1. Farm Business RSS

    Cumbrian farmer embraces future of cattle trading

    Written by John Swire A Cumbrian beef farmer has embraced the future of cattle trading, having swapped traditional marketing for technology and data-backed trading. Dan Hutton, who keeps 150 cattle at Church View Farm in Brampton, has seen a drastic reduction in the time it takes to trade...
  2. Daniel

    New grain silo build.

    It occurred to me that I should stop sticking pictures of our silo build on @Woldgrain Storage excellent silo thread and start my own! Pics of the build of a 700ton Sukup drying and stirring bin to feed our poultry feed mill. Stirrers will be used to blend wheat/barley/rye etc together which...
  3. 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...
  4. D

    ELMS in the real world.

    Have just been having a read of some current threads:
  5. L

    Ride on mower.

    Looking into getting a ride on mower. Having never owned or used one before not really sure what to be looking for or at. Criteria so far would be needs to collect the the cuttings and be capable of fairly undulating uneven lawn. What else should we be looking at ? Petrol /diesel... Would...
  6. Sid

    Paying farmers a lump sum to retire Average farmer could get 50k with the largest landowners getting 100k Average farmer gets 21k per year "Older farmers are often most resistant to new "green" methods, and Environment Secretary George Eustice wants them to move on" "The...
  7. C

    Campsite charging... Per pitch? Per person?

    Doing a pop up campsite on farm for the first time... Wondering how people charge, per tent? Per person? Extra for multiple vehicles? What do you think works best? Also interested on people's thoughts on dogs, risk of Neospora? Thanks, CB
  8. martian

    Groundswell 2021

    We've just put tickets on sale for this years show, which will be on 23rd/24th June, just after Boris's end of restrictions day, 21st June. So we are planning to go ahead as normal. Except nothing is normal now, not even farming. There are some really interesting things going on,on farms around...
  9. B

    Removing stone from a field without harming the grass

    Hi Everyone I need some advise! I want to remove cotswolds Brash stone from a field and keep the grass in tact. It has been suggested to use a Chain Harrow to do this. I want to put tents down on the field and make it good enough for camping but need to remove some of the stone in certain...
  10. M

    General margin per acre/ha?

    I've been having some varied discussions with some of my neighbours recently about what an expected / acceptable and realistic margin per acre is, in broad terms across the whole arable side of the farm and also per crop. As per usual, the figures vary wildy, from those who will always be...
  11. P

    Cabin/Shepperd's Hut

    Hello Everyone, I am an architect by training, I am running a small Airbnb business. I am are looking for a small plot of rural land, 0.05-0.1 acres around the West Midlands for rental so if anyone has such a small plot and would like to be involved in a profit share please do get in touch. I...
  12. Woldgrain Storage

    Woldgrain Expansion 2021

    Here are a few photos of our 2021 expansion as it unfolds. Starting on the 13th August: .
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    Land wanted in the South East, ideally in or around Kent.

    I'm looking to buy a plot of land suitable for a glamping pod or two, subject to planning of course. It doesn't need to be big but there are a few restrictions that I need to consider. 1- It needs to be pretty, somewhere people will want to spend time, enjoy the views and go for a walk. 2-...
  14. M

    Buying a field for a glamping pod

    Hi all, I've lived in the country my whole life but I'm a dog walker rather than a farmer. I want to buy a plot of land in an idyllic location to have my own little piece of England but I want it to earn it's keep too. I was considering setting up a shepherds hut with a wood-fired hot tub, as...
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    Hi Everyone!! I hope you're all having a fab January? Have you forgotten the colour of your car because of the mud? Too many stains on your back seats to even consider cleaning them? Then WE WANT YOU!! I am currently working as a Casting Researcher on a brand new online digital web series for...
  16. JCMaloney

    What`s stuck in your field?

    Think this might win! Anyone on here?
  17. Henarar

    How has farming been for you in 2020 ?

    Many reasons to forget 2020 but from a farming point of view its not been bad for us, Store cattle price has been good especially in the autumn and lamb price has been good the weather has been ok made plenty of silage and hay though it did get a bit dry for a while had a good back end its wet...
  18. T

    Farm with multiple houses or cottages for a TV show

    A TV company is searching for a farm with numerous houses in which a group of 30 townies could live for 6 months next summer, ideally around a yard. Where should we start looking? Any ideas?
  19. R

    BBC news - 'The richer you are the more subsidy you receive'

    FFS! If you want to see the report it might be worth watching the 6.00 news.
  20. B

    Self employed gov grant

    I haven’t read up on this so don’t know the rules but we’ve a guy who claimed the self employed grants off the gov and is now got three more on the cards up to next April. As I said I haven’t read up on this but surely you can only claim them if you aren’t working? He’s worked throughout earning...