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  1. 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...
  2. S

    Cheviot mule tup lambs back onto Cheviot mule ewes

    Anyone tried crossing Cheviot mule ewes with Cheviot mule tup lambs? I know it doesn’t work with the other mules but I wondered if it might with Cheviot mules as there’s less colours in the mix and it’s generally more consistent cross ime. Worth a try to boost replacements or not? Thanks
  3. Jerry

    Tb test - Avian Lumps

    Had my first IR today with my Tb test after 4 years clear. Vet was saying I’ve got a lot of cows with significant lumps from the avian jab. He said that could indicate there is a good chance there’s a strong background level of infection??
  4. F

    Common Vetch. Poisonous?

    I have a bit of vetch in the old pastures we make some haylage on. My wife wanted to know what it was, so I said it's fine, nothing to worry about. As she uses the haylage for her horses, and being paranoid about poisonous plants she looked it up, and apparently horses are susceptible, but...
  5. Agriland RSS

    Brazil set to increase beef production by 35%

    Written by Megan O'Brien from Agriland Brazil must increase its beef production by 35% between now and 2030 to meet the demands of the domestic and foreign markets, according to a recent report from Brazilian meat industry association, ABIEC. The organisation’s 2022 Beef Report stated that...
  6. Greythundercloudys

    Maggots on sheep, stuff that kills them.

    Clik only prevents strike, will l have to buy a 5 litres of ecofly or similar to spray on them to kill them, had ewe there with some around the tail, just rubbed them of with clippers but only have clik about the place, like to see them dead. Nothing else l suppose.
  7. 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?
  8. D

    Silage pit covers

    Very tempted to make proper pit silage this year rather than filling it with bales like we have every year since taking on the farm 5 years ago. One thing that is putting me off is the thought of having piles of tyres lying around the place when not on the pit, and the potential costs of future...
  9. David1968

    Price of Concrete.

    How much is a cube of concrete these days? Ballpark figure. Before I waste someone's time getting a quote only to tell them I can't afford it :(
  10. T

    What % of hay bales should we receive?

    I have been approached by a neighbour who wants to makes some hay from some of our fields, and we will receive some bales as payment what rough percentage would be reasonable for use to get? As they will be doing all of the work making it.
  11. J Magee

    Slurry Grant Scheme Autumn 22 for England

    https://defrafarming.blog.gov.uk/2022/06/09/farming-investment-fund-new-slurry-infrastructure-grants-coming-in-autumn-2022/ New information has come out today on the 'Slurry Grant Scheme' this Autumn 2022 in England. Headline are Slurry stores to have 6 months worth of storage Stores to...
  12. RhiannanB23

    Looking For Work Self Employed Shepherdess looking for Summer Work in Shropshire

    Self Employed Shepherdess looking for farm work for Summer, available to start as soon as possible. 🌟Shropshire Area🌟 23 year old Fairly experienced and confident Shepherdess in her third year of contract shepherding. Can carry out all aspects of sheep work with the upmost care and attention...
  13. P

    Mole ploughing 20mm blue pipe

    Hi all Plan: to install 150 meters of 20mm MDPE pipe to service 2 new cattle drinkers. Considering doing this myself but have no mole plough so, First question: - is it possible to hire a mole plough attachment in Pembrokeshire? Or has anyone got one for sale? Second question: - what...
  14. An Gof

    Royal Cornwall Show photo report

    Hope you have your camera batteries charged up @Great In Grass 👍 Hoping you will produce your normal excellent photo montage from Royal Cornwall Show after two years of missing out.
  15. organic

    The Great Vegan Diet Con

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/food-and-drink/features/great-vegan-diet-con/ It's too lomg to copy in full but here's a flavour: Canola oil, yeast, acidity regulator, methylcellulose, corn oil thickener, starch, gelling agent. “Hmm, I don’t like agents in my food,” says Jayne Buxton. We’re in...
  16. B

    Worlds gone f***ing mad!

    https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/new-zealand-price-sheep-cow-burps-cut-greenhouse-gases-2022-06-08/
  17. D

    Oh dear Tesco

    https://www.gbnews.uk/news/tesco-vegan-burger-adverts-banned-over-misleading-claim-switching-from-meat-can-make-difference-to-planet/312913 Well well well.
  18. Agriland RSS

    Farmland market values strongest since 2015

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland Land agents are seeing the strongest farmland market since prices peaked in 2015, with most farms and estates launched this spring going under offer for well above their guide prices. Speaking at Cereals 2022, Matthew Sudlow, head of estates & farm...
  19. 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?
  20. A

    Queens University Belfast student questionnaire liver fluke

    Hello, I'm a student at Queen's University Belfast, and as part of my project, I intend to conduct a survey of farmer management in Northern Ireland in relation to liver fluke control. Please, if you're from NI, could you assist me in collecting data for my research project? It will only take 5...
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