barn owl

  1. Farm Business RSS

    Rodenticide identified as possible cause of barn owl death

    Written by Iain Hoey Two-thirds of barn owls have been found with detectable liver residues of two or more second generation anticoagulant rodenticides (SGARs) according to Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use (CRRU) surveillance. CRRU has been analysing 100 barn owls per year since 2016...
  2. Farm Business RSS

    UK-wide free testing of farm rodenticide resistance status

    Written by John Swire Farmers UK-wide are being called upon to help create a more accurate national picture of resistance to rodenticides in rats and mice. In return, they will get a free indication of their farm’s status from the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use UK (CRRU). This comes...
  3. Kevtherev

    Farming & Conservation

    With all the talk on the re wilding thread about releasing large predators (which I do not agree with) we need to educate the masses how farming and wildlife can coexist in perfect balance. Just look at the masses of work a lot of farmers and landowners are doing sometimes at no economic benefit...
  4. M

    Sustainable Farming Incentive - Pilot Information (including PAYMENT RATES) To me this looks far from straightforward and those who moaned about the complexities of the BPS application...
  5. Clive

    livestock producers- Red Tractor question ?

    I recall reading sone where on here or twitter that if livestock spent a certain number of days on a uk farm it could become RT assured ? is this correct? the RT wikipedia pahe suggests not as does a lot of their advertising and FAQ’s on google etc can someone explain if / how this all...
  6. B

    css 2021

    so far I've steered clear of any of these schemes are they worth going into now or is it best to wait for elms ?
  7. Pringles

    Barn Owl

    We still have a solid covering of snow, so the owl's will be struggling for grub at the minute. There is an owl that I reckon I would be able to catch in the hay shed this morning. We should not see them out and about during day light. What should I offer a hungry Barn owl to eat?
  8. Bald Rick

    Coping with this cold snap?

    Yes I know the arable boys will be inside staring at your grain cheques ... although if you would like to spare a thought for us livestock boys who are paying for your largesse that would be kindly Now, we lost an hour this morning defrosting the parlour before we could milk despite being under...
  9. E

    Repair or replace?

    I would like to get some views as to whether I am better to repair or replace the shed below. Unfortunately, I have inherited a lot of sheds that are small and in pretty bad repair that I need to make more practical for modern farming usage and I am trying to work out where to start! The barn...
  10. Greythundercloudys

    Bathurst Estate, YouTube video.

    Just seen a great video filmed there, where in England is it, it looks a great part of the country, amazing machinery, truly a dream farm to work at.
  11. W

    Alarming aspirations from latest climate report...

    Rather a confronting table from the latest CCC report
  12. Agriland RSS

    £40 million fund to be used to plant over 800,000 trees across England

    Written by William Kellett Projects that protect landscapes, connect people with nature and help create and retain thousands of green jobs across England have been awarded a share of almost £40 million, the government announced on Thursday (December 10). The 68 projects will see over 800,000...
  13. Farm Business RSS

    New barn owl study finds improved breeding performance

    Written by John Swire Barn owl breeding success last year (2019) was four percent higher, at 2.66 fledglings per nest, than the preceding four-year average, according to a new report from the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use. On the same basis, a 17% increase was also found in the...
  14. Chasingmytail

    how to wear layers for cold weather?

    Both of us are suffering more in the cold weather. Im worse as older the slight chill and Im grumpy when cold Im not sure if underwear is the right decision to go in for merino thermals? The issue is when you come indoors/in the sheds your too hot then or the sun comes out then your flippin...
  15. Kevtherev

    Chris at it again

  16. N

    Private payments for Public Goods......

    Just been reading up on future farm support payments and it looks like government is keen for private investment in farm based environment schemes. Creating markets where private companies buy environmental goods eg. carbon sequestered, from farmers and land managers. I'm starting to think that...
  17. HolzKopf

    Get your pheasants off my land!

    Walking back from the barns tonight I met a woman on the footpath that runs along one of our tracks who told me she has written to the local estate and the parish council to complain about pheasants (from the estate) trespassing in her field and garden. She has a couple of acres that she tops...
  18. T

    Unusual animals on your farm

    We're always hearing how bad Agriculture is on wildlife so I thought I would start a positive thread on Unusual animals on your farm , I'm mainly thinking wildlife but it's also great to hear about rare breeds from cows to cats or pigs to Guinea pigs. I'll start off with the unusual animals...
  19. radar


    Hate it when cultivating eg cover crop and young leveretts break cover, only to be snatched up by buzzards. Tried to save one today but bird kept flying away. It's screams will disturb my sleep tonight!
  20. Farm Business RSS

    Government’s new farm funding scheme puts environmental ambitions for agriculture at risk

    Written by John Swire In a letter sent today, 22 September 2020, to George Eustice, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, 17 environment groups are warning that changes and delays to funding arrangements by Defra are leaving its ambitious new farming policy drifting from...