1. Agriland RSS

    Grass quality key to profitable milk production

    Written by Brian McDonnell from Agriland On dairy farms, improving sward productivity is important, with good quality grass remaining the key to profitable milk production. Grass is the cheapest feed dairy farmers have access to, with grass production on farms having an impact on farm...
  2. Chris F

    National Food Strategy: open letter

    July 2021 Rt Hon George Eustice Seacole Building 2 Marsham St London SW1P 4DF Dear Secretary of State, Re: National Food Strategy: open letter We are writing to you reflecting widely different experiences and communities within the farming sector, to endorse the recommendations of the...
  3. 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...
  4. thesilentone

    When is the time to confront the elephant in the room ?

    Our action to negate or slow global warming is clearly not going fast enough. I don't point the finger at the UK exclusively, we are far from the worst offenders, however in general, are we doing enough ? Looking at Agriculture alone, currently social media is full of pictures of tractors...
  5. C

    Situation Vacant Harvest Work Cambridgeshire

    We are looking for a Harvest Worker to join the team August-October/November. Duties will include grain/potato carting and cultivations.
  6. F

    Best tractor you owned

    What’s the best tractor you ever owned and reason. For me it’s a challenger 765. Bought by mistake in an online auction. While browsing thru auctions listing one morning at breakfast the wife asked if I was interested in buying it as I was looking over the pictures. My comment was it would be...
  7. bobk

    DEFRA Sustainable Farm Incentive

    Is it new , ELMS , CSS , or a combination , another scheme offering lots but producing naff all . :scratchhead:
  8. R

    Cfa tender

    Hello we were recently invited to tender for a block of land near us, although we were unsuccessful it showed that we needed a proper tender document with a professional layout, has anyone come across anything which they have used with success? Cheers Rob
  9. Phil P

    Selling carbon credits

    @Clive can you tell us some more about it? How does it work?
  10. CPM RSS

    Cultivators and ploughs – One size doesn’t fit all

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine With many different cultivation options on the market, it’s important to match a new purchase with on-farm objectives. CPM gets advice on cultivation decisions from the experts, as well as looking at some of the most recent launches. It’s important to stop, take...
  11. jackrussell101

    Is this blackgrass?

  12. L


    Just sat pondering the dreaded blackgrass while I enjoy a Saturday morning brew. I have been trying to think of the way the weed grows throughout the season and if it has weakness? For the life of me I can't think what this weakness might be to even begin to exploit this as a means of control...
  13. Agri J

    Looking For Work Tractor driver looking for Autumn work / full time Norfolk

    Hi I'm looking for something for this autumn starting from early October. I have a good amount of experience and work hard. I'm 23 years old, and have a full clean licence and teleporter ticket. Experience includes, Bale handling, Potato store management, quality checks on incoming potato's...
  14. T

    Situation Vacant Tractor Driver / Harvest Help required on East Hertfordshire Estate.

    Experienced Tractor Driver required from early July to mid September. Main duties to include corn carting, cultivations, maintenance and some hedge cutting. Competitive rates of pay dependant on experience. Valid full driving licence required. Certificate for telehandler operation would be...
  15. Jack Russell

    Situation Vacant Tractor driver required for cultivations and OSR sowing

    We are still looking for someone to carry out cultivations this summer. Driving JD 9RX. Accomadation available. Based in in East Yorkshire. July through September/October. Either message on here or call on 07912117057 Cheers Will
  16. Agriland RSS

    NIAB Soil Hole to be demonstrated at Cereals

    Written by William Kellett Most farmers will dig a hole to assess their soil health, but it’s not often they get the chance to literally get below ground to assess the impact of different crops on soil structure. However, at this year’s Cereals Event (June 30 – July 1) in Lincolnshire, farmers...
  17. Direct Driller Magazine

    Putting Covers into Context

    Cover and catch cropping may work well for many managing lighter and erosion-prone soils but for those on heavier and more difficult ground they remain very far from the answer to any sort of maiden’s prayer The right covers managed in the right way can help structure even the most challenging...
  18. C

    Situation Vacant Tractor Driver Wanted in East Norfolk

    A position has become available for a Tractor Driver on a modern, forward thinking 2000 acre arable farm in East Norfolk with a focus on potatoes. The role will be predominantly tractor based, consisting of varied tasks including relief spray operations, cultivations and compost spreading...
  19. Bovril

    Situation Vacant Harvest Arable Operator (Hertfordshire)

    We have a vacancy for an experienced tractor driver to join our family farm for harvest 2021. The Role: - Grain carting - Assisting with grain store management - Cultivations - Mid-July to mid-September The Applicant: - Harvest experience - A full clean driving license - Excellent...
  20. W

    Smallholding advice.

    Hello, Future smallholder from West Wales here. I plan on buying a smallholding in the near future with my partner. We are based in West Wales and will probably buy something fairly small (3-5 acres) to keep a couple of sheep, chickens etc. If we take to it, really enjoy the lifestyle - we will...