fodder beet

  1. teslacoils

    Varieties For 2023

    I've been to zero crop trials this year. And as much as I love gleam I'd like a field of something else to go with it. What are the standout wheats you've got? Lots of love for Dawsum I'm hearing ...
  2. Grass And Grain

    NFU price negotiation with British Sugar - competition law

    I think farmers need to work together more. Strength in numbers. Balance the power between farmers and processor. I'd like to see the British Farming Union help facilitate this, but it must be done within bounds of competition law. See attached document. Question is, how is it legal for NFU to...
  3. G

    Swede seed rate

    What is seed rate for precision drilled swedes
  4. spin cycle

    kansas cattle/beast from east

    firstly i've put this in Agricultural Matters cos i think it's a general issue.....but mods please move if i'm wrong:) secondly.....i think it's ok to be wrong during a debate provided all accept the outcome of the discussion arrives at a sorta productive outcome.....only ego and individual pride...
  5. Romeogolf

    Older Self propelled sprayers - Case Study results

    There’s has been many debates over the years around the true cost of running older SP Sprayers. Just over two years ago I bought a 2004 chafer mirage with 7000hrs on the clock, and now it has been sold i have gone through my accounts and I can offer an accurate result of the figures. These...
  6. Scholsey

    Mystery beet hoe.

    anybody able to identify the make of this hoe? Bought it last year from Facebook, had been bought at a auction but not used. Wonder if anyone had any spares kicking around or any pictures a similar one in use. Hoping to mount it on the front of a JD2040, might cut it down a bit to make it easier
  7. M

    Spraying after wind

    Does anyone else suffer scorching when spraying after the wind ? We're behind with T2 and spraying early mornings and late nights but are seeing a fair bit of scorch with the wax off the leaves. What are you supposed to do though ?
  8. muleman

    Wet May, plenty of hay.

    Only trouble is we are wanting to get a start turning cattle out, if the fields get poached up this time of year they are ruined for summer.
  9. Jerry

    Non brassica grazing crop after spring barley

    Looking for ideas for a non brassica winter forage crop to go in after spring barley and ahead of maize next spring. Can be grazed with sheep or cattle. Light sandy free draining ground. Don’t want brassica as it was stubble turnips ahead of the spring barley. Suggestions? part of the fiend in...
  10. L

    Situation Vacant Shropshire job vacancy - skilled tractor driver/sprayer operator

    Looking for a skilled tractor driver/sprayer operator to join us full-time at Manor Farm, WV16 6AG 3 bedroom cottage available General crop husbandry on 850 acre mixed farm at 3 sites around Bridgnorth, half arable/half grass. Main duties include cultivation, mowing, operation of Househam...
  11. Hereford21

    Is it worth fattening store lambs on forage rape?

    Last year we harvested spring barley in a 20 acre field then moved straight to winter barley in the same field. After the winter barley harvest this year we want to rotate the barley to a different silage field and grow grass on it again, but my dad mentioned growing forage rape on this field...
  12. Kevtherev

    Forage Crops

    Thought I’d start a thread on what members are/have been putting in this season to fill the forage gap with rising feed costs. Brassicas Arable silage mixes Rye etc
  13. T

    Direct drilling swedes

    I'm looking into direct drilling swedes this month, what's best to spray off existing grass and how long would I need to leave it until DD the swedes in? And what variety of swedes do people recommend. Thanks.
  14. T

    Ewe lamb wintering crop

    What’s the best fodder crop for wintering ewe lambs on? Ideally to last until April. How many acres to keep 3-400 on? I don’t think our land would be good enough for fodder beet.
  15. Agriland RSS

    West Country beef producers top nationwide competition

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland Two West Country beef farmers have topped a nationwide competition for excellent growth rates in calves and finished cattle, winning a new Honda quad bike for their efforts. The annual Weigh to Win competition, run by the precision farming network...
  16. abitdaft

    You know you are lambing /calving when?

    Thought I would start this rather continue to hijack the " feck up " thread ( that just took me 3 or 4 minutes to recall the title!) You are eating breakfast when you should be eating dinner and are eating dinner when you should be in your bed. Your child comes home from school and walks in...
  17. pappuller

    Maize 2022

    Thought I'd kick this off, what are peoples thoughts regarding seedbed feeding this year ? We are going to increase slurry and apply a foliar n product once the plant is growing.
  18. Jackov Altraids

    How does feed for livestock affect those commodity prices?

    I assume that livestock farming has its origins in being able to convert the non-edible plants into food, to make efficient use of summer surpluses and be a food supply in winter and to eat any waste while their waste had many uses. I recently asked my feed supplier how much of the concentrate...
  19. stroller

    Getting dry

    Anyone else think it's getting a bit dry? No rain for weeks, ground cracking, and no rain forecast.
  20. K

    Fodder beet no concentrates.

    That time of year again when I am shocked at the amount of concentrates the ewes have gone through. Plenty of big early lambs that will no doubt cover the costs, but get tired of hauling the snacker round 7 fields every morning to feed ewes. I currently have mules but as mentioned in other...