1. W

    Blackgrass chemical attack

    I know there’s another general BG thread but this is just a particular question about chemicals. Basically what are your ‘chemical’ approaches to BG. We aren’t doing a proper job so looking for ideas please.
  2. Agriland RSS

    Sucklers are the future on Co. Tyrone farm

    Written by Agriland Team Thomas Rankin farms with his father Geoffrey close to the village of Bready in north C.o Tyrone. Their farm extends to 290ac. It is home to a suckler herd of 80 cows and a 380-strong flock of breeding ewes. Thomas and Geoffrey also buy-in about 50 Aberdeen-Angus...
  3. Bald Rick

    The Demo Thread

    Anything on demo? Thoughts & observations... Since Monday this has been here on triple mowers, trailer and tanker Verdict ... it's not a John Deere
  4. CPM RSS

    Red Tractor secures biofuels market access for members

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham Red Tractor has secured free access to the biofuels market for its members, with demand predicted to increase again this year. Charlotte Cunningham reports. According to Red Tractor, this means that cereals, oilseeds and sugar beet produced under the assurance...
  5. Bury the Trash

    Speaking out for Small farmers. Good for him i reckon.
  6. Greythundercloudys

    New spray but no licence.

    Guy along the road got a new sprayer this week, he's spraying rushes etc on his farm, but l can bet he's not got a licence or what ever you need to use it or does grandfather rights still count if its only used on your farm.
  7. Direct Driller Magazine

    For when the chips are down

    For when the chips are down – preserving UK soil microbial biodiversity for sustainable agriculture A UK wheat crop – one of the six to have its microbiome held and curated as part of the UK Crop Microbiome Cryobank (Credit: Pixabay). Written by Wayne Coles at CABI Scientists from the UK’s...
  8. Lofty1984

    Animal rights blocking Mcdonalds distribution Why are they continually alowed to disrupt businesses and basically do as they please under the illusion that we farmers are destroying the planet 😡😡
  9. Bossfarmer

    All grass with straw for muck deals OR all cereals!

    The direction of travel with farm support in the uk seems clear it seems i was right about brexit, that said what is now the way forward on mixed farms? no support leaves a big cut in net profit, whether your still making anything or not depends on prices either way nobody wants to make less...
  10. D

    transplanting veg plants into stubble by hand

    I'm in a bit of a situation in that I've 18,000 veg plants, growing like crazy & its too wet to plough, till & plant. What would happen if I planted them by hand now into last years cereal stubble?
  11. Sonoftheheir

    Spraying Weather 🤔

    How come local mr big farmer can spray in any conditions? -
  12. S

    The realities of post Brexit trade deals. Victim: British Sugar Industry.

    Thread by @Tom_Clarke on Thread Reader App – Thread Reader App
  13. O

    FARMERS’ SURVEY FOR MASTER’S DISSERTATION - Socio-economic evaluation of mixed farming system as an agroecological contribution to climate resilience

    Hello, my name is Olayele Oluwaseto and I am a master’s student at Coventry University. I am looking for small scale livestock farmers in the UK to participate in a short online survey. Small scale in this context is low input livestock farmers that practise organic farming and do not sell to...
  14. millen87

    Outdoor pigs

    Hi I've bought a few weaners to run on some rough ground. I'm new to pigs I'm feeding them pellets. How much kg per head a day. Any other feeds to keep costs down. Thanks
  15. teslacoils


    So, T2 has always been the big spend. Is this Revystar the complete dogs danglies? Because £45/ha gets me a lot of other chem.
  16. Direct Driller Magazine

    New Analysis aims to Unlock Soil Health

    Written by Dan Robinson from Eurofins We have created new soil tests that will help farmers and agronomists understand their soil in a more detailed way than ever before. The tests have been launched in the UK and Ireland to provide chemical, physical, and biological insight, offering farmers...
  17. Sid

    Paying farmers a lump sum to retire Average farmer could get 50k with the largest landowners getting 100k Average farmer gets 21k per year "Older farmers are often most resistant to new "green" methods, and Environment Secretary George Eustice wants them to move on" "The...
  18. Keenan

    Keenan – Mid-season sale

    KEENAN is holding a 7-day sale of Approved-used and second-hand KEENAN diet feeders from June 9–15. The sale is open to all farmers in Ireland and the UK. With machines starting from €45 per week, there are diet feeders on offer to suit all farm operations and budgets. Finance packages are...
  19. J

    Another easycare thread

    Went back into sheep last year and bought 30 mule ewes and 25 easycares breeding them to a meatlinc ram was pleased with the lambs with my preference leaning towards the easycares. The only problem I seen with them was the easycares seemed to take a lot of bad bags as we had to cull 6 out of the...
  20. Jim75

    Seed burn in small seed forage crops

    Is there a rule of what can be put down the spout for swedes/fodder beet before you’ll run into trouble with seed burn? How much is too much? Placed in a band behind a vaderstad tempo at 450mm spacing. Thanks