1. sjt01

    EA, river pollution and the BBC go to 4 mins 30 secs in. Farming is not the problem!
  2. Y

    Gaining access to a neighbours field for hedge management?

    Hi folks, after some help please. I have a dyke in my field, hedge beyond it. The field beyond that is rented to horse owners, which change pretty frequently and the LO does nothing to maintain his land or his dykes, and doesnt ask his rentees to either. I have asked for access to trim the...
  3. redsloe

    Direct drilling Winter Wheat now

    Most people are drilled up I expect but has anyone got any to do or done it in the past? I've got a field I want to plant and the window is open until mid February but we're in a good dry spell now. It's not quite dry enough yet I think, but do I risk it soon? I didn't plant it in the autumn...
  4. Dman2

    Which tool for min till

    Ok so possibly looking at going down min till route for some of our land Have @ 150hp to play with What are my options Not looking new
  5. D

    Rolling on tracks

    Do any of you use tracks for rolling, I mean in the spring on autumn sown cereals or even grass?
  6. casemx 270


    Anyone subscribe to it ? Any good ? Is it worth ? Thanks
  7. M

    Advice from Agri net user's please

    I would like to advice from people who have used agri net for maybe 5years +, is this a useful tool or an essential tool,and are you still using it. I have years of grazing experience and love data and recording results, but have yet to take the plunge into this. We are not extensive grazing but...
  8. T

    Pink-eye coming back

    I have five ewes that went away with another flock for tupping. When they came back I noticed straight off three out of five had pink eye. I had this last year (not with these sheep) and the vet said if hard to catch or short on time can give a jab of Alamycin instead of faffing around with eye...
  9. D

    Grabbing a rat by its tail

    Nothing to do with poltics or unfaithful partners. I found a trio of dead rats in the barn, half grown & then loading some small bales, I saw another one same size but very much alive. It dived between two bales but its tail was visible, should I have grabbed it.
  10. roseshep

    Cover crops for sheep on an arable farm

    We're putting in more cover crops this year to carry all sheep on over winter 700 2th/4th and 600/700 REL. This winter we have been grazing stubble turnips with one mob of REL and then cover crop for the other mob of REL. Cover crops made up of: Vetch, tillage radish, rye, volunteer cereals and...
  11. Man_in_black

    Ewes blowing guts out

    How do Due to start next week. Tex X lleyn in lamb to tex. Brought them in ny eve. Week later one had prolapse but another one had (my gaffers words, I wasn't there) just shot everything out its fanny. He insists it not a prolapse and everything had come out in bloody mess, obviously dead. Two...
  12. W

    Is Red Tractor actually legal?

    As a cereal farmer we all have to produce crops within the rules set out by government such as crop sprayer MOT, NROSO, Safe storage of grain, fuel storage, fertiliser storage etc etc. We’ve had EA, Natural England, Defra and Trading Stadards inspections over the last 5 years. We then have to...
  13. Chasingmytail

    Organic just not paying

    Im struggling to find any organic groups on FB/net. Wondering if there is anything where you can have a chat/moan? With the hike in organic feeds for the inlamb ewes, lick bucket costs etc. Not getting the return on the stock. Lambs go as conventional (only a small flock left) and 35 suckler...
  14. Tim G

    How can I stop our cows wasting silage?

    Our few Jerseys are loose housed through the winter and fed baled silage in a ring feeder which is on an area we scrape clean daily. Previous years we'd noticed how much silage they dragged out of the feeder when eating so when we changed our baler last year we went for one with a chopper in the...
  15. GAM


    I’m looking at buying a 8ft topper; what’s the pro & cons of a fully off set one, as opposed to one that fits directly behind the tractor?
  16. Bramble

    Milk price - for budgeting

    Whats the rollercoaster going to be doing for the next 12 months??? For a ‘standard’ litre liquid contract, by March my price will be up 40% in 12 months Will spot prices/GDT keep going up? Will supply tighten further, or is everyone going to open the floodgates at the prospect of 40ppl and we...
  17. Chasingmytail

    value of weaned organic angus calves

    To make a profit on the calves sold at 9 months old. What value do you put on an average steers and heifers? beef cross angus sire named. grass fed. Sold privately not through mart. Avail end of Feb. Havent weighed them yet. Seen a few on Breedr but some are extremely low in price. Got...
  18. E

    Stripper Header

    Shelbourne Stripper header. Anything considered. Wanted for grass seed harvesting. Thanks 07825641904
  19. topground

    SFI and Farm Assurance ‘Earned recognition’

    This extract lifted from an email received yesterday. I understood from Janet Hughes posts that there was no plan to link SFI with farm assurance. If I am correct then either Janet Hughes speak with forked tongue or there are parts of her team publishing stuff with contrary information. What do...
  20. Agriland RSS

    Fertiliser planning webinars for beef, sheep and dairy farmers

    Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland AgriSearch, the Agri-food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) and the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) are joining forces to hold two Fertiliser Planning webinars on Wednesday, January 26, at 8:00p.m (dairy) and Monday, January 31...