1. L

    Situation Vacant Shropshire job vacancy - skilled tractor driver/sprayer operator

    Looking for a skilled tractor driver/sprayer operator to join us full-time at Manor Farm, WV16 6AG 3 bedroom cottage available General crop husbandry on 850 acre mixed farm at 3 sites around Bridgnorth, half arable/half grass. Main duties include cultivation, mowing, operation of Househam...
  2. KW Alternative Feeds

    KW Feedcast - 17 May 2022

    Today’s Feedcast is brought to you by Chris Davidson and as usual gives you an overview of the raw material markets today, focusing on wheat, soya and the mid proteins. The wheat market continues to move higher and higher breaking new records. This week it is off the back of India deciding to...
  3. J


    I'm in the process of redoing budgets and cashflows taking into account the price rises. Ive been warned by my dad that after this year he doesn't want to be doing farm work on a day to day basis (deteriorating health from years of abuse when he milked). The suckler cows will be going in the...
  4. C

    Autumn calving cow milk yields

    I would be interested in hearing opinions on target milk yields of autumn calving cow calving September/October and going to grass last week of March early April depending on weather After turnout in the spring Would you go for a higher yield where the cow gets grass and cake or lower yield and...
  5. Kernowkid

    Clamp silage through a bale unroller

    Anyone putting clamp silage through a bale unroller? Seen the sheep man from Orkney doing it on YouTube. Looked to work but couldn’t see what machine he was using exactly. Don’t want a feeder wagon and not keen to go round bales. Looking for a simple way of feeding clamp silage either on a...
  6. Agriland RSS

    Food trapped in Ukraine ‘a major worry for developing world’

    Written by Charles O'Donnell from Agriland The developing world could soon be faced with significant food shortages if Ukraine is unable to export crop products, according to the governor of the Bank of England. Andrew Bailey was speaking to a House of Commons committee yesterday (Monday...
  7. Agriland RSS

    25m tonnes of maize still in Ukrainian feed stores

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland It has been estimated that up to 25 million tonnes of maize remains in Ukrainian feed stores. This is crop that was harvested last autumn. Approximately one million tonnes of grain was exported from that country last month. While this figure may seem...
  8. Bignor Farmer

    Red Tractor non conformance

    I don’t usually have too many problems with my audit but I do put in a huge amount of work in advance. Am I wasting my time? What is the consequence of lots of lots of non-critical failures? Sorry Mr Inspector I don’t have any grain temperature and moisture records this year but it all sold...
  9. H

    Whole crop Rye

    Anyone fed wholecrop Rye to cattle. What are the feed values ? Tia
  10. Headless chicken

    Forward buying cake

    I have one company who I deal with regularly that currently have an offering on the table. Two others we deal with refusing to offer anything more than summer prices. the one with the contract offer on the table had be one of the ones to add a charge onto their contracted prices previously...
  11. Farmdeals

    rise p & L-CBF BOOST still available on

    3 years of trial data with The Maize Growers Association. Rise P stimulates root development & quality, L-CBF Boost (by QLF Agronomy) feeds soil biology. This combination leads to better root development, improving the uptake of nutrients & water leading to increased resilience, improved...
  12. Muddyroads

    Clarkson on the nail again?

    Hopefully this will copy across from this morning’s Sunday Times: I do tend to go through life with a general sense that everything will be all right in the end. Yes, we are told every 20 minutes that soon the Earth will be a superheated ruin that’s no longer capable of supporting even...
  13. G

    Prairies flooded

    Canadian prairies are too wet to seed. Mid west usa burning up Watch markets monday
  14. R J

    India Bans wheat exports

    Just heard this on the radio this morning , with immediate affect
  15. Agriland RSS

    FAO: G7 nations urged to help anticipate future food shortages

    Written by Rubina Freiberg from Agriland The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) has called on the G7 nations to help anticipate future food shortages. FAO director general, Qu Dongyu today (Friday, May 13) addressed the G7 meeting of agriculture ministers in...
  16. Agriland RSS

    Opinion: Thank goodness for blight warning after cold days at Balmoral

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland I mean no harm to potato growers, but I was never so glad to hear that a blight warning has been issued for next week, particularly following my attendance at Balmoral Show. At least this means the weather is about to warm up. I spent two days at this...
  17. Agriland RSS

    Grain trade association: Meal rationing not on the cards yet

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland Northern Ireland Grain Trade Association (NIGTA) chief executive, Gill Gallagher, has confirmed that meal rationing for livestock production purposes is not on the cards for next winter, at least not yet. But she is making no secret of the fact that...
  18. Barleymow

    We are only hobby farmers in the uk

    Son is doing the USA harvest this year ,he has been over there since mid March in South Dakota getting things ready .Yesterday he moved to a different place to help them sow corn ,its only 100000 acres and they have 14000 to sow in 14 days .This chap also has another 100000 acres in Montana
  19. M-J-G

    Red Clover

    Who's growing it, and what are the up/down sides. I'm wondering about feeding it to young stock and restricted to sucklers along with straw. TIA
  20. MX7

    C3 and C4 types of photosynthesis.

    I was told a long time ago that Maize grows in a different way to most plants. At long last I have found what the difference is ,Maize Uses C4 type photos synthesis compared to most other plants using C3 photosynthesis. From what I can make out C4 photosynthesis is much better for taking up...