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  1. Agriland RSS

    New Zealand to consider separate farm-level levy for methane emissions

    Written by Rubina Freiberg from Agriland The Primary Sector Climate Action Parternship, He Waka Eke Noa, has recommended a farm-level split-gas levy to reduce emissions and sequester carbon in New Zealand from 2025. Farmers would be responsible for reporting their emissions using a...
  2. Agriland RSS

    New Zealand to consider separate farm-level levy for methane emissions

    Written by Rubina Freiberg from Agriland The Primary Sector Climate Action Parternship, He Waka Eke Noa, has recommended a farm-level split-gas levy to reduce emissions and sequester carbon in New Zealand from 2025. Farmers would be responsible for reporting their emissions using a...
  3. Muddyroads

    Plant based isn’t automatically better

    Nice to see the Advertising Standards Agency being open minded https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-61731187
  4. O

    sesame planting and combine header

    I'm planning to plant sesame using a non-shattering variety, so i supposed to arrange for planting and i wonder if using a row crop planter would be beneficiary otherwise, I should use a seed drill, the second thing that discomforts me is could i use a pneumatic planter for sesame seeds, because...
  5. muleman

    Rain

    Another inch this morning, how are people getting on with their silage, Its a right struggle here in cumbria. we arent ready yet thankfully but the dairy fellas are having a bit of a fight, its a good job there are modern machinery nowadays , they will do 200 acre in 24hrs but its still hard...
  6. Needtolearnalot

    Derelict field restoration

    We have about 4 acres which we started the process of restoring last autumn .... things have not gone as planned - Help! The history .... about 3-4 years ago someone else managed the land and reared pheasants on it. The huts were removed and the ground left. The area covered by the huts and...
  7. Agriland RSS

    Farmland market values strongest since 2015

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland Land agents are seeing the strongest farmland market since prices peaked in 2015, with most farms and estates launched this spring going under offer for well above their guide prices. Speaking at Cereals 2022, Matthew Sudlow, head of estates & farm...
  8. R

    Mower for dairy

    Evening Just wondering about buying a mower and would prefer other dairy farmers' input rather than post in machinery. Would be used for pre-mowing, mowing surplus paddocks for bales and maybe pit silage along with contractor probably (1st cut and a later bulkier cut). Would you go for a...
  9. Robt

    wheat price and your predictions for what it will hit

    So with the awful situation in ukraine and they can only export 2 million tones per month... What will uk grown feed wheat hit? 450, 500 a ton?
  10. D

    Protein levels in grazed grass

    Had two grass samples back today. Current field cows are in 11ME, 14.5 protein. Next field to graze 11.7ME, 17.5 protein. I knew current field wasn't so good, but needed to graze it, was cut for first cut, still a bit suprised the protein was that low but has grown back slowly and got a bit far...
  11. D

    A303 Salisbury plain

    Went to twickenham on the 303 at the weekend to watch rugby, very jealous of the huge fields that way, if anyone here farms it then I must say your crops lovely, credit where credits due, just wish I could be that way come harvest to have a look. I’ve got lovely views in Cornwall but my word...
  12. JJT

    Whats a cut of grass worth?

    Have just done first cut silage and with what we had left over from last year we've got enough without doing a second cut. Neighbour would like to take the second cut off it. So what's it worth per ac? They put fert on, probably get 6 weeks growth. Good rye grass/ red clover leys.
  13. benny6910

    Red tractor audit

    I’ve got a audit next week for combinable crops and I missed my local moisture meter clinic this spring so I’ve not got the relevant pice of paper but I do have samples of all the crops I grow with moisture checked by local merchant. Will this be good enough to get me a tick in the correct box...
  14. J

    Baled silage value 2022

    Has anyone sold or bought round bales from the field yet this year? what’s it worth?
  15. MX7

    Jeremy Clarkson “Farming Sunday Times”5-6-2022

    May be of interest ;).
  16. A

    Growing Swedes

    Can anyone help. Sowed a 2acre field of Swedes. What is the best way to keep the weeds down. I have an old type scarifier and the ridger on the Massey 135 should I try these or should I be spraying
  17. Guiggs

    Suckler cows.. is it worth it?

    what's people's thoughts on starting a small suckler herd.. Grazing is owned or very cheap rent, we can make our own hay/ silage and swap surplus for straw, can winter in owned buildings and can buy the right calves at the right money to bring on as the herd females. Currently have a simm and...
  18. J

    Trailed silage harvester 1060

    Having trouble with grass gathering on both ends of bottom feed roller. This is the inside steel roller with different rocker arms than the 1050s. Is this an issue with these or Is there a Problem with my roller
  19. B

    What! No one read the Telegraph this morning?

    Really helpful and balanced three page piece (The great plant based con). Just the type of thing many on here have been hoping would be published.
  20. unlacedgecko

    New Zealand has higher farm animal welfare

    https://www.thescottishfarmer.co.uk/news/20182605.rspca-state-new-zealand-judged-higher-welfare-uk/ According to the UK RSPCA. So UK claims of welfare should no longer act as a barrier to trade agreements. What's your thoughts?
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