1. spin cycle

    volac/landmec swathwilter

    looking at one secondhand.....glorified wuffler i know but might suit my purposes.......anyhoo anyone got/run one:)
  2. 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 ?
  3. 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.
  4. H

    Spring barley gross margin

    Anybody got a spring barley gross margin? Thinking of putting it in the rotation.
  5. 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...
  6. D

    Lord King WTAF Nowt to do with me guv. Mervyn King was Governor of the BoE from 2003 to 2013 and presided over the start of the current mess. Him and his mates around the...
  7. ffukedfarmer

    Permanent pasture to winter barley - cover crop?

    I’ve got an unproductive field of grass that’s mainly meadow brome. The plan was to hay it this year but with it being so dry I can’t see there being anything there worth mowing. I’m still an amateur to growing cereals and a cover crop virgin so be gentle… I’m thinking: Burn off the grass in...
  8. 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...
  9. Agriland RSS

    Opinion: Thank goodness for blight warning after cold days at Balmoral

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland I mean no harm to potato growers, but I was never so glad to hear that a blight warning has been issued for next week, particularly following my attendance at Balmoral Show. At least this means the weather is about to warm up. I spent two days at this...
  10. Agriland RSS

    Grain trade association: Meal rationing not on the cards yet

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland Northern Ireland Grain Trade Association (NIGTA) chief executive, Gill Gallagher, has confirmed that meal rationing for livestock production purposes is not on the cards for next winter, at least not yet. But she is making no secret of the fact that...
  11. Agriland RSS

    Farmgate prices mostly matching increased costs – Ulster Bank

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland This week’s Balmoral Show has seen a wide range of updates provided regarding the current state of agriculture in Northern Ireland, including an update from Ulster Bank. Significantly, the AgriSearch / Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) forage survey has...
  12. Agriland RSS

    Sinn Féin to prioritise agriculture in NI

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland Sinn Féin has confirmed that farming in Northern Ireland will remain a key priority for the party during the period ahead. However, no decision has ben taken as to whether or not if it will push for the agriculture ministry, if and when a new Stormont...
  13. Farfrae

    Could you employ 174 people on 240 acres?

    Isn't it amazing what you can do with public money. No mention of what the Welsh government paid for the farm either
  14. Agriland RSS

    DAERA officials no-show at UFU fodder meeting

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) policy manager, James McCluggage, has criticised Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) officials for their no-show at his organisation’s Balmoral Show fodder update meeting this week. He spoke at...
  15. M-J-G

    Red Clover

    Who's growing it, and what are the up/down sides. I'm wondering about feeding it to young stock and restricted to sucklers along with straw. TIA
  16. northernmonkey

    Grass field price

    Good Morning Everyone. I have been offered 28 acres of grass to cut this year and wonder how much I should be paying for the privilege? The owner of said field Is suggesting rather than a price per acre I should pay him per bale. He is suggesting 7 pounds per bale... based on 4ft rounds
  17. 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...
  18. jed

    Sucklers anyone miss them ?

    I’ve had a mare of a calving time this year from abortion to cryp calves that won’t suck and really have had enough of the f…ing things pretty well convinced myself that they’ve got to go . I love to look at a field of great looking cows and calves but I’m not getting any younger kids are not...
  19. 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
  20. 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.