1. Farm Business RSS

    Address nutritional shortfalls in forage ahead of calving and lambing

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business As concentrate prices hold strong and livestock farmers push stock harder on homegrown feeds, nutritional shortfalls in forage needs to be addressed for breeding stock, says Dr Alison Bond, nutritionist for Rumenco. “Throughout the winter feeding...
  2. Lofty1984

    Tofoo advert wtf

    Feel free to move this to off topic but thought I’d put it here. 1) am I just being an old fashioned fart but what the hell is the thinking behind the drag act why is it being forced onto our youngsters I saw the ad on afternoon tv on channel 4 in amounts to a child’s tv programme? Seems like...
  3. TFF

    What Is Regenerative Agriculture? doi.org/10.3389/fsufs.2020.577723

    What Is Regenerative Agriculture? A Review of Scholar and Practitioner Definitions Based on Processes and Outcomes Authors: Peter Newton, Nicole Civita, Lee Frankel-Goldwater, Katharine Bartel and Colleen Johns Regenerative agriculture is an alternative means of producing food that, its...
  4. Aspiring Peasants

    Grass vs cake

    Talking sheep here. It's been a largely accepted doctrine that grass is good and cake is bad. I've always thought this is over simplistic because the cost of grass should include rent field maintenance etc. However ignoring that, with fertilizer at £700 to £800 per ton the cost of producing...
  5. TFF

    RB209 Section 3 Grass and forage crops

    The Nutrient Management Guide (RB209) helps you make the most of organic materials and balance the benefits of fertiliser use against the costs - both economic and environmental. It explains the value of nutrients, soil and why good nutrient management is about more than just the fertilisers you...
  6. R

    Marginal Litres

    I've just caught up on John Roche's ADHB presentation on marginal litres. I also saw him give a similar one at Positive Farmers a few yrs ago. To anyone that's not seen it, the gist is that in spring calving grazing systems, feeding concentrates (or other bought feed) brings significantly more...
  7. Agrovista News

    New guide to regenerative agriculture outlines key principles and practices

    A new guide that outlines the key principles of regenerative agriculture and the many benefits they can bring to modern farming systems has been released by leading agronomy company Agrovista. The Regenerative Agriculture Guide is packed with useful information and tips and has something for...
  8. TFF

    RB209 Section 2 Organic materials

    Profitable farming requires continued development and use of a wide range of skills. Good nutrient management is an important aspect of this and can contribute to business efficiency and reduce environmental impacts The Nutrient Management Guide (RB209) helps you make the most of organic...
  9. TFF

    Challenges and Approaches in Microbiome Research Front. Plant Sci., 17 August 2018

    Challenges and Approaches in Microbiome Research: From Fundamental to Applied Authors: Chrysi Sergaki, Beatriz Lagunas, Ian Lidbury, Miriam L. Gifford and Patrick Schäfer We face major agricultural challenges that remain a threat for global food security. Soil microbes harbor enormous...
  10. TFF

    Microbial Consortia Application for Enhancing Sustainable Agriculture: A Review Front. Microbiol., 21 December 2020

    Revisiting Plant–Microbe Interactions and Microbial Consortia Application for Enhancing Sustainable Agriculture: A Review Authors: Kanchan Vishwakarma, Nitin Kumar, Chitrakshi Shandilya, Swati Mohapatra, Sahil Bhayana and Ajit Varma The present scenario of agricultural sector is dependent...
  11. Red Fred

    What did the Rumens do for us?

    Reading about the worm turning and the lacklustre defence of our industry offered by our representatives, I suddenly thought that what we need is an overwhelming list of all the positive and obvious benefits that traditional farming brings to the British Isles. It would then give a handy ready...
  12. TFF

    Plant microbiome: A reservoir of novel genes and metabolites Plant Gene Volume 18

    Plant microbiome: A reservoir of novel genes and metabolites Authors: Digvijay Singh, Tanveer Kour Raina, Anupam Kumar, Joginder Singh. Ram Prasad Highlights • Exploring the multifactorial role of microbes associated with the plants. • Insight into plant-microbe interaction pathway. •...
  13. Rowland

    Ed Sheeran wants to rewild the Country

    Apparently Ed wants to rewild the UK to offset his carbon footprint over the last few years. I just wonder were all of his fans will get there food from...
  14. Direct Driller Magazine

    Industrial Hemp - Understanding the Opportunity for UK farmers

    This article was “Written by Camilla Hayselden-Ashby, Nuffield Scholar 2021 Hemp, Cannabis with a low level of the psychoactive compound THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), has seen a global upsurge in interest in the last decade. This has been driven by the growing popularity of CBD as a food...
  15. Direct Driller Magazine

    Comparing infiltration rates in soils managed with conventional and alternative farming methods

    Comparing infiltration rates in soils managed with conventional and alternative farming methods: A meta-analysis Written by Andrea D. Basche and Marcia S. DeLonge, published: September 19, 2019. Republished under original Copyright. Introduction There is a need to develop more resilient...
  16. Direct Driller Magazine

    John Pawsey – Farmer Focus

    John Pawsey – Farmer Focus September 2021 I am currently bathing in post-harvest bliss. I haven’t actually been through our results in detail yet but I am aware of the general highs and lows. With twelve months of observation of what has looked good and what could have looked better, I am...
  17. SolwayFarmer

    Milk Recording vs Genomic Testing

    I’m thinking of stopping milk recording and pedigree registrations. It’s a bit of a hassle CIS website is terrible to use and their app is rubbish so hard to actually extrapolate information out of it. Parlour system tells me the yields would just miss the butterfat, protein and scc though these...
  18. U

    Blue texels too ram

    Hi does anyone know that if my blue texels will still be able to go to ram will they still be cycling? think I messed up
  19. G

    New holland 339 double chop

    What is the chop length? Anyone got one?
  20. P

    Uniform Agri & Cow Manager

    Does anyone know if you can get data integration in BOTH directions with these systems? E.g. enter a calving date on Uniform and it updates Cow Manager & Cow Manager picks up a heat so it updates Uniform??