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  1. Agriland RSS

    Latest results show very high yield potential for newest Pioneer maize variety

    Written by William Kellett The 2020 results from the annual Pioneer Accurate Crop Testing System (PACTS) trials show Pioneer’s newest hybrid, P7948, offers farmers impressive yields for both livestock forage and biogas production. For farmers looking for the best hybrid for favourable sites to...
  2. J

    Trouble approaching farmers to ask about jobs

    To give a bit of context to this. I'm 16, and looking for a farm. My main issue is one; finding contacts and two; actually convincing someone to give me a job. Now being in Norfolk almost everything is large arable business or alot of farms. So already I have the issue of finding a suitable...
  3. Fat hen

    Agents’ cheery outlook post-BPS

    Recently attended a zoom meeting with a respected independent land agent. He described the next 5 yrs as the biggest change in Farming in a lifetime. He painted a fairly bleak picture of agric under the Tory government’s funding plans, none of which encourage food production: > £40K BPS will be...
  4. Banana Bar

    Outcast cover crops?

    Has anyone successfully used a Techneat Outcast to broadcast cover / catch crop into a cereal crop pre harvest? This is for a 36 m boom so assume 3 spinning discs? BB
  5. D

    New tractor, which model to choose

    Looking at a new massey 205hp. Next model up is 225hp and £3300 more. We don’t really need the extra power. In 5 years time with 2500 hrs on it will the higher horse power tractor be worth around 2k more.?.
  6. Rob Holmes

    Yara want to move to 750 kg bags

  7. JET

    What company best to test maize silage

    With out going through a feed merchant
  8. L

    Which make will do most hours JD or Valtra?

    Which one before the old beyond economical repair comes into it?
  9. L

    How to use cheap forage for livestock

    Feeding with cheap feed will worry about its quality, so it is better to produce feed yourself. The self-produced feed can be used with confidence and low cost. So how do you produce cheap feed yourself? First of all, you can choose a chaff cutter machine, which can use all kinds of corn stalks...
  10. Farm Classifieds

    BM000124 - Amazone ED 602-K Maize Mounted Drill

    BM000124 - Amazone ED 602-K Maize Mounted Drill Advert added by: Chandlers (Farm Equipment) Ltd Machinery Details Category: Tillage Drills Price: £13750 Condition: Good Description Amazone ED 602-K Maize Mounted Drill 3 Point Linkage How to make contact with the...
  11. J

    DAP

    I have some DAP to put on this spring. Does anyone know whether the nitrogen element in it behaves more like ammonium nitrate or urea when it is washed into the soil?
  12. Bojangles

    Keeping concrete clean in winter

    What do folk find best thing to keep the yard clean is?. Bucket brush? Needs to be able to lift mud dragged in to yard on wheels and would love something that can lift slurry.
  13. Mounty

    Liquid Digestate Application

    Is there any restrictions on applying this near watercourses and rivers on arable land? This is straight from an AD plant taking in beet and maize, no food waste. Tests I've done on similar digestate reveal minimal nutrient content so guessing there are no issues. Asking for a friend.
  14. MickyMook

    Diet feeder loaded with tractor loader

    I'm coming from a place of zero experience with this so I'm hoping some people on here with experience can help: I'm planning on upgrading my feeding method to use a diet feeder. The only problem is that most of my loader work is done with an old JCB 3cx or a NH 7740 with front loader, so I...
  15. D

    Suckler cow profitability

    Been on here on a few occasions, lots of different articles and so on, I'm looking back at the previous year and to be fair I think the cows have paid reasonably well 120 cow herd, plus 20 heifers all home bred with all progeny fattened males as bulls at about 15 months, heifers at 22 to 26...
  16. W

    thinking of buying New holland T7 190 or 210

    I have a 15 plate new holland t7 185 range command not touched the tractor yet apart from servicing ,but needing a bigger tractor , wondering how do people get on with power command and auto command ? I went for the range because I thought It was less to go wrong are my asking for trouble If I...
  17. wdah/him

    Whats the thought of molasses for sheep this year

    Basically as above, a farmer i bale for always praised molasses for his sheep prelambing, he still fed meal but said he noticed that molasses helped, he had good silage to start with and texel cross ewes with very good shapes. I can get molasses at £218 a ton never used it before but this year...
  18. crazy_bull

    Field ploughing for flood prevention

    Here’s one for you! a customer has been written to, to demand he ploughs his field at 90 degrees to the slope (standard)...... The field in question is linseed stubble destined to be direct drilled when the weather permits...... He had been written too by the local flood prevention department...
  19. Jockers84

    Regional words, terms and phrases.

    Good afternoon, I've been a long term follower of the farming forum, as a new start some of the things I've learnt have been truly priceless. One thing that has struck me though, is every so often I will find a word, term or phrase that I'm just not 100% on what it means. This isn't limited to...
  20. D

    So just how good is AD compost?

    Like many I am sure, I can get AD compost locally. I am about to do some garden works at home which include new beds / boarders and new hedges. new veg garden on the cards too. our dirt is tough stuff with a lot of clay in, we are stripping top soil else where which I can bring in to enhance...

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