1. Rock and Roll Farming RSS

    Always Learning!

    Always Learning! Written by Bart van de Ven is one of my favourite people to follow on social media. Listen as we talk about emigrating to New Zealand from Holland, settling in to Kiwi life, his journey along the dairy farming ladder, mental health, and the hilarious and honest videos that he...
  2. D

    Steaming jersey heifers

    New to dairy and just trying to glean a bit of your collective wisdom. What are peoples views on this practice pre calving. Will be milking Pedigree Jersey heifers in a robot. Feed rep has recommended steaming them up with concentrates 3 months prior to calving. Call me sceptical but I’m very...
  3. Farm Business RSS

    Early signs are of variable first cut analysis

    Written by John Swire Winter dairy diets will need careful balancing to make the most of variable grass silages in the light of considerable price volatility, particularly for protein sources. “The challenging weather this season means some farmers went early while for other harvest was...
  4. Bogweevil


    Your chance to help DDers: Farmers are being asked to assist in a new study looking at the spread of rat’s tail fescue, a grass weed that is already posing problems in France, Switzerland, Spain and Denmark - and is now starting to take hold in England and Wales. Predominantly a threat in...
  5. Jerry

    Bale weight and pros of chopping?

    Have the option of a contractor with a McHale Fusion to do some haylage for sheep. How heavy are fusion bales roughly? And what are the advantages of have the grass chopped? Wastage, quality??
  6. F

    End of the Road for Small Livestock Farms?

    I buy store cattle off some small local farms and always try to help them out with bull hire or dehorning and TB testing. Yesterday when I went to see some yearlings on one of these farms that is only around 50 acres of old established permanent grass and a reasonable shed, the owners said that...
  7. B

    Animals You See, Things You Find When Mowing Grass ?

    like a lot of people, im out mowing grass for hay ? the rain we got certainly made a hell of difference when the fertilizer had just sat there for weeks in march-april ? my land , so i know the obvious places to look out for, going first round one headland that has house gardens backing on...
  8. Z

    Best Hay Preservative ....(apart from sun )

    What do people use now I have a balers choice kit on a 80*90 new Holland Have used eco bale DA on haylage very successfully Balers choice is £650 for 200 litres I'm looking for other alternatives
  9. Farm Classifieds

    MA000671 - 2021 Fendt Tigo 60 PR Forage Wagon

    MA000671 - 2021 Fendt Tigo 60 PR Forage Wagon Advert added by: Chandlers (Farm Equipment) Ltd Machinery Details Category: Combines Forage Harvester and Accessories Price: £83750 Condition: New Description 2021 Fendt Tigo 60 PR Forage Wagon, 40kph, Hydraulic...
  10. Farm Business RSS

    New Holland announces dealer expansion in Warwickshire and Worcestershire

    Written by Lydia Turner New Holland is pleased to announce that T H WHITE has reached an agreement in principle to acquire a neighbouring New Holland dealership, Murley who have branches in Warwick and Stourport. Heads of Terms are agreed, and both parties will now work towards completion by...
  11. Rock and Roll Farming RSS

    Cadillac Ranch

    Cadillac Ranch Written by John Cherry talks about his journey into regenerative farming, direct drilling, herbal leys, mob grazing, and of course Groundswell! This year's event takes place on 23/24th June and we hear all out the event, how it got started, and where it's going. All this, and...
  12. Farmer_1994

    “Grazing corn”

    Bmr tillering corn, 60 days from plant till harvest and yields 5-7 dm ton an acre. feed test from local farmer that tried it last year Thoughts?
  13. C

    Diet app

    Looking at doing my own diet formulation for the herd, does anyone have recommendations regarding apps etc.
  14. Bigjon44


    Anyone warrant doing a T3 this year? Growing skyfall and is a bit of yellow rust around so may do a cheapo one involving Tebuconazole
  15. Farm Classifieds

    John Deere 8800i

    John Deere 8800i Advert added by: Farol Ltd Machinery Details Category: Combines Forage Harvester and Accessories Price: £0 Condition: Used Description How to make contact with the Dealer Click here to read more about this listing and contact the dealer
  16. paul&mandy

    Moore unidrill

    Can you use the 32 row for cereals? Would mainly be for grass but be handy if did both. Also anyone got a 3m mounted and what do you thinking it? Thanks
  17. Agriland RSS

    The BiG M celebrates a big anniversary

    Written by Justin Roberts The BiG M remains unique in the world of agricultural machinery. It is the world’s only mass-produced, self-propelled mower, and has been for 25 years. During that time little has changed. The concept remains the same – three mower units powered by a central engine...
  18. Greg101

    Where do I go to analyze part or all of a plant for nutritional value?

    Where do I go to analyze part or all of a plant for nutritional value? Is there a lab that will test it for me or have most plants already been tested for nutritional value. Thanks for any help.
  19. Andyt880

    DD turnips into permanent pasture without glyphosate

    I am thinking of getting 4 acres of old grass land Direct drilled with turnips after second cut silage. Winters are wet here and land wouldn’t be the lightest but this would be one of my driest fields in winter. Never grazed a forage crop over winter here before. I am wondering would I get...
  20. Aspiring Peasants

    Sheep breeds why?

    Thinking about Neilo's post on another thread where he was describing his experience with Exlanas. Why do some people swear by some breeds and others swear at them. Is it different farms, systems, etc enough to explain it? For example I read a lot of positives about Lleyns and bought 50 from...