1. Bossfarmer

    How many suckler cows to farm without subsidies??

    i see a lot of the smaller herds disappearing and a surprising number of herds up over 400 cows now is this the scale businesses now need to be at if farm support goes? what are everyones thoughts? personally i think businesses will need to have a turnover of 500k minimum and be hitting current...
  2. C

    Best machine for grassland overseeding?

    Has anybody used the Palatine PP Rip or similar type machine? If so, are they any good at creating tilth on a grassland field for overseeding? Or would a modern chain Harrow be as good? Thanks in advance.
  3. principal skinner

    Red Tractor

    Has anybody else received the following email, asking for how it should be run in the future Dear Red Tractor Member, As we move towards a new era in British farming, it feels like the right time to reflect on just how far we have come as an industry. Many of you have been producing great...
  4. D

    Eat less meat

    Sorry, I know it has been thrashed about before, but it needs sorting. Kath Dalmeny was on r4 this morning. When she speaks, people of influence listen. https://www.sustainweb.org/news/oct18_kath_dalmeny_one_of_top_ten_campaigners_2018/ Kath said, and I will have the words largely correct here...
  5. C

    Forestry Commission wrong to plant trees on peat bogs. Channel 4

  6. Dry Rot

    Exiting farming

    As the title. What are the options?
  7. Pasty


    Is the .gov BPS page appeared to be created by a bunch of idiots from 1986 and why is it still BETA? Asking for a friend.
  8. Chris F

    People are willing to pay more for green products and services

    This is from an article by Lloyds Bank - https://www.lloydsbank.com/business/resource-centre/insight/6-reasons-it-pays-to-go-green.html?utm_source=TheFarmingForum&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=poll1 Point one from this article is: 1. People are willing to pay more for green products and...
  9. martian


    https://on.ft.com/3gbtmIm In this morning's paper. You never know what you're going to find
  10. H

    River Lugg, Herefordshire

  11. Jackov Altraids

    The Conservative Party

    I broadly support most of what the current government have done since the last election and I don't support any political party as I'd rather they'd make the best decision rather than the one they are pre-disposed to. The point of this thread is to ask, is the myth that the Conservative party is...
  12. onthehoof

    Countryside Stewardship and Elms

    In 2027 will Elms replace Stewardship or will the two schemes run side by side
  13. F

    Announcement Tomorrow on Banning Live Exports and More Restrictions On Domestic Journeys

    Tomorrow there will be an announcement of the start of an eight week consultation on Live exports and all journey times for livestock. While this was flagged up by George "Useless" it is no surprise that another difficult issue is being put into the melting pot with our supposed leaving the EU...
  14. M

    Lab grown meat U.K

    The future is here! Gonna be out the business when this takes off. Probably be on our shelves within the next few years... https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.farminguk.com/news/amp/lab-grown-meat-could-be-on-uk-shelves-within-5-years_51606.html
  15. Will Wilson

    Essex Farmers Drive in Carol Concert

    Carols and seasonal songs, special guests and good cheer are being brought together for the Essex Farmers ‘Jingling Without the Mingling’ Drive-in carol service on the 13 /12. The COVID-19 safe event is being held in aid of Essex farming charities with the support of the Chelmsford Diocese and...
  16. F

    Is Tomorrow the Day We Get News of the Trade Deal?

    I was informed today by a Dutch TV company that an announcement will be made tomorrow on the Trade Deal. They were originally coming tomorrow to talk about Brexit and a month to go, but were told that an announcement is imminent on 1st December and so will not be doing anything on farming for...
  17. R

    BBC news - 'The richer you are the more subsidy you receive'

    FFS! If you want to see the report it might be worth watching the 6.00 news.
  18. Sid

    George Eustice's announcement "The path to sustainable farming." 2021-2024

  19. B

    Attention landlords

    Rents will have to fall ! George useless just said it , when bps goes rents will have to fall in order for farming to remain profitable 🙄sorted then 👍
  20. F

    Countryfile & Tree Planting How Many Will Grow?

    Am I the only one who was horrified by tonight's worthy Countryfile program about tree planting and the inaccurate statements made about woodland. Living in the second most wooded county in England I like to think I know a bit about growing trees and how to plant them. The first piece where the...