1. holwellcourtfarm

    DEFRA consultation on on approach to beaver reintroduction and management in England

    DEFRA have a consultation on how further Beaver re-introductions in England should be managed: https://consult.defra.gov.uk/natural-environment-policy/beaver-reintroduction-and-management/ While we intend to give beavers legal protection please note we are beginning a review of species...
  2. onthehoof

    A little knowledge is a dangerous thing

  3. Farm Business RSS

    Young organic farmer recognised with launch of new award

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business The inaugural Young Organic Farmer/Grower of the Year award was launched by the Organic Research Centre (‘ORC’) at its 40th anniversary event. The Organic Research Centre has launched its inaugural Young Organic Farmer/Grower of the Year award, which...
  4. N

    Skilled and high paid

    Well does agriculture come under that,lots of livestock farmers are working well below other industries.Going tell me I’m wrong
  5. O

    Gas Crisis

    Russia: drilling like never before, trying to build Nord stream 2 but being blocked by the EU. Joe Biden: bans drilling on federal land. Supports ending hydraulic fracturing and removing offshore leases that were previously given. Results in LNG facilities being canceled. Scottish Governmnet...
  6. Just because

    Fert prices and stocking rates

    Are people thinking of cutting back on stocking rates due to fertilize prices and other rising costs??
  7. EmmaBD

    PTO shaft safety project

    Hi all, I'm an engineering University student (at Strathclyde in Glasgow) and I have chosen looking at agricultural equipment for my masters project! The project I've proposed is looking at PTO shafts and a way to make them safer and reduce related injuries. I am not a farmer or from a farming...
  8. Farm Business RSS

    Sharmans pose skills challenge at Midlands Machinery Show

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Farm equipment owners and operators will be challenged by dealer Sharmans Agricultural to demonstrate their skills behind the controls of an electric JCB mini excavator at the Midlands Machinery Show at the Newark Showground in November. Managing...
  9. onthehoof

    Any drainage experts on here

    Good opportunity at the moment to find drains, got plans but some of the numbers don’t make sense, all numbers appear to be in feet but some on outside of ditch and some on inside, also what do the hatched lines represent, tia
  10. R

    Hosier - Open-Air Dairying

    Open-Air Dairying
  11. F

    I'm getting a bit afraid now ............

    First light on Saturday we were trying to locate 40 plus cattle that had, I won't say escaped, as "let out" would be correct. We did get them altogether again after they visited the housing estate - didn't like that so came out again, were on their way to the village playground but we managed...
  12. GAM

    New Ley reseed.

    If I reseed this coming spring with a Hay mix, when will it be ready for making hay? I was told that if I reseed in the spring, I can't cut for hay until the following year, but if I had reseeded in the Autumn then I could cut for hay the following year! All answers greatly appreciated...
  13. MX7

    How do you prepare very heavy land ready for a spring crop?

    I have never farmed very heavy clay land ,so just out of interest I was wondering what technique/s you use to set heavy land up in the Autumn so that you can "hopefully" drill it in the spring. It must be very difficult and only come with years of learning the hard way "by trial and...
  14. P

    GPS Auto Steering Kits for Agricultural Machinery with RTK Base station, ISOBUS and WIFI camera

    Hi Everyone, I am presenting GPS Auto Steering Kits for Agricultural Machinery with RTK Base station, ISOBUS, and WIFI camera. Compatible with agricultural machinery manufactured by: John Deere, Fendt, Deutz-Fahr, Case IH / Steyr, Kubota, New Holland... and so on. The main benefits are: Aid...
  15. F

    What Will Be The Turning Point?

    I live in the affluent South East and farm in what is considered to be a very picturesque area and has a designation of an AONB. There are two River valleys that have changed very little in terms of development but agriculturally the upper parts of the valleys are dying. I went for a walk...
  16. Rhys_Evans

    Hay Meadow Restoration

    Hi all I'm based in South Snowdonia (Rhyd-y-main near Dolgellau) and I'm looking to restore a 1ha field parcel into a hay meadow. Some info on the field in question; - It's been permanent pasture for 30 years+ - Received no nitrogen fertilizer or FYM for probably 30 years+ - Grazed all year...
  17. MDPI

    Conservation Agriculture as a System to Enhance Ecosystem Services 2021

    by Somasundaram Jayaraman,Yash P. Dang ,Anandkumar Naorem ,Kathryn L. Page 2,* and Ram C. Dalal 1 - ICAR-Indian Institute of Soil Science, Nabibagh, Bhopal 462038, Madhya Pradesh, India 2 - School of Agriculture and Food Sciences, University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Brisbane 4072, Australia 3...
  18. B

    ELMS Fiasco

    Given what we know of Defra it goes without saying that this whole ELMS project is going to end up a right fiasco with endless delayed payments, endless queries, & intrusive inspections, surely for the first few years it would make far more sense to continue with the SFP but have it restricted...
  19. C

    Best break crop for busting compaction

    Thoughts on whether compaction can be resolved with root crops? E.g. fodder radish. Got some ground that was dug for gravel and topsoil dozed back on (v. thin in some places), decades ago but drainage has been horrendous ever since. TIA
  20. Agriland RSS

    Bobcat mini-excavator proves its worth on drainage projects

    Written by Agriland Team from Agriland In the Tarragona region of Spain, the General Community of Regants of the Dreta Sant de Sant Jaume d’Enveja is in charge of managing irrigation waters, so that each member of this group of irrigators receives the exact same amount of water for their rice...