1. J

    Getting sucklers back in calf. Weakening Dam-calf bond

    Before the bull goes back in I have always taken the calves away from their mothers and moved to twice a day suckling for a few weeks to aid bulling. Due to an awkward piece of concreting we are doing this week (in the entrance to the shed) it will be much more difficult to bring them in twice a...
  2. F

    Red tractor and Competition and Markets Authority

    I know we're all very very tired of this issue but after another sleepless night from reading about Rt's expansion in to health and safety, I really feel that it should be possible to be a farmer and not be harassed by this organisation who seem to operate like the Mafia Ie. If you don't pay...
  3. Dog Bowl

    Water troughs for sucklers

    After the recent hot weather my water trough capacities have been at their limits keeping the suckler cows and calves watered. With this in mind I plan to update the troughs for next grazing season as we make a transition to an even smaller paddock grazed system with more cows. My question is...
  4. Vader

    In calf cow values

    We got some cows PD 3 month + in calf. What you think they worth to sell, as in what extra over meat price does the calf add ? Cows a mix of beef breeds, no dairy in them and to a limo or blonde bull.
  5. M

    Stubble Turnip DD Seed Rate

    Don’t normally get them in this early after winter barley and will be using a Weaving direct drill for first time. Was thinking seed rate 1.25 kg per acre, thoughts please ??
  6. Agriland RSS

    Machinery Focus: Video – real time silage analysis from John Deere

    Written by Justin Roberts from Agriland John Deere, like all mainstream manufacturers, is investing heavily in digital technology and proudly markets its electronic wares as being of great benefit to the farmer. All the major companies will have a multitude of systems to aid, not only the...
  7. G

    Water Pressure on hill

    I'd like to cell graze a 35 acre field, which stretches over 500m in length and rises 60m from one head land to the other. For water, it would be great to be able to run MDPE pipe from the top of the field down to the bottom, branching out along the way down, fed by an IBC. In the real world...
  8. 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...
  9. Fendt415

    Kernow Grain

    So I have retired from dairy farming and have 29tons of storage at Kernow Grain Bodmin that I purchased many years ago. I want to sell my tonnage to another farmer, but I have no idea what the going rate is now corn prices have risen. If anyone locally can give me a reasonable figure to ask it...
  10. Agriland RSS

    £21 million digital dairy project to create 600 jobs

    Written by Agriland Team from Agriland A digital dairy project aiming to create 600 new jobs in south-west Scotland and Cumbria has been awarded more than £21 million of funding. Led by Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), it is expected the Digital Dairy Value-Chain could generate an additional...
  11. Agriland RSS

    Union urges Red Tractor to ensure changes are ‘properly communicated’

    Written by Agriland Team from Agriland The significant changes to Red Tractor assurance scheme standards announced this week need to be properly communicated to farmers, NFU Scotland has warned. It follows a comprehensive consultation with the industry at the start of the year. Over the next...
  12. 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...
  13. L

    Organic matter % in soils?

  14. Agriland RSS

    Footprinting tool aims to help farming become part of the climate solution

    Written by Rachel Martin from Agriland A pioneering sustainable farming initiative aims to help decarbonise the global ruminant agriculture sector while supporting farmers in continuing to produce meat and milk. The initiative, Agrinewal, is lead by Northern Ireland headquartered...
  15. Agriland RSS

    Rothamsted clarifies its position on meat consumption

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland In response to the recently published UK National Food Strategy, Rothamsted Research economist Dr. Taro Takahashi suggested that reduced meat consumption could bring both health and environmental benefits to the fore. When asked by Agriland, how such...
  16. Farm Business RSS

    Women in Dairy Conference to focus on the art of communication

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business The RABDF’s annual Women in Dairy Conference will take place virtually, on Wednesday 22 September, for the second year running as a result of the Covid 19 pandemic. The day is principally sponsored by HSBC, and speaker sessions will focus on the art of...
  17. Farm Business RSS

    T-HEXX® DRY offer allows for smarter drying off this summer

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Dairy farmers drying off cows this summer can take advantage of improved udder protection by incorporating T-HEXX® DRY into their routine. An external barrier for application following the use of dry cow therapy and/or internal teat sealant, T-HEXX®...
  18. Daniel

    Arable farmers, is it essential that……

    When you get your Lexion out of the shed you have to state something portentous on Twitter such as: ‘Winter barley is a go’ A go? What is this mangling of the language? The correct phrase surely, is something like ‘harvest has commenced’ Alternatively: ‘The barley isn’t quite fit but we’re...
  19. 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...
  20. Barleycorn

    New Self Propelled Forage Harvester for a Farmer?

    We cut 800 to 1000 acres of silage a year. We have plenty of labour, regular and family, and are currently running a 1998 Claas 850. She is in good nick, on about 5500 hours, but we do have regular breakdowns, which involve 6 or 7 blokes watching and scratching their arses as it is mended. I...