National Tree Week launch media coverage

    National Tree Week launch media coverage Written by Defra Press Office There has been positive coverage of our announcement that we are launching a new coastal community forest in Cumbria, on the first day of National Tree Week (Monday 29 November – Sunday 5 December) in the Daily Mail, News...
  2. Stags Agri

    South West November Online Timed Sale of 50+ Tractors, Vehicles etc (850 Lots) - Closing on 5th December 2021

  3. E

    A bit of a beef with Bennet Memorial, Tunbridge Wells.

    A daughter, who teaches at Bennet, tells me that the headmaster and cook have taken beef off of the menu, as they consider that they produce enough meals daily to "make a difference". It seems incredible to me that these people can make such sweeping changes, based on nothing but media here say...
  4. melted welly

    Storm Arwen vs Net Zero…..nature vs arrogance??

    Our power has been out since 5pm Friday, estimated that will be back by 6pm tonight, but not holding our breath, there’s a lot of damage. Our house is old, draughty, inefficient insulation, single glazed windows, heated by a mixture of oil and wood. Everything about it is a black mark...
  5. D

    Critical Mass

    To paraphrase some recent posts on here: ‘The EA staff aren’t what they were. Can’t even hang a gate properly.’ ‘The vets aren’t what they were. I seem to know more than they do.’ ‘The Defra staff aren’t what they were. Just don’t understand the practicalities.’ ‘The Ag colleges aren’t what...
  6. Kernowkid

    Land prices

    So where to people think the price of land will go over next 5-10 years? Farm inputs are going through the roof at present, being offset to some extent by strong trade for meat, milk and grain. But I don’t feel reality has truly set in yet reference subs disappearing, margins are going to get...
  7. Northeastfarmer

    Storm Arwen

    Has given us a right good kicking all night, and still is….Electric has gone and there’s some very dangerous sounding gales. hope everyone is staying safe out there
  8. Jockers84

    Foliar fert for grazing grass?

    Hi, was wondering if anyone uses foliar fertiliser on their grazing parks? As always - looking to keep costs down, if anyone has done this I'd be keen to pick up some pointers.
  9. Chris F

    Black Friday Deals

    Quite a few threads popping up in all different sections. Created one to have all deals in one place. If you find a deal add it on here... (If you are the company offering the deal you need to have a commercial membership to do so - see upgrades section here...
  10. Agriland RSS

    Northern Ireland milk sector outlines decarbonisation efforts

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland Northern Ireland continues to decarbonise its milk sector and greater strides to this effect can be expected. This was one of the main themes addressed at the fourth annual EU Sustainable Dairy Symposium earlier this week. The event was hosted by...
  11. S

    Anyone thinking of installing heat exchange pump for central heating...think again

    First this may not be correct section to put this but I am sure no one will object... a month ago our oil fired boiler was removed along with all the radiators and was replaced with heat exchange pump and efficient radiators solar panels were also fitted.. to cut a long story short Our...
  12. Ruminant Health & Welfare

    Government has urgent role in standardising carbon calculators

    Ruminant Health & Welfare has written to the farming ministers of all four UK governments to ask for urgent action in standardising carbon calculators to ensure farmers can work off correct and consistent baseline data. Read the letter here… The post Government has urgent role in...
  13. J

    Good ol’ Telegraph!
  14. Farm Business RSS

    Innovation demonstrated in Farming Connect project helps Pruex win agri-tech award

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business A Welsh business whose automated spraying systems have resulted in significant improvements in the housing environment of chickens at a Farming Connect demonstration site has won a major new award for innovation. Pruex’s work at Wern Demonstration Site...
  15. Defra Farming

    Tackling climate change and extinction - the farm that’s showing the way

    Tackling climate change and extinction - the farm that’s showing the way Written by Merrick Denton-Thompson OBE, FLI Farmer Henry Edmunds walking among sainfoin Cholderton is a 1000-hectare estate on the Hampshire/Wiltshire border. It participated in one of Defra's environmental land...
  16. Agriland RSS

    York’s Lendal Arch reopens following flood defence works

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland Work to install improved flood gates under the arch of Lendal Bridge, which started five months ago, is now complete, reducing the risk of flooding to 39 homes and businesses between Scarborough Bridge and Ouse Bridge. Wellington Row (part of the Trans...
  17. Farm Business RSS

    Transatlantic graduates tackle Scotland’s net zero goals

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Three American graduates have collectively put more than 10,000 miles between themselves and their hometowns to work at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC). Kaia Waxenberg, Brady Stevens and Alexa Green have gone from studying for an MSc in Environmental...
  18. S

    Increase in cost of ready mix and stone

    Talking to local builder this afternoon.. he had been informed about substantial increase in cost of stone and ready mix
  19. B

    Muckspreading insanity

    Environment Agency seeks to uphold autumn muckspreading ban © Tim Scrivener The Environment Agency (EA) is showing no signs of softening its approach towards spreading farmyard manure and slurry in the autumn, despite pressure from MPs on the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Efra) committee...
  20. Chips

    Is ploughing bad ?

    I know being from plough manufacturer they have a vested interest but an interesting read .