1. S

    Inexperienced farm worker wage

    Hello, I am looking for my first farm worker job to kickstart my career. Obviously, I have no farming experience but I'm willing to learn and graft. What kind of wage/salary could I expect to earn?
  2. toquark

    Shelter and rotational grazing

    I’m about to launch a small rotational grazing trial this year. Everything's set up and ready to roll, the only concern I have is the lack of shelter in some of the paddocks. The field is relatively flat and uniform (why it was chosen). Wouldn’t be an issue on days like today but when it’s 2...
  3. Romney_Rob

    Sustainable farming incentive scheme

    Can someone please give me a quick idiots guide to this and how it all fits together? Is it to be run in conjunction with elms is it a replacement until elms comes on board? When looking at it can you stack the option i.e. can we claim both the arable land standard AND the arable soil...
  4. Hutchinsons News

    Get ahead in Countryside Stewardship applications

    Get ahead in Countryside Stewardship applications The 2021 application window for Countryside Stewardship is now open for agreements that will start on 1st January 2022 Now is the ideal time for growers to engage with Countryside Stewardship (CSS) is the advice from Hutchinsons Environmental...
  5. Agriland RSS

    NSA urges sheep farmers to register for SFI pilot

    Written by William Kellett The National Sheep Association (NSA) greeted last week’s announcement of the launch of the Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) pilot, the first element of the Environmental Land Management Scheme (ELMS), with enthusiasm and is now encouraging eligible sheep farmers to...
  6. unlacedgecko

    Stubble Turnip Land Wanted NE Lincolnshire

    As above, I’m looking for stubble turnips for this coming autumn/winter. Anywhere north of Lincoln to the coast considered. After 200ha, ideally in 1 block. I’d like to establish crop in late July/early August. I do all fencing shepherding etc. Land clear of sheep and fences by 1 Mar. PM...
  7. Joshie

    Long term farm tenancy

    Morning, Just after a bit of advice from where to go from here with my business. I'm currently renting most my land on grazing licences and have a small amount my parents own and have picked up other bits along the way. Approximately 120 acres in total so relatively small. I have sheds at home...
  8. M

    How much nitrogen?

    How much nitrogen do you apply to grass for grazing sheep and cattle?
  9. Steevo

    Excellent opinion piece in Farmers Weekly

    To me this summed up perfectly why differing standards yet equal commodity prices don’t work. It made me think of farm assurance and cross compliance also, something which aids this trend at every level and is not helping the situation. Sadly I don’t think ELMS will make a jot of difference...
  10. M

    Dissertation Survey on changes in land management techniques on farms

    My name is Millie Harding, I am a 3rd year Geography BSc undergraduate at Durham University and I am doing my dissertation on 'Issues and access to land management techniques on farms in England and Scotland: a participatory-led modelling project'. The abstract is: This study seeks to...
  11. D

    Any Future.

    Been in the indrustry since i was 14 now 51. The constant bombardment from organisations, groups and people i ask myself is there any future in this indrustry?
  12. Kevtherev

    Farming & Conservation

    With all the talk on the re wilding thread about releasing large predators (which I do not agree with) we need to educate the masses how farming and wildlife can coexist in perfect balance. Just look at the masses of work a lot of farmers and landowners are doing sometimes at no economic benefit...
  13. Bossfarmer

    Input inflation followed by a PRICE CRASH?????? deja vu

    As expected with world wheat prices high the past 8 months fert appears to be have followed its usual trend creeping upwards along with other costs, are we heading for a repeat of the early 2010s when we had a year or 2 of good prices followed by a price crash and costs taking a long time to...
  14. G

    Lynx and wolves could return to England as rewilding task force set up by PM

    https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/lynx-and-wolves-could-return-to-england-as-rewilding-task-force-set-up-by-pm/ar-BB1ejupK Honestly I think long term this would be a good thing, apex predators are vital for the ecosystem, Yellowstone national park was made vastly more healthy when they...
  15. Agriland RSS

    Dairy farmers urged to sign-up to government pilot that will replace BPS

    Written by William Kellett The Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF) is urging dairy producers to sign up for the pilot of the Sustainable Farming Incentive, one of three schemes that will make up the Environment Land Management Scheme (ELMS). Also Read: Government encourages...
  16. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    Spring Grain Market Outlook Webinar

    If you missed our Spring Grain Market Outlook Webinar yesterday morning, the recording is now online. We covered a broad range of topics across the session yesterday, including ASF, UK supply and demand, global crop conditions, BPS, ELMS, grain marketing, input cost direction, and much more...
  17. Agriland RSS

    NSA warns Sustainable Farming Incentive is ‘not a finished scheme’

    Written by Rachel Martin The National Sheep Association (NSA) has welcomed the first indication of how England’s new Environmental Land Management Scheme (ELMS) will be put into practice. Details of the new programme – the Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) scheme – were released today (March...
  18. M

    Sustainable Farming Incentive - Pilot Information (including PAYMENT RATES)

    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/sustainable-farming-incentive-scheme-pilot-launch-overview/sustainable-farming-incentive-defras-plans-for-piloting-and-launching-the-scheme To me this looks far from straightforward and those who moaned about the complexities of the BPS application...
  19. stroller

    Felling license?

    I've got some hedgelaying to do, some of it has large ish dead elms, 150mm dia, do I need a felling license for this?
  20. G

    New tractor versus used

    What is everyone’s thoughts on buying a new tractor against a used one. Pros and cons with both????