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    100-year-old family farm hosts Holstein Premier Herd Open Day

    Written by Agriland Team from Agriland A record number of people descended on Berry Holme Farm for the Holstein Premier Herd Open Day on Thursday, July 22. The event, hosted by Holstein UK, gave members and Holstein enthusiasts the opportunity to view the award-winning Berryholme herd which...
  2. S

    Is the answer to UK livestock sustainability

    Insect protein? To replace soya?
  3. R

    can you sell fat lambs that are lame?

    I’m taking the last of my lambs to market tomorrow but there’s a few lame ,nothing more than abit of scold but wondering if there still okay to sell as it would seem pointless to keep 2 or 3 back.
  4. F

    Red tractor and Competition and Markets Authority

    I know we're all very very tired of this issue but after another sleepless night from reading about Rt's expansion in to health and safety, I really feel that it should be possible to be a farmer and not be harassed by this organisation who seem to operate like the Mafia Ie. If you don't pay...
  5. Wolds Beef

    Tesco CEO - Comments on food waste!

    @JP1 or @Chris F There is an article about food waste in the Daily Wail online and I am sure our farmers and Hort boys would love to comment on how hypocritical this guy is. Please put a link! WB
  6. Phil P

    Are the General public completely oblivious to the dangers of large farm machinery?

    A few of days ago while combining a field with a footpath alone one side I had a very near miss with a member of the public! The footpath was clear as I’d started cutting along it andI was chopping the straw so a lot of dust blowing towards the path. Well, a woman had walked at pace and got...
  7. Vader

    In calf cow values

    We got some cows PD 3 month + in calf. What you think they worth to sell, as in what extra over meat price does the calf add ? Cows a mix of beef breeds, no dairy in them and to a limo or blonde bull.
  8. T

    Carbon emissions ??

    Do you think as time goes on each farm business will have to account for its carbon emissions in the form of tractor and equipment emissions as well as livestock and also that what is released by cultivations etc . At the moment looking at GENTLE FARMING'S system to start to get my head...
  9. R

    First time selling lambs

    So I'm very small scale and have just 16 to sell (mules x charolais). A very spread out lambing so all sorts of weights. Some close to 45kg and others 20+. Looking to sell at Citencester market. What's acceptable in terms of pen numbers and mix of weights? Maybe take 4 or 5 over 40kg? Just no...
  10. Agriland RSS

    UK to restrict promotions of ‘unhealthy’ foods from October 2022

    Written by Rachel Martin from Agriland The UK Government has announced plans to restrict retail promotions of foods that are deemed ‘unhealthy’ from October next year. The restrictions apply to medium and large retailers and form a key part of a new strategy to tackle obesity. In the...
  11. Agriland RSS

    £21 million digital dairy project to create 600 jobs

    Written by Agriland Team from Agriland A digital dairy project aiming to create 600 new jobs in south-west Scotland and Cumbria has been awarded more than £21 million of funding. Led by Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), it is expected the Digital Dairy Value-Chain could generate an additional...
  12. Agriland RSS

    Union urges Red Tractor to ensure changes are ‘properly communicated’

    Written by Agriland Team from Agriland The significant changes to Red Tractor assurance scheme standards announced this week need to be properly communicated to farmers, NFU Scotland has warned. It follows a comprehensive consultation with the industry at the start of the year. Over the next...
  13. Rossymons

    What came first....

    ...the egg or the no-egg egg?
  14. Agriland RSS

    Footprinting tool aims to help farming become part of the climate solution

    Written by Rachel Martin from Agriland A pioneering sustainable farming initiative aims to help decarbonise the global ruminant agriculture sector while supporting farmers in continuing to produce meat and milk. The initiative, Agrinewal, is lead by Northern Ireland headquartered...
  15. Farm Business RSS

    Women in Dairy Conference to focus on the art of communication

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business The RABDF’s annual Women in Dairy Conference will take place virtually, on Wednesday 22 September, for the second year running as a result of the Covid 19 pandemic. The day is principally sponsored by HSBC, and speaker sessions will focus on the art of...
  16. Farm Business RSS

    T-HEXX® DRY offer allows for smarter drying off this summer

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Dairy farmers drying off cows this summer can take advantage of improved udder protection by incorporating T-HEXX® DRY into their routine. An external barrier for application following the use of dry cow therapy and/or internal teat sealant, T-HEXX®...
  17. Chris F

    The Pingdemic

    The said on news this morning that 1 in 50 people in the U.K. have now been pinged. But is this just a town problem? (Or just a hangover from football matches) My daughter how is a student at Loughborough is the only person I know. How many farmers have been pinged? Not hearing any problems...
  18. jackrussell101

    Wholecrop to dry cows?

    Does anyone on here do it? Grown it for the first time in years. Usually feed 18kg grass, 2-3kg straw and then just some standard dry cow mineral at 0.1kg a head. Would I simply replace the straw and some of the silage with the wholecrop to make the ration work?
  19. Agriland RSS

    GDT drops again to mark consecutive 7 index falls

    Written by Agriland Team from Agriland The Global Dairy Trade (GDT) index has recorded another decrease to mark seven consecutive index falls over the last three months in its latest auction. The most recent tender – event 288 – concluded today (Tuesday, July 20) with the GDT Price Index...
  20. D

    Leaving hay to "sweat"

    Interested to know what people do with big bales regarding keeping them out? We have a bit of rain coming in this weekend, they've been baled 3 days ago and there is good weather after the damp weekend. Better to keep them out for a few weeks?