1. KW Alternative Feeds

    Feedcast Special - C*Traffordgold

    In this special edition of KW Feedcast join Dr Michael Marsden, Product Development Director, Paul Mortimer, Sales Specialist and Richard Slack Reginal Sales Manager as they discuss why and when you should feed C*Traffordgold. This episode focuses on how farmers are utilising the unique moist...
  2. Agriland RSS

    HCC releases findings on nutritional benefits of lamb

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland A major research project has helped Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) to compile a new guide to the nutritional benefits of lamb as part of a balanced diet. HCC’s Welsh Lamb Meat Quality Project is part of a five-year Red Meat Development...
  3. Jerry

    Ewes on forage rape ahead of cropping?

    Im going to have some spare forage rape drilled 6 weeks ago. Are ewes on it ore tupping ok? Will diet be too good and they go fat?
  4. L

    Strategies for controlling docks.

    Things are going well. Organic matter levels around the farm are now above 10% and improving due to spreading our composted Seperated dung and good use of our “pokey” dirty water. We have managed to reduce our nitrogen usage too. however docks under this system are becoming a real problem and...
  5. Brisel

    Software model for nutrient flows on and off the farm

    Does such a programme exist here yet? I’m after something that I can input bought in nutrients, carbon sequestration in soil organic matter, grassland, hedges and trees then work out what leaves the farm as grain, straw, meat, milk etc as well as an attempt at NPK leaching etc. The NZ...
  6. H

    Alternative to Ringvac?

    Our Vets have informed us that Ringvac is off production till at least 2024. Looking for alternative ideas please?
  7. M

    Stubble Turnip DD Seed Rate

    Don’t normally get them in this early after winter barley and will be using a Weaving direct drill for first time. Was thinking seed rate 1.25 kg per acre, thoughts please ??
  8. T

    Guests taking a lend ?

    Ok so we have holiday cottages rented out with sleeping for 6 people , since lockdown has ended we are finding people are booking a cottage say 3 bedroom then arriving with motor homes we just had guests leave today who arrived with 2 motor homes a d parked them on the drive we suspect there was...
  9. 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?
  10. thesilentone

    When is the time to confront the elephant in the room ?

    Our action to negate or slow global warming is clearly not going fast enough. I don't point the finger at the UK exclusively, we are far from the worst offenders, however in general, are we doing enough ? Looking at Agriculture alone, currently social media is full of pictures of tractors...
  11. Agriland RSS

    National Food Strategy serves as a ‘wake-up call for us all’ – Batters

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland National Farmers’ Union (NFU) president Minette Batters has said that the National Food Strategy should act as “a wake-up call for us all that we need to value the food we eat”. The report which was published today (July 15) sets out recommendations for...
  12. Farm Business RSS

    National Food Strategy: the industry responds

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Henry Dimbleby’s National Food Strategy, which will advise the government ahead of its White Paper on the issue, has encouraged an industry wide response. NFU President Minette Batters said: “This food strategy should act as a wake-up call for us all...
  13. S

    Cost of keeping ewes per year.

    Probably done a million times. trying to get a handle on costs of running the ewes over 12 month period. not including rent or labour. out door lambing flock. sure somebody altersthe figures each time I look 😂.
  14. Agriland RSS

    Minimising contamination of silage crops

    Written by Brian McDonnell from Agriland Soil contamination is something that is not often talked about, but it can have negative impacts on forage intakes and production. This is according to Stephen Gilkinson, a dairy technologist with the College of Agriculture Food and Rural Enterprise...
  15. B


    I have followed the funky farmer on you tube for many years, for knows who dont know him, his a small dairy farmer in gloustershire, shows the everyday work, the ups and downs a small livestock farm faces to survive and provide a living? no massive amazon or celebrity messing about but an honest...
  16. D

    Stillborn calves

    We and the vets are struggling to answer why we are loosing calves this year, they are blonde and blonde cross cows/heifers with 3 different bulls used, some calves have been large but most are average sizes, the cows look well but not to over conditioned, they have all been bolused. Often...
  17. Agriland RSS

    Time to start thinking about drying off autumn-calving cows

    Written by Brian McDonnell from Agriland Autumn-calving cows are approaching the end of their lactations and are now at the point where farmers may be considering drying off some of the cows. A dry period is important for the following reasons: It allows for cows to build up body...
  18. bobk

    Would you buy an electric vehicle POLL

    Fairly sure of my answer , 2 questions , no fence sitting
  19. C

    Maize cover crops suitable for grazing cattle?

    Hi TFF, Looking to grow cover crops on my maize stubble this year. Aiming to improve soil health, prevent nutrient leaching and... graze cattle? E.g. outwintering youngstock Feb/March. Could supplement with silage bales. Last two years I have used Italian Ryegrass and Westerwolds. But what...
  20. C

    Docks growth stage in silage

    Any thoughts on how far into growth stage a docks seeds become viable and able to reseed when baled as silage ? When seeds are green or red or does the plant have to have properly gone to seed ?