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  1. Cruiser_79

    Drying woodchips and possibly grain

    Hi all, I come from the Netherlands and check this forum regularly. I was looking for some advice of using biomass to dry woodchips and possibly grain or barley when we have a wet summer. Last year summer was quite cold and wet so it wasn't easy to harvest dry... This winter we move to my...
  2. Just because

    Fert prices and stocking rates

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

    Slurry Regulations: Waterways - How to interpret this clause

    How is the red text below to be interpreted - having a debate with another person about what this means - I think it is #1 - he thinks it is #2? Who is right? What combination of (i) - (iii) are defined here? Is it saying distance can be reduced to 3m if: 1. incline of less than 10% AND...
  4. G

    Wheat into orbit

    Up£3.75 today!!!
  5. W

    Airline between buildings

    Whats the best way to run airline between two buildings 30m apart? I know people of used blue water pipe then others have said it can shatter. It will be going through an existing duct so needs to be realtively flexible
  6. caveman

    Brexit isnt the problem

    It's the signing up to the EU in the first place that is the cause of where we find ourselves today.
  7. TristanTonks

    Indefinate rental required on 1 - 2 acres in Somerset

    Hi All, Yoco Trees CiC - is committed to planting trees all over the world. But we want to get started in our own area - Somerset. We are offering indefinite rental income for land that is put into woodland. To start with we are looking for 1 - 2 acres for this years planting cycle. If you have...
  8. H

    Biomass boilers

    Hi everyone, new to the forum, looking at the possibility of installing a biomass boiler , any advice/pros/cons / grants available etc etc would be greatly appreciated and also your experiences with them . TIA.
  9. MX7

    Which farming organisations do “DEFRA” liaise with?

    I see Janet Hughes has being interacting with TFF which is great. That said, I am interested to know which farming organisations DEFRA work with,to find out if the schemes DEFRA advisers come up with are actually practical, realistic, and “Financially Viable”. As I fear some of the staff that...
  10. Vader

    Time for the next step against RT/NFU?

    I have mentioned it before, but is it now time to start to up the pressure? Get the troops together under 1 banner so to speak. Under 3k will put a full page ad in farmers guardian. Presume similar in FW. Place an ad for farmers to join the new TFF Union. Use go fund me to raise the cash for...
  11. Janet Hughes Defra

    LIVE - DEFRA SFI Janet Hughes “ask me anything” 19:00-20:00 20th September (Today)

    Hello, I’m Janet Hughes. I’m the Programme Director for the Future Farming and Countryside Programme in Defra – the programme that’s phasing out the Common Agricultural Policy and introducing new schemes and services for farmers. Today (20 September) between 7pm-8pm, I and some of my...
  12. zsnotdead

    Milk fever,Ca bolus

    A calcium bolus contains 10 times more calcium than a bottle contains but is it sufficient to get a cow up which is down with milk fever. I always put a bottle in the vein to get them up quick just incase the bolus is not enough, thoughts please, seems to be milk fever season here with cows...
  13. Jackov Altraids

    Silage in October

    I've just finished harvesting and its looking like I'm 80 bales short of what I'd like. I could go and chuck some fertiliser on this weekend and aim for another cut but I haven't intentionally tried to silage in October before. What is the opinion of the TFF collective?
  14. Defra Farming

    Measuring success: the role of self-assessment

    Measuring success: the role of self-assessment Written by Alice Groom This is a guest post written by Alice Groom, a Senior Policy Officer at the RSPB. Farmers can play a critical role in tackling the nature and climate crises, but do they also have an important role in assessing the health...
  15. devonbrion1998

    Getting that finish on lambs?

    I have around 100 lambs I bred this year mid-march born, some will need to hang around for a while but most of them are in pretty good shape and should not take much to finish 50kg ish Just wondering what's the best way to go? they are on reasonable looking grass, do I fetch them in and put on a...
  16. Just because

    Grazing clover

    Have been offered this to graze with store lambs before he ploughs and plants with wheat was a red clover and rye grass mix (clover taken over) 18ac field was going to strip graze possible buffer feed with straw/hay and other tips my first time grazing that much clover ?? Thanks
  17. Lallemand Animal Nut.

    Maize silage ensiling tips

    Along with using a Magniva crop and condition-specific inoculant, making sure you pay attention to detail when ensiling can help maintain a high-quality forage throughout the storage period. Kernel processing Kernel processing evaluation When ensiling forage maize, it is important that the...
  18. C

    Herbal leys for dairy cattle grazing

    Moving over to herbal leys here for dairy cow grazing (holsteins on conventional system). Drought prone soil and low summer rainfall are main reasons. Lots of advice out there but seems more beef/sheep than dairy focus. So for dairy cows... Who's got them? What do you put in them? Are the...
  19. Agriland RSS

    NI farmers urged to use EFS to improve water quality

    Written by Rachel Martin from Agriland Northern Ireland’s Minister for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, Edwin Poots has reminded farmers of the potential to use the latest Environmental Farming Scheme (EFS) to improve water quality on farms. It comes after Minister Poots inspected...
  20. F

    Sustainable Farming Incentive Deadline Looming

    Is anyone actually going to apply for this as the time to do so is now very short? I put in an initial application, but on looking through all the details for what will be a relatively small area of land that is not in CS and is grassland only, the amount of information required and admin time...
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