1. Guiggs

    Working ram lambs

    I've got 50 odd broken ewes, mainly welsh breeds, that I've decided are fit enough to lamb once more. I've was going to buy a ram lamb to cover them as it's a small number but 3 breeders have now told me that's too many ewes for a lamb to cover and he should only work 20- 25 ish. That doesn't...
  2. Agriland RSS

    Underspend on NI pilot Protein Crops Scheme

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has announced that payments totalling £208,655 will be issued to all eligible applicants under the NI Protein Crops Scheme on Monday, October 18 – the first day of payments for 2021...
  3. W

    Infertile tups

    I was at an AI day last week with a few of us getting work done and one young guy had 3 tups from the same farm all infertile ! What is wrong is it something in the feeding or just the amount they are fed ? They were BFL and from a top breeder !!
  4. John Deere News


    The John Deere Forager show on October 13th 2021. Join our new DEERE STUDIO format together in real time! At DEERE STUDIO our host Patrice Bouédibéla celebrates the 50th anniversary of the John Deere forage harvesters with you. Product specialists from John Deere reveal the stories behind the...
  5. M

    Selling Hay?

    sell a fair bit of Hay and Haylage. majority local and most collected off farm. However some one wanted supplying with round hay about 3.5 mile away. Thought take with jeep and trailer half hour job £40 all in... Now she says has to be taken with tractor put on pallet then pushed in a small...
  6. J

    fertilizer crisis

    what are folks thinking re the massive hike in prices, surely comes apoint when it is not sustainably. still think if not one farmer ordered any fert price would ease , is abit of amind game !
  7. Farm Business RSS

    Kverneland Group and Kubota Corporation acquire 80% of the shares in ROC, a leading company in this market segment

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Kverneland Group, a leading international company developing, producing and distributing agricultural machinery and services, announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire 80% of the shares in the ROC Company, a leading producer of mergers...
  8. Agri Spec Solicitor

    Herbal Ley GS4

    We are late to the Mid Tier party but thinking of applying next year. If anyone has taken the herbal ley option and has a few years experience of working with it, then I would be pleased to know how you got on. We are on fairly heavy silt which can grow big crops from normal ryegrass mixtures...
  9. Direct Driller Magazine

    Featured Farmer - Julian Gold

    Featured Farmer: Julian Gold Farm Manager Hendred Estate, Wantage, South Oxfordshire FARM FACTS FARM SIZE: 800 hectares MANPOWER: - 3 FARM TYPE: - Arable OTHER FARM TYPE INFORMATION: - Arable with sheep that graze cover crops and permanent pasture TENURE: - Owner occupied REGION: - South...
  10. Agriland RSS

    Kverneland buys into Italian ROC Company

    Written by Justin Roberts from Agriland The ROC company produces a specialist range of ‘mergers’. The machines combine the action of a pick-up reel with the transfer action of a grouper belt to bring one or more swaths together ready for harvesting. Aimed primarily at alfalfa growers...
  11. TFF

    Deere Studio Evening Events

    With special guests including Gareth (aka Donkey) from Grassmen on The Forager Show, which is this Wednesday Evening. Full event details are here for the Forage Show: Will and Tom Carlisle of Rowles Farm on The Combine Show plus machinery...
  12. CPM RSS

    New offerings from Claas

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham from CPM Magazine Claas has announced a number of new features on the Jaguar forager range ahead of the 2022 season, as well as a new 4.2m mounted mower – the Disco 4400 Contour. Charlotte Cunningham reports. The forage harvesters of the Jaguar 900 model series...
  13. cubby

    Ewes on swedes

    What would the farming forum recommend We have grown 5 acre of swedes for after scanning time .unsure of what to put on it and what they would require in addition we have some nice first cut and second cut bales for roughage in my head I will put the mule twins on it with silage but will they...
  14. MX7

    Are you on Facebook/ Twitter

    Are you a member of Facebook,Twitter or both. Forgot to say I am not a member of either, but that may be me being suspicious of both as I am 70.
  15. E

    Tim White

    Many congrats n your FW award
  16. Just because

    Fert prices and stocking rates

    Are people thinking of cutting back on stocking rates due to fertilize prices and other rising costs??
  17. john432

    Load sensing hydraulic couplers?

    Just bought an used forage wagon, and need to connect to the blanked off load sensing connections. Is there a recognised common standard? So that my wagon/ tractor would be instantly compatable with others. I'm guessing it's a 3/4" female for the return.1/2" female for the pressure connection...
  18. Farm Business RSS

    New equipment features for CLAAS JAGUAR 900 forage harvesters

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business The JAGUAR 900 series now benefits from a raft of new features associated with the feeder unit, the corncracker, and the silage additive dosing system. Further new developments are also available for the ORBIS and PICK UP front attachments. Consistent...
  19. Farm Business RSS

    New 4.20m wide DISCO 4400 CONTOUR

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business A new 4.20m wide rear-mounted mower, the DISCO 4400 CONTOUR, has been added to the CLAAS DISCO range. It features central pivoting and ACTIVE FLOAT, plus an innovative vector folding system. Rear-mounted mowers with large working widths used in...
  20. CPM RSS

    Forage harvesters – Go forth and forage

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF Grass and forage crops continue to gain popularity among arable farmers for their soil enhancing, weed suppressing and biodiversity encouraging properties, with many now using the cut as a fuel for anaerobic digesters. CPM looks at the latest trends...