1. TFF

    Reseed with the right seed

    The demand for environmental stewardship and the high cost of inputs are two factors influencing reseeding decisions . Choosing the right grass seed mixture is another and the first step to gaining economically and environmentally from your investment. Grass varieties bred specifically to help...
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    Minette Batters

    Sunday Mail today. Page 27. A very good article from Minette about possible food shortages. Someone needs to wake up.
  3. Agriland RSS

    Red clover used as ‘rocket fuel’ on Antrim beef farm

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland The potential to include red clover, in tandem with hybrid ryegrass varieties, within a silage sward has been highlighted by Co. Antrim suckler beef farmer. Alastair McNeilly. Last year saw him establish a red clover mixed sward on the farm. And he...
  4. Agriland RSS

    Tollymore and Crossgar – two new grass varieties from AFBI

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland Tollymore and crossgar are two new grass varieties included on the recently released 2022/2023 Recommended Grass and Clover Lists (RGCL) for England and Wales. Both ryegrass varieties were bred by the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) at...
  5. TFF

    Consistent high performance the key to beef system’s success 2022-07-25

    The beef production system at Northumberland’s Lilburn Estate has remained largely unchanged for 25 years, with the bull finishing unit not only producing remarkably consistent results, but doing so in a way that’s sustainable and highly profitable. Bulls are slaughtered at just over 13 months...
  6. TFF

    Virtual Version Of Real Farm To Tackle Meat's Climate Footprint 2022-07-25

    Scientists in Devon have simulated the intricate workings of a livestock farm, accurately mimicking grass growth, the amount of beef and lamb it produces, and the greenhouse gas emissions of its animals. Writing in the journal Agricultural Systems, the team from Rothamsted Research say the...
  7. TFF

    Top tips for managing grazing during dry weather

    As the dry weather continues, the main priority is to reduce daily grass demand to below daily growth rate. This will help to hold grass cover on the farm, protecting current growth and speeding up recovery when rain arrives. To work out whether grass growth is adequate to support a group of...
  8. TFF

    The wonderful ways of herbal leys

    By Abbie Allen Farming systems in the UK are under pressure to reduce their carbon footprint and environmental impact, whilst maintaining their current productivity. How is this possible? An increasing number of farmers are moving away from high input grass leys and introducing low input herbal...
  9. Hilly

    Romney day Ashford .

    I want to go this year, never much been south of ……….. for years , whats the score with toll roads ? How do you pay when do you pay ?
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    Middle of may lambing

    Are there many doing this? I usually lamb start of April on rested fields, no real growth here until middle of may, This year it didn't come until mid June, , was hoping to get away with out resting the lambing fields and graze them all winter, any thoughts??
  11. ilovebalingtoo

    Regerative grazing sheep breed?

    What breeds of sheep would suit a regenerative grazing approach, obviously a shedder but is an easycare the answer or something like a wiltshire horn more suitable for a hardy type grazer of more rough pasture?
  12. Jockers84

    Importing sheep genetics from New Zealand?

    Hi, I’m curious of the process and cost of importing sheep genetics from NZ? What are the major blockers and expenses? thanks
  13. Agriland RSS

    ARCZero project hosts its first farm walk

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland The first of seven ARCZero farm walks was recently hosted by Roger and Hilary Bell, who hail from Kells, Co. Meath and Co. Antrim. Approximately 150 people attended the event. Two fundamental drivers are now in place, which many believe will kickstart...
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    Food Prices

    Daily Express Today , Food prices going up 15percent , yes 15 percent of nothing is not a lot , they don’t know how cheap.... food has been. Farmers have not been paid according to inflation like most industries.Have heard of farmers selling potatoes for £50 - £100 per tonne after investing...
  15. Agriland RSS

    Deadweight lamb prices in Great Britain increase

    Written by Michael Geary from Agriland Deadweight lamb prices in Great Britain (GB) for the week ending June 4, saw an increase on the week prior. According to the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB), the GB new season lamb (NSL) standard quality quotation (SQQ) averaged...
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    Sheep throughput and prices fall in Great Britain

    Written by Michael Geary from Agriland Sheep prices and throughput fell in Great Britain (GB) for the week ending May 21, the latest Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) report reveals. The number of sheep processed amounted to 173,000 head for the week, which represented a...
  17. Lallemand Animal Nut.

    New hydrolysed yeast provides a highly digestible alternative feed source which can increase performance

    Lallemand Animal Nutrition launches Yela Prosecure to the animal nutrition market. This specifically designed hydrolysed yeast is higly digestible and contains functional nutrients that support animal performance, digestive care and feed palatability while contributing to the feed protein...
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    Ewe ko%

    Hello thinking of sending some cull ewes dead weight what would be a rough ko% for mule ewes at fat class 3 thanks
  19. Benn

    What do you cull for?

    In an Outdoor lambing flock , What do you cull for? Thinking getting bit tighter on reason to cull the following so far, Bad feet ,anything other then scald. Fly strike Small pelvis Anything doesnt rear a lamb Anything that doesn’t get in lamb Prolapse🙄 unsure if following to cull for below...
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    West Country beef producers top nationwide competition

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland Two West Country beef farmers have topped a nationwide competition for excellent growth rates in calves and finished cattle, winning a new Honda quad bike for their efforts. The annual Weigh to Win competition, run by the precision farming network...