1. Agriland RSS

    Slurry season brings renewed risks to farmers – HSENI

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland With the closed period for spreading slurry coming to an end at midnight on January 31, the Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) is urging farmers to take extra care when working with slurry. The mixing of slurry comes with many...
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    NI Water receives Green Apple award

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland Northern Ireland (NI) Water recently scooped a major Green Apple award 2021 for restoration work carried out at Tullychurry Forest, Co. Fermanagh and Lough Bradan forest Co. Tyrone, which involved carrying out forest to bog restoration projects. The...
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    49% want to reduce carbon footprint through food choices

    Written by Bernie Commins from Agriland Half (49%) of UK consumers are looking to reduce their carbon footprint through the food choices they make in 2022, a survey has found. It reveals that there has been a significant consumer shift towards more eco-conscious attitudes surrounding...
  4. SIABOD50

    Who dreamed up Carbon offset.

    More smoke and mirrors bulls**t . Just a paper shuffling exercise to tick a box to appear green (ish). Whilst continuing to not actually do anything different .. Farmers just doing the same , utilities, big corporations throwing a bit of cash at them, then saying we are green . The world...
  5. Hilly

    Cutting back .

    I’ve noticed in conversation loads of people I know not just farmers either are cutting back , all say same thing sick of working hard to earn then get massive tax’s to pay etc etc recon they can do just as well with less, are others hearing this regular or is it just me ?
  6. Agriland RSS

    Sinn Féin won’t support NI climate legislation if damaging to agri sector

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland Sinn Féin will not support climate change legislation in Northern Ireland that could have a detrimental impact on the agriculture sector. This was the clear message communicated by Sinn Féin MLA and Stormont’s Agriculture, Environment and Rural...
  7. L

    Water filtration system ideas

    Does anyone have any ideas or experience of this? Do you know of any Northern suppliers of filtration systems? We've recently taken on a small holding in NE Lancs which is fed by a borehole. The previous owner didn't go to the extent of fitting a filtration system so we're having to do it. It's...
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    NFU Scotland welcomes LFASS payments

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland NFU Scotland has welcomed the announcement that more than 9,000 eligible farmers and crofters in some of Scotland’s most remote and marginalised areas will start to receive payments through the lifeline Less Favoured Area Support Scheme (LFASS) 2021...
  9. onthehoof

    Something good from BBC - Ed Sheeran should watch this

    Not sure if this has been put on here before but Ive just stumbled across it
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    New head of research for Scotland at GWCT

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland Dr. Louise de Raad has joined the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) as head of research Scotland and director of the Scottish research and demonstration farm at Auchnerran, near Aboyne on Deeside. Her work for GWCT in Scotland will include...
  11. Barleycorn

    Excellent article about rewilding
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    Machinery Focus: To plough or not plough?

    Written by Justin Roberts from Agriland 10 years ago, researchers at Harper Adams University in Shropshire in the UK set out on a long-term project to question the effects of machinery traffic and cultivation techniques, such as a plough, on the soil. A decade later, some concrete results are...
  13. MX7

    Carbon Neutral vs Heat Neutral atmosphere.

    How can being carbon neutral cool down the atmosphere. Surely while mankind is using internal combustion engines/jet engines, electricity from power stations those power sources are/will be heating up the atmosphere, “ how does being carbon neutral actually cool down the hot air emitted from...
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    Agri ministers to discuss soil quality and land use at global forum

    Written by Rubina Freiberg from Agriland The annual Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) is due to take place next week with focus on global soil quality and sustainable land use. This year's event - hosted by the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) in Berlin - will focus...
  15. daveydiesel1

    Electric cars long term owners

    Any1 been runnin a ev for 7+years? Did u have any battery problems and is a full charge not doin as many miles as when it was new? Also how many kw does it require to fully charge it and what miles is that gettin you?
  16. Zebbedee

    Tig welding newbe

    Looking at getting a tig welder but no idea what I need.? Have a 400amp Lincoln mig with separate power source can I use it to power tig unit? Want to weld normal steel steel along with stainless and aluminium Would rather a big industrial machine secondhand rather than a new hobby machine Seen...
  17. sjt01

    EA, river pollution and the BBC go to 4 mins 30 secs in. Farming is not the problem!
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    Bathing water classifications 2021

    Bathing water classifications 2021 Written by Defra Press Office There has been coverage today including in The Independent and ENDS Report on the bathing water classifications for 2021. The results show that 99% of bathing waters in England have passed water quality standards following...
  19. Chris F

    Carbon border tax?

    Do we need this in the UK? I'm thinking outside of food mainly, more about a persons overall carbon footprint. If they understood that 10% of their footprint was from fashion for instance and had to pay a tax based on this, would it help educate the public about what contributes to the...
  20. jondear

    Bale wrap tax

    Announcement on R4 farming today about a tax coming in April for plastic wrap calling it a packaging tax for silage bales . Because it's not a recycled film . Could be 20% .Great when it's gone up already ! Edit as said 20 p a bale .It was early!