1. melted welly

    Nhs vs private health care

    I’m in my 40s wife late 30s, 2 kids under 8. we’re all fit and healthy, so is now the time to consider private health insurance? Does anyone do this already? Quick internet search gives a basic annual premium for me of £1250. Doesn’t seem excessive. I can’t see the future nhs being anything...
  2. Phil P

    Are the General public completely oblivious to the dangers of large farm machinery?

    A few of days ago while combining a field with a footpath alone one side I had a very near miss with a member of the public! The footpath was clear as I’d started cutting along it andI was chopping the straw so a lot of dust blowing towards the path. Well, a woman had walked at pace and got...
  3. Agriland RSS

    Border Leicester Sheep Society to mark 125 years with show and competition

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland The Border Leicester Sheep Society is set to mark 125 years of this versatile breed, by hosting an innovative National Show at Harrison and Hetherington Market in Carlisle, on Saturday, August 7, starting at 12:00p.m. President of the Border Leicester...
  4. B

    £200000 Suffolk

    Suffolk Tup lamb in Lanark today £200000. trying hard to catch the texels🙉
  5. onthehoof

    Lucky escape

    Farm safety week too Amazingly no one seriously hurt, go steady
  6. Sir loin

    Fire extinguishers

    Is there a legal (or insurance) requirement to carry fire extinguishers in tractors when round baling straw for instance. Didn't want to ring up broker might tempt fate!!
  7. onthehoof

    Claiming unregistered land

    Anyone done this, we have a strip of land that gives access to a field, its about 50m long and 10m wide, it is a wide track with a footpath along it and is currently unregistered, just thought it might be better to claim it before anyone else does although we would have a right of way through...
  8. J

    Electric fencer not working

    Just after some thoughts I'm thinking it's the earthing? So bought a brand new soeedrite 6000i electric fender which has been working well up until the past couple of weeks when the cows have started being naughty, I've redone a load of fencing with barbed wire so now it's mostly just the cow...
  9. Barleycorn

    New Self Propelled Forage Harvester for a Farmer?

    We cut 800 to 1000 acres of silage a year. We have plenty of labour, regular and family, and are currently running a 1998 Claas 850. She is in good nick, on about 5500 hours, but we do have regular breakdowns, which involve 6 or 7 blokes watching and scratching their arses as it is mended. I...
  10. H

    Cars overtaking while waiting to turn right

    Why do continually overtake tractors indicating right and waiting to turn off. Today with a 200hp tractor and 3000 gallon tank on the back had to stop and wait for 5 cars to overtake me before I could turn right into field. Next run I was stopped waiting for on coming traffic to clear so I...
  11. jackrussell101

    Wholecrop to dry cows?

    Does anyone on here do it? Grown it for the first time in years. Usually feed 18kg grass, 2-3kg straw and then just some standard dry cow mineral at 0.1kg a head. Would I simply replace the straw and some of the silage with the wholecrop to make the ration work?
  12. V

    What type of extinguisher

    Best type to carry in tractor baler. Powder water or foam?
  13. Green oak

    Hail storms

    some white oar fields in north Essex now. Hope there’s some more lucky farmers who have got away from the dredded hail.
  14. M

    Hi Folks, looking to rent some stalking permission - Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridge...

    Happy to pay a rate and meet terms that work all-around. Looking to help manage deer of any species between myself and my shooting partner as a passion (nothing commercial). I have a good understanding of the do's and don'ts and happy to help out on the land wherever I can + hopefully build...
  15. Bojangles

    Shepherds pay?

    I may have to employ a full time shepherd soonish and was wondering what’s the going rate atm. house with job, needs own good dogs, 6 day week. I think they are usually underpaid?
  16. F

    Payment Times From Abattoirs And Other Suppliers

    Is it me or are payment times from companies we supply getting longer? At this time of the year I send cattle to a well known abattoir company as I don't want to be pre movement testing to send to market. They used to pay the following week after sending, then it moved to two weeks. If you are...
  17. Agriland RSS

    Farm safety – is it worth taking the risk? – FUW

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland The Farmers’ Union of Wales (FUW) and FUW Insurance Services are urging the farming community to carefully consider the risks on farms as figures released by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) point to an increase in farm fatalities over the last...
  18. spin cycle

    swath wilters

    anybody use something like these?
  19. GOV.UK RSS

    Flooding in Europe

    Flooding in Europe Written by Defra Press Office There has been significant media coverage in recent days following the catastrophic flooding that has brought devastation to multiple regions across western Germany and neighbouring countries in Europe, with water reaching levels reportedly...
  20. Hilly


    Why do we chop it ? Why can’t I just load trailers with handler run down row push up a heap load trailer tip in pit repeat ? Why bother with the expensive bit ?