1. Farfrae

    The world has only ten weeks of wheat left.

  2. Agriland RSS

    Concern over ‘growing disparity’ in farm support measures in Ireland

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland Sinn Féin agriculture spokesperson, Declan McAleer, has said he is deeply concerned at what he calls the growing disparity in farm support measures now impacting across the island of Ireland. As evidence of this, he points to the €10 billion+ of...
  3. H

    Energy prices /profit

    It's probably been discussed but can someone explain to me in simple terms .... How is it energy prices are escalating when the suppliers are making huge profits ? To me it seems their costs aren't escalating but our costs and their profits are ......or have I got it wrong ?
  4. yellowbelly

    Are we missing a trick here?

    With the clipping season in full swing, I came across this, in a post on another thread, that was flagged up by @Vader .. The date on it is 2019. I've no idea how much of it is true, but if it is, why aren't the Wool Board shouting it...
  5. Agriland RSS

    FAO: ‘Strong support and solidarity’ needed to improve the world’s soils

    Written by Rubina Freiberg from Agriland Improving and maintaining the health of at least 50% of soils worldwide by 2030 will require “strong support and solidarity”, according to director general of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), QU Dongyu. The goal...
  6. H

    Bidens promise to Taiwan

    I think I have heard this right that Biden has promised to defend Taiwan against an onslaught from China . this the right thing to do ...... How thin can you spread your defences . Is this a ploy by China to dilute the Ukraine defence to help Putin ? ......just wondering .
  7. K

    MF675 PTO won't stop

    Hi, I have been rebulding a worn out MF675, rebuilding to cab, the front wheel drive, clutch and more or less everything on the external side of it. Yday was the big day and I was going to use it to drill some holes for poles, but then i discover that the PTO won't stop when the engine is...
  8. D

    Ford 7610 clutch linkage

    Hi lads, I have a Ford 7610 that I’ve just put back together after splitting and putting in a new clutch. When I push the clutch pedal down, I have to push for about an inch and then it just flies down to the floor. Is it something simple that I’m forgetting? Has me rightly confused at this...
  9. Agriland RSS

    ‘It’s the same nugget, just better’ – company harnesses nutritional benefits of bones

    Written by Bernie Commins from Agriland A Finnish food-tech start-up has discovered a way to get up to 30% more from a single chicken by harnessing the nutritional benefits of bones. It means that more poultry-based food can be produced from the same amount of raw material while reducing the...
  10. Wigeon

    Cabless electric tractor

    It was the most beautiful evening today, and I'm just in from spraying. My evening was spent in my glass box, trundling up hill and down every 36 metres, admiring some spectacular views, at my favourite time of year. But then I thought to myself actually, this is a bit rubbish. Might as well...
  11. Danllan

    Ozzy General Election 2022

    Looks like Albanese will be the next PM down there... he seems alright, from a distance, but will probably be like lefties everywhere, and happily spend other people's money until it runs out. Still, might be misjudging the fellow, good luck to him, let's hope he does a good job and sets an...
  12. MX7

    The conflict of growing crops for biomass or food.

    The looming world tight supply of cereals/ maize(corn), makes me question the growing of crops , worldwide, for biomass to feed AD facilities , versus using the same amount of ha’s to grow cereals for human /animal consumption. Worldwide I wonder how many ha’s of biomass crops are grown to feed...
  13. D

    Lord King WTAF Nowt to do with me guv. Mervyn King was Governor of the BoE from 2003 to 2013 and presided over the start of the current mess. Him and his mates around the...
  14. j6891

    Farm digger uses

    Thinking of getting a 13/14 tonne ish digger. Is there anyone running anything similar that have found "extra" uses for it rather than just digging. Obviously loading muck would be a start but what about handling bales, loading bags of fert/seed, putting in fence posts etc. Probably just looking...
  15. C

    Recruting a new farm manager - where on earth to begin?!

    Morning All, Our main operator / farm manager has left, a little more suddern than we expected, but it was always talked about. we now have the task of recruiting, we feel its a good all round job with a decent 4 bed house but looking out there, lots of jobs being advertise but very few...
  16. Vader

    Yara profits..

  17. D

    Stealing food to solve the food crisis.

    On radio 4 this morning (I admit I was a bit sleepy) A government Minister said that with the food crisis, Police should not get involved if people were stealing food. I would think the exact opposite, should come down really hard on people looting veg/potatoes from fields. Equally those...
  18. Agriland RSS

    Report: Severe impact of weather events on food security

    Written by Aisling O'Brien from Agriland High-impact weather and climate events caused major issues for food security in 2021, according to a new report published today (Wednesday, May 18). The United Nations’ World Meterorological Organisation (WMO) study said that extreme weather events...
  19. G

    Boris on the ropes

  20. Macsky

    Record gas prices? nope….

    Just read this on twitter, mind boggling, why is fert so dear again??