Like a great many others, I have been stunned to watch the great plague of mice destroying feed stocks in Australia and I also
recalled reading on TFF of a shed full of grain being rejected because of a couple of mouse dropping being found in the grain.
Watching all those little critters...
As a farmer, can I use the excuses that various official departments use to me , on them? Go on, encourage me to refuse to answer the next inspector / official that rings us!! I am SO FED UP with firms .. the latest being the DVLA .. who' s answer message is . we're too busy, ring back late...
Hello all, I am currently in the position of working a stable job but the opportunity is on the horizon of the small family owned arable farm.
I know my way around a tractor but have never actually ‘done’ farming.
Is taking it on myself viable? All the machinery is bought and paid for albeit...
Our grain store is coming up or over 50 years old. Elevators and pipes etc are starting to wear out and I am fed up of the continual need to patch up holes in the conveyors and elevators. I am also looking at changing the way we store the crops, currently in internal bins square and round bins...
I am building a new grain store. It will be 80x40 and split with a walls so basically 20x80.
I will be loading in and out with tractor and loader or tipping with trailers.
I really like the lishman and Evan’s and Pearce underfloor systems but will I be able load in and out with the pedestals...
120'x60' brand new grain store almost complete for harvest 2021. Chembrit fibre cement sheeting installed two days ago,today's the first wet day. Looks patchy and feels damp, does this look normal? Wonder what will happen when a hard frost comes?
Grain store outside corrugated tin sheets looking tatty so would like them painting if any company out there doing it? Used to have certain gentleman from the emerald isles do it but not seen him for a few years. North Warwickshire area.
I want to replace the aging halogen lights out of the grain store and replace them with some farm assurance friendly LED ones.
The store is only 25x15m, so what would be the suggested size and amount.
Any links to sources and best prices would be appreciated
I’m hoping some of you can help me out. I’m erecting a 60 foot wide clear span shed, with one side coming down onto a slatted tank wall. When putting in the tank I was told I could use 6x6 columns (I presume quite heavy ones) as uprights, and therefore didn’t need to create piers on the outside...
There is a large area of ground neighbouring me that they are trying to get trees planted on. General consensus in the area is that they are not wanted as it will spoil a very scenic area/view point.
Has anyone had any success stopping planting going ahead?
All surveys have been passed so no...
first post on the farming forum.
I am looking to create a caravan storage yard next to our silage clamp. Does anybody have any experience with this?
Is PP hard to get?
dealing with the caravan owners etc
Having researched as much information about the flea beetle as possible and been interested in the current crops in the ground, which generally look good. Do you think we’re starting to see more natural predators? I’ve recently read a paper from an Entomologist who suggested it would take 10...