1. glow worm

    To mask up or not?

    With parts of Devon & Cornwall currently having the highest cases of Covid in the Country ( according to the BBC news) what does everyone think on whether or not mask wearing should continue to be encouraged? With nearly all our local shops / businesses still asking for people to wear masks...
  2. S

    Calf rearing contract

    Anybody on here rearing calf’s on a contract ? Pros and cons ? Who provides what etc? And who to stay away from ? Looked a few years ago at blade never could make my mind up.
  3. roscoe erf

    lucky boy
  4. B

    From clapping to sacking

    Last year we were applauding our glorious nhs workers and care home workers. Now we’re threatening them with the sack? In Ni the passport app reportedly cost 10 mil. Would it not be better to give that to staff/more staff to free up the blockages in hospitals as opposed to fining people who go...
  5. 8100

    Freelander Question

    I have just purchased a 04 td Freelander which has a defunct clutch master cylinder and wondering if anyone has retro fitted a better one than the daft plastic one it has. I have a new one here now but find it a weird idea on something like a clutch cylinder to be made of plastic and not been...
  6. S J H

    Who's joining me?

    Just had the red tractor inspection, I sadly haven't passed so won't be able to sell stock at the premium. I failed on health plan, health and safety plan, haven't got a needle certificate and when the dog was wormed. The whole thing has become an utter joke. BVD testing is recommended now, so...
  7. Farfrae

    14 tonne excavator hire rate?

    Just bought the adjoining 30 acres to my smallholding and need a 14 tonne excavator to remove tree roots and soil adjoing my property and integrate the entrance etc.. Can anyone give me rough costs per hour for a 14 tonne excavator including operator and fuel ect. (probably several days work)...
  8. T

    Cow manure to gardeners/allotments

    Hi all, have had a local allotment want to buy some trailer loads of muck off me. It’s a 10 ton trailer and was wondering how much to charge for a load especially with fert prices as they are this year. Won’t use it ourselves so will just sit there until next year for the neighbours to use. TIA
  9. Sid

    Austria lockdown Un-vaccinated putting undue pressure on the health system. Why wouldn’t you now get vaccinated?
  10. 4

    bps anyone checked status

    can hardly believe what ive just seen in our status ,moved on to prep from checking
  11. Elvis-Rushton

    Land wanted for Airsoft centre

    Hi, I am looking to set up a new Airsoft sporting business, a quick explanation would be Airsoft is like paintball without the mess and the destruction of land, I was due to set this business up in January 2019 but due to the Covid 19 pandemic I had to halt my plans, I have been manager of a...
  12. D

    Load it yourself!

    More and more I hear from lorry drivers that they are asked to load their own lorries using the farmers equipment as often there is nobody around. Some are rightly not very happy about it. I wouldn’t have thought this was acceptable in terms of putting the driver’s true working hours over the...
  13. V

    Ad blue delete recommendations

    I’m wanting to delete ad blue of my valtra T4 and give it a remap at same time . Recommendations on firms who can do this ?
  14. Tonym


    Just seen that the government are bringing in fines for tampering with systems that make vehicles non standard. It also says it is going to apply to non road vehicles. That will mean no chipping for power increase, dpf removal and the like.
  15. H

    Permission to detect on land near Wiltshire (South West)

    Hi all, my name is Jay Sangster-Hawkins. I'm a family man of three children from Royal Wootton Bassett in Wiltshire I have a keen interest in Metal Detecting and history. It's a fascinating pastime that I enjoy very much in my spare time. I joined this forum because I was wondering if a kind...
  16. C

    What would it take.

    What would it take for you to give up farming ? Serious question this one. With the way we farmers are being treated and in some quarters vilified what would it take for you to give it up. ?
  17. A

    Who is responsible for homeowners rain water?

    Have a field and on the opposite site of the road is a house which flooded last year (as did many in this particular extreme event). It sits a good 30 cm lower than the road already and the ditch/pipe which deals with their excess water goes under the road and into a ditch which goes away from...
  18. Paddington

    IFarm Focus insurance

    Anybody use them ? Just had another 13% increase on my NFU mutual premium this year and am thinking of changing.
  19. 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...
  20. Timmy k

    Who runs their own shoot

    From other threads I see alot of you enjoy a days shooting, do any of you run your own or do you just buy your days as and when. And if its your own is it for social or economic purposes.