1. An Gof

    NFU and Red Tractor

    Just opened up my BF&G from NFU and read this article on the recent RT consultation. This is the synopsis that NFU have come up with that they want from RT. So it’s business as usual then 🤦🤦
  2. D

    Claas Challenger

    Were or who is the best place to get a full set filters for a Claas Challenger 45 from
  3. icanshootwell

    Ring dealer again or "feck em"

    Getting prices for trailers, was only interested in a couple of brands, both sold close by. Got one price which seems a little higher than i would like, so though i would try another dealer who i did purchase a machine off last year. Rang Wednesday morning, spoke to girl on phone, chap you want...
  4. icanshootwell

    What would you take out!

    Saw this storey in the local news, got me thinking what i would take before i exit the tractor for the last time. Dog 1st. Driver rescues radio after tractor fire on Herefordshire border
  5. Still Farming

    Milk tanker goes over.

  6. D

    How much spent on seeds for a 1 acre market garden

    Hello, Can anyone tell me how much a 1 acre market garden would expect to spend on seeds in 1 year (roughly without going into detail about what is being grown etc)? Thanks everyone. Dylan
  7. L

    Permissions for land

    Hi everyone, I'm looking for permissions to metal detect on farm land in the Greater Manchester area. I have insurance, proof of identity and will remove all metals found, will fill in any holes and will split anything of value 50/50. I will declare all finds to you and the adhere to the metal...
  8. farmer on a bike

    Dairy Inspection

    Just had a Defra dairy inspector visit. Not long after an Arla Garden one (all corrections done) and he has found a list of things wrong including rusty stainless steel pipes that need covering! He also told us we MUST pre-spray cows with disinfectant. We clean dirty cows and dry wipe clean...
  9. Clive

    Bitersaltz vs liquid Magnesium ?

    Having seen decent results from Magnesium with fungicide applications here I'm pretty convinced that along with Manganese t's a micronutrient worth using routinely on our soil types. Bitersaltz has been our cheap go-to product but it's not the most users friendly when filling a 6000L sprayer...
  10. Tarw Coch

    Commercial vehicles with rear seat conversions

    What’s the score with the above? Any downsides? They look good value and registered as a commercial might be cheaper road tax? Any issues with insurance? Have seen one advertised for sale and wanted to know if there’s any catches/disadvantages
  11. M

    New Defender Commercial

    Am I missing something? I’ve specced a Defender commercial S with the stuff you really want in a car, and to match the spec of a Wildtrack Ranger. Tow bar, metallic paint, mudflaps, 3 seats in the front, alloy wheels. And that’s about it, not gone too mad with it. It’s come out at £62,000+VAT...
  12. RachBris72

    Seeking Pasture for Metal Detecting in North Somerset Area

    My name is Rachael, I am in my 40,s and I am a keen Metal Detectorist, it’s a hobby I love due to the history that can be uncovered, I like to think of it as the closest you can get to Time Travel ⏱ I also love the hobby as it really shows the landowner what may have been going on back hundreds...
  13. Old Tip

    Limousin Society

    I noted with intrest the recent statement by the chairman of the Limousin society re abuse of its staff on social media. I know there have been some strange goings on but didn’t realise it had got that bad. Being a board member and trustee of a few organisations it seems the folk with off centre...
  14. T

    PA1 and 2, Sprayer MOT and NRoSO

    Are PA1 and 2, Sprayer Mot and Nroso all necessary LEGAL requirements for people outside crops assurance?
  15. Rob Graham

    Machinery Fire Extinguishing

    I've no affiliation to this company whatsoever, I came across this from a Motorsport supplier on Facebook but thought it would be bloody handy for baler/combine/forager operators and more if used when appropriate
  16. Laggard

    Helping new self employed

    Used a young lad to do some work. Received his bill last night. No bank details, so can’t pay by BACS, but he has put his National Insurance number and his Unique Tax Reference number. I need to have a word i think, he shouldn’t be putting these numbers on an invoice should he?
  17. I

    Tractor insurance

    I have been with NFU for a long time. They keep increasing the premium (this year 12%) even though I have never made a claim. I know they are good at paying on claims, I just get the feeling I am funding this. Any recommendations for a decent reputable alternative? Could it be that my local...
  18. Bob lincs

    Dash cams in tractors

    Not sure if this has been talked about before but is anyone using dash cams in their tractors and machines?
  19. Clive

    Things that would improve farm safety ?

    This industry has a tragic safety record, what can we all do that may improve this ? lets use this thread for suggestions ? some maybe unpopular with others (I know mine will be !) but surely we can’t continue watching so many loose their life’s trying to produce a bit of food my top 3...
  20. B

    Grandfather rights

    Do grandfather rights still exist for forklift driving? Got a friend who’s taken early retirement looking for some summer work and he’s keen to help around the yard with the drier etc. He’s 65 years old and an ex plant mechanic and 360 operator so capable etc.