1. Farm Business RSS

    Optimising calf health and performance webinars

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Heifer rearing still represents a major cost to dairy farmers and has a significant impact on overall herd performance and profitability. To help improve the efficiency of heifer rearing, Trouw Nutrition GB has joined forces with the University of...
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    Address nutritional shortfalls in forage ahead of calving and lambing

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business As concentrate prices hold strong and livestock farmers push stock harder on homegrown feeds, nutritional shortfalls in forage needs to be addressed for breeding stock, says Dr Alison Bond, nutritionist for Rumenco. “Throughout the winter feeding...
  3. Agrovista News

    Innovation Range - Phosphorus Liberator

    Innovation Range - Phosphorus Liberator A soil-applied product that dissolves existing phosphorus locked up in the soil, making it available to plants and improving soil health. How it works Phosphorus Liberator contains carboxylic acid salt – an organic compound with the ability to break down...
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    digested on potato land

    hi as the price of chemical fertiliser has goen sky high this year im thinking of applying digested as a sorce of fertiliser and was wondering is there any1 on here has used it before on potato land as ive never used it and looking information about it ie how did crops grow with it and would it...
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    YAMS 2022

    “Yorkshire’s biggest agricultural machinery show is all set to go ahead with organisers reporting a surge of tradestand bookings as further coronavirus restrictions look unlikely to happen. The Yorkshire Agricultural Machinery Show (YAMS) which is due to take place at York Auction Centre on...
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    Dry cow feeding

    Any jersey herds out there using xzelit calcium binder in the dry period?
  7. Agrovista News

    New guide to regenerative agriculture outlines key principles and practices

    A new guide that outlines the key principles of regenerative agriculture and the many benefits they can bring to modern farming systems has been released by leading agronomy company Agrovista. The Regenerative Agriculture Guide is packed with useful information and tips and has something for...
  8. Farm Business RSS

    First commercial agreement for fossil free fertilisers signed by Yara and Lantmännen

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Yara and Lantmännen are the first companies to sign a commercial agreement to bring fossil free fertilisers to market. Produced with renewable energy, they are crucial for decarbonizing the food chain and offering consumers more sustainable food choices...
  9. Agriland RSS

    Devenish opens corporate headquarters in Mexico

    Written by Aisling O'Brien from Agriland Belfast-based animal nutrition company, Devenish, has announced today (January 12) that it has opened a new production facility in Mexico. The firm said the plant at Hermosillo, which is fully operational, is the next step in its strategic growth...
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    Lorry tire walls.

    Anybody know of a reliable supplier?
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    Meat, Dairy and women .....

    Be preaching to the converted on here but some MSM outlets have picked up on Prof Ian Givens of Reading University warning girls aged 11- 18 that they are putting their health and the health of any child to be born from them at risk by not eating or not eating sufficient meat &/or dairy products...
  12. Agriland RSS

    NRM offer NFU members soil carbon measurement discount

    Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland Agricultural analysis laboratory NRM has teamed up with the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) to offer its members a discount to measure their soil carbon. As part of the agreement, NFU members get 10% off NRM’s CarbonCheck and CarbonCheck Plus packages...
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    Sources for meat consumption in Uk during last 4yrs.

    This may be wishful thinking but despite all the media hype has meat consumption really dropped that much during the past 4yrs in the Uk , or for that matter any other country. It was back in 2018 that there was the saga of Jeremy Vine tucking into his ham sandwich while doing one of his “hype...
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    We would love to hear your feedback on a new Severn Trent Fertiliser we're developing

    Hi all My name is Katie Meehan and I work as a Product and Service Designer for Severn Trent. As a company which is constantly striving to do the right thing in order to help respond to our ever changing climate, we have identified an opportunity using new technology to develop a new...
  15. Farm Business RSS

    NRM partners with the NFU to improve accessibility of soil carbon measurement across the UK

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business The UK’s leading agricultural analysis laboratory NRM has teamed up with the NFU to offer its members a discount to measure their soil carbon. As part of the agreement, NFU members get 10% off NRM’s CarbonCheck and CarbonCheck Plus packages. Earlier in...
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    Silage wrap prices

    Anyone had any prices only quote I’ve had so far is 67.38/ roll for black 750
  17. Chris F

    Foresight Obesity System Map

    This was brought up at the OFC - it was part of a report used to find out why obesity exists in a population. I had no idea just how complex is was. A full scale version is here...
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    Remember this next time the Scouts want a field for camping

    Post on the official Scouts Facebook page. Anyone with Facebook join the discussion! Next time they ask for a field for camping etc they'll know what the answer will be. They went on to say replace eggs with Tofu, and mince with Lentils
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    Calf will not suck cow!

    Has anyone seen a new born calf which will simply not suck the cow or bottle or anything???? We have loads of calves born and not a problem above the usual where it might take a day to train one to suck a cow with a low/rough udder etc. but this fec'r is different and just will not take...
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    How many collars/peds for heat detection?

    Considering getting a heat detection system e.g. collars or peds. Don't need them for maiden heifers as easily detected using estrotech patches. In the herd there's always a few barren cows that I don't want to breed, so wouldn't need heat detecting... For a 200 cow unit how many devices do I...