

    AHDB can feck right off.

    We Eat Balanced 2022 starts today, so thought I would be a good little levy payer and share the social media. Well, that's not happening. WTF is it with this industry ? Why are we so utterly incapable of promoting ourselves - all of us - rather than this constant 'some farms are better than...
  16. Jerry

    State of your crops -2022

    Well seeing as it’s new year and last years thread on this topic ram to 80 pages, thought it time to start a new one for this year’s harvest. I don’t have a lot of winter corn in but what I have is looking ok. The warm December certainly did no harm. A selection as off today. Graham after...
  17. BFL4437

    Best Round Baler out there for reasonable cost

    Possibly looking at buying a round baler rather than getting contractors in. Would do around 2000-3000 a year mainly silage. Not looking at buying new due to cost but a decent condition second hand one. What seems to be the best balers out there?
  18. Direct Driller Magazine

    Farmer Focus - Neil White

    Berwickshire farmer Neil White calls for clarity and equity in their baseline carbon audit on his farm after six years of No-till Harvest 2021 was, in the end, better than expected. The crops came out of the wet cold spring looking respectable, but then continually improved to culminate in...
  19. Direct Driller Magazine

    AHDB: Strategic Farm Report December 2021

    Tis the time of year to reflect on progress, thing you’ change and things you’ll keep just as they are. In this spirt, its time to review progress at AHDB’s Strategic Farms and share some results with you. From the 15 of November, we ran Strategic Farm week with four distinct themes. Can...
  20. Direct Driller Magazine

    Farmer Focus - Julian Gold

    November 2021 I was not sorry to see the end of harvest 2021. A combination of low yielding OSR, a large acreage of Firefly wheat that broke down to Septoria, disappointing Extase yields and spring barley that was flattened by August rains meant that it was not a vintage year for us. Luckily...