1. Ruminant Health & Welfare

    Bold plans to eradicate BVD and sheep scab by 2031

    The livestock industry has set out bold ambitions to eradicate sheep scab and Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) by 2031, among other goals, following a Ruminant Health and Welfare (RH&W) workshop held on 29 June. The workshop included over 70 leading farmers, vets, researchers and industry...
  2. R J

    Grain store mapping , what 3 words

    Had our red tractor crop assurance today , they are now mapping our assured grain stores with" what 3 words " (which is within 3m x3m ) Is this to see which sheds we are loading out of :unsure:
  3. Arable Scotland

    Arable Scotland - ‘Net Zero Marking Carbon Pay’

    Net Zero – Making carbon pay Scotland has a legally binding commitment of being Net Zero by 2045. The latest Climate Change Plan requires a 31% reduction in emissions from agriculture by 2032. This topic will be under discussion in the fourth in the series of Arable Conversations at this year’s...
  4. Agriland RSS

    The future of connectivity for farm machinery

    Written by Justin Roberts Connectivity is a word we hear a great deal nowadays, in many contexts and with many connotations. It has become a generic term which tends to give an impression rather than deal with specifics. Despite this lack of clarity the influence of digitalisation is all...
  5. miniconnect

    KV Geospread issues

    I'm having issues with my new this year geospread. sometimes, almost all the time it's slow to react, the speed reading can be a good 20 seconds behind what the tractor reads, and therefore so is the spreaders operation. been through all plugs and cables and everything looks good. if I switch...
  6. C

    Daily Checks / Maintenance Recording

    We are looking to improve our recording of machinery checks and maintenance. Does anyone have any experience/views on the available apps, such as MeritAgCheck or SmartFarmer? The later appears to be quite expensive.. Does anyone have any other systems they would recommend?
  7. CPM RSS

    Carbon farming – Measure, monitor, manage

    Written by cpm Download PDF As the importance of carbon accounting begins to come to light, Hutchinsons has unveiled a new service to help growers glean more accurate baseline measurements. CPM joined the recent launch event to find out more. The pressure to manage carbon is only going to...
  8. JohnGalway

    Drained peatland GHG emissions source

    I'm looking for specific information on GHG's emitted by drained peatlands. Namely, if a piece of peatland is, or has been in the past, drained where on the site do the emissions come from exactly. Are they mostly coming from open drains/ditches, and/or is it a result of general effect of the...
  9. P

    Access to home via farm track

    Hello all, new to the site. Hoping someone must have experienced this issue before and offer some advice. Access to our home is through a farm and along the farm's track. We are at the very end of the track. The track is only used by us, the farm (occasionally) and the shepherds who rent the...
  10. Agriland RSS

    North West floods: Applications for payments to open in August

    Written by Rachel Martin A long-awaited support package for farmers in the North West affected by floods in 2017 will open for applications in August 2021. However, one of the caveats have been met with concern, as only farmers who made a Force Majeure application at the time will be...
  11. Ruminant Health & Welfare

    Ruminant Health & Welfare identifies priority areas

    Ruminant Health & Welfare has announced four key areas it will be working on over the next two years to help improve cattle and sheep production in the UK. These are: Priority diseases and syndromes, high impact/low prevalence diseases, welfare opportunities and future farming systems. The...
  12. Ruminant Health & Welfare

    Identify ruminant disease to tackle health challenges

    The newly formed UK wide group Ruminant Health & Welfare (RH&W) has launched a survey to identify disease priorities across the ruminant sectors and inform efforts to tackle health challenges eroding performance and welfare on farms. RH&W has been formed from industry and government...
  13. Ruminant Health & Welfare

    Further appointees to new Ruminant Health and Welfare Group announced

    Two further leadership appointments have been made to the newly formed UK-wide Ruminant Health and Welfare Group (RHWG): Caroline Slay in the role of secretary general, and Gwyn Jones as the new vice chair. They join Berwickshire farmer and qualified vet Nigel Miller, who was appointed chair on...
  14. Direct Driller Magazine

    How to Create the most Effective Soil Sampling Program

    With harvest either underway or on the horizon for most growers in the U.S., now is a good time to prepare for your soil sampling program. Most universities and the NRCS recommend taking soil samples in the off-season, after the last crop harvest, and before the next cash crop is planted...
  15. Will Blackburn

    Maize 2021

    Could be disappointing, I have one light field in with stronger land waiting for dry weather. I could have drilled a month ago but soil temperatures were very low, I'm not seeing any evidence yet that we missed a trick as nothing is showing for earlier sowings. It looks very likely that some of...
  16. Agriland RSS

    Househam sprayer operators to ‘travel in Claas’

    Written by Justin Roberts Househam, the UK based manufacturer of self-propelled sprayers, is to equip its mid-range machines with the X10 cab from Claas. This will be used on the Air-Ride and Harrier models, the former offering a tank capacity up to 4,000L while the latter can carry a...
  17. G

    Should AHDB charge a levy on imported grain?

    Was suggested earlier today in another thread. Thoughts?
  18. Agriland RSS

    Effective parasite control crucial for a successful grazing season

    Written by William Kellett As cattle are turned out to grass, farmers are being reminded of the crucial importance of an effective parasite control strategy. Matt Colston, Elanco ruminant technical consultant, explains that there are four key parasites beef and dairy producers should be...
  19. H

    Greenstar Flagging

    Hi guys, I’m running Greenstar 3 on an auxiliary monitor in a JD9560R and have been trying to flag rocks while seeding. I brought up the flag button and set it up in the mapping menu and it all works fine (point flagging). But I recall from harvesting last year that when you get closer to a flag...
  20. SIABOD50

    bps small error

    Made a small error on bps, omitted to enter land use code for wfo1, for an area of 0.0013 ha. Got a letter telling me I'd made error fill in form to correct. Was it really worth the effort ,postage time . ?????