1. tr250

    Can I spread fym on grass?

    Can I spread fym on grass ley now? It won’t travel but assuming it would is it classed as high nitrogen I’m a bit confused with the new rules.
  2. Agriland RSS

    Surplus and vintage equipment to be auctioned by Cheffins

    Written by Justin Roberts from Agriland Cheffins will make a welcome return to holding live auctions with two sales, one of surplus equipment and the other of vintage machinery. Stepside Agricultural Contractors of Cardigan, Wales, will be disposing of items that are no longer required due...
  3. S

    Is spreading slurry allowed now??

    Yesterday there was a strong smell of slurry spreading, I thought it was not allowed this time of year because of new regulations
  4. Aspiring Peasants

    Grass vs cake

    Talking sheep here. It's been a largely accepted doctrine that grass is good and cake is bad. I've always thought this is over simplistic because the cost of grass should include rent field maintenance etc. However ignoring that, with fertilizer at £700 to £800 per ton the cost of producing...
  5. TFF

    RB209 Section 3 Grass and forage crops

    The Nutrient Management Guide (RB209) helps you make the most of organic materials and balance the benefits of fertiliser use against the costs - both economic and environmental. It explains the value of nutrients, soil and why good nutrient management is about more than just the fertilisers you...
  6. Chris F

    There is no such thing as the wild in the UK?

    So much talk about re-wilding in the news. I've never liked the concept as its seems to be a dream in someone's head about what nature does when left to itself. But the wild - as in lets say 1,000 or 10,000 years ago, just does not exist any more in my opinion. There are 70 million people in...
  7. Agtech-Enthusiast

    Skippy Scout: Anyone used it or is planning to use it?

    Just wanting some feedback on Skippy Scout from people who have used it! Anyone planning on using it this season?
  8. stablegirl

    Which 5 furrow plough?

    Large mixed dairy farm, using the plough to prep seedbed for wheat, maize and grass. Have had 2 kverneland, a 4 then a 5, with a 200 headstock, kind of looking for another kv, but both have had a bit of bother with the valve block, and don't like the fact the variwidth had no grease points...
  9. W

    Petition to reform the new landscape schemes We all know these need proposals are rubbish and all the money will go to large landowners and estates, so let’s get it reformed so it gets onto normal sized farms.
  10. K

    Rakeman 3000

    Found myself considering a set of chain harrows as my old set have eventually bit the dust and are on the scrap heap to weigh in. Was looking at the folding frame variety a while back, in particular the Agritrend 4 or 5m but also heard reports that these things can be overly aggressive ripping...
  11. CopperBeech

    Great article in The Times
  12. teslacoils

    Secondary School Propaganda

    Today in food tech, my yr7 child and his class were told by their teacher: Cows caused climate change due to methane. Farmers dump excess manure in rivers. Transporting animals for slaughter is a major emitter of co2. A field of cows produces less food than a field of wheat. Dairying...
  13. Henery

    Mid Tier Payments going up 30%

    I saw this as a quote from George Eustace at OFC, anyone know what the ins and outs are? I have two mid tier agreements in their second and third years and about to apply for another. Is the increase in annual payment options or capital payments or both ? if true will sweeten the pill quite...
  14. Farm Business RSS

    RPA announces changes to payment rates in Countryside Stewardship Scheme

    Written by Iain Hoey from Farm Business The Rural Payments Agency Announce Changes to Payment Rates in Countryside Stewardship The RPA has announced a significant rise, of 30% on average, in the payment rates available in the Countryside Stewardship Scheme, with the Government reportedly...
  15. Defra Farming

    Find out more about Local Nature Recovery and Landscape Recovery

    Find out more about Local Nature Recovery and Landscape Recovery Written by The Team Today we published a blog post with news about our 3 environmental land management schemes and Countryside Stewardship payment rates. In that post, we explained how the 3 schemes fit together and the timings...
  16. Janet Hughes Defra

    New information about local nature recovery and landscape recovery

    Morning all and happy new year. Further to the information we published about the Sustainable Farming Incentive in December (see, today we're publishing information about the 2 other new...
  17. A

    Situation Vacant Assistant Farm Manager - Pembrokeshire

    Sector: Mixed Farming The Opportunity: A rewarding opportunity to manage and conduct the day-to-day technical operations of a variety of crops on an outstanding mixed enterprise farm. You will plan, walk, and tend multiple varieties of potatoes, brassicas and cereals. You will work closely...
  18. TFF

    RB209 Section 1 Principles of nutrient management and fertiliser use

    The AHDB Nutrient Management Guide (RB209) offers best practice guidance on the application of fertilisers and organic materials to crops and grassland. Click the Download button to get the full report. About RB209 The AHDB Nutrient Management Guide (RB209) offers best practice guidance on the...
  19. BRB John

    Valtra vs Massey Vs Fendt

    Just been looking at Valtra's A series and G series and can't but help notice that there is significant similarities to Masseys 4700 series and the new 5S and it got me thinking about the structure of AGCO while I assume they will go the same way as CNH, SDF and Argo at some point it seems...
  20. E

    Dog walking permission

    I rent a few acres on an aha tenancy, mostly arable but also 4ha of grass. I dont have sheep any more so a mate brings his over from time to time to keep the grass down. No rent involved but i do get a bit of lamb now and then. Some of the villagers walk their dogs around the field, often on a...