1. 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
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    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...
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Smokey16

    Round baling silage cost

    Hi just wondered what other farmers will be paying this year for round baling and wrapping. Thanks
  11. Greythundercloudys

    Silage grant in Republic of Ireland 100 euro a hectare.

    Just read this 100 euro a hectare for the first 20 hectares to help with prices of plastic etc, nothing over here. Surprisingly enough.
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    What are the farming priorities in the 2022 Stormont Assembly elections?

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland Thursday of this week (May 5) sees voters in Northern Ireland going to the polls in the 2022 Stormont Assembly elections. Farming and food represent the largest private sectors within the north’s economy. The turnover of the two industries combined...
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    Machinery Focus: Clover-rich swards usher in the belt rake

    Written by Justin Roberts from Agriland Silage production in Ireland has always centred on grass, but should other plant species, such as clover, be more regularly incorporated into swards, then we may need to assess how the crop is handled in the field. When clover makes a up significant part...
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    Watch: Farmland – machinery prices and farm costs

    Written by Agriland Team from Agriland The latest episode of Farmland, which shines a light on how the current inflation and input crises are affecting two key areas within the agricultural industry – the machinery sector and farming families - is now available to watch. In this latest...
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    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. MX7

    Looming food crisis,what can uk ag industry do?

    With the serious possibility of a world food shortage looming due to Ukraine agriculture being seriously disrupted, what can the uk agriculture industry do to help alleviate the situation in the uk? Getting very late in the season to rip up thousands of ha’s of ag land that is just growing...
  17. 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...
  18. F

    Unnecessary Costs In Livestock Production

    Having been berated about the price of lamb and how people need to pay more for it, if us Peasants are to continue in business producing these lambs, I thought I would start a thread about what could or should be done to reduce the costs that many of us have. Many of these costs are out of our...
  19. Stags Agri

    South West Easter Auction of 70+ Tractors, Vehicles, Farm Machinery & General Equipment 1150+ LOTS - Closing on Sunday 24th April

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    FAO renews appeal for urgent funding to support Ukrainian farmers

    Written by Bernie Commins from Agriland The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has issued an appeal to bolster agriculture and provide urgent support to vulnerable rural households in Ukraine. More than $115 million is urgently needed to assist Ukrainian farmers and...