1. K


    My wee lambed 1 week ago. I live in N. Ireland. When should l shear this wool monster? I don't want her to lose her milk as she's 2 very big lambs
  2. D

    Black grass 2021

    Up until now we have not had a problem with black grass. But one field seems to have got away on us. It’s first wheat after osr and would expect it yield about 10t/ha. There is not enough grass to effect the yield but too much to pull by hand. The area is about 12ac which would be about 4% of...
  3. B

    Fix or scrap.

    My lely rake gave up end of last year. Has anyone repaired the main gear in one of these? Or maybe someone would offer a few quid for it.
  4. P

    Grassland to forage turnip BPS code?

    As per title I'll carry on googling
  5. C

    Inverdale Gene (Aberdales)

    Been thinking about hiring an Aberdale ram from Innovis to breed own replacements and increase the scanning percentage of my flock . Currently Cheviot x Texel bred from own cheviots.What increase could I expect/ and what would the positives or negatives be ?
  6. AHDB Podcast RSS

    274: Pork: Choosing a sward mix for 'grazing' pigs

    274: Pork: Choosing a sward mix for 'grazing' pigs Written by AHDB This week’s guests: Andrew Palmer, Knowledge Exchange Manager, AHDB Ed Bramham-Jones, Head of Farming and Water, Norfolk Rivers Trust Rob McGregor, Outdoor pig farmer Chris Gooderham, Head of Market Specialists (Dairy &...
  7. Exfarmer

    Construction industry losing red diesel

    Sorry if this has been posted before. With the construction industry losing red diesel, what will be the situation in 2022 regarding highway maintenance etc such as hedge trimming , snow clearing etc, which is OK for farmers to do at the moment without flushing tanks. Cant see many farmers...
  8. Tony g

    Early krone Comprima

    Could anyone help with a bit of info/opinion on earlier Comprimas with chains and slats,2010/2011,please?!i need a baler and we regularly have to do a rubbish third cut late in short very wet grass and I’ve heard Krone are the baler to go for but I can’t afford a newer one with belt and slat.i...
  9. unlacedgecko

    Growing cattle on forage rape

    Thinking about this for a summer cover crop. Any one with any experience?
  10. Farm Business RSS

    New crop-specific green cover option for under-sowing maize from Barenbrug UK.

    Written by John Swire Successfully trialled in the UK in 2020, Barenbrug says its Proterra Maize – based on the company’s tall fescue technology – offers a quick and easy solution for establishing under-sown cover in forage or AD maize, while addressing growers’ worries about main crop...
  11. Oneman37

    Rouge or Charollais

    Had my mind set on purchasing a Charollais ram to run with ewe lambs. But from working with some over the winter, put me off somewhat. They are mad and less settled than my other ewes. would a rouge be calmer ?
  12. B

    BPS 2021 - Temporary Grassland to Permanent Grassland and back again

    Hi All, Just doing my first BPS application (first for me, not the land parcels in question), and just want to check my understanding of the temporary grassland and permanent grassland rules. As I understand it: Temporary grassland can only exist for 5 consecutive years before it...
  13. Premium Crops

    New EAMU for Basilico provides opportunity for linseed

    New EAMU for Basilico provides opportunity for linseed Controlling weeds in winter and spring linseed will now be much easier with the approval of an Extension of Authorisation for Minor Use (EAMU) registration for the maize herbicide Basilico. Manufactured by off-patent manufacturers Life...
  14. Rock and Roll Farming RSS

    Farmer Ben Andrews

    Farmer Ben Andrews Written by Ben Andrews talks about his organic mixed farming operation in North Herefordshire farming beef cattle, cereal crops and a range of different vegetables. We also compare notes on being tenant famers and the challenges of flooding, discuss our love/ hate...
  15. 7

    Another Euro war avoided.......
  16. hillbill

    The on-going up hill battle that is agriculture.....

    It would appear iam not alone in having difficultly getting and keeping decent staff? Is it a nation wide issue or more regional? Wheres the best place to find the unicorns that maybe out there? Also, machinery price increases are a constant issue to us. I know theres nothing we can appear to...