1. Bossfarmer

    how much are you REDUCING N rates????

    With the current explosion in fert prices how much N is everyone putting on their Spring barley and wheat and how much do they plan to reduce it to this year? Spring barley 2020 139kg N/ha 2021 112kg N/ha wheat 2020 215kg N/ha 2021 175kg N/ha
  2. Agriland RSS

    Farming sectors performing well in Northern Ireland

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland Danske Bank’s head of agri-business, Rodney Brown, is confirming that most of Northern Ireland’s farming sectors are performing well at the present time. In addition, the excellent weather conditions are helping to extend the 2021 grazing season in a...
  3. Farm Business RSS

    Big Farming Survey reveals high depression and anxiety rates among farmers

    Written by Iain Hoey from Farm Business The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institute (RABI) have announced the results of their Big Farming Survey, which investigated the health and wellbeing of the farming community in England and Wales in the 2020s, reports agricultural journalist Meghan...
  4. Full of bull(s)

    Feeding oats whole to cattle

    I am feeding moistened urea treated oats to cattle 6-18 months old. I know many feed them dry whole to young cattle fine as they cud more, when I feed them they are about 19% moisture. I wondered yesterday as my mill broke down would older cattle process them ok if instead of rolling, I soaked...
  5. Direct Driller Magazine

    From ‘No Hope in Heck’ to Regenerative No-Tilling

    From ‘No Hope in Heck’ to Regenerative No-Tilling Ian and Dianne Haggerty are using the concepts of “Natural Intelligence Farming” to build a regenerative enterprise focused on zero tillage, livestock integration and biologically sourced inputs that boost their soil resources and...
  6. B

    Green energy powered by bullsh!t

    Recently we were lucky enough to have countless energy firms starting up & saving the planet by signing up millions of like minded customers intent on doing their bit by supporting these companies with their green energy. Now here's the really strange thing, virtually all these so called...
  7. AHDB Podcast RSS

    302: Grain marketing with Ed Ussett

    302: Grain marketing with Ed Ussett Written by Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board In this AHDB Food and Farming podcast we talk with Ed Ussett, a Grain Marketing Economist at the University of Minnesota, about all things grain marketing. Looking at what constitutes a “good price”...
  8. Bruce Almighty

    AHDB survey

    I had the survey call this morning (01904732249) Yes AHDB do some very good work . . . But I let them know my views about Red Tractor funding from AHDB etc Reign in Red Tractor or lose the vote. Don't miss the chance to tell them what you think
  9. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    Grain Market Outlook 2021

  10. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    WASDE tightens wheat

    Yesterday, the USDA released, amongst other reports, its latest global supply and demand estimates. The report tightened the outlook further for wheat, taking the stocks-to-use of the crop to 35.2%, [1]still the tightest point since 2015/16. Excluding China, stocks-to-use is at the tightest...
  11. Worsall

    Hope Everyone Is Ok?

    I went to the AHDB conference yesterday, and as I sat there, I was thinking how much Levy money was spent on Hotels/Meals and the conference itself. As I looked around the room of 80 or so people, you can spot a farmer a mile off, and I would be surprised if there were more than a dozen actual...
  12. Direct Driller Magazine

    The 3.5% Rule

    The “3.5% rule” refers to the claim that no government or organisation has withstood a challenge of this percentage of their population or membership mobilised against it during a peak event. This rule is based on an insight that political scientist Mark Lichbach developed in his 1995 book “The...
  13. C

    Interest Rates Predicted To Rise Very Soon

    Interest rates are to rise they say to control inflation, but a load of rubbish how can a rate rise control price rises which are not in our control...ie Fuel, Food,Energy and even Boris wants wages to rise well nearly everything really...i just do not get it, all i see it doing is making folk...
  14. Agriland RSS

    NI protein crop pilot payments to be issued next week

    Written by Rachel Martin from Agriland Payments for Northern Ireland’s pilot protein crops scheme are set to begin next week. The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs has announced that payments totalling £208,655 will issue to all eligible applicants under the Protein...
  15. Clive

    CF Nitrogen production?

    The 3 weeks of government aid are nearly over, gas prices are even higher now than when they last shut down what happens next ? Looking at the global picture there is going to be massive N shortages fir 2022 crop, that’s going to really hit world wheat stocks time to buy 2023 futures ...
  16. Andy26

    Still waiting for WW seed?

    Are many others still waiting for seed? Skyfall, ordered months ago.
  17. TFF

    AHDB at TFF Offices

    Was nice to have the chance to speak to Tim Rycroft this week.
  18. H

    Pre ploughing and pre emergence spraying

    Quick question for advice . Agronomist want to spray off stubbles before ploughing ,where there is very little weeds , and then spray again with pre -em after drilling . I'm not sure whether this is right or not as I can't see the point in spraying twice with the expense of sprays . Also I want...
  19. Simon Chiles

    Nitrogen fixing bacteria.

    With the recent escalation of Nitrogen prices it has occurred to me that growers are going to consider alternative sources of N. Having been involved with some initial work on N fixing bacteria I thought it might be useful to have a thread on here so that farmers can ask questions about some of...
  20. bravheart

    Auger bucket

    After an auger bucket, anybody have one they’re needing to move on?