1. H

    Opinions on this farm scenario?

    So I've been thinking of returning home to farm with my 70 yr old father who's struggling to find good full time labour and is naturally slowing down. I'm working off farm full time but really have an urge to leave the office job and come home (option of career break). If I'm going to do this...
  2. Farm Classifieds

    Sulky DPX

    Sulky DPX Advert added by: @Romeogolf Machinery Details Category: Applicators Fertiliser spreader / broadcaster Price: £1750 Condition: Used Description Sulky fertiliser spreader. Hydraulic shut off, independent for each side. Led lights, good hopper...
  3. devonbrion1998

    Some worming advise Please

    As above really I have a small batch of 20 march born lambs, these are the last left so not the best doers had some awful worm issues from the last autumn, whereas they get really mucky, I worm them they dry up and look better for a month then back where I started First year I have ever tried a...
  4. C

    If McDonalds ever went 100% Plant based what would the impact on the beef trade be ??

    In undertaking some scientific research recently I bought a McPlant and Veggie Dippers as well as a Big Mac and chicken selects. ( contrary to popular belief I didn’t eat them all myself!) but undertook a taste test result was :- McPlant tasted very similar to the Big Mac… the plant burger...
  5. SouthWestSeedsCornwall

    Situation Vacant Agents Required

    We are seeking commission based agents to market our quality seeds to farmer and growers across the South West and beyond. South West Seeds are a growing dynamic, independent positive company, offering well paid commissions on a wide portfolio of seeds. This includes both conventional and...
  6. S

    The Perfect Storm

    A new book by Sebastian Hunger, 'The Perfect Storm', he has a wonderful description of how big boats go to the bottom, a crisis starts slowly and grows gradually but at a certain point becomes exponential. Can we map this description below on to modern agriculture since sometime in 80's or...
  7. FutureFarmer

    Spreading Sludge on fields

    Does anyone here have experience of spreading sludge (treated/untreated) on their land? If so, is there anything I need to be aware of? We're looking into this, primarily to help the grass grow, rather than using fertiliser.
  8. Agriland RSS

    NFU Scotland welcomes LFASS payments

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland NFU Scotland has welcomed the announcement that more than 9,000 eligible farmers and crofters in some of Scotland’s most remote and marginalised areas will start to receive payments through the lifeline Less Favoured Area Support Scheme (LFASS) 2021...
  9. Massey 6470

    Mixing urea with water and spraying on combinable crop's/grass

    A neighbour phoned and asked me about this as the nitrogen up take is supposed to be more instant and you don’t need to use as much fertiliser what do people know about this - I’d be concerned that it would block up the sprayer
  10. bobk

    So what if the fert price doesn't stabilise by August

    Houston , we have a problem ..........
  11. Sprayer 1

    Is concrete tax deductible?

    The way I read it, you can't put ready mix concrete against tax, but if you buy cement, sand and grave and mix it yourself , you can. Is this correct?
  12. Barleycorn

    Excellent article about rewilding

  13. D

    Rolling on tracks

    Do any of you use tracks for rolling, I mean in the spring on autumn sown cereals or even grass?
  14. Will 1594

    Cover crop graze or plough in

    Its oat mustard oil raddish ,and some stubble turnips ,which is better flail off plough in , or eat it off and have a bit of money , will go take a pic of it later ,its a good thick crop ,coming beet , stubble turnip grazing man does not want it as not near other fields and ,costnof moving...
  15. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    Why Black Sea tensions matter for wheat

    Political tensions in the Black Sea are a big part of why wheat prices have bounced in the past few days. The latest news relates to comments by the US Secretary of State about the number of Russian troops near Ukraine’s border. Political and/or economic events often have more impact on grain...
  16. N

    You Tube , Harry's Farm

    Just watched his latest offering and quite honestly why hasn't this chap got to being the mouthpiece for uk farmers , couldn't agree more with his sentiments, the NFWho need to take a leaf out of his book and start rattling some cages
  17. roseshep

    Cover crops for sheep on an arable farm

    We're putting in more cover crops this year to carry all sheep on over winter 700 2th/4th and 600/700 REL. This winter we have been grazing stubble turnips with one mob of REL and then cover crop for the other mob of REL. Cover crops made up of: Vetch, tillage radish, rye, volunteer cereals and...
  18. Man_in_black

    Ewes blowing guts out

    How do Due to start next week. Tex X lleyn in lamb to tex. Brought them in ny eve. Week later one had prolapse but another one had (my gaffers words, I wasn't there) just shot everything out its fanny. He insists it not a prolapse and everything had come out in bloody mess, obviously dead. Two...
  19. W

    Is Red Tractor actually legal?

    As a cereal farmer we all have to produce crops within the rules set out by government such as crop sprayer MOT, NROSO, Safe storage of grain, fuel storage, fertiliser storage etc etc. We’ve had EA, Natural England, Defra and Trading Stadards inspections over the last 5 years. We then have to...
  20. AHDB Podcast RSS

    318: AHDB Dairy: Maximising forage quality to minimise feed costs

    318: AHDB Dairy: Maximising forage quality to minimise feed costs Written by Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board There have recently been many announcements of milk price increases, however we have also seen fuel increase by 54%, fertiliser increase by a whopping 238% and feed...