1. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    EU suggests the concern may be quality, not quantity

    In recent weeks, parts of Europe have seen heavy rainfall causing floods. Despite this, EU yield forecasts remain above the 5-year average according to the latest EU crop monitoring (MARS) report. In some cases, the report on Monday increased forecasted grain yields. Much of western Europe...
  2. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    Will UK protein premiums grow?

    With the UK barley harvest progressing well, it won’t be long before attention starts to turn to the winter wheat crop. Until the crop is cut, there is a wide degree of uncertainty over quality. This year, arguably more than others, concerns about quality are also being fuelled by external...
  3. Agriland RSS

    Is A2 milk a mainstream dairy option for the future?

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland Producing A2 milk may well be a mainstream option for Irish dairy farmers in the not too distant future. A2 milk is a variety of cows’ milk that mostly lacks A1 beta-casein protein, and instead the bred cows mostly have the A2 form. Take Co...
  4. Clive

    SFI Pilot questions / thoughts

    I’m sure we are not the only farm on TFF currently trying to understand and prepare an SFI application so I thought a thread to discuss and make sense of options maybe a good idea ? Have to say not finding the help line too helpful so far ! hows anyone else getting on a d what standards /...
  5. RAF

    Hot barley

    Long story cut 80 ton barley 13% . But full of self set triticale from previous crop . This was green . Anyway cut it now in shed ands it’s red hot to the point u can’t put your hand in it . So have spreed it around another shed a foot deep. Still hot . No drying facilities . Question is will...
  6. Jsmith2211

    Combine barley separation TX34

    Hello all We just had a go at the barley today with our new to us TX34. She handled a crop of weedy beans last year but thats all we've run through her. did a small bit and stopped as most of the barley stayed on the ear, and what went in the tank still had a lot of the beards in with it. Drum...
  7. Bigjon44

    After spring barley

    What's best to grow after a spring barley?wheats not ideal I don't think
  8. slim shiny

    Farmers weekly 1974

    Father in law showed me a copy he had. Working on the price of the magazine then to the price of cereals a ton of wheat today should be £1298 🤔
  9. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    Harvest 2022 gross margins – is rapeseed going to make a comeback?

    As 2021/22 harvest begins, many growers are making, or have already made, cropping decisions for 2022/23. In February, James produced the first gross margins calculations for harvest 2022. Today, we are releasing updated figures. With considerably more trade on the Nov-22 UK feed wheat and...
  10. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    Supply picture still uncertain despite global harvests advancing

    Global grain harvests are slowly gaining momentum and starting to realise the 2021/22 crops. But, there’s still little clarity on total global supplies for this season. Harvests are behind usual in top European exporters, due to wet weather and quality is looking variable. With the issues in...
  11. D

    Correct Spraying Rate on a small sprayer

    Hi, this might be an odd question because I'm an engineer, not a farmer... How do people make sure they are spraying at the correct application rate on small sprayers (<500l like this one: https://www.silvannz.co.nz/silvan-sprayers/eco-500l-linkage-sprayer/)? From what I've seen they just have...
  12. 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...
  13. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    Will Chinese maize support feature for a consecutive season?

    In the last twelve months, maize markets (Chicago - nearby) have undergone quite a change. From August Chicago maize futures (nearby) climbed 151% to briefly peak at the $7.70/bsl mark ($304.2/t) in May 2021. As we know Chinese purchases have supported the gains. But, if we look forward a couple...
  14. Farm Business RSS

    Alternatives to Propcorn in face of product shortage

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Many cereal growers who harvest and store grain for home use, have been warned of a severe nationwide shortage of products containing propionic acid. These products – which are widely used for grain preservation, allowing safe storage at moisture...
  15. Agriland RSS

    €53m worth of illicit food and drink seized in global operation

    Written by Agriland Team from Agriland A law enforcement operation jointly coordinated by INTERPOL and Europol has highlighted the vast quantities of illicit food and beverage products circulating throughout the global economy. Codenamed OPSON X, the operation mobilised police, customs...
  16. KW Alternative Feeds

    Feedcast Episode 12 - 20 July 2021

    The latest issue of Feedcast is brought to you by Chris Davidson, with a tale of weather woe. Over the course of the last week the markets, especially the cereals market, have risen exponentially. For cereals this is due to three major weather events. Firstly the US has seen drought from...
  17. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    Bullish news limiting harvest pressure

    Seasonally, we’d expect to see an element of price pressure as Northern Hemisphere wheat harvests start, but currently we are experiencing quite the opposite. Over the last fortnight, nearby Paris wheat futures and Chicago wheat futures have gained 6.9% and 12.5%, respectively. This rallying...
  18. AHDB Podcast RSS

    288: Training and development: cost or asset?

    288: Training and development: cost or asset? Written by Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board This week’s guest is Richard Longthorp. Richard is a cereals and pig farmer from Yorkshire and employees 20 people across his business. In this episode, we delve into the topic of training...
  19. D

    Complexity kills small businesses?

    I’ve been thinking about this a lot recently. If all I did was grow one particular crop or concentrate on one particular enterprise then my life would be whole lot easier and most likely more profitable. I think this is what has changed re small mixed farming businesses. Whether it’s sheep...
  20. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    Prices rally as Russian crop reduces

    US weather has been a key factor for prices over the past few months, with the northern plains in particular feeling the effects of hot, dry weather. However, alongside concerns about US crop conditions the Russian wheat crop has also begun to be walked lower. This week has seen the release of...