1. czechmate

    Another “options on this farm”

    So a short version which I may add too if time. We have our home farm when I am happy at (130 ha) and for 6 years another 120 ha farm 6 km away. The 2 together give us a good living but fir a lot of work. Tbh, for more than half the time I feel the other place is a “thorn in my side”...
  2. H

    Opinions on this farm scenario?

    So I've been thinking of returning home to farm with my 70 yr old father who's struggling to find good full time labour and is naturally slowing down. I'm working off farm full time but really have an urge to leave the office job and come home (option of career break). If I'm going to do this...
  3. 7

    Drought 2022.

    Looks like 2 weeks without much rain.......:cool: We'll pay for this later in the year, probably during haymaking / harvest... :rolleyes:
  4. D

    New mid tier agreement?

    Anyone received a new mid tier agreement yet? Thought it started 1st Jan ? Not heard anything yet & know a few others the same🤷🏻? bit frustrating…..!! Cheers dh
  5. C

    1 year grazing ley instead of fallow

    I have been approached by a friend asking whether I would be interested in having a 1 year grass ley in their arable rotation, instead of their current fallow year. I am interested, however 2 of the biggest costs are seed and establishment, and with them only being spread over 1 year it could...
  6. bankrupt

    Never had it so good!

    Tonight marks the 75th anniversary of the start of 1947 blizzard. By 14th March, when it ended, 2100mm of level snow had been measured in County Durham, 4m sheep lost in Wales and potato rationing introduced for the first time ever. My personal recollection is of dozens of our cows being...
  7. Barleycorn

    Excellent article about rewilding

  8. Richard Smyth

    Krone front mower

    Howdy. I have a 3.6 meter front mower. Looking for ideas to stop it bulldozing when cutting. Last year we had extremely light crops. Soil would build up of the skids and cause it to bulldoze. If it was raining it worked perfect as the soil didn’t stick and if it was dry it was ok but in...
  9. J

    Massey Ferguson Dyna6

    Anyone know about Massey Ferguson Dyna 6, 3rd Range GBA 15 mechanical gearbox syncro slipping through selector rail not engaging all the time modification
  10. Ali_Maxxum

    Hydraulic top link help.

    Am after a hydraulic top link for various things, don't need a super mega thing, not drilling or power harrowing or got a massive fert spreader. Have had a look on Kramp but it's a fair mine field. I think I've finally made some sense out of it now.... Current standard top link is 645mm wound...
  11. redsloe

    Direct drilling Winter Wheat now

    Most people are drilled up I expect but has anyone got any to do or done it in the past? I've got a field I want to plant and the window is open until mid February but we're in a good dry spell now. It's not quite dry enough yet I think, but do I risk it soon? I didn't plant it in the autumn...
  12. Dman2

    Which tool for min till

    Ok so possibly looking at going down min till route for some of our land Have @ 150hp to play with What are my options Not looking new
  13. Will 1594

    Cover crop graze or plough in

    Its oat mustard oil raddish ,and some stubble turnips ,which is better flail off plough in , or eat it off and have a bit of money , will go take a pic of it later ,its a good thick crop ,coming beet , stubble turnip grazing man does not want it as not near other fields and ,costnof moving...
  14. G

    Is anyone still buying side by side 12 bores ?

    My dad has a side by side 12 bore that he bought back in the 80’s, it’s been in a sleeve in the gun cabinet ever since and never had a cartridge through it. He seems to think it ought to be worth a bob or two, I think he might be disappointed 🙄
  15. B

    How Do You Clean Your Tractor, Or Dont You?

    With the price of farm machinery getting more expensive by the day, it , in my opinion pays to try to look after it, if you are lucky to afford to by a brand new tractor, do you first, like me put seat covers on?, do you try to wash the outside of the tractor to keep it looking smart and stop...
  16. casemx 270

    Quitting a job

    Went to work this morning to hand in my notice my employer got aggressive about it and told me to f off so I ve walked out with immediate effect I m within my rights to do this ?
  17. NeepClatter

    Claydon after tatties. Advice

    Amateur farmer here, making plans for this year, will be putting the new Claydon (3MF mounted/no front discs) in after fields rented out for tatties and peas, will be drilling WW .Will it go straight in or should I be looking at mounting something on the front linkage that can do a bit...
  18. bankrupt

    N 1

    Kicking off today on Hybrid WB. As to profitability, recently seen lot of advisory nonsense about reduced applications due to the price of cereals having risen slower than the price of N. Here, straw yields linearly correlate with N (up to the point of lodging) so straw sales still finance N...
  19. F

    Jcb 4220 or fendt 722/724.

    Right! How are people getting on with the Jcb 4220 Lots of the problems sorted out? Both run the same gear box. Is the many out there doing mixed work on a day to day basic. Umbilical trailers loader work putting stuff on and off all day. Sumo plough drill ect. I have had a demo of Jcb a few...
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