1. C

    Agricultural Matters scares me so I'll ask it here...

    Wtf is plant based sausage?!?
  2. Danllan

    What do we all agree on?

    Allowing for the fact there is always at least one idiot who wants to try and stir up trouble whenever possible by disagreeing just for the sake of it, how about a thread in which we see if we have a consensus on whatever issue? I'd like us to cover a great many subjects, some may lead to...
  3. Farm Business RSS

    UK cattle vets to spearhead crucial antibiotic data collection

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Cattle vets are being called on to spearhead efforts to populate the new national Medicine Hub with farm antibiotic data. The call to action, made at the British Cattle Veterinary Association (BCVA) Congress this week (14-16 October) in Newport, South...
  4. Agriland RSS

    35% of English and Welsh farmers possibly/probably depressed

    Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) has today, Thursday, October 14, published the findings of The Big Farming Survey, which shows 35% of English and Welsh farmers are either possibly or probably depressed. The survey, based on over...
  5. Mattyp64

    Ford tractor advice

    Hi first post here and new to farming so be gentle. I just went to look at a Ford 4630 2wd tractor with a Trima 1090 loader. Has anyone had any experience with these, any known problems and some idea of what the loader can lift? Many thanks
  6. Agriland RSS

    NI Protocol: EU proposes ‘express lane’ for goods going between GB and NI

    Written by Agriland Team from Agriland The European (EU) Commission has put forward four proposals regarding to the future of the Northern Ireland Protocol, which include the creation of an ‘express lane’ for goods travelling between Northern Ireland and Great Britain. The Commission...
  7. Bald Rick

    COP26 ... Your predictions

    The time is nearly here when the "great and good" will gather in Glasgow to thrash out ways to combat Global Warming. Our Dear Leader is in charge and we know he likes to project Britain as "World Beating". Therefore I am expecting a grandstanding announcement from him. What do you think it...
  8. J


    Hi everyone, after some advice please 10 days I had a group of 35 calves (4-7 months old) outside in a small field with shelter, all fine one day, next day a limo was on deaths door with pneumonia. Got the vet out and ended up bringing the rest in as they were all coughing and panting, treated...
  9. Farm Business RSS

    Agri-tech project highlights benefits to dairy-beef sector

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business A project which uses cutting-edge precision technology to tackle calf pneumonia and scours in the dairy-beef sector will highlight its work at a webinar later this month. The £1 million Innovate UK Well-Calf project, which involves partners from...
  10. Farm Business RSS

    Stop Costly Losses at Housing by Controlling Cattle Parasites

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Farmers should protect their cattle from four major parasites in the run-up to housing to prevent costly production losses and welfare issues, is the advice this autumn. Responsible Animal Medicines Advisor (RAMA) Mark Pass from Beeston Animal Health...
  11. Agriland RSS

    2 leading research centres join the LEAF Network as centres of excellence for sustainable farming

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland Agrii’s Throws Farm Technology Centre and Newcastle University Farms have become the latest two establishments to join the LEAF Network. Launched today (October 13) as LEAF Innovation Centres, they join the UK wide ‘LEAF Network’ of farms and research...
  12. Agriland RSS

    Poultry keepers urged to prepare for avian flu

    Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland The UK’s chief veterinary offices are encouraging poultry keepers to take action now in order to reduce the risk of avian flu as winter encroaches. While the UK is currently free from avian flu, over the last year 26 outbreaks have been confirmed in...
  13. Worsall

    Hope Everyone Is Ok?

    I went to the AHDB conference yesterday, and as I sat there, I was thinking how much Levy money was spent on Hotels/Meals and the conference itself. As I looked around the room of 80 or so people, you can spot a farmer a mile off, and I would be surprised if there were more than a dozen actual...
  14. Direct Driller Magazine

    A deeper insight into soil - gamma ray spectroscopy

    Over the last two years there has been an evolution in the way that soil nutrient mapping is carried out. This has been driven by the launch of TerraMap by Hutchinsons in 2019. Terramap came at the perfect timing for farmers looking for that next level of accuracy in understanding their soils in...
  15. Farm Business RSS

    Celebrity farmer Adam Henson shares top safety tips with agriculture workers

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Farmer and TV presenter Adam Henson has shared his top tips to help keep fellow agriculture workers safe while carrying out work on farmland. Best known for his role as a rural TV presenter and farmer, Adam is fronting a series of videos for electricity...
  16. Farm Business RSS

    Tyre technologies through the ages: Continental looks back on its history in agricultural tyres

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business As it marks 150 years of tyre manufacturing, Continental is celebrating a rich heritage that included the first pneumatic application for tractors whilst championing future-proofing technology that pushes the boundaries of performance and efficiency...
  17. Agriland RSS

    China imposes ban on UK beef following BSE case

    Written by Agriland Team from Agriland China has announced that it is imposing a ban on imports of British beef following the confirmation of a single case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in England last month. The announcement was made yesterday, Monday, October 11, and the ban...
  18. Agriland RSS

    FMC appoints new product manager for crop protection

    Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland FMC Agro Limited has appointed Hazel Blanshard as the company’s new product manager for crop protection. Blanshard has a master’s degree in agriculture from Lancaster University, and has previously worked in the arable sector as a soil science research...
  19. MX7

    Which other Government Agricultural Departments on the planet ,are,creating schemes to take land out agriculture production for rewilding

    As above, as we have TFF members worldwide I would be really interested to know if the Agricultural Dept of the Government in the country you live/farm is proposing schemes that will pay you to take your farm out of food production and turn it over to wildlife, by rewilding it.
  20. Direct Driller Magazine

    Optimising Soil Biology and Nutrition for Crop Production

    Optimising Soil Biology and Nutrition for Crop Production Written by Joel Williams When we begin to unpack the complex world of soil, of course there are many factors that contribute to the optimum functioning of a ‘healthy soil’ – be that chemical, physical or biological. That said, it is...