1. C

    15 acres of grazing between Wantage and Hungerford (one off)

    Just overseeded with herbal leys and want to knock back existing grass with sheep. Electric fencing will be needed. Can sort out water. Sorry first post, hope Im in the right place.
  2. J

    Contracting charges plus fuel, or contractor charges including fuel

    I contract as well as farm. To date I have fairly accurate figures on the cost/op. However with fuel prices nowadays and the elasticity in its price I want to move across to charging for the job, plus fuel and near cost on top. This way it takes a lot of guess work out of budgeting, as its...
  3. Agriland RSS

    Can the promise of biomethane be fully realised?

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland The results of a study, looking at the potential for biomethane production in Northern Ireland, show considerable promise. However, those involved with the work recognise that the development of schemes to capitalise on these opportunities needs to be...
  4. Hereford21

    Is it worth fattening store lambs on forage rape?

    Last year we harvested spring barley in a 20 acre field then moved straight to winter barley in the same field. After the winter barley harvest this year we want to rotate the barley to a different silage field and grow grass on it again, but my dad mentioned growing forage rape on this field...
  5. W

    Moore direct drill

    Going to look at a Moore drill so we can do some grass seed slotting-what would be the diameter when new of the disc
  6. Agriland RSS

    Biomethane volumes in NI much greater than estimated

    Written by Megan O'Brien from Agriland Turning livestock manure and grass silage into biomethane could help to meet Northern Ireland's demand for energy as well as significantly it's carbon footprint, researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have found. The findings come from a study which...
  7. Greythundercloudys

    Any one priced clik yet.

    Has anyone?
  8. Farm Classifieds

    Bomford B578 hedge cutter

    Bomford B578 hedge cutter Advert added by: @ih1455xl Machinery Details Category: Grass Equipment Hedge Cutters Price: £4300 Condition: Good Description Bomford B578 ready to go straight to work recently re flailed and balanced by joe turner 4ft head cable...
  9. Fergieman

    BPS & mid tier

    In previous years we have been in ELS/HLS and any grass margins didn't have to be split from main field crop on BPS. What's the rules under mid tier? I believe they have to be listed separately from main arable crop on BPS?
  10. Phil P

    What type of bird is this?

    Can anyone tell me what type of bird this is? It’s not one I’ve seen knocking about before. After a bit of Googling the closest one I can find is a fieldfare? But probably way off the mark 🤦🏻‍♂️ But also got goldfinch, (edit: gray wagtail🤦🏻‍♂️) two pairs of oyster catchers and half a dozen...
  11. S

    Autumn calving?

    As above really, considering going from a sort of Ayr pattern to autumn block. I'd like eventually to start calving end sept/October, looking at my current pattern, a third or so already fit, just over a third are in January and February and the rest are sort of littered about the rest of the...
  12. Headless chicken

    What to feed heifer calves this autumn?

    Historically we’ve always fed cake and straw and they’ve done very well and it suits our system as we’ve not got any fixed facilities for them so we can just use tubs and a ring feeder. with cake price climbing higher we need to consider the alternatives as see how others are doing it. We fed...
  13. CPM RSS

    New research to look at spring herbicide strategies

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham from CPM Magazine New research by NIAB is set to help growers and agronomists make more effective decisions on spring grassweed herbicide application timing and treatments. The trials, in partnership with Syngenta, will assess the competitiveness and risk of seed...
  14. Agriland RSS

    NI cereal crops ahead of normal for time of year

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (CAFRE) tillage advisors are confirming that most cereal crops in Northern Ireland are generally a little ahead of normal. This is a direct result of the relatively mild spring, after a winter of good...
  15. jed

    Sucklers anyone miss them ?

    I’ve had a mare of a calving time this year from abortion to cryp calves that won’t suck and really have had enough of the f…ing things pretty well convinced myself that they’ve got to go . I love to look at a field of great looking cows and calves but I’m not getting any younger kids are not...
  16. B

    Sulphur use in arable systems

    Is anyone successfully getting good yield responses without the need to use Nitrogen with added Sulphur. Farmyard manure, Digestate and Sewage Sludge all rotationally applied pre drilling
  17. B

    Final N - Dry

    Missed any meaningful rain over the last couple of weeks and no rain forecasted for the month ahead, is it a worthwhile investment applying the final split? or will most of it just be immobile or volatilise? Interested to hear everyone's current thinking.
  18. bobk

    Our Queen is struggling

    Seems the situation since her husbands death is having a huge effect on her health The monarchy is near the end , Charles , who imo is a total git should abdicate and give the job to William .
  19. kfpben

    Renting out a field for a wedding

    I’ve been approached to rent out a field for a wedding party. I vaguely know the bride’s mother as she lives in the village but don’t know the couple at all so no great desire to offer ‘mates rates’. 140 guests. Use of three phase electric. Some camping. Will need it for 4 days in early...
  20. will6910

    Which investment is better currently

    I currently have a small dilemma. I have sold some off my store heifers and done not Brilliant. So Im going have to graze the remaining 9 heifers for the summer to get more weight on them. So il have 9 heifers and then ewes and lambs. I can’t see how il have grass for them all without some...