1. AHDB Podcast RSS

    318: AHDB Dairy: Maximising forage quality to minimise feed costs

    318: AHDB Dairy: Maximising forage quality to minimise feed costs Written by Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board There have recently been many announcements of milk price increases, however we have also seen fuel increase by 54%, fertiliser increase by a whopping 238% and feed...
  2. Lofty1984

    Tofoo advert wtf

    Feel free to move this to off topic but thought I’d put it here. 1) am I just being an old fashioned fart but what the hell is the thinking behind the drag act why is it being forced onto our youngsters I saw the ad on afternoon tv on channel 4 in amounts to a child’s tv programme? Seems like...
  3. AHDB Podcast RSS

    317: Behind the scenes of our We Eat Balanced TV advert

    317: Behind the scenes of our We Eat Balanced TV advert Written by Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board Levy payers tell AHDB one of the things they value most is the marketing and advertising activity we do. A key component of the proactive work is AHDB’s hugely successful We Eat...
  4. onthehoof

    Building plot

    If I could get permission on a bit of land is there much to be gained by building a house myself and then selling it vs just selling the plot, just thinking the price of materials now, plus cost of labour, plus the hassle involved, how much of an overall uplift would there be
  5. W

    Petition to reform the new landscape schemes

    https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/605451?fbclid=IwAR0zDM3eKF1BATEhfxgajx7lMtGGZINsFSORz-B-TawNqTQ9MAGVEN2PVnM We all know these need proposals are rubbish and all the money will go to large landowners and estates, so let’s get it reformed so it gets onto normal sized farms.
  6. S

    Foundations of Farming

    There have been many well contested threads debated on this forum but I discern what may be termed a 'thinning' in not only the views posted but also a 'thinning' in the threads themselves. By 'thinning' I posit that there is a weariness in the ranks of the forum members that is reflected in...
  7. MX7

    Sources for meat consumption in Uk during last 4yrs.

    This may be wishful thinking but despite all the media hype has meat consumption really dropped that much during the past 4yrs in the Uk , or for that matter any other country. It was back in 2018 that there was the saga of Jeremy Vine tucking into his ham sandwich while doing one of his “hype...
  8. D

    Public Accounts Committee enquiry into ELMS

    Have just received the Public Accounts Committee report on ELMS, and associated press release. I think 'damning' pretty much covers it. It is embargoed until Sunday so will post on here then, just starting a thread now in case anyone else who has had it is less worried about such niceties and...
  9. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    Good start to the 2021/22 marketing year for UK feed wheat

    Nearby UK feed wheat futures prices are higher than the same time last year. This is on the back of tighter global stock-to-use. The average price for December 2021 was £223.15/t, 15% above December 2020 (£193.52/t) and 42% above the five-year average. In the UK, the wheat supply and demand...
  10. TFF

    Challenges and Approaches in Microbiome Research Front. Plant Sci., 17 August 2018

    Challenges and Approaches in Microbiome Research: From Fundamental to Applied Authors: Chrysi Sergaki, Beatriz Lagunas, Ian Lidbury, Miriam L. Gifford and Patrick Schäfer We face major agricultural challenges that remain a threat for global food security. Soil microbes harbor enormous...
  11. D

    AHDB can feck right off.

    We Eat Balanced 2022 starts today, so thought I would be a good little levy payer and share the social media. Well, that's not happening. WTF is it with this industry ? Why are we so utterly incapable of promoting ourselves - all of us - rather than this constant 'some farms are better than...
  12. S

    Auction v Deadweight

    Which system does everyone believe is the most trustworthy system?
  13. Direct Driller Magazine

    Farmer Focus – Chris Hollingsworth

    September 2021 In my first Farmer focus piece, I am writing to you about a new company which will revolutionise our farming businesses and one I have become personally involved in. It’s a company called Farmdeals (you will have probably seen the adverts) and where better to start the journey...
  14. stroller

    George Monbiot

    I thought it would be a cold day in hell before I agreed with Monbiot, but he could be right on this:
  15. James

    Reliable and 'cheap' telehandlers?

    In the sub 20k bracket preferably even less is there a particular make/model that won't bite you? Wouldn't have a big workload by any means but reliability would be good. Something like a jcb 526s. Clearly from ad's I've seen I'm looking 20 is yr old machines. Or is it totally pot luck 🤔 😅
  16. AHDB Podcast RSS

    315: New sector chair stands up for dairy farmers

    315: New sector chair stands up for dairy farmers Written by Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board In this episode of AHDB’s Food and Farming podcast, John Bates talks to Lyndon Edwards, dairy farmer and new chair of the AHDB Dairy sector council, to find out more about his...
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    314: AHDB Beef & Lamb: What do farmers get for their levy?

    314: AHDB Beef & Lamb: What do farmers get for their levy? Written by Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board This is the third in the series of podcasts that looks at how your levy is spent and also gives advice around how to register for the Shape the Future vote in the spring...
  18. G

    furthering my knowledge in nutrition

    hi so im looking to further my knowledge in nutrition of beef cattle and sheep. ive picked up lots in the years working on farms but im looking to further my knowledge and was wondering if anyone has any book or website recommendations? any advice on where I can learn more would be amazing thank you
  19. CORK

    Variable rate N

    Hi all, I’d like to hear what people’s experiences have been like with variable rate N. I’ve been looking at the Yara Atfarm system and it looks quite accessible for the likes of me (not into too much tech and not farming 1000’s of acres). I’m not looking at this because of the current N...
  20. Ffermer Bach

    Grassland better for Carbon Capture than Trees

    Just came across this article (I know it's older, but still relevant), I wish this message was out there more. https://climatechange.ucdavis.edu/climate/news/grasslands-more-reliable-carbon-sink-than-trees?fbclid=IwAR1gyDjxI4kOG4U2ZT71XCxmg2tmJ_rpyr5IWFvnxQBTmWv_U8mHaWjwsdU