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  1. Farm Business RSS

    Carlisle maize trials target new ways to boost yields

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Maize growers and contractors from across the northwest got an insight into the latest varieties and growing techniques when Hutchinsons opened the doors to its Carlisle Regional Technology Centre in Cumbria this month. It is the 12th year that...
  2. Agriland RSS

    Balmoral Show 2021 – the jury is still out

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland Agriland Opinion The jury is still out in my head as to whether the move to push ahead with last week’s Balmoral Show was the most strategic decision ever taken by the Royal Ulster Agricultural Society (RUAS). Visitor numbers were well down on the...
  3. D

    So is this the post Brexit Utopia we were promised?

    There was a new golden dawn promised by arch Brexiteers if we left the EU. The reality so far, while we await the belated sunrise, which I’m sure will happen: is partially unharvested fruit and vegetable crops, galloping inflation, a chronic shortage of delivery drivers, chaotic scenes at fuel...
  4. Agriland RSS

    Agri-tech Excellence Awards 2021: Shortlisted companies

    Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland Eleven companies have been shortlisted for the 2021 Agri-tech Excellence Awards, with the winner due to be announced at Agri-EPI conference’s annual conference taking place on October 28. Supported by Marks & Spencer, Syngenta, Leyton, Barclays and...
  5. capfits

    The Tories are not working...

    Discuss. Will it be a winter of unhappiness in the face of Fuel shortages https://www.reuters.com/world/uk/behave-normally-uk-transport-minister-tells-britons-queuing-fuel-2021-09-26/ Energy price rises...
  6. Agriland RSS

    Forestry Commission to simplify licence application process

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland In response to pests and disease outbreaks, and public safety risks, the Forestry Commission has announced it is taking action to simplify part of the felling licence application process in certain circumstances. A limited number of felling licence...
  7. Matty.t7

    Holiday entitlement

    Hi all,how many days holiday should we (full time farm workers)should be getting. have been reading up on it but it’s a little bit confusing wot with bank holidays and overtime and all that.
  8. jerseycowsman

    How much nitrogen fert can I save by using dribble bar?

    As above really. Is there any difference between dribble bar and trailing shoe, ie can I graze it any quicker after trailing shoe than dribble? How soon could I graze after dribble bar/trailing shoe application. Can I cut out artificial nitrogen altogether on my grazing ground or silage ground...
  9. MX7

    Waitrose “Weekend Magazine” promoting Veganism.

    I have just glanced through this weeks, Waitrose “Weekend Magazine,and yet again it is biased towards and promoting Veganism by including only a few recipes/meals with meat in them. On the second page it is also promoting Kate Winslets pro vegan film. I get the impression they are promoting...
  10. D

    Clements offering £30 per hour for field workers

    Looked up the Clements website & they are offering upto £30 per hour if piece rate can be acheived. As a small veg grower, I may as well plough mine in and apply. For the long term sucess of my business I shall harvest my own. We are having a decent year, but no way acheiving prices to be...
  11. Agriland RSS

    ‘Don’t let worms hinder the fertility of ewe lambs ahead of breeding’

    Written by Michael Geary from Agriland Independent UK sheep consultant Dr. Liz Genever is warning of poor conception rates in ewe lambs this autumn if worms are not monitored and managed correctly, after 2020 data revealed the highest yearly worm egg counts were in October and November...
  12. Agriland RSS

    CropTec seminar to return this November

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland With growers in the midst of a tumultuous time in British farming, this year’s CropTec Show seminar programme will examine the building blocks for a sustainable arable farming future. Now in its ninth year, the CropTec Show will take place at the East...
  13. W

    Good luck root crop farmers …….

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  14. jackrussell101

    Eastern Europeans are going to come back as Brits can't cope

    Well that lasted long... https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-58687026
  15. melted welly

    Learning from home ag courses

    Looking for ideas for some short course online learning for an apprentice. He has a few weeks off work and is open to using some of the time to learn. My first thought was FACTS but he’s only been with us 7 months, so maybe a bit too much in at the deep end. He is on a modern apprenticeship, so...
  16. Barleycorn

    Eating more dairy fat linked to lower risk of heart disease

    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/eating-more-dairy-fat-linked-to-lower-risk-of-heart-disease-6sjl82fk8 Can't read the whole article as it's behind a paywall, but why aren't AHDB and NFU screaming this from the rooftops?
  17. roscoe erf

    Any one else panicking

    Are we heading for a mad max future rationing of fuel food etc on its way or is it just sensationalist headlines, are you stocking up and if so what on ?
  18. Agriland RSS

    Former department vet wins tribunal over ‘deleted’ livestock movements

    Written by Rachel Martin from Agriland A former vet within the Department of Agriculture’s Veterinary Service Animal Health Group has won a landmark action against the department after she discovered livestock movement rules were being “abused” by livestock markets in Northern Ireland. Dr...
  19. GOV.UK RSS

    New report underlines need for joined-up action to protect rivers

    New report underlines need for joined-up action to protect rivers Written by Defra Press Office The Rivers Trust has today launched its State of Our Rivers report aiming to allow the English public understand and explore the health of their rivers on a national and local scale. Environment...
  20. Farm Business RSS

    Soil health and regenerative techniques to take centre stage in this year’s CropTec Show seminars

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business With growers in the midst of a tumultuous time in British farming, this year’s CropTec Show seminar programme will examine the building blocks for a sustainable arable farming future. CropTec’s acclaimed seminar programme returns for 2021 with a focus...
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