1. J

    Best 2nd hand loader tractor for a livestock farm.

    What would be the best and most reliable 2nd hand loader tractor,110hp-140hp, for under £40 k ? Claas,Massey,Case,and Valtra dealers all within 7 miles away.New Holland about 20 miles.
  2. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    How much wheat is leaving the Black Sea?

    UN talks with Russia to resume Ukrainian grain shipments, by lifting blockades on ports, continue to pressure global grain prices. The market sees some glimmer of hope that more Ukrainian grain may be accessible onto the global market. Yesterday, President Putin said that Russia is ready to...
  3. N

    Interest rates

    If the cost of borrowing money rises, consumers and businesses have less money to spend. As demand falls economic growth slows down and in theory so should the prices of goods and services. Increasing the Bank rate is like a lever for slowing down inflation. Just copied the above, If energy and...
  4. gone up the hill

    Dairy farmers quitting the industry in high numbers.

    Where will the Milk come from going forwards? In my own very local area 3 dairy farms have gone or are about to sell the herd in the last 12 months, all three have been driven out by the low returns for the amount of work and/or the investment needed to carry on milking not being worthwhile...
  5. Farm Business RSS

    Welsh dairy dealership expands

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Lloyds Dairy Centre has almost doubled its team and taken on a new site in Pembrokeshire to meet demand from Welsh dairy farmers. The DeLaval dealer has operated from Lampeter for 30 years and has expanded with further branches in Carmarthen and...
  6. Lazy Sod

    Electricity Wayleaves

    SSE have just paid me the princely sum of £15.93 for 1 pole, a stay and a short length of overhead 11,000 volt cable. Last year the sum was £17.33. Have the rates been negotiated downwards? The stupid thing is that they insist on paying by cheque. Sometimes I can successfully photograph it...
  7. G

    Property collspse

    Could the Russian exit from property crash it like lloyds did 30 yrs ago?
  8. S

    Is my system right?

    Hi just joined but have been looking in for a while. It’s my first post and I’m looking for some advice please. So I’m covering 400ac on my own alongside some farm diversifications. The arable is very much part time though. The system I’m running is I have a contractor doing combining, hedge...
  9. Clive

    NFU Mutual in trouble ?

    so what’s all this about then ? any TFF members part of this group action ? https://www.fwi.co.uk/business/diversification/law-firm-launches-covid-19-group-action-against-nfu-mutual
  10. V

    Which of the two front mower

    Okay so narrowed my search down for a front mower conditioner to a new Kuhn or new mchale . Bearing in mind haven’t had or used a front before but needs to float well for my ground. Krone and Claas dealers can’t be arsed chasing up any kind of sale while Kuhn and mchale are keen. Kuhn is £1800...
  11. TFF

    AHDB would like to make clear its position regarding annual funding provided to Red Tractor

    See announcement below from AHDB: AHDB would like to make clear its position regarding annual funding provided to Red Tractor. Follow the link for more detail: AHDB's position on Red Tractor - an update
  12. Little Karoo


    Hello Everyone We're thinking of changing Banks as ours doesn't seem to understand Farmers ! Any ideas? Thanks in advance Heather
  13. Agriland RSS

    Farmers need to consider financial impact of Storm Barra

    Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland Those who have been affected by Storm Barra need to consider its financial impact to their farm, said head of agriculture at Lloyds Bank, Lee Reeves. “Finance may not be at the front of farmers’ minds when they’re dealing with stranded livestock, but...
  14. Exfarmer

    VAT software for small business

    I have so far done all my books on Excel and being a small business have not needed to go digital yet. I know sometime soon all my books will need to be on line but am waiting for my accountant to advise on this. I have just been advised by HMRC I must go digital by next April for VAT so the...
  15. Bobthebuilder


    What’s the best petrol chainsaw capable of running a 20” bar, and any Black Friday deals out there? Got a husqvarna 353 atm but it’s seen better days 😏 nice size saw to use all day, have 15” and 20” bar for it, husky or stihl not really after the cheap n cheerful brands
  16. Cmoran

    Corvus utv???

    Has anyone bought the Corvus diesel utv we have two dealers locally and wondering what they are like? My kubota is out of warranty next March and looking to change could really do with a little more speed on the road and am trying for 2 months to get a price of jd dealer with no joy had Polaris...
  17. Kernowkid

    Land prices

    So where to people think the price of land will go over next 5-10 years? Farm inputs are going through the roof at present, being offset to some extent by strong trade for meat, milk and grain. But I don’t feel reality has truly set in yet reference subs disappearing, margins are going to get...
  18. Clive

    Spend some money for me !

    Have a few items on a shopping list to help ease logistics next harvest / drilling campaign, looking to source used and would appreciate suggestions/ collective help of the forum to help me find them 1) Grain trailer - 20t (24-25 cube) with easy sheet and hydraulic door / air and abs - prefer...
  19. T

    BBC at it again re meat and climate

    Interviewing two farming brothers who have given up beef farming to save the planet.Also some professor from Lancaster University saying that beef and lamb has the highest carbon footprint of all food with pork and chicken a little lower. Where do they get their facts from ? Everyone,even...
  20. D

    Telehandler Size

    I’m not a fan of large machinery but the time has come to replace the manitou MLT626. With more wagons to load since the livestock went should we be moving up to 3.5 ton lift capacity? We load maybe 1000 tons a year. Not much compared to some but lorries like to be away quickly. I really liked...