1. G

    Fair play to FW for tackling AIC issue head on.

    AIC and RT still haven't explained why UK grain growers are prevented from supplying UFAS mills under similar terms to imports. https://www.fwi.co.uk/business/compliance/uk-growers-dismayed-over-double-standards-of-feed-mills
  2. Bald Rick

    4 more bank holidays?

    I see that Frances O’Grady, General Secretary of the TUC, has called for another bank holiday between now and Christmas and wants an additional 4 to add to the 8 England & Wales already have. Scotland have 9, N. Ireland 10 She cites the fact that the EU average is 13 Thoughts?
  3. I

    need help with new sprayer

    just got a sprayer hardi master maybe somebody got a manual or know how to use it? cant figure out how to mix herbicides with water
  4. Sid

    Insect decline guess who's also to blame

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-58333233 Light pollution from the general public.
  5. roscoe erf

    Ford collection

    https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/life-go-without-tractors-devon-5822544?fbclid=IwAR1jTypqjCG-n52MMGa_mydFcQfHEZTSB8HMdPBk-kkAHu6lXSaIiA7iiRQ hay @7610 super q shall I fire up the lorry to collect your purchases 😊
  6. Matt77

    New farm drive

    Anyone put a new farm drive in, will be just for farm traffic, to keep it away from the properties on the farm. Would need to be a completely new entrance off the main road about 100 meters up or branch off the existing one and cut through a wood, what sort planning issues is all that likely to...
  7. holwellcourtfarm

    How should agricultural research studies be chosen?

    I have just listened to Monday's Farming Today. In it a researcher from Aberystwyth talked about research to measure how long ewes lie down for as a marker of impending lambing. He justified the project saying it would lead to technology to warn shepherds when a ewe was coming up to lambing. He...
  8. N

    How much are your RTK GPS Systems, thinking of making one and selling it

    I'm a CS student in Ireland, my father has a small-medium sized beef farm (I forget what we are at now but less than 150acres) Most of his work is actually in the truck delivering stone, soil and **lime**. I've been down with him for part of the summer helping him spreading lime for customers...
  9. unlacedgecko

    Easycare x Shetland 2 tooths/shearlings

    200 easycare x Shetland 2 tooth's for sale. Ran dry. Hard run on a 100% grazed forage system. Never been drenched. Tups were all twin reared and selected for hair type coat. Most of these 2 tooths are clean belly and breech. Sheared end of April, didn't get dysect till late July. Anything...
  10. Jackov Altraids

    Is it time to acknowledge the difference.....?

    ....... between an agri-business and small holdings/family farms? I try to read a large portion of all that is written on TFF and I see a continuous and growing divide/ confusion between these types of farming. The problems, needs and benefits are so often polar opposites between these types...
  11. Agriland RSS

    NI to host Climate Summit ahead of COP26

    Written by Rachel Martin from Agriland Northern Ireland politicians have agreed to hold a Climate Summit ahead of the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference. The conference, called ‘COP26’ for short, will take place in Glasgow in October. The proposal was brought to the Stormont...
  12. bobk

    Time to go back in to Afghanistan

    Clearly the withdrawal was premature , time to get back in and twit the taliban ?
  13. M

    Recording Hill Ewes

    I’d like to start recording more with my hill ewes at lambing and I’m trying to work out the best method. They lamb outside with no feed and all very hands off unless absolutely necessary. I mark any problems as culls but what I’d like to try and do is work out which ewes are rearing the poorest...
  14. Defra Farming

    Tests and trials: the latest evidence

    Defra Farming submitted a new resource: Tests and trials: the latest evidence - We recently published the latest evidence report which pulls together our findings. Read more about this resource...
  15. Syngenta UK

    Ryegrass controls stack up

    Learning from the successes of growers’ black-grass control programmes gives a raft of integrated cultural and herbicide strategies that can also be used to hit back at increasing ryegrass populations, advises Syngenta Technical Manager, Georgina Wood. “Key to that success is stacking up as...
  16. D

    class 255

    Anybody got any ideas how to remove a gib key off a gear, tried a tapered tool to slide it out but didn't work, just about run out of ideas now
  17. C

    Food shortages.

    Brexit or Pingdemic?
  18. bobk

    The world watches Boris's bold gamble

    Clearly the PM doesn't want to vaccinate kids , therefore taking a chance to develop some herd immunity in the quiet months before the winter virus situation hits our shores Well worth it imo ?
  19. T

    Best drift reduction nozzle for glyphosate ?

    We use a fair bit of Motif and X-Change with Lo-drift Hypro nozzles, but find this mix can be very slow to settle and produces a lot of fine droplets that rise up in higher temperatures. Pressure is kept down to 2 bar and it may all be down to spraying when cooler. With drift management in mind...
  20. Hilly


    Why do we chop it ? Why can’t I just load trailers with handler run down row push up a heap load trailer tip in pit repeat ? Why bother with the expensive bit ?