grassland

  1. Wolds Beef

    Groundswell

    This looks like a very good exhibition/Show. We are losing a lot of our actives and costs on the conventional methods are going through the roof. I have the second largest Biodynamic Organic farm next door, run by a family that have made money another way,(a bit like Jody). But!! £60 is a lot of...
  2. Andyt880

    How long between applying forefront and topping?

    As per the title, how long do I need to wait after spraying weeds with forefront until I can top the paddock off clean? I don’t want to cut the weed off before the spray has made it to the root. Mainly thistles I’m spraying for.
  3. Jerry

    Bale weight and pros of chopping?

    Have the option of a contractor with a McHale Fusion to do some haylage for sheep. How heavy are fusion bales roughly? And what are the advantages of have the grass chopped? Wastage, quality??
  4. C

    30% of land for nature by 2030

    Reported on BBC about the G7 summit “And they will commit to protecting 30 percent of global land and marine areas for nature by 2030.”
  5. R

    Spraying fungicide and side effects

    Hi all, We're moving onto a small acre of land with a house in the middle, surrounded by fields. Cabbage and wheat I think. Please excuse my uneducated stance and questions but I'm struggling to get info from the local famers. Lived in the area for 17 years but this new house is just outside...
  6. Rick.banks

    Kuhn suppy problems

    Whats the record for ordering kuhn kit and it not turning up? I'll start... ordered a baler 7 months ago for march delivery, still not here... can't be on my own here!
  7. N

    Reseeding grassland

    Hi, I have 7.5 acres in Leicester (midlands) and want to completely renew the grassland as it hasn’t been cared for in 25 years plus. Mostly compacted grassland, grows buttercups and thistles and doesn’t drain well. Had pigs on most recently but moved them off as the grass is taller than them...
  8. F

    End of the Road for Small Livestock Farms?

    I buy store cattle off some small local farms and always try to help them out with bull hire or dehorning and TB testing. Yesterday when I went to see some yearlings on one of these farms that is only around 50 acres of old established permanent grass and a reasonable shed, the owners said that...
  9. S

    AB9 Acreage and direct drill

    Thinking about applying for about 60 acres of AB9 in a Mid Tier application, it seems to be within the rules of the scheme but seems like a lot of acres to put down to the scheme on a 400 acre farm. Has anyone else done this? We are thinking about direct drilling it next year into temporary...
  10. Bald Rick

    "Waddling inside ... to be squeezed dry"

    "... the milking cows in the field next door must waddle inside each night to be squeezed dry." So runs a sentence in an opinion piece by Alice Thomson in yesterday's Times, buried in an article that was challenging the governments agenda by prioritising bills to protect pets (The Animal...
  11. JohnGalway

    Drained peatland GHG emissions source

    I'm looking for specific information on GHG's emitted by drained peatlands. Namely, if a piece of peatland is, or has been in the past, drained where on the site do the emissions come from exactly. Are they mostly coming from open drains/ditches, and/or is it a result of general effect of the...
  12. D

    BKT Tyres-Any good?

    Looking to replace full set of tyres on main ploughing,cultivation tractor. Have had quotes for all the main brands and BKT are coming in substantially cheaper. Am tempted but wondering if there are any drawbacks or problems with this make? Interested in anyones experiences!
  13. I

    Teagle flail topper

    Hi, I was wondering what people's opinion was on Teagle flail toppers. I was thinking of either the TBM or maybe even the heavier duty TBM/S. It will be mainly topping grassland behind the cattle. But I would also have some marshland with reeds and similar thicker growth. Ive used a Kuhn...
  14. S

    Golden Nuggets....the 'fake meat' revolution is on its way....

    Anthony Browne MP, chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on the Environment writes in this week's Spectator, "Britain could be at the forefront of the revolution. We love animals: we are pragmatic about new technology". Further he writes "The FSA should now consider a fast - track...
  15. D

    ELMS in the real world.

    Have just been having a read of some current threads: https://thefarmingforum.co.uk/index.php?threads/worsening-blackgrass-ryegrass-problem.347526/ https://thefarmingforum.co.uk/index.php?threads/dd-turnips-into-permanent-pasture-without-glyphosate.347601/...
  16. Hilly

    Line one Herefords

    https://www.fwi.co.uk/livestock/livestock-breeding/hereford-herd-grows-demand-with-line-bred-us-genetics Interesting artical for anyone wanting to understand and know about line one Hereford cattle .
  17. Andyt880

    DD turnips into permanent pasture without glyphosate

    I am thinking of getting 4 acres of old grass land Direct drilled with turnips after second cut silage. Winters are wet here and land wouldn’t be the lightest but this would be one of my driest fields in winter. Never grazed a forage crop over winter here before. I am wondering would I get...
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