1. B

    Countryside grant scheme

    Does anyone know if we may be having a round 4 to the scheme? I’ve never tried before but now find myself in a position for it to be of some help, would be liking a cattle handling system, cheers
  2. B

    css 2021

    so far I've steered clear of any of these schemes are they worth going into now or is it best to wait for elms ?
  3. Brisel

    Who "owns" the carbon on a farm? Landlord or tenant?

    This came up in a discussion yesterday. An estate with a long history of the same family ownership wants to provide public goods such as carbon sequestration by working with its tenants to manage the land accordingly. Without getting bogged down in the type of tenancy, though the length clearly...
  4. B

    Are large livestock markets a problem?

    I think we all can agree that it's hugely important that we should all support auction markets for the sake our industry. We constantly hear from the lla and auctioneers that deadweight are the enemy and going that way will kill the trade which I agree with to some extent but I have been...
  5. S

    Entrade, Environmental Offsetting and Trading

    We have been approached through our local FWAG people to see if we are interested in getting involved in this. In a nutshell it would appear that we as farmers would agree to do certain things at the farm level e.g over wintered cover crops, hedge row work, fencing water courses, and various...
  6. An Gof

    Machinery dealers/manufactures, have they lost touch with farming reality?

    Had a call from a machinery manufacturers rep suggesting that it might be a really good time to change my machine (telehandler). I explained that it was not on my “to do” list but that if the deal was right I might be persuaded. so the dealer rep turns up and we go through the process. I’m...
  7. Bald Rick

    How is Brexit for you?

    No, not a political thread per se but our freedom hasn't half caused some issues ......... Just since Jan 1st on this farm: 1) Deal to send 60 pedigree heifers to N Ireland ....... no deal because there are no lairage facilities on either side of the water for a physical vet inspection prior...
  8. Agriland RSS

    Free early bird tickets on offer for Cereals 2021

    Written by William Kellett Cereals 2021 is offering free early bird tickets for visitors who register before the end of March, enabling people to finally look forward to a physical event. “Times are uncertain, and we wanted to provide farmers with a no-risk way to put the event in the diary...
  9. Farm Business RSS

    Cereals offering free early bird tickets

    Written by Lydia Turner Cereals 2021 is offering free early bird tickets to those who register before the end of March, in the hope of enabling people to look forward to a physical event. Event organiser, Alli McEntryre, explained the reasoning behind the free tickets: “Times are uncertain...
  10. Laggard

    Moat bank collapsing

    The moat bank 6 metres from the house is collapsing, what would people recommend please?
  11. Jerry

    Mid tier - have you been accepted?

    Applied for mid tier last summer and still not heard anything. Rang them last week and operator could see my application in the system but had no clue why I’d not heard so promised someone would call back with more details. Amazingly they did call but were no help at all. Is there a deadline...
  12. D

    Natural Regeneration - Does it fit anything?

    After some serious thought I have decided I would be willing to allow 40 acres out of 180 to go to natural regeneration. Its all extremes of soil types and would buffer and straightnen the edges of watersourses very nicely leaving me with the easier working land in nice square blocks, amenable...
  13. D

    ELMS co-design submissions.

    For many on here, what ELMS looks like will have a major - perhaps defining - impact on their business. Defra have made it clear, through their input on here, that they genuinely wish to hear everyone's views. Co-design as they are calling it. Hopefully, then, many of us will be making a...
  14. Clive

    Should the NFU hold a OMOV referendum on Red Tractor?

    A simple poll...... Should the NFU offer members a simple, democratic OMOV referendum on the on their future support / ownership and involvement in Red Tractor food ?
  15. onesiedale

    Ecosystem services

    Govt. Now announcing a new grant scheme encouraging financial services and investors onto the land. Can't quite see how land managers benefit other that taking the carbon credit penny. . . maybe :unsure: . Or am I missing something...
  16. shumungus

    The last nail in the coffin.

    A shambles from start to finish. Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI): Plan to shut scheme and compensate boiler owners - BBC News
  17. W

    Cancel your NFU membership now

    There’s loads of threads about Red Tractor and within them loads of moans about various quangos within all the Ag sectors. Guys and Gals for christ sake just cancel your NFU memberships tonight. Send emails to you local secretary informing them you are cancelling because of the likes of Red...
  18. Farm Business RSS

    UK Organic market hits highest growth level in 15 years

    Written by Lydia Turner Released today, Soil Association Certification’s (SAC) Organic Market Report 2021 reveals the UK’s organic market is now worth £2.79 billion, after a 12.6% growth in sales in 2020. The market has now reached its highest growth rate in 15 years, outperforming growth in...
  19. Agriland RSS

    Tenant farmers show strong interest in BPS Lump Sum exit scheme

    Written by William Kellett The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) has published the findings of its survey of tenant farmer views on the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra’s) plans for a Lump Sum Payment Exit Scheme. The Lump Sum scheme is one of a suite of schemes Defra...
  20. Brisel

    What does Red Tractor cost you in cash terms?

    As per the title really. This started elsewhere, so @Chris F thought this was a thread in itself, so here we go. Based on the statement from Jim Moseley in the NFU meeting on Red Tractor that the average fee per farm is £50, what are the direct costs to you as farmers? RT levies CMI/SAI etc...