horticulture

  1. Agriland RSS

    Supply chain must deliver farmgate milk price lift to deliver confidence – NFU Scotland

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland At a time when milk volumes are reducing and on farm costs rising, National Farmers’ Union (NFU) Scotland’s milk committee chair, Gary Mitchell, is telling the supply chain to act now and send greater confidence back down the chain to primary producers...
  2. Agriland RSS

    Winter oilseed rape acreage increased by 25%

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland Teagasc is confirming that the area of winter oilseed rape sown out in Ireland has increased by an estimated 25% this season. This is due to a combination of high forward prices and planting opportunities last August. Crops are generally more...
  3. mobileweld

    Cheffins cambridge sale

    Hello are there many others on here that attend? thought we could have a thread going and ask what things made ect. I didn’t go today but I was there yesterday having a poke around. Bit of a social thing maybe have a forum meet up???
  4. Agriland RSS

    UFU responds to COP26 methane emissions reduction pledge

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) president, Victor Chestnutt, has responded to the COP26 pledge by many world leaders to cut global methane emissions by 30% over the next decade. He said: “Methane is a natural by-product from cows due to food digestion...
  5. Farm Business RSS

    Virgin Money Invests in the Future of the Agri Industry

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Virgin Money is investing in agriculture in more ways than one as it launches a new partnership with Plumpton College based in Plumpton, East Sussex. The relationship will enable the College and Virgin Money to work together to enhance and develop the...
  6. Bald Rick

    “The animal agriculture industry is not long for this world”

    That is the stated aim of Patrick Brown, CEO of Impossible Foods which creates meat substitutes using genetically engineered yeasts. He is quoted in today’s Times as ”If we eliminated animal agriculture in the next 15 years it causes a pause in emissions that lasts 30 year. Biomass recovery...
  7. Agriland RSS

    Lamb prices in the north continue to strengthen

    Written by Michael Geary from Agriland Lamb prices in Northern Ireland continue to strengthen similar to what is being seen here in the south. Quotes for lambs over the past week improved and ended this past week on 515-520p/kg up to a carcass weight of 22kg. With quotes for next week...
  8. Agriland RSS

    BGS and AHDB join forces to offer grazing mentoring

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland The British Grassland Society (BGS) and the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) are offering farmers the opportunity to receive one-to-one guidance to improve their grazing strategy. Farmers will receive impartial guidance and ongoing...
  9. T

    Any advice and tips on becoming an estate gardener ?

    Iam currently an apprentice gardener with a local council, I'm studying horticulture and I'm hoping to become an estate gardener one day Is there any tickets (spraying and chainsaw I'm aware of) you'd recommend I get and also any knowledge and other things I can do / brush up on to boost my...
  10. T

    Any tips and advice for becoming a estate gardener

    Iam currently an apprentice gardener with a local council, I'm studying horticulture and I'm hoping to become an estate gardener one day Is there any tickets (spraying and chainsaw I'm aware of) you'd recommend I get and also any knowledge and other things I can do / brush up on to boost my...
  11. T

    Situation Vacant Looking for JOB ADVICE AND TIPS for becoming a Estate gardener

    Hi there I'm looking for advice and tips of what tickets knowledge etc I should get for becoming a Estate gardener? Iam a apprentice at a local council studying horticulture at college also. I'm aware spraying and chainsaw is good tickets to have, but if you can offer any other feedback etc...
  12. Worsall

    AHDB TO LAUNCH OWN SELF CERTIFICATION SCHEME

    AHDB TO LAUNCH OWN SELF CERTIFICATION SCHEME Well this should be the easy plan, and may save @AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds if they act quickly. Is this the way forward to put the power back in our hands where it belongs? Bullet Points: AHDB Subsidiary Company as per Schedule1, using some of our...
  13. Agriland RSS

    Red meat exports to US reach £19 million in first year post-ban

    Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland Red meat exports from the UK to the US in the first eight months of this year have reached £19 million, with beef making up a quarter of the shipments The latest data from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) shows that 1,211t of beef was exported to the US...
  14. Agriland RSS

    New bursary to mark centenary for NI agri students

    Written by Stella Meehan from Agriland A new bursary to mark Northern Ireland’s Centenary has been launched by Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs Minister, Edwin Poots. Students studying on Further Education and Higher Education Courses at the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural...
  15. Agriland RSS

    Defra/UKRI funds project to reduce the environmental impact of ammonia emissions from livestock

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland A new project to reduce the environmental impact of ammonia emissions from livestock has been awarded £600k funding from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)/UKRI. PigProGrAm will bring together farming and engineering...
  16. AHDB Podcast RSS

    306: Outwintering dairy and beef cattle: can it work for you?

    306: Outwintering dairy and beef cattle: can it work for you? Written by Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board Outwintering has been a popular approach over the last few years to reduce housing and feed costs, particularly for cattle, but is outwintering falling out of fashion? In...
  17. Agriland RSS

    ‘UK sheep kill exceptionally low in September’

    Written by Michael Geary from Agriland The UK sheep kill for the month of September has been described as being exceptionally low for the time of year. The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) said that the lamb kill for September stood at just over one million head – which...
  18. Agriland RSS

    Canadian cheese connoisseur joins AHDB Exports

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland One of Canada’s most famous and trusted cheese connoisseurs has joined the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) to help enhance the work of British dairy exporters in the North American markets. With more than 36 years’ experience of...
  19. MX7

    Why is the NFU president going along with the idea that cattle are polluting the atmosphere??

    I ask the above as when we drove to Glasgow from Gloucestershire, I saw so few cattle that I just can’t believe cattle are causing as much harm to the atmosphere that academics data would have us believe.Perhaps those of you who are beef/ dairy farmers in the more livestock areas of the Uk would...
  20. M

    Tv licence

    What with the BBCs incessant assault on animal agricultural and overuse of the word "vegan", I am seriously considering stopping my TV licence. Has anyone any thoughts on making the leap?
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