minerals

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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 ?
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. Greythundercloudys

    Pretupping blocks

    Thinking of get afew, nearly 30£, each, l wonder if they make any difference.
  8. 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...
  9. 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?
  10. Grass And Grain

    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...
  11. Stags Agri

    DISPERSAL SALE OF TRACTORS, TELEHANDLER, TRAILERS, FULL RANGE OF MACHINERY - 22/09/2021

    DISPERSAL SALE OF TRACTORS, TELEHANDLER, TRAILERS, FULL RANGE OF MODERN FARM MACHINERY, ATTACHMENTS, CATTLE & GENERAL EQUIPMENT, & FERTILISER On behalf of Mrs J Waldron WEDNESDAY 22ND SEPTEMBER 2021 STARTING AT 10.30AM OUTSIDE ENTRIES Outside entries are invited by permission. PLEASE NOTE...
  12. 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...
  13. FarmerDanny1989

    Blonde bulls

    Looking for semen from blonde bulls Whitefield Leader, Druk Lance, Blackwater Jockey and a bull I would like to know if semen has been collected from or will be is Hallfield Plato bought for £12000 recently?? Iv A.I’d 22 cows mainly blue X/Lim X to Hallfield Fanfare Iv high hopes for these.
  14. B

    WHEN WHEN IS THE UKS NEEDS PUT FIRST?

    question aimed at GOVT, but any MP, counciller? My local MP or councillers, hopeless in my view? do they see what i see every day? small point on the very long list ? local police station in wickford essex, anyone know the area ? been closed for over 4 years, ment to have been sold by public...
  15. C

    Herbal leys for dairy cattle grazing

    Moving over to herbal leys here for dairy cow grazing (holsteins on conventional system). Drought prone soil and low summer rainfall are main reasons. Lots of advice out there but seems more beef/sheep than dairy focus. So for dairy cows... Who's got them? What do you put in them? Are the...
  16. holwellcourtfarm

    An interesting piece from the BBC Future Planet section on the importance of death in a natural environment

    https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20210817-rewilding-death-germanys-plan-to-restore-the-necrobiome Thoughts?
  17. Farm Business RSS

    Optimise forage utilisation by stimulating rumen activity with forage supplements

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Livestock producers looking to make the most of grazed forage can increase intake and digestion by 10 percent when supplementing pastures with a nutrient-rich forage supplement, says Dr Alison Bond, nutritionist for Rumenco. “Supplying a balanced...
  18. EASAC

    Opportunities for soil sustainability in Europe 2021-08-19

    Opportunities for soil sustainability in Europe Downloads Click Download Link Introduction Soils provide numerous essential services in terrestrial ecosystems, ranging from the support of plant growth in agriculture and forestry to moderation of flood risks, water purification, large-scale...
  19. GAM

    Information Needed!

    Can anyone tell me what this is, first time I noticed it this year, there are several ring/circles about 10ft diameter in one field..
  20. Christoph1945

    Farmdeals

    Just had a pm from someone calling them selves 'Farmdeals'; are they vetted and supported by TFF????
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