grassland

  1. T

    Lime spreading rates.

    We've been talking about reduced lime spreading rates on the Beef & Lamb price tracker & thought it deserves it's own thread. @livestock 1 @Hilly @Highland Mule @Cab-over Pete @Skintagain @Kiwi Pete @Poorbuthappy Sorry if I've missed anyone who was in that conversation. Just to catch up...
  2. Agriland RSS

    Last chance for farmers in the Midlands to apply for on-farm biodiversity grant

    Written by William Kellett Farmers in the Midlands have until April 18, to apply for funding to improve on-farm biodiversity under the spring STEPS (Severn Trent Environmental Protection Scheme). The funding is exclusively for farmers in priority catchments who have plans to apply for, or have...
  3. Bald Rick

    Burying Underpants

    I see the Swiss are going to have a mass burial of white cotton underpants .......... https://www.thelocal.ch/20210408/why-swiss-scientists-are-asking-people-to-bury-underwear/ Doesn't mention if they are clean or not but personally I would go used to speed up the biota I quite like the idea
  4. Agriland RSS

    New farm-led research to investigate leatherjacket control strategies

    Written by Rachel Martin A group of four Fermanagh farmers have teamed up with AgriSearch and Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) to investigate different strategies to control leatherjacket populations in grassland. The project is one of seven taking place under the new Northern...
  5. B

    Hemlock control

    How are people successfully controlling hemlock here. Last year spot sprayed it all with glyphosate and now it’s all come back in the same places. Any ideas? Not sure I fancy digging a two foot root out for every plant
  6. AIMS

    Blue Peter encouraging viewers to eat less meat

    The three GB red meat levy bodies have issued a joint open letter in response to the Blue Peter Green Badge campaign by Children’s BBC. The iconic BBC children’s TV show Blue Peter has asked viewers to become part of a ‘green army’ to tackle carbon emissions and climate change. Recommendations...
  7. H

    Vicon Varispreader

    Hi all, Anyone still using a Vicon wagtail fro spreading Fert on grassland. Anyone bought a new one recently ? We used to run them for years before having a basic Kuhn disc spreader. Lots of small and awkward fields on 250 acres of grassland. Any thoughts welcome .
  8. Cab-over Pete

    Feeding a Beef Ration In The Field

    Aye up, I have a customer who feeds a few thousand cattle to slaughter every year. They’re all in all winter obviously, and he has enough grassland to get many out over February to October, but still has several hundred inside. He’s considering turning out more than the grass can support and...
  9. M

    Lump Sum Exit Scheme

    With the consultation due out on the exit scheme next week, is anyone interested in taking this payment and what would it need to be to incentivise you?
  10. davidroberts30

    Manure calculations

    Think im right but stand to be corrected . Going into fodder beet
  11. Wynnstay

    Grassland Nutrition

    Modern grass varieties have the potential to deliver superior yields and excellent feed values if managed correctly, with soil nutrition and pH being prioritised and maintained throughout the year. Before drilling a new ley, you need to understand the nutritional picture of the field. Ensure...
  12. D

    Zocon Grass Harrow vs Jarmet/Intertech for levelling poached ground

    Hi, Has anyone any experience of Zocon's chain harrows for levelling poached ground? https://zocon.eu/machines/weideslepen/zocon-grassland-harrow-6m-4row/?lang=en They retail for approx 1,500 euro more than equivalent width Jarmet/Polish. Are they worth the extra money? What are peoples...
  13. beefandsleep

    Situation Vacant Experienced Stockman-midlands

    Modern beef and arable farm in North Staffordshire seeking full time member of staff. Daily responsibilities will include feeding and bedding finishing and store cattle with tmr feeder and straw blower. Regular tasks include rolling grain and preparing premixes. You will be a tidy and...
  14. R

    Anyone using Agricision on track and is it any good?

    Is anyone using Agricision on track gps and is it any good? Only needed for spreading fert.
  15. Clive

    Things that would improve farm safety ?

    This industry has a tragic safety record, what can we all do that may improve this ? lets use this thread for suggestions ? some maybe unpopular with others (I know mine will be !) but surely we can’t continue watching so many loose their life’s trying to produce a bit of food my top 3...
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    Preparation is key to successful grass growth this spring

    Written by William Kellett With grass reseeding costing anywhere between £370-£500/ha, it is important that preparatory steps are taken now in order to reap the benefit of the investment this spring. Alex Law, grassland and forage crop product manager at Carr’s Billington, says the key is in...
  17. Classichay

    Weed wiper glyphosate

    afternoon all, just finished my project weed wiper which I’m more than chuffed with ( pics to follow) what brand glypho do you guys opt for? I’ve a few gallons of clinicace 360g/l in the store. Or am I better buying roundup 460g/l, I’ve been told it has to be the genuine roundup active. And...
  18. Richard Devon

    Lely centerliner superbowl

    What causes a centerliner to throw too much fert behind the tractor - it looks greener where the tractor has been than out over the 20m bouts? Too high, too low, incorrect pitch?
  19. DairyGrazing

    Soil organic carbon/Soil organic matter.

    With everything thats going on in the wider industry I've decided to get the ball rolling on increasing our soil organic matter/carbon. Plan is to under sow the maize, cover crop the wheat stubbles over winter and move a lot of the FYM from youngstock to an arable farm 6 miles away. I really...
  20. Agriland RSS

    Mineral deficiencies can cause problems on livestock farms

    Written by Agriland Team According to College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) livestock advisor Nigel Gould, mineral deficiencies can be an issue on a significant number of beef and sheep farms at this time of the year. “Farmers should consider mineral supplementation at...
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