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    What is the best to do with uncut grass crop.

    I have been told I can take silage of a few fields that were not cut this year. I was going to get a flail topper in April / May and mulch the lot to feed the new crop. I have since been told that I would be better to cut and bale the crop in May for rough silage for the Highlands then bale what...

    US market to open doors to UK lamb from 2022

    US market to open doors to UK lamb from 2022 Written by Defra Press Office UK producers will soon be able to sell their lamb to a market of over 300 million people There has been widespread coverage in the Independent, Express, Evening Standard, City AM, the Scotsman, Press and Journal, as...
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  4. Barleycorn

    Excellent article about vegans getting ill.

    And in the Grauniad too!
  5. Exfarmer

    Bounce back loans

    How many used the facility? Apparently £47 billion was lent to 1.5 million business’s despite warnings that it was open to fraud. 17 billion is the estimate of how much will never be repaid thanks to borrowers defaulting. 3.5 -5 billion is believed to have been claimed fraudulently by organised...
  6. Agriland RSS

    International market for grass-fed beef to increase in value – LMC

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland According to Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC) chief executive, Ian Stevenson, the international market for grass-fed beef is to increase in value by up to $6.3 billion dollars over the next decade. He said that these figures were contained in a...
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    US to accept UK lamb imports from January 3

    Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland The United States (US) has moved to lift its 20-year ban on sheep and goat products from countries with cases of BSE and Scrapie, effective from January 3, 2022, meaning UK lamb can be exported stateside from that date onwards. In the Federal Register...
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    Consultation on Environment Act illegal deforestation provisions opens

    Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland A government-run consultation on the implementation of due diligence provisions in the Environment Act to tackle illegal deforestation in UK supply chains has opened today, Friday, December 3. Running for 14 weeks, it will close at 11:59p.m on March 11...
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    Gerry Boyle joins board of AgriSearch

    Written by Stella Meehan from Agriland AgriSearch, the farmer-funded research and innovation body, has announced the appointment of Prof. Gerry Boyle, Norman McMordie and Ian McCluggage to its Board of Trustees. Prof. Boyle recently retired as director of Teagasc. He led that organisation...
  10. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    High prices starting to bite into feed demand?

    Margins are under pressure in several animal sectors due to higher feed, energy, fertiliser, and labour costs. It looks like this is starting to bite into demand for compound feed. The latest AHDB animal feed production data shows that in October total compound feed production, including...
  11. Bald Rick

    What's going on?

    Every day now, I am hearing of larger farms (500 cows plus) either scaling back massively or getting out completely. Not even geographical. Clearly there is a rapidly decreasing appetite for milking cows at scale and you don't hear of many (any?) expanding any more. What hear you?
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    Major prices paid at Royal Ulster Beef and Lamb Championships

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland A bumper entry of livestock attracted tremendous crowds for the 2021 Royal Ulster Agricultural Society (RUAS) Beef and Lamb Championships. Taking the top honours in the calf ring was Chris Johnston, from Fivemiletown with his homebred baby, heifer...
  13. Janet Hughes Defra

    Sustainable farming incentive details published today

    Morning all Today we'll be publishing some information about how the sustainable farming incentive will work when we start rolling it out from next year in England. I'll post the links here as soon as they're online, and will be here on this thread over the next few days to answer your...
  14. Danllan

    Two positively sinister things, an ocean apart...

    1) The EU's unelected boss 'suggesting' mandatory vaccination... I've mooted compulsory jabs before and can see the arguments for both sides, but on balance am firmly against them. I've no problem with an elected politician suggesting them, because he can be told - electorally - to f^ck off...
  15. balerman

    Automatic cattle grading

    Can’t believe I’ve been so stupid as to send this lot some cattle again.Tuesdays kill,automatic grading,can’t get skilled staff apparently,these cattle were well finished for blues,driver even commented on them.I won’t name the company cos it has been sorted out to some degree,but this is...
  16. Agriland RSS

    Members wanted for grassland management discussion groups

    Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) will be rolling out six discussion groups across the country to delve into the topic of best practice in grassland management, and is looking for 15 members for each group. The groups form part...
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    My partners cattle are freaking me out

    I'm not afraid they'll hurt me, but because I'm 5ft 2 they're massive compared to me. They seem friendly cows but their scary as they are aggressive and run at me. My partner isn't afraid of them though, but for some reason I am? Does that make me a person who freaks out at everything? We have...
  18. EddieB

    Who else woke up to find their SFP in their account?

    Quite a nice surprise to see such prompt payment from the RPA. Are most people in the same boat?
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    8 new attachés appointed to boost food/drink exports

    Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland The government will add eight new agri-food and drink attachés in priority markets as part of its plan to boost exports, unlock trade barriers and open new opportunities for UK produce, it has been announced today (Tuesday, November 30). An attaché is a...
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    Merits of meat in a diet outlined in lecture to livestock sector

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland The critical role of meat in the diet was the subject of a recent public lecture for representatives from the UK and Irish livestock sectors. The inaugural ‘City Meat Lecture’, hosted by the Worshipful Company of Butchers, was addressed by Prof...