1. Yorkshire lad

    CF Fertilisers

    I’ve had an email yesterday that CF are stopping production of AN at Billingham and Ince, due to the cost of gas . It doesn’t say how long for, but it’s not good news How have government allowed one company to have all the AN production in the uk . I thought there were laws regarding monopolies
  2. C

    Best break crop for busting compaction

    Thoughts on whether compaction can be resolved with root crops? E.g. fodder radish. Got some ground that was dug for gravel and topsoil dozed back on (v. thin in some places), decades ago but drainage has been horrendous ever since. TIA
  3. Farm Business RSS

    Anpario maintains sales and profit levels in first half of year

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Anpario plc the independent manufacturer of natural sustainable animal feed additives for animal health, nutrition and biosecurity has announced its results for the six months to 30 June 2021. Sales revenue at actual exchange rates was down just 1...
  4. S

    Organic Rotation Ideas for Finishing Suckler Calves

    Afternoon All, We're exploring changing our system from conventional to organic and wanted to get some advice on organic rotations. We're looking to dedicate all our arable land (light chalk) to produce organic feed for finishing our suckler Angus X calves. Current thoughts are for a 9-year...
  5. Jsmith2211

    New Holland combine straw chopper

    Hello again Does anybody on here with a tx34, or other new holland with the same chopper, know how to engage it? The manual talks about putting a handle on and then just swinging it up into place, but i cannot find where the handle is supposed to attach to. So far as i understand it you have to...
  6. Agriland RSS

    Importance of staff well-being on dairy farms highlighted in workshops

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland The welfare and well-being of people working on dairy farms is as much a priority as animals and the environment. That was one of a number of take-aways from the first workshop of a new 3-year project being facilitated by the Food Ethics Council. An...
  7. D

    Soil health strategy

    Green peer Natalie Bennett has received House of Lords support for an amendment to the Environment Bill, which would require Government to set targets for soil health alongside those already in place for air and water. Proposal supported by some well known figures including Lord (Don) Curry...
  8. Y

    Thoughts on loosing BPS and replacing with ELMS?

    What are people’s thoughts and what are you doing to get ready for the change
  9. G

    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...
  10. happycows

    Farming without bagged Fertiliser

    100 cows on 100 acres Cutting frequently to bales or zero grazing. Regular reseed rotation and import quite a bit of nutrients in feed. Not used any p or k for years just urea and sulphur for first 2/3 of the season going little and often. Gone to all umbilical/dribble bar and just put in a...
  11. 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...
  12. Agriland RSS

    Part 2: Five more myth-busting facts about antibiotics and animals

    Written by Bernie Commins from Agriland Agriland recently shared part one in a two-part myth-busting series about antibiotics and animals from the European Platform for the Responsible Using of Medicines in Animals (EPRUMA). Here, we present part two in the series. Myth 1 – Intensive...
  13. Agriland RSS

    From microbials to nanosatellites: Meet the 17 start-ups driving the agri-tech revolution

    Written by Agriland Team from Agriland The inventors behind 17 agri-tech solutions will present their ground-breaking technologies at this year’s virtual World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit. The featured start-ups have worked to tackle some of the biggest challenges in farming, with...
  14. Cope Seeds News

    Cope Seeds adds Terravesta AthenaTM to its portfolio

    Cope Seeds adds Terravesta AthenaTM to its portfolio In an industry first, Cope Seeds and Grain is partnering with Miscanthus specialist, Terravesta, to market its rhizome hybrid Terravesta Athena. The new opportunity has been launched to help support the growing need to decarbonise the...
  15. Cope Seeds News

    New regenerative grass seed Estate Range launched

    New regenerative grass seed Estate Range launched A new regenerative Estate Range of grass seed has been launched to the market by Lincolnshire-based seed specialist Cope Seeds and Grain. Launched to complement integrated farming systems, the range will enable landowners to reduce input...
  16. Ffermer Bach

    Radio 4

    just sent this off after listening to the World at 1 during lunch, I wonder if I will get a response? Dear Sir/Madam, . I am an avid Radio 4 listener as well as an organic/regenerative farmer. I have just been listening to The World at 1, and they interviewed Dale Vince, who was saying...
  17. CPM RSS

    Climate Change Champions – Carbon care is driven by data

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF Will Oliver has been responsible for some bold changes his family farm has made and has impressive results to show for them. CPM explores how the decisions were made that gave the business the confidence to change. What we’re aiming for is a...
  18. CPM RSS

    Muck and slurry – Nutrient-rich brown gold

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF Out with the new and in the with the old. With pressure growing for farmers to cut back on inorganic inputs, natural fertiliser – specifically manure and slurry – use on arable systems has come back around. CPM looks at the latest application...
  19. Agriland RSS

    Somerset cereal farmer named first White’s Organic Grower of the Year

    Written by Agriland Team from Agriland Pete Cheek from Godminster Farm in Somerset has been awarded the inaugural Organic Grower of the Year award by White’s Oats. Cheek was given the accolade for his ecological farming practices and commitment to producing sustainable, high-quality organic...
  20. S

    Glyphosate again I am not sure what to make of this piece, does it have any merit or is based on nothing? I like most use it but worry there may be more downsides than we've been made aware of...