1. Farm Business RSS

    Openfield delivers 2021 profit despite challenges

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Notwithstanding the very challenging market conditions as a result of the poor 2020 harvest, Openfield has reported a small profit of £0.1m for the year to 30 June 2021 (2020: Profit £0.4m). Anticipating the difficult year to come, it was able to...
  2. H

    Is farming an 'identity'

    Bit of a discussion in Hfd Towers this morning . I have just had a rough weekend health wise and though I'm much better now but I do have underlying health issues . We (OH & me) were just generally talking and OHmade a comment saying " the trouble with farmers is that farming is their...
  3. SIABOD50

    Who dreamed up Carbon offset.

    More smoke and mirrors bulls**t . Just a paper shuffling exercise to tick a box to appear green (ish). Whilst continuing to not actually do anything different .. Farmers just doing the same , utilities, big corporations throwing a bit of cash at them, then saying we are green . The world...
  4. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    Frost risk remains for Black Sea crops

    A relatively mild winter continues to be kind to winter crops across Europe and the Black Sea. But, this also continues to leave crops more exposed to frost damage if temperatures drop. These are some of the key points of the latest EU crop monitoring (MARS) report, out yesterday. Mild...
  5. czechmate

    Another “options on this farm”

    So a short version which I may add too if time. We have our home farm when I am happy at (130 ha) and for 6 years another 120 ha farm 6 km away. The 2 together give us a good living but fir a lot of work. Tbh, for more than half the time I feel the other place is a “thorn in my side”...
  6. Hilly

    Cutting back .

    I’ve noticed in conversation loads of people I know not just farmers either are cutting back , all say same thing sick of working hard to earn then get massive tax’s to pay etc etc recon they can do just as well with less, are others hearing this regular or is it just me ?
  7. H

    Opinions on this farm scenario?

    So I've been thinking of returning home to farm with my 70 yr old father who's struggling to find good full time labour and is naturally slowing down. I'm working off farm full time but really have an urge to leave the office job and come home (option of career break). If I'm going to do this...
  8. M

    EDF Energy - Doubling Charges

    Apologies if not in right section. Need to get something of chest and warn others if not already aware. Father built steel frame building on outlying land about 25 years ago, proper job, concrete floor, apron area etc etc. Decided at same time to have power put on, just in case, EDF...
  9. devonbrion1998

    Some worming advise Please

    As above really I have a small batch of 20 march born lambs, these are the last left so not the best doers had some awful worm issues from the last autumn, whereas they get really mucky, I worm them they dry up and look better for a month then back where I started First year I have ever tried a...
  10. C

    If McDonalds ever went 100% Plant based what would the impact on the beef trade be ??

    In undertaking some scientific research recently I bought a McPlant and Veggie Dippers as well as a Big Mac and chicken selects. ( contrary to popular belief I didn’t eat them all myself!) but undertook a taste test result was :- McPlant tasted very similar to the Big Mac… the plant burger...
  11. SouthWestSeedsCornwall

    Situation Vacant Agents Required

    We are seeking commission based agents to market our quality seeds to farmer and growers across the South West and beyond. South West Seeds are a growing dynamic, independent positive company, offering well paid commissions on a wide portfolio of seeds. This includes both conventional and...
  12. Agriland RSS

    Staffordshire farmer fined for animal neglect

    Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland A livestock farmer from Staffordshire Moorlands has been fined a total of £1250 and given a 12-month community order for animal neglect offences. 67-year-old Alan Belfield pleaded guilty to 18 charges of animal neglect and failing to correctly dispose...
  13. Precision AG RSS

    Climate Tech for Agriculture: Now Is the Time to Plan for Smoke Taint, Extreme Weather and Other Climate Events

    Written by Matt Hopkins from Precision Ag Agrology unveils 2021 Smoke Exposure Report and discusses ways growers can begin to plan for climate change issues in 2022. The post Climate Tech for Agriculture: Now Is the Time to Plan for Smoke Taint, Extreme Weather and Other Climate Events...
  14. P

    Red or white

    Have had builders in to help build retaining wall with rocks that have been ploughed up in the past. He has asked if I could supply some for his next job. Would be using tractor and trailer so would I have to be on white diesel?
  15. Bartholomews

    Monday Market Briefing - 24th January 2022

    I’m a genius! We called the market to be flat and sideways for each of the last two weeks and here we are, on old crop at least, back at the same values as two Fridays ago. Let’s not dwell on the intervening period where we were £8 lower and then back up again, we just need a new catchy phrase...
  16. Henery

    For all the drag chopper fans

  17. T

    Matt Baker,Countryfile

    The man has sold his soul.How can you do it Matt,have you sold your soul. DIGSUSTED.COM.BBC tonight countryfile,Matt you have sold your soul,goodbye
  18. waterbuffalofarmer


    I hope this is ok to post in this section. Many of you are aware, and I want to thank those that have helped in sending me properties to apply for, etc, that our tenancy is up at the end of March. The farm is being sold soon after, we think. At the moment we have some options we are looking...
  19. Grahamc94

    Adding a new breed to a suckler herd

    We are currently running Angus & Hereford bulls with cows and heifers and I’m in the past we’ve also ran a limousin as well. Looking to re introduce an easy calving limousin in the near future but also looking for another breed (tired stabiliser and it wasn’t great). Looking for a breed with...
  20. bobk

    So what if the fert price doesn't stabilise by August

    Houston , we have a problem ..........