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  1. Agriland RSS

    Fendt upgrades machines and collaborates with rivals

    Written by Justin Roberts from Agriland Fendt has reinforced its commitment to bringing digital technology to all aspects of agricultural machinery use, while also revealing developments within both the company and its range of equipment. Overall, senior management is pleased with the sales...
  2. S

    Cost of keeping ewes per year.

    Probably done a million times. trying to get a handle on costs of running the ewes over 12 month period. not including rent or labour. out door lambing flock. sure somebody altersthe figures each time I look 😂.
  3. Boydvalley

    Easycare/Exlana x terminal finishing

    Whats everyones experience finishing these. Does the mothers ability to utilise grass better transfer to the lamb and help them finish or are they just like any other maternal cross. TIA
  4. P

    Fastrac road use.

    Hi all, I've be thinking of buying a used fastrac sub £20k. Will be used manly on road towing around 10 to 12ton. Doing about 40 miles once a week. Are fastrac suitable for so much road use? Any models to look out for our to avoid? Or any other advice? Cheers
  5. V

    Winter barley v spring barley

    I’ve 30 acres been in permanent grass for years needing freshened up. Given feed price and straw prices I’m thinking I should put some barley in and produce something of my own. My thoughts on winter v spring is I will have crop off far earlier than spring stuff to get a reseed put in plus my...
  6. S

    Dow shield 400 in veg.

    Does it have activity against chickweed? Looking for something to spray mixed brassicas and beetroot for chickweed and redshank.
  7. milkloss

    I can't believe what I just read! BBC

    In a good way........ https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-57686365
  8. Farmdeals

    Eximus - 400g Pendimethalin - 10ltrs from £51

    We have added the herbicide Eximus (400g Pendimethalin) which comes in 10 ltr cans to Farmdeals today. The price is £51.00 per 10l delivered and is available to mainland UK. For use on apple, barley (spring), barley (winter), blackberry, blackcurrant and redcurrant, broccoli/calabrese...
  9. Farm Business RSS

    Plan cash flow now to avoid feed cost issues

    Written by Lydia Turner from Farm Business Soaring feed costs mean dairy farmers need to be careful when planning cash flow to avoid pinch points over the next six months. According to agricultural bank Oxbury, feed comprises one of the greatest input costs on dairy units, with higher yielding...
  10. Farm Business RSS

    Positive diets for negative emissions in beef’s race to net zero

    Written by Lydia Turner from Farm Business Diet is at the heart of beef’s race to net zero, according to Dr Karen Beauchemin , a federal scientist in Canada and an international authority on Green House Gas (GHG) emissions from livestock farming. Seaweeds, fat from crushed oilseed rape and...
  11. Jo Lupton

    Cheviot Mule vs NofE Mule

    I've always fancied a few cheviot mules and, after years of only running NofE mules, I've finally persuaded management (my mum) to have a trip to Longtown this year and try a few. I've been doing a bit of reading however, and found a few people saying they struggle to get cheviot mules to rear a...
  12. H

    Break crop for grass reseed.

    It's unproductive pp at the moment. One option would be to DD beans and use kerb, or grow a cover crop before drilling something in the spring to get 2 hits with glyphosate. There's going to be a load of seed waiting for an opportunity and probably creepy crawlies as well. I don't want to...
  13. Farm Business RSS

    Consider grass varieties now to boost future grassland output

    Written by Lydia Turner from Farm Business As farmers plan for summer reseeding and overseeding, experts stress careful consideration of grass varieties will significantly increase future grass yields. “Overseeding straight after silaging provides a great opportunity to ‘stich-in’ grass seeds...
  14. Rock and Roll Farming RSS

    A Farm with a lot of Soul

    A Farm with a lot of Soul Written by George Young is one of the most interesting people, let alone farmers, that I know. Listen as he describes how he went from banking, film, and music, to a full-on agroecological mixed farmer with BIG plans for the future of his farm. All this, and much...
  15. Wynnstay

    Do you know the 7 Silage Sins?

    When it comes to producing good quality, nutritious silage small things can make a big difference. This is especially true of mistakes. A shortcut or a small oversight can ultimately result in silage that is unusable due to insufficient dry matter content or worse, silage that is dangerous to...
  16. Charles Quick

    Wholecrop Rye In May

    Can it be done? Will be going in after OSR so could be drilled quite early. I'd like to get it off and put maize in immediately after. OK the grain won't be very filled out, if at all, but would it work if it was mown, wilted and picked up like a grass crop? Would anyone buy it? I'd like to do...
  17. Lallemand Animal Nut.

    Consider crimped grains to reduce energy shortfall

    Following a challenging grass silage making season, dairy and beef farmers are being urged to consider crimping any cereal crops to help plug the energy gaps. Bryan Buckley, regional business manager for Ireland at Lallemand Animal Nutrition, explains that because of the late silage season...
  18. Agriland RSS

    Minimising contamination of silage crops

    Written by Brian McDonnell from Agriland Soil contamination is something that is not often talked about, but it can have negative impacts on forage intakes and production. This is according to Stephen Gilkinson, a dairy technologist with the College of Agriculture Food and Rural Enterprise...
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