grassland

  1. Farm Business RSS

    Don’t scrimp on grass inputs

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Dairy farmers are being warned against pulling back on fertiliser applications to grassland this spring to prevent clamp losses later in the year. David Newton, technical manager at Timac Agro UK says producers need to take a long-term view when it comes...
  2. B

    Worthwhile or a waste of diesel

    Often wonder if doing this does any good or just makes us feel like it does, anybody know?
  3. Chris F

    Grassland product survey

    I think most TFF users more than understand the levels of financial pressure we are likely to experience next season. Inputs prices are rising seemingly daily and the margins some suppliers have come to expect are no longer sustainable. Farmdeals is trying to help. Grassland Product Survey -...
  4. Clive

    Time to help yourself ! Tell us what you need ?

    I think most TFF users more than understand the levels of financial pressure we are likely to experience next season. Inputs prices are rising seemingly daily and the margins some suppliers have come to expect are no longer sustainable. Loads of threads over the years here have suggested...
  5. Farm Business RSS

    New grass, clover and forage crop guide offers practical advice to maximise the value of homegrown crops

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Field Options has published its 2022 Grass, Clover and Forage Crop Guide which, in addition to providing full details of the company’s specialist grazing, silage and forage crop seed mixtures, also contains a wealth of useful agronomic advice to help...
  6. Defra Farming

    Video Diary: Farmer Jess Brooks on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

    Video Diary: Farmer Jess Brooks on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot Written by The Team The Brooks Family joined the pilot to help us improve the Sustainable Farming Incentive. For over a century, the family has worked on South Thorness Farm, which is found on the north-west coast of...
  7. CPM RSS

    Putting the buzz back in pollination

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF Bumblebees are probably the UK’s most iconic insect and possibly the ‘bee’s knees’ of the pollinators. CPM finds out more about them and picks up a few ways to make room for them on the farm in a webinar hosted by Nature Friendly Farming Network and...
  8. Durry cows

    Maize ground/summer heifer grazing Derbyshire

    Just seeing what’s about if anyone has any grassland to graze heifers on this summer/land to grow maize on within 10 miles of de6 Thanks
  9. Agriland RSS

    Machinery Focus: Prepping a Kverneland mower for spring

    Written by Justin Roberts from Agriland April is here and in just a few short weeks the farm mower will once again be busy on the silage fields, so now is the time to freshen it up or maybe consider investing in a new machine altogether. If you are looking to replace the existing machine, then...
  10. slim shiny

    Alliance tyres unbelievable customer service

    Had a set of Alliance put on a tractor last summer and in the new year noticed cracking in the back set. Contacted the guys we bought them off and they came straight out took photos, date stamps serial numbers etc. Late feb Alliance sent a rep to have a look and was fairly open that there was an...
  11. AHDB Podcast RSS

    334: The impact of the war in Ukraine on markets

    334: The impact of the war in Ukraine on markets Written by Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board In this AHDB Food and Farming podcast John Bates speaks to AHDB analyst Vikki Campbell as she has been looking closely at the situation in Ukraine and what it means for markets expecting...
  12. Henery

    Rushes….. what to do?

    Rushes getting worse , I know drainage is the real answer but not possible at the moment. Weed wiper ? Spot spray? What works best and when ? thanks 🙏
  13. Alistair Nelson

    Andrew Ward's Drill Demo Day

    Anybody go? The Good, the Bad, the Ugly? Watching the first video on Youtube ground conditions looked testing with wet clay land and the soil pit actually filling with water overnight!! Interested to hear people who went thoughts? Cheers Alistair
  14. Defra Farming

    Grazing, agri-environment schemes and environmental outcomes in the uplands

    Grazing, agri-environment schemes and environmental outcomes in the uplands Written by Rob Cooke Grazing is an important part of our farming industry and, for many, management of livestock is more than an occupation: it is a way of life. It is the main use of land across much of the...
  15. C

    Livestock the solution or the problem

    Not so long ago cows and livestock in general were being blamed for the supposed climate crisis. Now supposedly farm yard manure is the answer to save the planet do the powers that be even realise where muck comes from I wonder. Ideal scenario for them would be genetically modified trees that...
  16. steveR

    How long for pasture to "clean up" from sheep?

    A friend and I were chatting last week about worm burdens and other sheep related problems on grassland. The new flock here was wormed with Zolvix*, isolated and then did a FEC with a bit fat Zero as a result :) The sheep are now only run on clean land, that has never had sheep before, so...
  17. A

    Liquid fertiliser

    Hi I was wondering if anyone had any experience in liquid fertiliser. A salesman has tried to sell me it and if I’m honest I don’t know anything about it, and with him being a typical salesman it does sound very good and with fertiliser prices the way they are this year I was thinking of giving...
  18. Agriland RSS

    Welsh man to study calf production in South America

    Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland Welsh man Charlie Cooper is planning on travelling South America to investigate the importance of rearing an efficient, sustainable and profitable beef animal from the dairy industry. He will be doing so as the latest recipient of Hybu Cig Cymru –...
  19. davidroberts30

    Electric fendt

    Might get 8 hours work🤷‍♂️
  20. Jackov Altraids

    One of the best posts on TFF ever

    "You can see why U.K. Ag is stuffed really. Farmers come on here grateful they can maybe, with a fair wind and lots of luck make £5 an acre after betting the farm on mega high input prices. Like the NFU with RT it seems like some kind of badge of honour to many farmers to be able to close the...
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