1. The Guardian RSS

    Meat accounts for nearly 60% of all greenhouses gases from food production, study finds

    Meat accounts for nearly 60% of all greenhouses gases from food production, study finds Written by Oliver Milman from the Guardian Production of meat worldwide emits 28 times as much as growing plants, and most crops are raised to feed animals bound for slaughter The global production of food...
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    There you go. The nice Mr Dimbleby has set out how you need to stop your cows destroying the planet. Bring them indoors and fit methane capturing masks. Well done to the NFU. Top job you have done there in explaining why cows are part of the solution not part of the problem. Methane...
  3. Phil P

    Selling carbon credits

    @Clive can you tell us some more about it? How does it work?
  4. 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...
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    Large grain merchant gone under.

    Anyone else hearing this in scotland?
  6. C

    Who's worried about the lack of rain?

    No significant amount of rain in the forecast. Should we be getting concerned yet?
  7. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    How much wheat will E10 ethanol production use?

    On 24 February the Government announced the introduction of E10. Following this. A press release from Vivergo fuels outlined its intentions to produce ethanol from “early-2022”. The Hull based ethanol manufacturer had closed in 2018. In that time we have seen the volume of UK wheat used by the...
  8. Bobthebuilder

    Expensive hole

    Tray testing fert spreader today and noticed a pea size hole in 1 of the long vanes, new set of vanes= just shy of £500 😳
  9. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    E10 petrol set to launch in September 2021

    A move to E10 could open up a more profitable avenue for bioethanol production increasing in the UK. With one plant currently mothballed and another running on maize, the incentive to move back to wheat (if competitively priced as a feedstock) to increase production is building. So, let’s...
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    Poly N Plus

    anyone used it?
  11. johnspeehs

    Soya, whats the right way of it.

    Can anyone explain the right way of soya production? having an argument with someone who says 90% is grown for livestock and only 10% for humans but is the oil not removed from it for human use and what's left is soya as we know it ?
  12. Farm Business RSS

    3 new Elsoms varieties pass tough 2020 test with flying colours

    Written by John Swire New winter wheat varieties Merit and Astound along with Winter barley Bolton all performed impressively during a very challenging 2020 growing season confirms George Goodwin, Vining Pea and Combinable Crop Manager for leading UK breeder Elsoms Seeds. “Both Merit and...
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    Feeding suckled calves from now on

    Got some good Charolais calves out of good Simmental cows, just about to wean now, house the calves and turn the cows away for a couple of months all being well. Calves are on ad lib creep just now. Usually just tick them over winter on a couple of kilos of corn and decent silage, then turn...
  14. Old Tip

    National Beef Association on the wrong track ?

    I read in the Farmers Guardian that the NBA are suggesting the age at which cattle can be sold as prime beef be lowered to 27 months to allegedly reduce the carbon footprint of beef production. Firstly I completely disagree with their calculations as slower grown grass fed beef actuallytakes...
  15. Syngenta UK

    Autumn Guide - How to get the most from your Spring Malting Barley

    Spring barley varieties will be growing quickly now. Attention needs to be paid to fungicide choice, PGR requirements and nitrogen as we move towards harvest. Nitrogen should be applied depending on which market you are growing for, and the contract specifications if growing for malt...
  16. Farmer-George

    Growing grain rye.

    Has anyone here grown rye for grain? Have been offered a buyback contract for feed rye that caught my attention. What is the yield like?
  17. Honest john

    Harvest/Yields 2020

    Very quite on here so far.
  18. CPM RSS

    Innovation Showcase – New varieties take centre stage at CerealsLIVE

    Written by cpm Download PDF Though growers couldn’t enjoy a walk around the latest varieties at this year’s Cereals, the virtual take on the event meant growers could still keep up to date with the latest developments from seed houses. CPM picks out some of the key launches. It’s still all...
  19. Hutchinsons Updates

    Hutchinsons - Hybrid Rye

    Welcome to the Hybrid Rye stand. Hybrid Rye offers potential as biogas feedstock, as an animal feed and as valuable part of our own food industry. Hutchinsons is able to supply a comprehensive range of Hybrid Rye varieties as well as conventional/forage Rye. In our video below, agronomist...
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    A few more farmer mental health study results....

    .... again this is all about distilling the research into formats that can be viewed in seconds, so this is by no means an exhaustive overview, but since many of you were kind enough to take part I thought you might like to see some more of the results .... so here are some more results from our...