1. J

    Mv accreditation

    Does anyone have an idea what a rough cost of accrediting 60 odd ewes would be? spoke to the vets who said it is £23 per test per ewe, I’ve read a lot of people saying they paid a lot less.
  2. Agriland RSS

    Man jailed for neglect of over 200 animals at Surrey farm

    Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland A man has been jailed after over 200 animals were found living in poor conditions on a farm in Surrey, in what the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) has called ‘one of the UK’s biggest ever animal rescue operations’. The man...
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    Maincrop potato harvest: Significant variation in yields reported

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland Potato packer Wilson’s Country is confirming that approximately half of this year’s maincrop is now out of the ground. However, growers throughout the country are reporting significant variations in yields. “The weather has remained good over...
  4. F

    Old treated Seed vs off the heap Seed.

    Looks like I will be about 1/2 a bag short of wheat seed. I have some old seed that is 3 years old that was treated with single purpose and latitude, it's either that or use some off the heap? Reason for asking is I heard somewhere that the seed treatment can affect germination after a time.
  5. CPM RSS

    PGRO set to launch Descriptive List 2022 this month

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham from CPM Magazine The Processors and Growers Research Organisation (PGRO) has announced it will launch the 2022 Descriptive List for combining peas, winter and spring beans on 24 November. PGRO’s work showcases variety trials from the 2021 growing season and...
  6. KieronHollis

    Pedigree Lleyn or Fat Lambs? Texel X?

    I’ve got a small flock of 15 pedigree Lleyn ewes this year. 3rd time lambing my own. First year with 8 ewes and last year with 18. Should I stick to breeding with a pedigree Lleyn tup and keep my own ewe lambs or should I simply put a texel on them and sell every lamb I have. pros of the texel...
  7. Direct Driller Magazine

    Could living mulch be the ‘holy grail’ of arable farming?

    Could living mulch be the ‘holy grail’ of arable farming? Written by Pete Williams from The Soil Association A team of six farmers is trialling growing a living mulch under cash crops – if they’re successful, they say the practice could eliminate the need for artificial inputs, cut costs...
  8. Direct Driller Magazine

    OSR monitoring reaches new heights

    New software that uses a drone to image crops has been developed to help farmers walk crops more quickly and accurately. Skippy Scout has been developed by farming technology specialist Drone Ag to monitor a variety of broad acre crops. The latest developments in the software’s version 2.5...
  9. milkloss

    COVID vax for kids

    I'm not going to say too much about my opinion yet but what do we all think about vaccinating kids? I gather schools will start vaccinating certain ages soon and sometimes parents consent haven't been sought beforehand. I'll admit I haven't read much on it yet but interested to see what you...
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    New disease-free potato is resistant to blight

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland A new, disease-free potato, named CIP-Matilde, has been developed by international breeders in collaboration with farmers in Peru. All those involved with the development of this new variety claim that it is inherently resistant to late blight...
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    35% of English and Welsh farmers possibly/probably depressed

    Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) has today, Thursday, October 14, published the findings of The Big Farming Survey, which shows 35% of English and Welsh farmers are either possibly or probably depressed. The survey, based on over...
  12. CPM RSS

    Bayer’s 2021-22 SpotCheck initiative opens

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham from CPM Magazine Bayer’s SpotCheck initiative has opened for the 2021-22 growing season with a new, simplified sample pack request process. Charlotte Cunningham reports. Oilseed rape growers and agronomists can request a sample pack direct from Bayer’s website...
  13. 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
  14. Farm Business RSS

    Agri-tech project highlights benefits to dairy-beef sector

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business A project which uses cutting-edge precision technology to tackle calf pneumonia and scours in the dairy-beef sector will highlight its work at a webinar later this month. The £1 million Innovate UK Well-Calf project, which involves partners from...
  15. Farm Business RSS

    Stop Costly Losses at Housing by Controlling Cattle Parasites

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Farmers should protect their cattle from four major parasites in the run-up to housing to prevent costly production losses and welfare issues, is the advice this autumn. Responsible Animal Medicines Advisor (RAMA) Mark Pass from Beeston Animal Health...
  16. Sendhelp

    Ram costs

    What has everyone spent on a ram? i am on my second Tupping and have heard two schools of thought. You buy cheaper or from the fat ring and run them then sale the ram( if bad) or you buy a more expensive quality breeding accredited tup and keep for few years. What is everyone's opinion on this i...
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    Poultry keepers urged to prepare for avian flu

    Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland The UK’s chief veterinary offices are encouraging poultry keepers to take action now in order to reduce the risk of avian flu as winter encroaches. While the UK is currently free from avian flu, over the last year 26 outbreaks have been confirmed in...
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    China imposes ban on UK beef following BSE case

    Written by Agriland Team from Agriland China has announced that it is imposing a ban on imports of British beef following the confirmation of a single case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in England last month. The announcement was made yesterday, Monday, October 11, and the ban...
  19. Direct Driller Magazine

    Featured Farmer - Julian Gold

    Featured Farmer: Julian Gold Farm Manager Hendred Estate, Wantage, South Oxfordshire FARM FACTS FARM SIZE: 800 hectares MANPOWER: - 3 FARM TYPE: - Arable OTHER FARM TYPE INFORMATION: - Arable with sheep that graze cover crops and permanent pasture TENURE: - Owner occupied REGION: - South...
  20. S

    Packham, the state of agriculture and 100 plus other threads... read or listen.

    I commend this short essay by C S Lewis as being so piquant to our current situation and points to the links between seemingly unconnected themes. I have read and listened multiple times and its still causes me to long for wisdom of this calibre. If we find much to agree with (which I most...