1. gavd

    Calving disaster

    Just come in from the latest stillborn calf, so far 3 stillborn out of 6 calved. Only have 20 sucklers and this year making me question having them. Seems a lot of work and hassle for very little reward. Managed to get the second stillborn and placenta to the lab for a PM the other day. Still...
  2. bobk

    @silverfox on tv tonight

    You've missed it , ha ha
  3. S

    Compressor Advice

    Just want a smallish one for pumping up tyres speedily and a cleaning off the odd item (air tools have been replaced by battery tools). It won't even do 1 hour a week - any half decent ones? Stupid question - will a 50 litre one take longer to pump a tyre than 100 litre or does that just...
  4. Agriland RSS

    Opinion: Thank goodness for blight warning after cold days at Balmoral

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland I mean no harm to potato growers, but I was never so glad to hear that a blight warning has been issued for next week, particularly following my attendance at Balmoral Show. At least this means the weather is about to warm up. I spent two days at this...
  5. Agriland RSS

    Grain trade association: Meal rationing not on the cards yet

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland Northern Ireland Grain Trade Association (NIGTA) chief executive, Gill Gallagher, has confirmed that meal rationing for livestock production purposes is not on the cards for next winter, at least not yet. But she is making no secret of the fact that...
  6. O

    Situation Vacant Full/Part time harvest work opportunity on 700 acre Norfolk farm

    Full/Part time work opportunity from June/July and into early Autumn on 700 acre arable farm near Norwich, Norfolk. Workload consists of: general farm work, corn carting, harvest work, irrigation, grass topping, silage carting, loader work, cultivating, drilling, subsoiling, farm maintenance...
  7. lots to learn123

    Farming Internationally

    Hi all, considering the price of land domestically (Ireland), it seems to make sense for a young farmer to look internationally for opportunities to expand. If you could "do it all again"/did not have ties that would keep you from going overseas, where would you have looked to go? I see France...
  8. F


    hi i'm in a bit of a predicament, we have a mengele sh40, it has the wide 2 mtr front on it, and we can't find anyone that has a new flywheel drive-belt, we have tried all the usual sources, and even mengele germany are saying they do not produce them anymore, also tried the main belt suppliers...
  9. R

    Ab15 mowing again

    Probably a daft question, but will vetch and clover suffer if cut frequently while flowering ? The black grass is re heading every couple of weeks now, so needs to be cut, but I’m fearful of ending up with no legumes through continuous mowing. If anyone jas any experience of growing this stuff...
  10. Agriland RSS

    DAERA officials no-show at UFU fodder meeting

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) policy manager, James McCluggage, has criticised Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) officials for their no-show at his organisation’s Balmoral Show fodder update meeting this week. He spoke at...
  11. M-J-G

    Red Clover

    Who's growing it, and what are the up/down sides. I'm wondering about feeding it to young stock and restricted to sucklers along with straw. TIA
  12. rm36house

    Junkkari Simulta 2500 seeder

    Hello friends! I need your advice for the right adjusting it for mixed grass seed. I sowed all my planed fields but one left and I have some fears about my Junkkari settings. When I set bottom flap position on 0 position than container has left with to many small seeds at the end but today when...
  13. Still Farming

    Royal Welsh Grassland Event.

    Good sunny day after a good soak. Should be excellent event. Anyone going?
  14. J

    Cheap 1 year legume

    So I've got 50 acres of silage ground that I'm hoping to put into gs4 herbal ley autumn of 2023. However, I'm looking to plough and reseed it this autumn in 1 year ley, as this will give me the opportunity to level it out this year, spray it next autumn and direct drill the gs4 into what then...
  15. Overby

    Gatepost ideas

    I've got a gate that now isn't quite wide enough and I could do with fitting a double gate. The whole area sits on an old hardcored site so is a nightmare to try and dig into. Anyone got any genius ideas for a simple way to install a gatepost? I toyed with a plate on the bottom but the pins...
  16. B

    Food Banks Whats Going On?

    Im old enough to remember the 3 day week in the early 1970s ( i was at school then), when the country had days without any electricity? miners were on strike, brought the heath govt. down? and other hard recessions up to now? It just seems to me the population has got so soft over the years, and...
  17. daithi

    Border spreading cock up

    When spreading urea on spring barley at 150kg/ha I did a field with the border deflector on left down. Kuhn axis spreader at 18m. What can I do anything to rectify this?
  18. Wolds Beef

    Growing food in the Back Garden

    Who has decided to grow more in there garden and what are you growing? Salad crps are my first thought. WB
  19. northernmonkey

    Grass field price

    Good Morning Everyone. I have been offered 28 acres of grass to cut this year and wonder how much I should be paying for the privilege? The owner of said field Is suggesting rather than a price per acre I should pay him per bale. He is suggesting 7 pounds per bale... based on 4ft rounds
  20. S

    OSR and grass weeds

    Haven’t grown any osr for 20 years plus but thinking of having another go. What’s the chemical lineup for grass weeds in particular ryegrass?