1. B

    Pedigree Sheep - Feeding / Show Prep

    I've recently started my own Pedigree Texel flock. I've attended a couple of shows and notice that my lambs are way behind those at shows. Any advise with regards feeding, supplements etc would be much appreciated.
  2. kiwi pom

    How much do you spend on food?

    Perhaps this should be in off topic, Mods feel free to move it. With all the current talk of food prices and the inability of people to cook, I wondered, who does the food shopping in your household, where do you shop, how often, roughly how much a week would you spend and has it gone up...
  3. D

    Lots of veg growers packing up

    Gosh we have lost some growers in recent years & heard today about two more. Edward Cook grower of carrots & sprouts top class produce. AB Jones certainly the best caulie & broccoli of any grower in the country. Both from the Southport area, Merseyside. Any sales coming up? I will be shot...
  4. Jackov Altraids

    The transition from BPS to ELMS

    Imagine you were offered the job of your dreams. The only downside was a long commute requiring the use of a car. You have to take it up and give it a go and you love it although the expenses mean it doesn't pay well. This means you are considering a move to be closer to the job when a neighbour...
  5. Vader

    Lot of stood grass in cornwall.

    Just back from a week down there. Normally most grass cut by now. LOT of stood seeding grass, not much livestock about either...
  6. D

    What eats flea beetles

    Flea beetle must have a predater. What eats them? I have some swedes & the best ones under net just getting 4 true leaves but taking some damage from the flea beetles, I'm reluntant to treat because cabbage root fly is the bigger problem & ground beetles eat the rootfly eggs.
  7. Steevo

    Boris Johnson unveils ‘grow for Britain’ plan

    Boris Johnson unveils ‘grow for Britain’ plan British farmers urged to put more resources into producing fruit and vegetables to help ease cost of living and food threat from Ukraine war ByTony Diver, WHITEHALL CORRESPONDENT10 June 2022 • 8:50pm Boris Johnson gets in touch with the locals at...
  8. D

    Bosis’ leaked food strategy document; worse than half-baked
  9. M

    Is food getting too expensive?

    Or are there too many other things to spend on than there were back in the days when food cost was a much bigger proportion of household expenditure? What are these other things that compete with food?
  10. Robt

    wheat price and your predictions for what it will hit

    So with the awful situation in ukraine and they can only export 2 million tones per month... What will uk grown feed wheat hit? 450, 500 a ton?
  11. CPM RSS

    Theory to Field – Research to quash CSFB

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF It’s almost a decade since oilseed rape growers lost neonicotinoid seed treatments. CPM looks at some of the research into alternative solutions for mitigating the threat of cabbage stem flea beetle attack in the UK’s top break crop. Finding areas...
  12. topground

    Round bale hay and silage use by dates.

    How long will well made round bale silage retain its feed value? How long will well made round bale hay retain its feed value? I have sourced some made last year at fair money to both parties as a strategic reserve and I am wondering what it’s reasonable shelf life might be. How old was the...
  13. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    How are margins looking for harvests’ 22 and 23?

    We are fast approaching harvest 22 and looking now to harvest 23 for cropping decisions, but the cost and margin picture looks very different to this time last year. UK feed wheat new crop futures (Nov-22) closed yesterday at £340.10/t. This is almost double the price from this time last year...
  14. Robt

    Co2 on menus

    So, I’m sitting and dinning at a business hotel in the uk. The menu has the calories of each meal which I’m fine with. It also has the kg of CO2 per dish… that I’m not fine with. See photo. British lamb is 4.9 compared to chargrilled hispi cabbage which is 0.7….. fried polenta cake is 0.4. WTF
  15. Muddyroads

    Clarkson on the nail again?

    Hopefully this will copy across from this morning’s Sunday Times: I do tend to go through life with a general sense that everything will be all right in the end. Yes, we are told every 20 minutes that soon the Earth will be a superheated ruin that’s no longer capable of supporting even...
  16. R J

    India Bans wheat exports

    Just heard this on the radio this morning , with immediate affect
  17. Wolds Beef

    Growing food in the Back Garden

    Who has decided to grow more in there garden and what are you growing? Salad crps are my first thought. WB
  18. bobk

    Our Queen is struggling

    Seems the situation since her husbands death is having a huge effect on her health The monarchy is near the end , Charles , who imo is a total git should abdicate and give the job to William .
  19. Kevtherev

    Forage Crops

    Thought I’d start a thread on what members are/have been putting in this season to fill the forage gap with rising feed costs. Brassicas Arable silage mixes Rye etc
  20. T

    How’s your supermarket

    Ok so i nipped to the shops today for the wife, one whole area was missing and had been replaced with wallpaper shelves and all the veg was Spanish - and very dirty ??? , hang in there boys we might just be respected yet !