1. unlacedgecko

    RSPCA seek to end "factory farming"

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/rspca-meat-dairy-factory-farm-health-climate-b1779549.html?amp#csi=0&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From%20%251%24s As a point of balance, RSPCA Freedom Food finishing pigs can be stocked at over 100kg per m2.
  2. X

    New FBT.

    Just doing an FBT for my Son, need a little advice, what is the difference between the short FBT available online for £200 plus and the forty page one my solicitor has sent me, l think there will be big difference in the price, also does stamp duty become payable on both forms, TIA for any info.
  3. Daniel

    Incredible robot technology

    Not cgi, absolutely incredible.
  4. 7610 super q


    Jeepers. Emmanuel Who Runs Bartertown Macron has closed the port for 3 days, and there's now 6000 ( yes, 6000 ) wagons parked up. Eventually, after getting through interviewing most of them, the BBC will find an English speaking driver I suppose........ Is it just me that thinks WTF ? The "...
  5. Somerset Farmer

    NFU or TFA

    With the current situation of SFP changing to ELMS will the TFA support tenants better than the NFU. After a discussion with the family we feel the ELMS will turn into a situation with landowners being able to create private subsidised nature reserves with no public access(look no further than...
  6. Barleycorn

    Back to traditional farming or hobby farmers?

  7. Jerry

    State of your crops?

    Given the late drilling date and the amount of rain that’s gone on them I’m pleasantly pleased with the state of my crops. I do have two small fields that are below par but most are looking well. How are others looking? Wheat and barley below, no rape this year but locally it looks well.
  8. C

    Dissertation Questionnaire

    Hello everybody, my name is Craig Gaden from the Royal Agricultural University at Cirencester. I am in my final year at the university studying BSC Agriculture and Farm management and I’m writing my dissertation on “ How different sized farming business are changing their practices to cope...
  9. D

    infiltration doesn't work

    Obviously it does work. What I mean is that trying to achieve infiltration doesn't work. Or rather, it doesn't here. I've read all[1] the books, seen talks about how Gabe Brown et al just get all the rainwater to infiltrate away in 5 minutes, and how valuable every drop of that water is, and...
  10. Johnnyboxer


    Now, with the blockades on the ferry ports and airports....it's time to step up and feed the uk [emoji636] nation People are now relying on uk farmers This is our time to take the limelight and do the business
  11. S

    Waste of resources

    Had the Farmers Weekly delivery yesterday that was the booklet from Defra about ELMS and carbon foot print etc! I'm in flecking scotland. FW at its best!
  12. onesiedale

    ELMS - can we influence it?

    ELMS is nearly upon us ,but none of us know exactly how it will hinder or benefit us (or the environment) either financially or practically. DEFRA don't know either. What messages and advice do we need to send out to the politicians, advisors, media and influencers to make sure that farming and...
  13. W

    Alarming aspirations from latest climate report...

    Rather a confronting table from the latest CCC report
  14. CPM RSS

    UK arable cropping for 2020 – Check the pulse for Brexit opportunity

    Written by cpm With the right incentives and a commitment from growers, there’s a very promising future for protein crops. CPM assesses the policy pathways, market opportunities and varieties that could make that happen. There are growers producing excellent pea and bean crops and following...
  15. F

    Planting Trees

    We had our little booklet this weekend. My son's reaction was "who would plant trees on an arable field worth around £8,000 an acre that produces a crop every year, and put trees on it that reduces its value to £4,000 and there is nothing to harvest for 25 years." Discuss
  16. AHDB Podcast RSS

    229: Could mixing livestock and arable help your business become more sustainable?

    229: Could mixing livestock and arable help your business become more sustainable? Written by AHDB In this podcast we explore the potential benefits of introducing beef systems into arable rotations. An AHDB research project which investigates just that, is now five years in and the farmers...
  17. Scholsey

    Will ELMs = more dairy farms?

    If ELMs rewards long term grass leys which imo is inevitable will we see a influx of new dairy farms with grants available for robots and concrete helping set up costs?
  18. D

    All this grass....

    ......that ELMS farmers are going to be putting arable land into. What is going to eat it all ? Taxpayer subsidized lowland red meat production. Flooding the market. Knackering the economy of the Less Favoured Areas, turning land to scrub. Can see the tourist industry welcoming that as a 'public...
  19. J

    Carbon capture on grass land

    As carbon capture and foot print are the latest craze was going to incorporate this into a business plan/tender that I might be doing on a block of ground and this is something that would be on the tick list for the landlord! So if I started with four hundred acres of maize stubble that I was...
  20. britt

    Farming is Changing

    I've just read the latest DEFRA booklet that came in the post this morning. It all sounds great, I just hope it live up to expectations.