1. Janet Hughes Defra

    Sustainable farming incentive details published today

    Morning all Today we'll be publishing some information about how the sustainable farming incentive will work when we start rolling it out from next year in England. I'll post the links here as soon as they're online, and will be here on this thread over the next few days to answer your...
  2. Sid

    AHDB successfully challenge advertising
  3. Agriland RSS

    New Holland supports energy independence with Italian partnership

    Written by Justin Roberts from Agriland The idea of farms being independent of the established energy distribution infrastructure is hardly new. It was only with the coming of the combustion engine and the electricity grid that farmers become reliant upon external inputs to any great degree...
  4. Agriland RSS

    AgriSearch to present research on low carbon farming at RUAS Winter Fair

    Written by Agriland Team from Agriland Research results of relevance to producers will be displayed and discussed at the AgriSearch stand at the Royal Ulster Winter Fair at the Eikon Complex, Balmoral Park on Thursday, December 9. The theme of this year’s joint AgriSearch and Agri-Food and...
  5. A

    Food for Livestock Pastures: Do farmers feed the grass?

    Hi there, I'm interested to know if farmers feed the grass with any soil or plant nutrients that are grazed by their livestock? I've read that animals that eat grass that has grown in microbial rich soil tend to be healthier which converts into a better quality of meat or provides better/more...
  6. Ruminant Health & Welfare

    Government has urgent role in standardising carbon calculators

    Ruminant Health & Welfare has written to the farming ministers of all four UK governments to ask for urgent action in standardising carbon calculators to ensure farmers can work off correct and consistent baseline data. Read the letter here… The post Government has urgent role in...
  7. Chips

    Is ploughing bad ?

    I know being from plough manufacturer they have a vested interest but an interesting read .
  8. Agriland RSS

    ‘Next Gen’ farmers’ get behind-the-scenes tour of Asda

    Written by Bernie Commins from Agriland A group of Northern Ireland’s (NI) top farming talent – and future industry leaders – recently participated in a behind-the-scenes tour of Asda’s local operation. Eighteen representatives from the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) Next Generation Forum...
  9. Jack Russell

    Grouse moor management

    If they were to ban burning the moor, could it be managed by flailing? Could that be seen as a sensible alternative? Cheers
  10. D

    someone writing in the Farmers Weekly has FINALLY got it

    Courtesy of the Farmers Weekly obvs: Joe Stanley Opinion: Blaming livestock for global warming is ill-informed As some 400 private jets carrying the world’s climate-conscious business and political elite – plus the prerequisite sprinkling of actors – touched down in Glasgow, and a chap with a...
  11. Agriland RSS

    Methane-reducing feed additive a step closer to approval

    Written by Bernie Commins from Agriland Royal DSM has received a positive European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) opinion for the use of its novel methane-reducing feed additive for ruminants in the European Union. The EFSA opinion confirms that the feed additive reduces enteric methane emissions...
  12. Farfrae

    The Organised Takedown of the Global Fertiliser Supply?

    I've commented previously about how much of what is going on (from a Covid 'pandemic' that isn't really a pandemic to 'zero carbon') in the world is part of an organised plan to bring abbout 'The Great Reset' as proposed by Klaus Schwab in his book of the same name. Obviously I get much derision...
  13. Janet Hughes Defra

    New Farming Investment Fund launched today

    Afternoon all - we've launched the farming investment fund - info here: Here's a blogpost explaining what's changed and how we've improved the scheme based on learning from previous schemes...
  14. Chris F

    Am I missing something?

    So COP has really annoyed me. Masses of virtual signaling, awards given to companies that aren't doing much. Lots of back patting. Adverts campaigns from ITV and Tesco to change the way we eat. Inane nonsense from leaders. Masses of coverage on food. However in UK, stats saying 6% of of...
  15. Chris F

    COP26 has failed disastrously

    Nothing on the major greenhouse emitters. Just a side deal on methane and as we know - livestock aren't the problem here. Human population provides the biggest threat as increasing numbers consume more. Yes we have reduced dood carbon from 2.7 to 2.1t per person in the last 30 years and in...
  16. T

    Who else is sick of the climate change lies?

    Just thought i'd see if anybody else was as sick of the endless stream of lies that emanate out of the idiot box as i am. Climate change is a natural phenomenon, its been happening for hundreds of thousands of years. Humans are not causing climate change. The globalists want a carbon credit...
  17. G

    Simon reeve

    Very good prog on bbc Good bit on tenant farmers in lake district
  18. MX7

    Carbon Offsetting??Please show me the theory in practice.

    One hears a lot about the theory of Carbon Offsetting in many industries including Agriculture.As Co2 is something I can’t see or touch how where can I get practical proof that carbon offsetting works in practice. In theory if my tractor supposedly omits “x”amount of Co2 a year ,am I meant to...
  19. Bruce Almighty

    I told you so !

    We hear all this hypocritical nonsense from Cop26 as the experts fly in and out of Glasgow. "Life at 50 degrees" on BBC2 earlier in the week showed crop failure in certain parts of the world, I really felt for the farmer in Iraq, his wheat & barley had dropped to half a tonne/acre & he was...
  20. Oldmacdonald

    Methane inhibitor feed additives.

    How important are methane inhibitor feed additives going to be in future? What options are there currently on the market, and at what price? Anyone using any?