1. Direct Driller Magazine

    Could living mulch be the ‘holy grail’ of arable farming?

    Could living mulch be the ‘holy grail’ of arable farming? Written by Pete Williams from The Soil Association A team of six farmers is trialling growing a living mulch under cash crops – if they’re successful, they say the practice could eliminate the need for artificial inputs, cut costs...
  2. Direct Driller Magazine

    OSR monitoring reaches new heights

    New software that uses a drone to image crops has been developed to help farmers walk crops more quickly and accurately. Skippy Scout has been developed by farming technology specialist Drone Ag to monitor a variety of broad acre crops. The latest developments in the software’s version 2.5...
  3. 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...
  4. V

    Best thing to feed bulls

    Ive got 4 Angus bulls been out working there first season , there under 2 year old , had a busy summer and are looking quite lean . Getting them off cows next week and will put in shed and quietly feed them over winter to our condition back on. Currently feed suckler calves a 16% nut. With ad...
  5. Agriland RSS

    New disease-free potato is resistant to blight

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland A new, disease-free potato, named CIP-Matilde, has been developed by international breeders in collaboration with farmers in Peru. All those involved with the development of this new variety claim that it is inherently resistant to late blight...
  6. Agriland RSS

    Deep thinking from Rauch with latest machine

    Written by Justin Roberts from Agriland Making machines that spread fertiliser has always been the primary business of Rauch. That focus has shifted a little as its latest offering is designed to place granules up to 25cm below the soil surface. Known as DeePot 25.1, the applicator has...
  7. Agriland RSS

    Arla Food Ingredients opens new dairy innovation centre

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland Arla Food Ingredients has opened a new dairy innovation centre at Nr. Vium in Denmark. The facility will develop new solutions within a wide range of specialised dairy and whey ingredient categories. Globally, the specialised ingredients market is...
  8. 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...
  9. Agriland RSS

    LMC to participate in NI’s first Food Strategy Framework consultation

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland The Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC) for Northern Ireland will be participating in the consultation that will lead to the creation of Northern Ireland’s first ever Food Strategy Framework. Launched at this year’s Balmoral Show by agriculture...
  10. Clive

    CF Nitrogen production?

    The 3 weeks of government aid are nearly over, gas prices are even higher now than when they last shut down what happens next ? Looking at the global picture there is going to be massive N shortages fir 2022 crop, that’s going to really hit world wheat stocks time to buy 2023 futures ...
  11. Aspiring Peasants

    The positive thread

    Having flicked through the forum this morning I came away feeling quite negative. There is a lot of worry and uncertainty about and a lot of biased reporting by the supposedly neutral BBC. I have no quarrel with posters highlighting this information because it can't be ignored. However there...
  12. CPM RSS

    Polyhalite fertiliser gets organic approval

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham from CPM Magazine Polyhalite multi-nutrient fertilisers produced at ICL’s Boulby mine have been approved for usage in organic farming. Charlotte Cunningham reports. The certification from the Control Union organisation confirms that both the Polysulphate Standard...
  13. Farfrae

    UK Public now Eating Significantly Less Meat

    The BBC in full flow this morning. The agenda is writ large
  14. Simon Chiles

    Nitrogen fixing bacteria.

    With the recent escalation of Nitrogen prices it has occurred to me that growers are going to consider alternative sources of N. Having been involved with some initial work on N fixing bacteria I thought it might be useful to have a thread on here so that farmers can ask questions about some of...
  15. Sendhelp

    Silage eye!!!

    How do you get it under control? I bought in 40 sheep and isolated them in the shed. Some have develop cloudy blue eyes blinking and watery eye. The vet has treated the problem group but has had to treat two more today. They are improving but more seem to be getting the problem. What do i do...
  16. Farm Business RSS

    Free webinar targets better calf rearing

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Dairy farmers keen to rear calves more productively are invited to join a free educational webinar on Thursday, October 21st 2021 designed to help them produce better heifers. Organised by Volac, the practical 90-minute lunchtime session is open to all...
  17. N

    straw price

    with the price of fert being where it is what price will straw need to be not to put the choppers in next year
  18. Hutchinsons News

    Tips to mitigate the impact of high fertiliser prices

    Tips to mitigate the impact of high fertiliser prices The unprecedented hike in nitrogen fertiliser prices, fuelled by surging wholesale gas markets, has left many farmers questioning how to reduce the inevitable impact this will have on 2022 crop margins. The cost of ammonium nitrate and...
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    13 PROBLEMS WITH PORK 1) A pig is a real garbage gut. It will eat anything including urine, excrement, dirt, decaying animal flesh, maggots, or decaying vegetables. They will even eat the cancerous growths off other pigs or animals. 2) The meat and fat of a pig absorbs toxins like a sponge...
  20. Agriland RSS

    Brazil approves methane-reducing livestock feed additive

    Written by Stella Meehan from Agriland Royal DSM, a global company active in nutrition, health and sustainable living, has received regulatory approval from the Brazilian and Chilean authorities to commercialise its novel methane-reducing feed additive for ruminants. The company has said...