grain store

  1. Brisel

    Subtle yet effective Hi Vis clothing

    This might sound like an oxymoron, but bear with me. My boss has been recommended to insist that all staff wear high vis clothing in the farm yard. I have some sympathy with this - we run a commercial grain store and Christmas tree retail operation as well as a large contract farming...
  2. Try to succeed

    Situation Vacant Harvest position with the chance to stay on

    I’m looking for a hard working and motivated individual to join me for harvest on our family farm near Retford, with the potential for the right candidate to stay on longer term. This role will include: - grain carting - grain store tasks - record keeping - general arable farm work - general...
  3. PSQ

    On farm public weigh bridge, and charges?

    We have a 50t commercial weigh bridge on farm, which is tested annually by the council, FoC. We're not a 'public weigh bridge', but the council 'weights and measures' man suggests we should be, as there are occasional near neighbours who use the bridge. The upside is a bit of income, the...
  4. BuskhillFarm

    Diesel or Gas Grain dryer

    Hi. Following on from a thread I posted last year I have decided to buy a second hand grain dryer budget of less than £4k hopefully £3k as it’s only used for a 100 or so ton at most but hopefully less. questions I have of buying either, there seems to be a lot more gas ones for sale in this age...
  5. jerseycowsman

    Is it going to rain again or is this 1976 mark 2??

    As the title says!
  6. D

    Dividing grain with big bags of fertiliser

    Maybe a long shot but need to partition my shed down the middle but not permanently. Was thinking concrete A section walling lifted in with telehandler, but thought why not buy my MOP up front and store down the middle. Lay a sheet over it. Only as deep as a bag at edges, heaped up in middle to...
  7. ploughman1963

    Grain store electrical fit out

    Advice please 100' x 50' grain store to put up - internal divisions by movable concrete panels, 16' high side walls, 2 roller shutter doors - pto powered drier outside at one end but probably look to convert to electric next couple of years. Recommendations/opinions for electrical fit out...
  8. Yorkshire lad

    Rent Review

    We have some land that we rent on an AHA is up for a review this year. It's typical heavy land so not suitable for roots ect . The landlord has appointed a new agent one of the large national ones. He came to view the land last week and said they were looking for an increase of about...
  9. Phil P

    A bit on extra on the side 😗

    I’m looking at putting up a grain store, Ok, so not what you where thinking this thread was about sorry 🙄😂. Anyway the size I want to do will put us slightly over the permitted development threshold of 1000m2. Only by a mere 80m2 🤦‍♂️ but this would mean a full planning application so the...
  10. JCB_JCR

    TAX on capital grant roofs?

    Does anyone know the TAX situation with countryside stewardship capital grants roofing slurry stores, etc? I think I'm right in thinking that if we built a new shed we'd get taxed on the cost of it. Does this still apply to grant sheds? Accountant is giving us mixed messages and has confused...
  11. spin cycle

    pole barns

    how do you fix poles in the ground? bury or concrete? do you stop rot? or how long do they last?
  12. Manny

    New building without landlord permission.

    We need to get more covered space for cattle to comply with nvz's and our landlord doesn't want to help or will not give permission without us giving up some old buildings. We have an agent who has told use we can just get on and put a building up as a tenants fixture. Is this correct or could...
  13. Jerry

    Fork mounted brush

    Anyone one got a fork mounted brush for a tractor/telehandler? Something at least 2m wide? Any recommendations are they all pretty much the same?
  14. dgjeynes

    Concrete panels as bridge?

    We’ve got to put a new bridge in over our brook. We’ve already got 4 old large rsjs. Looking to lay them across then put panels flat down on them running cross ways anybody ever done something similar?
  15. D

    Roof pitch

    What is the optimum roof angle for solar and do you need planning for the solar We are thinking of putting up a new building which is south facing with a clear vue
  16. Green oak

    Selling farm cottages

    Thinking about selling to finance. New grain store. 2000t. The cottage needs around 50k spent on it. And none of the family are ever going to live in it. Capital gains is 28% so would be paying around 150k. Is this a good idea?
  17. 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...
  18. Laggard

    Mice in combine cab

    Bloody mice have been eating the seat in the cab. We sent the ferrets in. Anybody know if you can get naphthalene moth balls from abroad sent to UK?
  19. S

    Inexperienced farm worker wage

    Hello, I am looking for my first farm worker job to kickstart my career. Obviously, I have no farming experience but I'm willing to learn and graft. What kind of wage/salary could I expect to earn?