1. Bald Rick

    Men are worse than women ....

    .. for having a 16% higher carbon output. Apparently because we like cars and meat. Study by “Ecoloop” and of course the summary is drive less and eat much less meat & dairy. TBH, I...
  2. Agriland RSS

    Could a ‘Meat Tax’ be on the cards in the UK?

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland The latest machination coming from the so-called ‘opinion formers’, who seem to have the ear of government advisors in London, is the introduction of a ‘Meat Tax’ at consumer level. This approach, it is argued, would have the combined impact of...
  3. Agriland RSS

    UK government launches nationwide search for ‘everyday climate leaders’

    Written by Agriland Team from Agriland The UK government has announced the appointment of its first ‘One Step Greener’ climate ambassadors and launched a nationwide search for members of the public deemed ‘everyday climate leaders’. It comes just 100 days ahead of the UN climate change summit...
  4. S

    Is the answer to UK livestock sustainability

    Insect protein? To replace soya?
  5. S

    Getting good value extending/renovating a house.

    Are there any tips for getting best bang for bucks. Basically a 2 bed cottage that needs doubled in size to give a good sized kitchen, dining, living area. I don't intend project managing it myself as I would be working full time. Is an architect a must. Best value for heating systems, solar...
  6. Wolds Beef

    Tesco CEO - Comments on food waste!

    @JP1 or @Chris F There is an article about food waste in the Daily Wail online and I am sure our farmers and Hort boys would love to comment on how hypocritical this guy is. Please put a link! WB
  7. P

    Mf 35 4 Cylinder oil ???

    Hi We have a MF35 4 Cylinder Diesel and we need to do an oil change. What oil can I put in this and what are the recommended oil change times. Any help would be appreciated
  8. Agriland RSS

    World Agri-Tech Summit announces start-up innovation challenge

    Written by Rachel Martin from Agriland Entries are now open for the World Agri-Tech challenge for start-ups with innovative solutions to support sustainable agriculture. The World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit has partnered with Syngenta to host a start-up Innovation Challenge, to spotlight...
  9. T

    Carbon emissions ??

    Do you think as time goes on each farm business will have to account for its carbon emissions in the form of tractor and equipment emissions as well as livestock and also that what is released by cultivations etc . At the moment looking at GENTLE FARMING'S system to start to get my head...
  10. L

    YouTube Movie 🍿 I thought was excellent.

    I stumbled upon this movie; Planet of the humans It’s American and dispels the myth of green renewable energy. It struck a chord with me. its 1.5 hours long. Try watching it on a smart TV over the weekend once it starts to rain.
  11. BSPB News

    Joint National Food Strategy response from crop genetics breeding companies

    Take action to harness the unique contribution of plant genetic innovation, Government urged Responding to last week’s National Food Strategy, leading players along the length of the UK’s crop improvement pipeline, from fundamental and applied genetic science to commercial plant breeding, have...
  12. L

    Organic matter % in soils?

  13. Agriland RSS

    Footprinting tool aims to help farming become part of the climate solution

    Written by Rachel Martin from Agriland A pioneering sustainable farming initiative aims to help decarbonise the global ruminant agriculture sector while supporting farmers in continuing to produce meat and milk. The initiative, Agrinewal, is lead by Northern Ireland headquartered...
  14. Agriland RSS

    Rothamsted clarifies its position on meat consumption

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland In response to the recently published UK National Food Strategy, Rothamsted Research economist Dr. Taro Takahashi suggested that reduced meat consumption could bring both health and environmental benefits to the fore. When asked by Agriland, how such...
  15. Farm Business RSS

    Meat tax would cost nearly £250 million a year, study finds

    Written by Iain Hoey from Farm Business A ‘meat tax’ would cost the UK £242 million a year according to a new study from agricultural research institute Rothamsted Research, suggesting that a tax on red meat to help curb climate change could do more harm than good. The new study, published in...
  16. Clive

    Are you all depressed ?

    I've been lucky enough to have a bit of a family holiday recently with lockdown restrictions ending and I've also spent a lot more time with none farming friends and reduced my time talking farming online a fair bit. After a period where that has been hard to do it's easy to forget just how...
  17. Agriland RSS

    Arla Foods launches UK Innovation Farm

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland Arla Foods on-farm R&D facility was formally launched last week, showcasing a range of trials that are testing the tech of the future. The Arla UK 360 ‘Innovation Farm’ near Aylesbury is run by the Dyson family and serves as a central hub to host or...
  18. The Guardian RSS

    World’s feral pigs produce as much CO2 as 1.1m cars each year, study finds

    World’s feral pigs produce as much CO2 as 1.1m cars each year, study finds Written by Donna Lu from the Guardian Researchers estimate the invasive species releases 4.9m metric tonnes of greenhouse gas annually by uprooting soil The climate impact of wild pigs around the world is equivalent to...
  19. S

    Shame tractors are not as well made as formula 1 cars

    Yesterday Max Verstappen walked away from high speed crash ..... but is he speaking to Lewis Hamilton
  20. Agriland RSS

    Neste expands availability of renewable diesel

    Written by Justin Roberts from Agriland Diesel fuel tends to appear particularly high on the list of sinners when it comes to environmental friendliness, despite combustion ignition engines being intrinsically more efficient than spark ignition. One of the main concerns, is that it is a...