1. Direct Driller Magazine

    From ‘No Hope in Heck’ to Regenerative No-Tilling

    From ‘No Hope in Heck’ to Regenerative No-Tilling Ian and Dianne Haggerty are using the concepts of “Natural Intelligence Farming” to build a regenerative enterprise focused on zero tillage, livestock integration and biologically sourced inputs that boost their soil resources and...
  2. Direct Driller Magazine

    Optimising Soil Biology and Nutrition for Crop Production

    Optimising Soil Biology and Nutrition for Crop Production Written by Joel Williams When we begin to unpack the complex world of soil, of course there are many factors that contribute to the optimum functioning of a ‘healthy soil’ – be that chemical, physical or biological. That said, it is...
  3. B

    The f*****n useless workshy f****n b******rd NSF

    Jeeeeeesus they’re f******n useless. I f******n loathe their sh1t service, their arrogant indifference, their total and utter administrative incompetence, their supercilious nitpicking. Whole RT thing is a pain but these turd flinging windowlickers make it so much worse. Pri*cks. That’s...
  4. roseshep

    Lambs on sugar beet tops

    Any advise on lambs going on to sugar beet tops? Lambs have all had a mineral drench and access to rock salt but won’t have any grass run off. Any problems to look out for and will they do well?
  5. Ffermer Bach

    Carbon Neutral Milk

    Meet the British dairy farmers fighting back against the vegan plant-milk boom The creators of a pioneering, carbon-neutral product hope to reignite the nation's thirst for cow's milk BySue Quinn4 October 2021 • 6:00am Francis Clarke, MD of Trewithen Dairy which is pioneering a carbon-neutral...
  6. johnspeehs

    Suckler cow condition

    What 's everyone's opinion on changing spring calving suckler cows condition? Doe's it cause any problems letting them loss condition for a few months after housing for cows calving in February? Reason I'm asking is we had a lot of calving problems this spring and I put it down to the cows being...
  7. ollie989898

    Should essential foodstuffs be fortified?

    https://www.theguardian.com/society/2021/sep/19/folic-acid-to-be-added-to-non-wholemeal-flour-under-new-uk-rules Folic acid is to be added to the most commonly consumed flours in the UK to help prevent spinal conditions in babies, the government has announced. Doctors advise pregnant women to...
  8. Matt

    GS4 legume and herb mixes v's a PRG grazing ley

    The people who have planted a GS4 option how are you finding they are performing against a decent grazing ley? Drought resistance/tolerance better I assume? Take Nitrogen prices out of the equation as any crop that doesn't need that looks more attractive at present. we would be medium clay...
  9. R

    Maximise the income from my small holding

    I have recently bought a small holding. I have grazed a few cattle on it too keep the grass down. However I feel I can do a bit better than a few hundred quid profit. I had thought to get 12 sows and harvest the piglets as weaners. (Putting the husbandry element of the piglets and the current...
  10. Agriland RSS

    Schools are queuing up to host LMC beef and lamb cookery demos

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland The Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC) is confirming large numbers of schools across Northern Ireland have submitted requests to host farm quality assured beef and lamb cookery demonstrations during the current academic year. These are given by the...
  11. Clive

    Fert prices vs fallow ?

    So at what price point for N do you fallow your farm ? early bought N which seemed expensive at the time now looks cheap, how about selling it on and taking a year out ?
  12. Farm Business RSS

    World’s first scalable production of algae from carbon emissions aims to revolutionise protein in animal feed

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business A pioneering global partnership between responsible protein specialists Livalta, an AB Agri company, and technology leader Pond Technology will create the world’s first commercially viable production of algae-based animal feed ingredients from CO2...
  13. AHDB News

    AHDB Red Meat Campaign 2018

    The UK is one of the most sustainable places in the world to produce beef and lamb because of our climate and geography Grazing ruminants help manage permanent pasture as an effective carbon sink The grazing cattle and sheep aid biodiversity and managing our unique countryside Without...
  14. The Guardian RSS

    Meat accounts for nearly 60% of all greenhouses gases from food production, study finds

    Meat accounts for nearly 60% of all greenhouses gases from food production, study finds Written by Oliver Milman from the Guardian Production of meat worldwide emits 28 times as much as growing plants, and most crops are raised to feed animals bound for slaughter The global production of food...
  15. Greythundercloudys

    Pretupping blocks

    Thinking of get afew, nearly 30£, each, l wonder if they make any difference.
  16. D

    Sediment in Sprayer Lines

    Despite meticulously washing out twice after every load my sprayer lines seem to be providing a constant supply of pinky white flakes of sediment which obviously block the nozzles. I think it came from gammy trel. As I have never had this problem before in my entire career and this is the first...
  17. Dog Bowl

    Shipping container barn

    Require a couple of shipping containers. Was thinking of placing one at either side of an area of hardstanding and then spanning the area between them with a roof to create an undercover area to park some machinery in, pallets of minerals etc etc. Anyone done something similar?
  18. G

    Guy Smith's response to FW article on AIC rules.

    What's he talking about. I don't get his argument. We say we want AIC to allow UK grain to have same intake requirements as imports. Guy is waffling on about government, neonics, and watering down RT rules to lowest common denominator is bad. We're not talking about lowering RT rules, we're...
  19. Stags Agri


  20. Goweresque

    Switch to organic farming causes chaos in Sri Lanka

    Interesting stuff going on in Sri Lanka right now, back in April the government unilaterally declared that all farming was to become organic, and outlawed the importation of agro-chemicals and artificial fertilisers. This has resulted in rampant food price inflation as crop yields are set to...