grassland

  1. Clive

    SFI Pilot questions / thoughts

    I’m sure we are not the only farm on TFF currently trying to understand and prepare an SFI application so I thought a thread to discuss and make sense of options maybe a good idea ? Have to say not finding the help line too helpful so far ! hows anyone else getting on a d what standards /...
  2. Agriland RSS

    Machinery Focus: Video – real time silage analysis from John Deere

    Written by Justin Roberts from Agriland John Deere, like all mainstream manufacturers, is investing heavily in digital technology and proudly markets its electronic wares as being of great benefit to the farmer. All the major companies will have a multitude of systems to aid, not only the...
  3. Agriland RSS

    Rothamsted clarifies its position on meat consumption

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland In response to the recently published UK National Food Strategy, Rothamsted Research economist Dr. Taro Takahashi suggested that reduced meat consumption could bring both health and environmental benefits to the fore. When asked by Agriland, how such...
  4. Farm Business RSS

    Meat tax would cost nearly £250 million a year, study finds

    Written by Iain Hoey from Farm Business A ‘meat tax’ would cost the UK £242 million a year according to a new study from agricultural research institute Rothamsted Research, suggesting that a tax on red meat to help curb climate change could do more harm than good. The new study, published in...
  5. Clive

    Are you all depressed ?

    I've been lucky enough to have a bit of a family holiday recently with lockdown restrictions ending and I've also spent a lot more time with none farming friends and reduced my time talking farming online a fair bit. After a period where that has been hard to do it's easy to forget just how...
  6. thesilentone

    When is the time to confront the elephant in the room ?

    Our action to negate or slow global warming is clearly not going fast enough. I don't point the finger at the UK exclusively, we are far from the worst offenders, however in general, are we doing enough ? Looking at Agriculture alone, currently social media is full of pictures of tractors...
  7. Bushcraft Paddler

    Trees.....

    This is way left of field, but I would really welcome your thoughts. I will also try to keep this as short as possible !! In my daily job I work with Doctors in ICU using inhaled anaesthetics to keep patients in their "induced coma". All sedation is bad for the environment in someway. The...
  8. Agriland RSS

    Performance recording linked with lower emission flocks

    Written by Rachel Martin from Agriland Performance recording is an opportunity Northern Ireland’s sheep sector can no longer afford to ignore, according to industry advisors. A recent webinar run by AgriSearch, in partnership with AFBI, CAFRE, AHDB and Sheep Ireland, explained as well as...
  9. D

    The NFU and the National Food Strategy

    I know there is a food strategy thread, but I am so hacked off i'm starting another one. The National Food Strategy had two bodies advising Mr Dimbleby. https://www.nationalfoodstrategy.org/advisory-panel-2021/ https://www.nationalfoodstrategy.org/fdsc-2021/ There is one person - only one...
  10. Stags Agri

    DISPERSAL SALE OF 8 NEW HOLLAND & FORD TRACTORS, TELEHANDLER, SKID STEER, COMBINE, 2 QUAD BIKES, FULL RANGE OF FARM MACHINERY - Exeter - 31/07/21

    DISPERSAL SALE OF 8 NEW HOLLAND & FORD TRACTORS, TELEHANDLER, SKID STEER, COMBINE, 2 QUAD BIKES, FULL RANGE OF FARM MACHINERY, TRAILERS, ATTACHMENTS, LIVESTOCK EQUIPMENT, GENERAL EQUIPMENT & FERTILIZER On Behalf of Messrs R G Seward & Sons SALE TO COMMENCE AT 10.30AM FULL DETAILS (MORE...
  11. Farm Business RSS

    New tool launched to help farmers manage their rotational grazing on the hoof

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business A free online tool to help farmers optimise their grazing, which will in turn improve their productivity and profitability, has been launched by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS). Whether rotationally grazing livestock for the first time or developing their...
  12. S

    Cost of keeping ewes per year.

    Probably done a million times. trying to get a handle on costs of running the ewes over 12 month period. not including rent or labour. out door lambing flock. sure somebody altersthe figures each time I look 😂.
  13. jerseycowsman

    Sawdust instead of straw for loose yards?

    Can this be done or do you use too much sawdust making it too expensive or does it just not work? If would be for youngstock, not milkers
  14. Sam myers

    Rent agreement

    Evening everybody, got the chance of taking on a bit of grassland but need to come to an agreement on price per acre. 10 acre of old grass lays currently full of rubbish. The agreement is I will do the hedge cutting, any upkeep, buy and apply all fertiliser and I will receive any BPS. More than...
  15. J

    Mounted sprayer

    Evening all, We are looking to change our mounted Kuhn Optis 1200L 12M 2018 sprayer. This has been a seriously good machine both strong, well designed and more important than anything 100% reliable. It hasn’t got a serious amount of mod cons just electri on/off, hydraulic slant & hydraulic up &...
  16. Chris F

    National Food Strategy

    I see the Nation Food Strategy due out next week has been leaked to the papers. Write up in the Times today. Aims - "break the junk food cycle" Headline - "Free fruit and Veg planned for the poor" Mentions for eating Algae instead of meat. A "meat tax" is not going to be included, but...
  17. bobk

    DEFRA Sustainable Farm Incentive

    Is it new , ELMS , CSS , or a combination , another scheme offering lots but producing naff all . :scratchhead:
  18. Farm Business RSS

    Plan cash flow now to avoid feed cost issues

    Written by Lydia Turner from Farm Business Soaring feed costs mean dairy farmers need to be careful when planning cash flow to avoid pinch points over the next six months. According to agricultural bank Oxbury, feed comprises one of the greatest input costs on dairy units, with higher yielding...
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