1. Agriland RSS

    Sucklers are the future on Co. Tyrone farm

    Written by Agriland Team Thomas Rankin farms with his father Geoffrey close to the village of Bready in north C.o Tyrone. Their farm extends to 290ac. It is home to a suckler herd of 80 cows and a 380-strong flock of breeding ewes. Thomas and Geoffrey also buy-in about 50 Aberdeen-Angus...
  2. Farm Business RSS

    Strategies to make the most of late sown maize

    Written by John Swire There is still time to sow maize, despite the late cold spring and the wettest May for many years, but growers need to review their approach to minimise any potential yield reduction or decline in feed quality. A few changes to establishment could help ensure a more...
  3. W

    June Reseed.

    Always reseed in the autumn but last year weather made it impossible. I’m really tightly stocked on the milking platform so can’t balls things up. If I sprayed off a field tomorrow,started grazing 4 days later,finished grazing after another 4 days,disc and sow seed would I have quick...
  4. Agriland RSS

    NI study suggests slurry separation hubs could offer solution to nutrient surplus

    Written by Rachel Martin A study examining the potential of slurry separation technology has suggested the establishment of processing hubs in Northern Ireland could help the industry make better use of agricultural by-products. It could be one of a series of new ‘climate-smart’ technologies...
  5. M

    Silage over a weighbridge price

    Hi, anybody got any idea of what silage over a weighbridge is making? We’ve fertilised and sprayed and have a weighbridge on site. Looking to sell it by the tonne with the buyer paying for the machinery side of things. Location is North West.
  6. CPM RSS

    Tillage-Live 2021 returns to Cirencester

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham Now in its 30th year Tillage-Live, it set to return to the West this autumn. Charlotte Cunningham reports. Organised by the Agricultural Engineers Association (AEA) on behalf of the industry, the event is heading back to Cirencester in 2021, with the event being...
  7. Bury the Trash

    Speaking out for Small farmers. Good for him i reckon.
  8. Agriland RSS

    Australia FTA: UK Government report warned deal would drop UK farm output

    Written by Rachel Martin Reports have emerged that the UK government has agreed in principle to offer a 15-year transition zero-tariff, zero-quota trade deal to Australia. It comes despite the fact the UK government’s own impact assessment of a UK-Australia FTA concluded that full tariff...
  9. Agriland RSS

    Number of older cattle in NI with no BVD status halves in a year

    Written by Rachel Martin The number of older cattle in Northern Ireland that do not have a BVD status has halved in the space of just a year. The latest figures from Animal Health and Welfare NI (AHW NI), the organisation behind the region’s BVD Eradication Programme showed the number of...
  10. Bossfarmer

    All grass with straw for muck deals OR all cereals!

    The direction of travel with farm support in the uk seems clear it seems i was right about brexit, that said what is now the way forward on mixed farms? no support leaves a big cut in net profit, whether your still making anything or not depends on prices either way nobody wants to make less...
  11. D

    transplanting veg plants into stubble by hand

    I'm in a bit of a situation in that I've 18,000 veg plants, growing like crazy & its too wet to plough, till & plant. What would happen if I planted them by hand now into last years cereal stubble?
  12. Ormond

    Spring barley BLW control and rates

    Been given a recommendation for week control in spring barley. 75g/ ha counter sx 0.3 l/ha Pixxaro Seems a heavy dose to me.....just the usual suspects to deal with and not too big atvthr moment. Advice needed. Thanks
  13. Direct Driller Magazine

    Putting Covers into Context

    Cover and catch cropping may work well for many managing lighter and erosion-prone soils but for those on heavier and more difficult ground they remain very far from the answer to any sort of maiden’s prayer The right covers managed in the right way can help structure even the most challenging...
  14. RobertTheEngineer

    Reseach on the Impact of the Ban on Bee-Harming Pesticides and What is Next in Farming.

    Hi all, I am a student at Imperial University London trying to understand how the banning of bee-harming pesticide has affected your farm and trying to come up with the next generation of the drone-based precision pest control system. It would be amazing if I could have a chat with you about...
  15. Johnnyboxer

    Australia Free Trade Deal?

    UK farmers sound alarm over Australia trade talks UK farmers sound alarm over Australia trade talks Could be trouble ahead
  16. Agriland RSS

    Nine new CAFRE Dairy Technology Demonstration Farms appointed

    Written by Rachel Martin Nine commercial Northern Ireland dairy farms have been selected to showcase how technology could solve common farm problems and boost industry profitability. The CAFRE Technology Demonstration Farms Network will provide give farmers the opportunity to see innovations...
  17. hally

    Reseed Nitrogen

    Often have the question asked of me, when to apply nitrogen on a new grass reseed, in the seedbed or after establishment. Just wondering what’s everybody’s opinion on this.
  18. YELROM

    Leather jackets

    Is there anyway of controlling leather jackets other than cultivation We have a field of spring barley that has been destroyed by them. The only place there is a crop is where we did some drainage in winter and we power harrowed over the repaired drains and any dumper wheelings and the crop is...
  19. beardface

    Summer grazing cover/forage crop

    Anyone grazing sheep on annual summer cover crops? Thinking a mix with say rye, ryegrass, 2 or 3 annual clovers, phacelia, vetch and a brassica with regrowth could be a good mix. Stock it at over 5 ewes and lambs to acre rotational grazed. Could be a good alternative arable 'crop' with benefits...
  20. MX7

    Are supermarkets manipulating customers towards Veganism?

    I ask the above, as I have just read this weeks Waitrose Weekend magazine and it looks to me if nearly all the recipes are slanted towards vegan recipes. Chicken and lamb are mentioned in a few recipes but hardly any recipes include , beef or pork. Just to add we only shop at Waitrose...