1. Tim W

    Exlana ''Data Driven'' Elite Ram Sale

    Put the profit back in your sheep enterprise by taking the cost and work of wool away If you want to know what it's all about come to the sale and speak to the many customers who have bred this simple trait into their flocks Tuesday 3rd August 2021 Come to the sale or bid online from the...
  2. Tomo23

    9 hour lamb shearing record.

    Live now for anyone interested. https://www.facebook.com/Stuart-Connor-9-Hour-World-Lamb-Shearing-Record-Attempt-302815113964562/
  3. C

    Wheat expectations?

    What are everyone's thoughts then? Heard 'massive' on a different thread from south of us. May just be us, but mid/later season wheats(altitude or drill date/variety) hit by cool & wet at flowering-michodochium 15-20% florets on some ears, despite very robust (+PTZ) head spray. Earlier...
  4. Farm Business RSS

    This 3-day sanitation plan will have facilities ready for the calving season

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Disinfecting calving facilities prior to the calving season helps reduce future disease pressure As youngstock facilities empty out over the summer months, dairy producers should take the opportunity to disinfect pens in preparation for the next calving...
  5. Farm Business RSS

    National Food Strategy Plan – innovation and healthy animals support improved sustainability of food supply, says NOAH

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business The animal health industry recognises the importance of a strategic approach to food in the UK. We welcome the value placed on innovation in the new National Food Strategy Plan and are ready to support efforts to produce food from livestock more...
  6. H

    Dairy sheep questions

    In the future I'd like a couple dairy sheep just for myself and my family. I have a few questions and any information is appreciated. The points I'm looking for in a breed are easy lambing and high fertility, temperature flexibility (summer here is 30c and winter is -6c), disease and parasite...
  7. Agriland RSS

    Animals not tested for BVD to be banned from NI abattoirs

    Written by Rachel Martin from Agriland Northern Ireland’s Department of Agriculture has announced plans to ban BVD untested animals from slaughterhouses in a bid to crack down on those evading testing rules. The move will come into effect from September 1, Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots...
  8. Wynnstay

    Wynnstay Agri-Hub Podcast - Episode 10 : What Are You Sowing This Autumn?

    This month, Tony is looking ahead to Autumn and talking seed with Head of Seed, Toby Reich; Seed Sales Specialist, Joe Wood and Environmental Seed Product Manager, Amy Watts. Together, they’ll be discussing the best combinables, what’s new, disease and treatment, cropping options and...
  9. L

    burning my grass and planting lettuce with a push seeder, pictures of pests, looking for advice

    there's not too many pests, disease or damage in my lawn where i live, but i looked close and found some. what are these? will they go crazy once i plant my lettuce? ive had success with a lady bug house in a different location before, should i build one? or a house for another helpful bug? i...
  10. slim shiny

    Farmers weekly 1974

    Father in law showed me a copy he had. Working on the price of the magazine then to the price of cereals a ton of wheat today should be £1298 🤔
  11. Agriland RSS

    Desiccating potato crops: What are the options in 2021?

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland With diquat no longer available (Northern Ireland or Republic of Ireland), Irish potato growers will have no option but to look at other crop desiccation options over the coming weeks. This issue was the focus of a farm demonstration, hosted by the...
  12. T C

    Revystar Experience

    We have used Revystar on Spring Barley at "paint brush" for ramularia and it is disappointing. We used Adexar type (old stock) as a T2 on wheat and I thought we had too much septoria. My independent agronomist brought some plants from a neighbour who had used Revystar (same variety) and it was...
  13. Agriland RSS

    UFU president defends badger culling in TB strategy

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) president Victor Chestnutt has taken to the BBC airwaves in order to defend the validity of badger culling as part of a strategy to eradicate bovine TB (bTB) in Northern Ireland. Earlier this week he took part in a debate...
  14. Chris F

    The Pingdemic

    The said on news this morning that 1 in 50 people in the U.K. have now been pinged. But is this just a town problem? (Or just a hangover from football matches) My daughter how is a student at Loughborough is the only person I know. How many farmers have been pinged? Not hearing any problems...
  15. Agriland RSS

    NI’s proposed TB strategy could save region up to £70 million

    Written by Rachel Martin from Agriland Northern Ireland’s proposed bovine TB strategy could save the region as much as £70 million, according to officials. Responding to a question from Agriland at the launch of the strategy, Neal Gartland, DAERA’s director of Animal Health & Welfare Policy...
  16. Clive

    Are you all depressed ?

    I've been lucky enough to have a bit of a family holiday recently with lockdown restrictions ending and I've also spent a lot more time with none farming friends and reduced my time talking farming online a fair bit. After a period where that has been hard to do it's easy to forget just how...
  17. Farm Business RSS

    Alternatives to Propcorn in face of product shortage

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Many cereal growers who harvest and store grain for home use, have been warned of a severe nationwide shortage of products containing propionic acid. These products – which are widely used for grain preservation, allowing safe storage at moisture...
  18. CPM RSS

    PGRO Progress – A blend of benefits

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF A former Soil Farmer of the Year, Durham grower Richard Suddes is growing winter peas and beans together. CPM pays him a visit to discover it’s part of plan to capture added value for the produce he sells. We can sell the story of how we produce...
  19. Agriland RSS

    DAERA announces date Covid-19 TB testing mitigations will end

    Written by Rachel Martin from Agriland Mitigations made to bovine TB testing in Northern Ireland to minimise disruption as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic are set to end. Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots made the announcement today (July 20). The measures were introduced between March...
  20. Hutchinsons News

    Take a smarter approach to rotation planning

    Take a smarter approach to rotation planning A “smarter” approach to crop rotation planning will help growers maximise productivity and deliver on the environmental goals of the new farm policy era, says Hutchinsons head of Integrated Crop Management, David Howard. The removal of direct...