1. Farm Business RSS

    New chair for NOAH elected at AGM

    Written by John Swire NOAH’s 2021 AGM took place on 16 June, where Caitrina Oakes, managing director, Vetoquinol UK and Ireland, was elected as the new Chair of NOAH for 2021/22. Speaking at the NOAH Members event that followed, Ms Oakes outlined some of the areas she would be prioritising...
  2. Agriland RSS

    Sugar beet set to make a comeback in Scotland

    Written by Richard Halleron The reintroduction of sugar beet production to Scotland has taken a significant step forward after the pilot project laying its foundations received new funding. The first successful crop in half a century was harvested last year. As a result, the consortium...
  3. Agriland RSS

    Department unlikely to take direct action over ILT outbreaks

    Written by Rachel Martin The department is unlikely to take direct action, such as introducing culls or flocks restrictions, over a recent spate of outbreaks of poultry disease infectious laryngotracheitis (or ILT) in Northern Ireland. Addressing the Stormont Agriculture Committee during an...
  4. B


    ive asked this before but why ? if its true that there is such a massive massive ive said it twice ? in every industry from the hospitality industry, such as bar work in resturants and pubs, now thats not so bad a job ? lorry drivers, 40,000 were mentioned in one paper to NHS workers, to...
  5. Agriland RSS

    £40 million UK animal vaccine centre to be established at Pirbright

    Written by Rachel Martin A new £40 million centre at Pirbright to develop vaccines for zoonotic diseases that spread from animals to humans is to be established as part of a landmark global health declaration by G7 leaders. It was part of a commitment made by leaders at the G7 meeting in...
  6. Chris F

    Lockdown lifting and Ag Shows

    I’ve just heard they are pushing out until 19th July to fully lift lockdown. Which means 4K limit stays in place for a while longer. Does that mean no Cereals? Also what other shows have over 4K normally attend? Groundswell is unaffected.
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    30% of land for nature by 2030

    Reported on BBC about the G7 summit “And they will commit to protecting 30 percent of global land and marine areas for nature by 2030.”
  8. W

    Hybrid Winter Barley

    If your growing it, how are you getting on with it? Costs to grow? Output? What it like grass weed wise?
  9. Bramble

    Today’s TB test

    So just done the read part of a 60 day skin test after being shut down with 6 reactors a couple of months ago. We are in an edge area so testing every 6 months anyway. Also had to do a blood test as this was considered a ’new’ outbreak, despite being in and out of restrictions for the last 7...
  10. Agriland RSS

    UK pig industry posts further reductions in antibiotic use

    Written by William Kellett New figures show the amount of antibiotic prescribed to treat pigs on UK farms in 2020 fell by 5%, bringing the total reduction since 2015 to 62%. This was despite disease outbreaks and challenges from disruption to pig flow during the pandemic that meant pigs...
  11. Farm Business RSS

    Boehringer and Lifebit Biotech join forces to use AI for global disease detection

    Written by Alistair Driver Boehringer Ingelheim has entered into a partnership to utilise Artificial Intelligence (AI) to detect and report global disease outbreaks. The animal health company has announced the beginning of a long-term partnership with Lifebit Biotech, based in London, to use...
  12. Bald Rick

    "Waddling inside ... to be squeezed dry"

    "... the milking cows in the field next door must waddle inside each night to be squeezed dry." So runs a sentence in an opinion piece by Alice Thomson in yesterday's Times, buried in an article that was challenging the governments agenda by prioritising bills to protect pets (The Animal...
  13. Agriland RSS

    ‘Potentially serious’ viral disease ILT discovered in poultry flocks in NI

    Written by Rachel Martin A potentially serious viral infection, ILT, has started to spread through Northern Ireland (NI) poultry flocks, the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has warned poultry keepers. ILT (or infectious laryngotracheitis) is a respiratory...
  14. Agriland RSS

    NI Agriculture Minister confirmed as DUP reshuffles Executive team

    Written by Rachel Martin Newly-elected DUP leader Edwin Poots has confirmed he will stay on as Northern Ireland Agriculture Minister, officially turning down the option of taking on First Minister. Agriland reported on May 17 that Poots had intended to hold on to the Agriculture portfolio as...
  15. Agriland RSS

    BVA welcomes new laws to crackdown on puppy smuggling

    Written by William Kellett New legislation to crackdown on illegal puppy smuggling and to pave the way for a ban on the import of dogs with cropped ears has been hailed by the British Veterinary Association (BVA). The measures form part of the new Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill introduced...
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    Vaccinating badgers

    Hi all, I've got my countryside stewardship officer wanting to sign me up to vaccinate my badgers, I have no idea if this is good or bad. It's free but I have also heard in the past that if you vaccinate an infected badger itll shed tb much more - is this true? Currently tb free on this farm but...
  17. CPM RSS

    Rotational Resilience – A conventional approach

    Written by cpm With conventional barley breeding techniques showing huge improvements, new types coming through look to be snapping at the heels of their hybrid counterparts. CPM looks into the most recent developments from the Elsoms Ackermann breeding programme. Breeders now have a much...
  18. baaa

    Re-directing cattle farming advice/views

    Hi to everyone, I'm based in Brittany, France. I farm sheep over here. I have a farming friend with a 400 acre farm, who has recently sold his Montbeliarde milking cows, after 30 years of milking on the farm. He is now looking to redivert his farm business whilst keeping cows and cattle as...
  19. Bigjon44


    Anyone warrant doing a T3 this year? Growing skyfall and is a bit of yellow rust around so may do a cheapo one involving Tebuconazole
  20. GOV.UK RSS

    Brucella canis in imported rescue dogs

    Brucella canis in imported rescue dogs Written by Defra Press Office There has been coverage in the Telegraph of cases of brucella canis in imported rescue dogs. The paper reports that the public’s purchasing of puppies in lockdown has led to vets across the country being put on alert for...