1. nick...

    Anyone else had this from bs

    As idea who Map of Ag are though.ive no more intention of growing beet than being smacked in the face with a shovel. they must be getting desperate nick...
  2. D

    Telehandler Size

    I’m not a fan of large machinery but the time has come to replace the manitou MLT626. With more wagons to load since the livestock went should we be moving up to 3.5 ton lift capacity? We load maybe 1000 tons a year. Not much compared to some but lorries like to be away quickly. I really liked...
  3. topground

    SFI Pilot Agreement contract.

    Set out below is the text of the agreement DEFRA expect me to sign to be part of the Sustainable Farming Incentive Pilot (SFI Pilot) Agreement with my details omitted. The poll is for fun (perhaps) DEFRA expect me to sign this without knowing what the payment rates will be over a three year...
  4. H

    Moist Citrus Pulp

    Hello Folk I would like to ask a question to anyone in the south of England on here. Moist citrus pulp is a feed that has been around for donkeys year and in your part of the world you can buy it near enough as cheap as you can grow silage. it is and incredible source of energy at 13.5ME and...
  5. 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 !
  6. J


    Hi everyone, after some advice please 10 days I had a group of 35 calves (4-7 months old) outside in a small field with shelter, all fine one day, next day a limo was on deaths door with pneumonia. Got the vet out and ended up bringing the rest in as they were all coughing and panting, treated...
  7. D

    Beet Topper Knife

    As title, looking for a beet topper knife to fit Standen Cyclone. 2 holes at LHS of knife which take M12 or 1/2", then it sweeps back to RHS . About a foot long, 2" wide tapering away to a point. Part worn would do. Different to trailed harvester knife as they have bolts at RHS but could...
  8. Direct Driller Magazine

    Featured Farmer - Julian Gold

    Featured Farmer: Julian Gold Farm Manager Hendred Estate, Wantage, South Oxfordshire FARM FACTS FARM SIZE: 800 hectares MANPOWER: - 3 FARM TYPE: - Arable OTHER FARM TYPE INFORMATION: - Arable with sheep that graze cover crops and permanent pasture TENURE: - Owner occupied REGION: - South...
  9. Aspiring Peasants

    The positive thread

    Having flicked through the forum this morning I came away feeling quite negative. There is a lot of worry and uncertainty about and a lot of biased reporting by the supposedly neutral BBC. I have no quarrel with posters highlighting this information because it can't be ignored. However there...
  10. Agriland RSS

    ‘Countryside COP’ to take place this week

    Written by Rachel Martin from Agriland An environmental conference taking place this week – Countryside COP – hopes to showcase and inspire actions to tackle the climate crisis in rural communities ahead of COP26. The Countryside COP, whose organisers include the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU)...
  11. C

    Feeding old ewes

    I'm looking for an alternative to feeding creep feed to old ewes. I still have a bit of grass but quality will be getting low getting into winter. Just need to fatten a little bit to get most out of them.
  12. CPM RSS

    On Farm Opinion – A place for the plough

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF With a seismic shift towards reduced soil movement, is there still a place for the plough in the arable rotation? CPM finds out why this is the case for one Essex grower. It makes our system so much more flexible. By Rob Jones In an era where...
  13. roseshep

    Lambs on sugar beet tops

    Any advise on lambs going on to sugar beet tops? Lambs have all had a mineral drench and access to rock salt but won’t have any grass run off. Any problems to look out for and will they do well?
  14. J

    Sodium Nitrate fertiliser

    Hello, Never heard of this product before, but have just been offered some. Does anyone have any experience of it? Cheers
  15. Just because

    Fert prices and stocking rates

    Are people thinking of cutting back on stocking rates due to fertilize prices and other rising costs??
  16. N

    British sugar contracts

    Well how is this going to work,if you grow sugar beet near the factory you will get a bonus because it’s classed green with less transport carbon footprint.So are we going to see 2 separate heaps of beet at the factory ,because I guess we won’t see 2 separate bags of sugar in the shops...
  17. B'o'B

    YAGRO sell out to Frontier.

    Just had an email saying YAGRO have sold to Frontier. I've used YAGRO a lot for buying almost all my Ag chems, some Fert and a bit of fuel when in a hurry. Not sure how/if that side of it will work anymore, email says more about their data/pricing side of the business. How long can Frontier...
  18. Ffermer Bach

    Carbon Neutral Milk

    Meet the British dairy farmers fighting back against the vegan plant-milk boom The creators of a pioneering, carbon-neutral product hope to reignite the nation's thirst for cow's milk BySue Quinn4 October 2021 • 6:00am Francis Clarke, MD of Trewithen Dairy which is pioneering a carbon-neutral...
  19. johnspeehs

    Suckler cow condition

    What 's everyone's opinion on changing spring calving suckler cows condition? Doe's it cause any problems letting them loss condition for a few months after housing for cows calving in February? Reason I'm asking is we had a lot of calving problems this spring and I put it down to the cows being...
  20. J

    california weather

    i was having a gander as i chanel hopped at 1 of those 80-90's cop shows. they were flying micro-lights in crystal blue skies,perfect weather. i wondered if there was anywhere in europe or anywhere else besides the us that has such an agreable climate?