1. A

    Anaerobic Digesters

    Are there any merits in a new build at the minute or do they need subsidy to be viable ?
  2. mf298

    Community Larder

    We have a number of these in our area, taking in "waste" or out of date food from local supermarkets. Firstly, I can't get my head around the fact so much food is produced and then not consumed! I saw a figure of 15 million tonnes in 2015. Also wonder if the retailer claims some kind of brownie...
  3. Agriland RSS

    KWS launches new maize variety

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland A new maize hybrid which combines high yields with excellent standing power and harvest flexibility has been launched for 2022 by maize plant breeder, KWS. Suitable for forage, CCM or biogas, Debalto carries an FAO (maturity rating) of 170, which places...
  4. H

    Soft ware, and how its affects how we use things we buy, including tractors

    Just caught this on Radio 4. I have always preferred old cars , so much less to go wrong, but had never really thought how software can stop you using something you have bought how you like, from tractors to phones.
  5. R

    Biomass Suppliers List and Woodsure

    Ive just read through the latest BSL newsletter, and it seems to say, that some new RHI legislation coming into effect in April 2021 means that we have to now pay 500 quid to join woodsure. Are there any other options? We only supply ourselves so could drop our Producer/Trader registration and...
  6. T

    Auger for shelbourne powermix pro13

    Looking for auger, pm me if you know of anything. Thanks
  7. Agriland RSS

    New Holland supports energy independence with Italian partnership

    Written by Justin Roberts from Agriland The idea of farms being independent of the established energy distribution infrastructure is hardly new. It was only with the coming of the combustion engine and the electricity grid that farmers become reliant upon external inputs to any great degree...
  8. Agriland RSS

    New Vogelsang press screw separator could benefit dairy farmers

    Written by Justin Roberts from Agriland Vogelsang have long recognised the importance of retaining and evenly reapplying nutrients that have passed through livestock during feeding. This focus is especially welcome during a period of inflated fertiliser prices. To this end, the company has...
  9. Agriland RSS

    Northern Ireland milk sector outlines decarbonisation efforts

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland Northern Ireland continues to decarbonise its milk sector and greater strides to this effect can be expected. This was one of the main themes addressed at the fourth annual EU Sustainable Dairy Symposium earlier this week. The event was hosted by...
  10. Farm Business RSS

    Vogelsang launches separator for processing of digestate and liquid manure

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Vogelsang GmbH & Co. KG is launching an innovative press screw separator. The XSplit separator is easy to maintain and enables a dry matter content of up to 40 percent for liquid manure and digestate processing. “It’s becoming increasingly important to...
  11. Y

    Corn/grain maize in uk?

    Fascinates me how corn is now grown for grain in so many areas it never used to be, Just curious how much is grown in Uk for dry grain? In my area in Ontario(canada) corn for grain wasn't even a popular thing before 2000ish neither was soybeans but now they make up a big chunk of the crops in...
  12. Chris F

    Am I missing something?

    So COP has really annoyed me. Masses of virtual signaling, awards given to companies that aren't doing much. Lots of back patting. Adverts campaigns from ITV and Tesco to change the way we eat. Inane nonsense from leaders. Masses of coverage on food. However in UK, stats saying 6% of of...
  13. yellowbelly

    Get ready to defend yourself

    So the circus moves to Glasgow (by burning God knows how much fossil fuel). The 'great and the good' from all corners of the planet from Carrie's puppet to Greta Whatserface are all going to be telling us the planet is fecked and it's all our fault. Instead of defending ourselves, we should be...
  14. Agriland RSS

    New Holland Methane Power Tractor wins top award

    Written by Stella Meehan from Agriland New Holland Agriculture’s first production T6 Methane Power Tractor has been crowned Sustainable Tractor of the Year 2022 – the prestigious award decided by the Tractor of the Year jury. The jury panel from across Europe singled out the T6 Methane...
  15. Steevo

    Why won’t Brits pick vegetables for £30 an hour?

    Why won’t Brits pick vegetables for £30 an hour? Agricultural wages are rising sharply, but farmers struggle to find staff. How hard can the work be? ByHelen Chandler-Wilde17 October 2021 • 5:00am News Headlines News stories personally picked just for you Sign up Last year, with the pandemic...
  16. JP1

    Outside AD plant ag produce causing nuisance

    To be fair I can see his point too
  17. T

    Are Contractors rates having to go up.

    Due to the hike in machinery and fuel costs along with the increase price in electricity and the standard of living.We do a small amount of contracting and grain drying and I feel we will have to charge more to make it worthwhile. Thoughts ?
  18. Agriland RSS

    Kverneland buys into Italian ROC Company

    Written by Justin Roberts from Agriland The ROC company produces a specialist range of ‘mergers’. The machines combine the action of a pick-up reel with the transfer action of a grouper belt to bring one or more swaths together ready for harvesting. Aimed primarily at alfalfa growers...
  19. 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...
  20. Against_the_grain

    Small Scale AD

    Been thinking about a small scale AD plant. Bare with me! We dont have any livestock and are a cropping farm only. We have solar power already and dont really have a demand for the power (although heat may be useful) We do have a few gas mains running through the farm although not near our...