1. Farm Business RSS

    Transatlantic graduates tackle Scotland’s net zero goals

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Three American graduates have collectively put more than 10,000 miles between themselves and their hometowns to work at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC). Kaia Waxenberg, Brady Stevens and Alexa Green have gone from studying for an MSc in Environmental...
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    Muckspreading insanity

    Environment Agency seeks to uphold autumn muckspreading ban © Tim Scrivener The Environment Agency (EA) is showing no signs of softening its approach towards spreading farmyard manure and slurry in the autumn, despite pressure from MPs on the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Efra) committee...
  3. Chips

    Is ploughing bad ?

    I know being from plough manufacturer they have a vested interest but an interesting read .
  4. Agriland RSS

    Research: Labour is second highest input cost on Irish dairy farms

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland The acute shortage of labour on dairy farms is undeniable at the present time. And the problem is intensifying. This makes it an obvious requirement to make best use of the human resources that are available. This was a key point touched on by...
  5. Agriland RSS

    NI farming organisations to host on-farm meetings for politicians

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland Northern Ireland’s two largest farm organisations have joined forces to host on-farm meetings for politicians. MLAs in rural constituencies will be invited by the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) and the Northern Ireland Agricultural Producers Association...
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    RUAS Winter Fair to be streamed online

    Written by Agriland Team from Agriland The Royal Ulster Winter Fair will be streamed online this year, direct from the action taking place at Balmoral Park on December 9. For the first time ever, the competition in the show ring will be filmed and streamed, via the Royal Ulster Winter Fair...
  7. TripleSix

    New Bobcat Telehandlers

    We've a brand new machine landed in at work, it's got a re designed chassis, new interior, re designed engine bay, all designed with a big focus on visibility and ease of maintenance. I'm quite impressed so thought I'd share some pictures. It's the TL38.70HF 3.8 tonnes to 7m 130hp 190litres a...
  8. J

    Cows gorging cake

    So in the latest antics of why I've had a f**king enough, a portion of the milkers (25ish) escaped last night and have broken through my gates (and of course bent them in the process) ans then helped themselves to a tonne of dry cow rolls, 1-2 t of calf cake and half a tonne of grass seed Do I...
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    Organic dairy

    Hi guys just looking for opinion, I was thinking of starting a small organic dairy farm of 35 cows , mi have contacted lots of companies who are willing to take my milk , opinions or ideas welcome
  10. MJT

    Best muckspreader for Hills

    Looking for a fresh muckspreader ,have a lot of fairly steep banks that will be spreading on, currently have a fair size rotaspreader but thinking a rear discharge may be a better job, will be on 120hp tractor, what are peoples suggestions, don’t want something that’s going to push me around the...
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    someone writing in the Farmers Weekly has FINALLY got it

    Courtesy of the Farmers Weekly obvs: Joe Stanley Opinion: Blaming livestock for global warming is ill-informed As some 400 private jets carrying the world’s climate-conscious business and political elite – plus the prerequisite sprinkling of actors – touched down in Glasgow, and a chap with a...
  12. Northumberland

    Career options for the ageing shepherd

    Looking to the future post 55- 60, I can't see me continue to manage as a contract shepherd or employed shepherd. No plans or wishes to retire but what options will there be? Work beyond farming seems alien but I'm not naive to think the body will want to fight sheep into retirement. Ideas thanks
  13. S

    Ad Blue Delete East Anglia

    A couple of my tractors have just come out of warranty. Does anyone recommend someone to do the necessary to delete the need for ad blue. I hasten to add that these machines never go on the road. Thanks.
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    Veganism is ‘the opponent’ of climate change mitigation - Lord Deben

    From Farmers Guardian: Veganism is ‘the opponent’ of climate change mitigation, says top climate advisor News18 Nov 2021Abi Kay The UK Government’s top climate change advisor has warned vegan activists are ‘the opponent’ of climate change mitigation. Lord Deben, who chairs the influential...
  15. M

    Turning cattle out ??

    Bought some 6 month old stirks that have not been out before.. Is it ok to put them out this time of year with rest of the cattle as we have so much grass to graze off or is there risks with cold nights coming??
  16. Pan mixer

    Cull Boar and sow prices

    I booked some into the main place in the country that takes these today. Fortunately it is not too far away. Three weeks ahead price; Boars 5p per kg, sows 15p. I may unbook them.
  17. J

    Automatic calf feeder

    Looking to possibly get one under the grant scheme, any to avoid or are they all much the same? any that come with a weigh scale too - would be interesting data to see?
  18. Agriland RSS

    Methane-reducing feed additive a step closer to approval

    Written by Bernie Commins from Agriland Royal DSM has received a positive European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) opinion for the use of its novel methane-reducing feed additive for ruminants in the European Union. The EFSA opinion confirms that the feed additive reduces enteric methane emissions...
  19. Farm Business RSS

    Internationally Acclaimed Dairy Genetics To Go Under The Hammer

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Harrison & Hetherington is gearing up for its globally recognised Black & White sale which will be held on Saturday 4th December at Borderway Mart, Carlisle. The sale will see over 100 consignments from across the UK and Ireland go under the hammer from...
  20. Farm Business RSS

    Entries for Royal Dairy Innovation Award Open

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Entries are now open for the Royal Dairy Innovation Award for companies with a product or service exhibited at Dairy-Tech 2022 that positively impacts the UK dairy industry. The award, sponsored by the Centre for Innovation Excellence in Livestock...