1. AIMS

    Blue Peter encouraging viewers to eat less meat

    The three GB red meat levy bodies have issued a joint open letter in response to the Blue Peter Green Badge campaign by Children’s BBC. The iconic BBC children’s TV show Blue Peter has asked viewers to become part of a ‘green army’ to tackle carbon emissions and climate change. Recommendations...
  2. Farm Business RSS

    Anpario appoints Ian Hamilton as non-executive director

    Written by John Swire Anpario, the independent manufacturer of natural sustainable animal feed additives for health, nutrition and biosecurity is pleased to announce the appointment of Ian (John) Hamilton as a non-executive director of the company with effect from April 2021. Ian has an...
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    Indoor lambing set up costs

    I know it’s a pretty expansive question but how many lambs do you think you save lambing a cheviot flock inside v outside. Trying to work out how long it would take to pay off the extra costs for lambing inside (eg gates, hurdles, feeders etc)
  4. Corteva Updates

    Corteva Agriscience Selects Dadelos Agrosolutions for Global Commercialisation of Biostimulants

    Corteva Agriscience Selects Dadelos Agrosolutions for Global Commercialisation of Biostimulants WILMINGTON, Del. – Feb. 11, 2021 – Corteva Agriscience and Dadelos Agrosolutions, S.L., an affiliate of Ajinomoto Co., Inc., announced today an agreement to develop, validate and commercialise...
  5. Farm Business RSS

    Health & Wellness Tourism: A growing opportunity for the rural tourism market

    Written by John Swire Health and wellness tourism in the outdoors is on the rise, and Scotland’s land-based businesses are ideally placed to capitalise on it. This is according to Calum Johnston of SAC Consulting, part of Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), who advises rural businesses on...
  6. Wynnstay

    Grassland Nutrition

    Modern grass varieties have the potential to deliver superior yields and excellent feed values if managed correctly, with soil nutrition and pH being prioritised and maintained throughout the year. Before drilling a new ley, you need to understand the nutritional picture of the field. Ensure...
  7. Agriland RSS

    Nail yellow rust early this season

    Written by William Kellett Yellow rust levels are currently high across the country, with infections set to rise over the next few weeks. This means that growers should be prepared to protect crops from this potentially devastating disease. Andrew Wright, area business manager at Hutchinsons...
  8. Agriland RSS

    10 Top Tips: Managing a stock bull this breeding season

    Written by Agriland Team With the breeding season just around the corner for both beef and dairy farms, the issue of managing a stock bull and checking him over before he gets into action, is very important. A bull that is not functional on the farm is not only going to result in calves not...
  9. cricketandcrops

    Future cropping

    Not missing growing oilseed rape, looking at keeping things simple with wheat, barley and beans, which of below do people think is best: 1) spring beans, winter wheat, winter wheat, spring barley, winter barley 2) spring beans, winter wheat, spring barley, winter barley, winter wheat 3)...
  10. Agriland RSS

    How can subclinical mineral deficiency occur post-calving?

    Written by Agriland Team The weeks of spring are a critical period for farms in Ireland aiming to get cows back in calf quickly to ensure a compact-calving interval. Teagasc research shows nationally only 58% of the dairy herd calves in the first six weeks of the calving season and a calving...
  11. Agriland RSS

    IBERS confirms a strong resurgence in oat production

    Written by Agriland Team Plant breeders at the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) in Wales are confirming a growing demand for oats. In turn, this is encouraging the development of new oat varieties, to meet a number of discrete and well defined needs. IBERS is...
  12. CPM RSS

    Nutrient Nurture – Testing times for plant health

    Written by cpm Download PDF In-season tissue testing combined with targeted nutrition offers an effective way of improving crop resilience and maximising yield potential. CPM discovers how. Once you see deficiency symptoms in the crop, you’ve already lost half the battle. By Paul Spackman...
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    NZ suffolks.

    Thinking about using these on a cheviot mules to and selling the Suffolk x gimmers as breeders. Want are people thoughts on the NZ suffolks.
  14. Farm Business RSS

    Anpario reports sales and profits rise in challenging year

    Written by John Swire Strong trading, especially in the Americas, Europe and China, helped Anpario plc increase sales by five percent to £30.5m and profit before tax by 22 percent to £5.4m in its results for the year ended 31 December 2020. Anpario is a leading the independent manufacturer of...
  15. Bald Rick

    Be Aware ... PETA advert

    Emailed to Glanbia producers by our buyer, Dylan. Advert in Daily Post (so assume other regional papers too)
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    Calf milk replacer

    What’s the best calf milk replacer out there? Calves fed warm twice a day on teat feeders..don’t want the cheapest I want the best! I’m feeding Britmilk super xl at the minute as this is what I was recommended but not sure it’s what I want.calves seem to be growing but don’t have a shine on...
  17. Agriland RSS

    NI to establish 2 arable Technology Demonstration Farms

    Written by Rachel Martin The hunt is on for two new arable Technology Demonstration Farms for Northern Ireland. The region’s demonstration farm network is led by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA). Technology Demonstration Farms will help CAFRE (the College...
  18. CPM RSS

    Digital farming – The power of precision

    Written by cpm Download PDF The level of accuracy offered by precision agronomy platforms is accelerating rapidly. CPM takes a look at some of the options and functionality available. It’s a small investment in what will always be the biggest asset on your farm. By Charlotte Cunningham...
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    soil testing

    Hello everyone, I'm a young lad who has just started a small contracting business and thinking of offering a soil testing service to try and get more work with lime spreading and fertilizer, First is it worth it without any degree in agronomy? and what's the most simple testing kit out there for...
  20. Agriland RSS

    Producers advised to take back some control of poultry feed costs

    Written by William Kellett With feed prices rising between 50% and 80% above the industry average last year, now is the time for layer producers to consider ways to make their feed go further by looking at energy utilisation. This advice comes as every £5/t that feed increases, an extra penny...