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  1. MX7

    Which farming organisations do “DEFRA” lias with?

    I see Janet Hughes has being interacting with TFF which is great. That said, I am interested to know which farming organisations DEFRA work with,to find out if the schemes DEFRA advisers come up with are actually practical, realistic, and “Financially Viable”. As I fear some of the staff that...
  2. W

    Janet Hughes

    Hi Janet, thank you for the reply to my question. I can’t reply as the thread is shut for some reason so I’ve started this thread. Your reply was: ‘’Hello - thanks for your question :) We're not planning for Red Tractor or any other assurance scheme to police environmental schemes on our...
  3. The Guardian RSS

    Meat accounts for nearly 60% of all greenhouses gases from food production, study finds

    Meat accounts for nearly 60% of all greenhouses gases from food production, study finds Written by Oliver Milman from the Guardian Production of meat worldwide emits 28 times as much as growing plants, and most crops are raised to feed animals bound for slaughter The global production of food...
  4. Agriland RSS

    Importance of staff well-being on dairy farms highlighted in workshops

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland The welfare and well-being of people working on dairy farms is as much a priority as animals and the environment. That was one of a number of take-aways from the first workshop of a new 3-year project being facilitated by the Food Ethics Council. An...
  5. D

    Soil health strategy

    Green peer Natalie Bennett has received House of Lords support for an amendment to the Environment Bill, which would require Government to set targets for soil health alongside those already in place for air and water. Proposal supported by some well known figures including Lord (Don) Curry...
  6. F

    Dung beetle Survival

    After watching part of a Forage for Knowledge you tube video on the importance on looking after your Dung Beetles I thought I am already most of the way there on most of my pasture. With only the under 12 month cattle being wormed with an ivermectin type product. The problem I now have is I...
  7. Y

    Thoughts on loosing BPS and replacing with ELMS?

    What are people’s thoughts and what are you doing to get ready for the change
  8. The Guardian RSS

    Regenerative farming shift could reduce UK climate emissions, say experts

    Regenerative farming shift could reduce UK climate emissions, say experts Written by Tom Levitt from the Guardian Organic farming methods, which use fewer pesticides and store more carbon in soil, are becoming more popular There is growing momentum behind a shift to ‘regenerative’ agriculture...
  9. Ffermer Bach

    nofence electric collars, fenceless grazing system

    Anyone using them? What does everyone think? https://www.nofence.no/en
  10. Hilly

    Running out of time

    I totally “get this” imo hes correct . It’s very interesting.
  11. Defra Farming

    Things we learned at this summer's agricultural shows

    Things we learned at this summer's agricultural shows Written by Jeeves Sidhu Come rain or shine, members of the Future Farming team enjoyed speaking to you at agricultural shows around the country during the summer. We went along to: Groundswell in Hertfordshire Cereals 2021 in...
  12. W

    izona drill

    Surprised it’s not been mentioned on here yet unless I’ve missed it. From the Mzuri stable. https://izona.com/
  13. holwellcourtfarm

    How should agricultural research studies be chosen?

    I have just listened to Monday's Farming Today. In it a researcher from Aberystwyth talked about research to measure how long ewes lie down for as a marker of impending lambing. He justified the project saying it would lead to technology to warn shepherds when a ewe was coming up to lambing. He...
  14. The Guardian RSS

    Rewilding: should we bring the lynx back to Britain?

    Rewilding: should we bring the lynx back to Britain? Written by Phoebe Weston from the Guardian Reintroducing the big cats could control deer numbers and enrich ecosystems but farmers and the public need reassurance, say experts The maverick rewilder Derek Gow is wearing an extremely small...
  15. P

    Fallow after grass leys

    Does anyone know where I can find the rules regarding grass leys (temporary grass) being left fallow after the four year period of temporary grass? As I do not wish them to become permanent grass, but as yet do not know what best to plant next year.
  16. The Guardian RSS

    Regenerative farming shift could reduce UK climate emissions, say experts

    Regenerative farming shift could reduce UK climate emissions, say experts Written by Tom Levitt from the Guardian Organic farming methods, which use fewer pesticides and store more carbon in soil, are becoming more popular There is growing momentum behind a shift to ‘regenerative’ agriculture...
  17. spin cycle

    tff proper farmin group

    please add your ideas :) i'm in for ploughin....straw burning....indoor lambin....pigs indoors
  18. neilo

    TFF Grass Roots Group

    I've just been looking through this week's Farmers Guardian, and saw three quotes from members of the 'TFF Grass Roots Group' in the first couple of pages. If there are a group of people that purport to represent us, then shouldn't we at least know who they are?
  19. C

    Geronimo.

    Animal rights activists are set to march on Downing Street this weekend to demand the beloved stud is kept alive, as celebrity supporters Chris Packham and Joanna Lumley waded into the row to offer their support. And more than 85,000 people have so far signed a petition to save Geronimo after...
  20. D

    Ecocharger electric quad bike

    Anyone got one? thinking of the 2wd dominator to replace our 3yr old honda trx250, weve had several of these but the quality and reliability isnt very good any more, any thoughts would be appreciated!
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