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  1. TFF

    The root crop debate

    A 10,000ha farming estate in Norfolk with a history to match its size is wrestling with how to grow root crops in a more sustainable system. CPM joins a BASE farm walk in June to find out more. By Mike Abram Can you be a regenerative farmer with potatoes and sugar beet in the rotation? That’s...
  2. The Guardian RSS

    Foot-and-mouth disease Australia: what is FMD and what happens if it enters the country?

    Foot-and-mouth disease Australia: what is FMD and what happens if it enters the country? Written by Gabrielle Chan from the Guardian FMD could force animal slaughters, cripple livestock industries and cost the country $80bn. Here’s what you need to know Full Story podcast: Foot-and-mouth –...
  3. TFF

    Feeding sprouted grain to livestock

    Is it OK to feed sprouted grain to livestock? Short answer - yes. Long answer - PGG Wrightson have summarised all you need to know into a technical info sheet. See below. Sprouted grain is unsuitable for use in the milling, brewing and food industries but it can be fed to livestock. The...
  4. Alias

    Improved Welsh Mountain

    I saw these at Malvern last week and thought they looked useful. We have been using North Country Cheviot to cross onto Lonks for a few years, with good results. Better lambing percent, hardy and a good carcass, but their temperament can let them down. This is on Pennine hill land. I just...
  5. TFF

    Regenerative Agriculture within the Cereals Supply Chain 2022-07-22

    Regenerative Agriculture within the Cereals Supply Chain Regenerative Agriculture is gaining traction across a wide range of industries. It is a movement that seeks to reverse the climate emergency, heal natural systems, and strengthen human society while producing an abundance of food and...
  6. The Guardian RSS

    What is foot-and-mouth disease and what happens if it enters Australia?

    What is foot-and-mouth disease and what happens if it enters Australia? Written by Gabrielle Chan from the Guardian FMD could force animal slaughters, cripple livestock industries and cost the country $80bn. Here’s what you need to know Full Story podcast: Foot and mouth: the livestock virus...
  7. The Guardian RSS

    Foot and mouth: the livestock virus brewing at Australia’s borders

    Foot and mouth: the livestock virus brewing at Australia’s borders Written by Presented by Jane Lee with Gabrielle Chan, Produced by Allison Chan, Karishma Luthria, Miles Herbert. Sound Design and mixing by Camilla Hannan. Executive producers Miles Martignoni, Molly Glassey from the Guardian...
  8. Janet Hughes Defra

    Sustainable Farming Incentive is open for applications

    Good afternoon all, I wanted to let you know that we've opened the Sustainable Farming Incentive for applications today. You can find a summary of what's available in this initial rollout here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/a-summary-of-the-sfi-in-2022 - we'll be expanding the scheme to cover...
  9. Agriland RSS

    Carlsberg fined £3m following 2016 ammonia gas leak

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland Carlsberg has been fined £3 million after a contractor died and another was seriously injured following an ammonia gas leak at one of its breweries. The incident happened at Carlsberg’s site in Northampton. An investigation by the Health and Safety...
  10. G

    Claas dealers buying NH combines

    Show gossip Claas dealers are buying in new holland combines to keep customers going till new claas arrives. No claas machines to be had seemingly
  11. Tucker86

    Grain drying 2022

    Hi has anyone any idea of what the cost of drying grain will be this year with the cost of diesel ? Thanks
  12. D

    Stealing food to solve the food crisis.

    On radio 4 this morning (I admit I was a bit sleepy) A government Minister said that with the food crisis, Police should not get involved if people were stealing food. I would think the exact opposite, should come down really hard on people looting veg/potatoes from fields. Equally those...
  13. Northantsplants

    Help needed with fungicide spray timing

    Hi All I am researching the potential for using one of our novel organic bio-fungicides in conventional cereal crops. The product in question is chitosan, which can be used in the UK/EU for fungal disease control. For more details see: https://www.eutrema.co.uk/product-page/chitosan I was...
  14. bobk

    Beergate

    Durham police to investigate 3 separate events in which the leader Kier Starmer attended Labour insist it was a work event and no cake was involved , just pizza and beer .
  15. MX7

    Looming food crisis,what can uk ag industry do?

    With the serious possibility of a world food shortage looming due to Ukraine agriculture being seriously disrupted, what can the uk agriculture industry do to help alleviate the situation in the uk? Getting very late in the season to rip up thousands of ha’s of ag land that is just growing...
  16. Agriland RSS

    Machinery: 2022 – the year of the perfect storm

    Written by Justin Roberts from Agriland Over the last couple of years, machinery manufacturers have faced many challenges, including steep increases in material prices and component shortages, but the storm appears set to continue. It might have been hoped that the situation is now easing and...
  17. andybk

    Telegraph Article About global food crisis

    credit: liam halligan Even before Russia invaded Ukraine in late February, UK inflation was at a 30-year high. As we emerged from lockdown last year, and demand surged, the economy struggled to respond, pushing prices up. Far from just a British problem, this reflected supply chain pressures...
  18. CopperBeech

    Terminal female conundrum

    Ok so probably a stupid question..... I keep a flock of terminal ewes to breed rams from, Charmoise as it happens. I keep about 100-120 ewes lamb them outside, treat them hard and produce and sell shearling rams and some ram lambs off farm. Usually aim to sell about 20-25 rams a year...
  19. Farfrae

    Conjunctivitis in sheep.

    My neighbour, a sheepfarmer with a lifetime's experience, is at his wits end with conjunctivitis in his sheep. Other than bought in rams he has no bought in stock and the infection seems to have come from a neighbours stray that crossed the river to his land. Since then the sheep have been...
  20. JP1

    Diesel's getting scarce

    Very noticeable in my local area just how many garages are out of diesel Same situation when out in the midlands today. Can't remember the last time I saw many forecourts either closed or diesel pumps covered
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