1. Kryten

    Accelerated Loss of Mains Change Programme

    I've had a letter from Western Power about the above, about generation owners being required to change their 'Loss of Mains protection' and the fact I may be eligible for funding to make statutory changes. Does anyone know what this means to me and my 40kv solar array?
  2. Eden.Agri.AD

    Why the Hate for AD?

    Genuine Question.. Why is there so much hate for AD? Especially from within the Agri community? I'm involved in AD compliance and I do encounter quite a bit of hate about the whole AD industry. All AD plants within the next few years over here in N.I will be operating under a waste management...
  3. Farm Business RSS

    Order early to secure preferred maize seed

    Written by John Swire Farmers planning to grow maize next year should consider placing seed orders well in advance to secure their preferred variety, leading agronomy firm Hutchinsons advises. Peter Brundle The crop has seen increasing demand over recent seasons and this year there is the...
  4. A

    Webinar: Decarbonising Yorkshire with Anaerobic Digestion

    Decarbonising Yorkshire with Anaerobic Digestion Webinar, 15th December 2020 This workshop will look at how Yorkshire can make more use of anaerobic digestion (AD) to decarbonise its industry, waste management, farming and transport in order to meet UK targets. It will also consider the...
  5. Agriland RSS

    Farmers can now avail of a new renewable energy crop

    Written by William Kellett Farmers and landowners are urged to consider maximising returns and reducing risk with Miscanthus – a renewable energy crop with a rising market demand. Produced for an increased number of markets, including renewable power generation, livestock bedding, domestic...
  6. D

    Dear NFU communications team

    Farming Today this morning. You will have heard it. Report on feeding seaweed to cattle to cut their methane output. Enough is enough. It stops now. You have got Charlotte Smith's number, request a right to reply, get someone on there before the end of the week. Not a tongue-tied farmer, someone...
  7. Farm Business RSS

    Crimping solves challenge of unevenly ripened cereals

    Written by John Swire Secondary tillering and the uneven ripening of cereal crops this summer is presenting challenges to growers as harvest approaches. However, these issues can be overcome by switching from dry harvest to crimping, according to feed preservation specialists, Kelvin Cave Ltd...
  8. redsloe

    Buying machinery from abroad.

    On Monday, bit bored, I was googling combines for sale, my yearly habit, just before harvest, and I saw what I thought was a cheap combine. By Wednesday, whilst topping weed, I shot off an email via FW requesting further details. I was assured a quick reply! Friday comes by and a another quick...
  9. Hutchinsons Updates

    Hutchinsons - Hybrid Rye

    Welcome to the Hybrid Rye stand. Hybrid Rye offers potential as biogas feedstock, as an animal feed and as valuable part of our own food industry. Hutchinsons is able to supply a comprehensive range of Hybrid Rye varieties as well as conventional/forage Rye. In our video below, agronomist...
  10. Agriland RSS

    Danone Wexford unveiled as world’s first carbon-neutral infant formula plant

    Written by Agriland Team Danone has unveiled its facility in Wexford, Ireland, as the first baby formula production site in the world to be certified carbon neutral by the Carbon Trust, an independent global climate change and sustainability consultancy. The move is a step in the company’s...
  11. Farm Business RSS

    Farming & Climate Fund announces its first investments

    Written by John Swire The £3.5m SHAKE Climate Change Programme has announced its first three ventures to invest in. Energy from manure, tools for smarter pest management and a yield boosting nanotech are the ideas behind three early stage companies selected by the unique fund. SHAKE funds and...
  12. T

    Krone Big X 770 Engine valve failure.

    We a Krone Big X 770 (2016). It has twice had different valve heads replaced due to broken exhaust valves! Man engine D2868 LE121. This engine was also used by Claas. I understand that here too there was a problem! How was this resolved by Claas? Has anybody else out there had this problem...
  13. Agriland RSS

    Beeswax Dyson to establish year-round British strawberry supply

    Written by Rachel Martin Innovative British farming company Beeswax Dyson Farming has joined the UK’s leading berry and cherry co-operative to help deliver fresh British strawberries year-round. As part of the partnership with Berry Gardens, the firm will set up a six-hectare glasshouse at it...
  14. M

    Manure cost for biogas power plant

    Hello everyone, i am an university student in italy (please excuse me for my bad english) and i'm designing a power plant that includes the usage of manure as source of renewable energy for my final exam. I need information about manure prices in the USA and in UK and i would also like to know...
  15. Mr Mackay

    Maize harvesting.

    Someone not far away was out with the chopper and maize header and took a couple of loads of maize from a formally very wet field . 5 months late really - would it be a bad idea to feed that with mould spores on leaves and cobs? Is there anything you could do with it - would it go in a bio...
  16. thesilentone

    World Biogas Expo email received today.

    The World Biogas Expo Postponed to 7-8 October 2020 16 March 2020 We have been closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and related WHO and government guidelines. With responsibility for the health of exhibitors and visitors and after consulting with our Advisory Board and key...
  17. Agriland RSS

    Farm sustainability assessment called for at ‘Energy and Rural Business Show’

    Written by Billy Wickham Calls for a single, harmonised farm sustainability assessment were made at Energy and Rural Business Show earlier this month, in the event’s debate on ‘Achieving net-zero in agriculture’. Patrick Holden, stated that we need an audit system on which to base farm...
  18. Steevo

    Kerosene fuel duty

    All this talk on the budget tomorrow, I decided to fill up the red tank last week and also top up the kerosene for the house too while prices were good and to mitigate the risk of the government doing something silly on fuel duty. It got me thinking about the duty on kerosene vs. red. Govt...
  19. carboneurope

    Activated Carbon for AD/BioGas - Energy & Rural Business Show - East of England Arena (3rd March 2020)

    Hi All If anyone is going to the 2020 Event at the East of England Arena and have any questions regarding Activated Carbons for Biogas / Water & Wastewater Treatment or any other Applications; whilst we're not exhibiting this year, I will be there for the majority of Wednesday if anybody wants...
  20. nickirl

    Biogas from horse dung and shavings.

    Does any one know of a biogas plant that runs on horse dung and shavings I read an article about a plan but cant find it now. We have 16 horses in yard and I was wondering is there an opportunity to use the dung for something product.