1. Wobblebox

    Legal advice required please

    A neighbour of ours is selling a steel framed building and has asked us whether they can use our field as access for removal (and, we suspect to use it as a compound to store items near roadside to load lorries) The field is currently barley waiting to be cut, then OSR to be planted close...
  2. L

    Strategies for controlling docks.

    Things are going well. Organic matter levels around the farm are now above 10% and improving due to spreading our composted Seperated dung and good use of our “pokey” dirty water. We have managed to reduce our nitrogen usage too. however docks under this system are becoming a real problem and...
  3. S

    buying and selling small plots of land

    Apologies if this one gets asked all the time But is there a market place/ auction or magazine where small plots of land are advertised for sale (without hose) Or is it all done by word and mouth, or is it so small that its not worth bothering with at all! But my question is; is there...
  4. Dog Bowl

    Water troughs for sucklers

    After the recent hot weather my water trough capacities have been at their limits keeping the suckler cows and calves watered. With this in mind I plan to update the troughs for next grazing season as we make a transition to an even smaller paddock grazed system with more cows. My question is...
  5. Agriland RSS

    Machinery Focus: Video – real time silage analysis from John Deere

    Written by Justin Roberts from Agriland John Deere, like all mainstream manufacturers, is investing heavily in digital technology and proudly markets its electronic wares as being of great benefit to the farmer. All the major companies will have a multitude of systems to aid, not only the...
  6. J

    Electric fencer not working

    Just after some thoughts I'm thinking it's the earthing? So bought a brand new soeedrite 6000i electric fender which has been working well up until the past couple of weeks when the cows have started being naughty, I've redone a load of fencing with barbed wire so now it's mostly just the cow...
  7. L

    Organic matter % in soils?

  8. Clive

    Are you all depressed ?

    I've been lucky enough to have a bit of a family holiday recently with lockdown restrictions ending and I've also spent a lot more time with none farming friends and reduced my time talking farming online a fair bit. After a period where that has been hard to do it's easy to forget just how...
  9. jackrussell101

    Wholecrop to dry cows?

    Does anyone on here do it? Grown it for the first time in years. Usually feed 18kg grass, 2-3kg straw and then just some standard dry cow mineral at 0.1kg a head. Would I simply replace the straw and some of the silage with the wholecrop to make the ration work?
  10. Agriland RSS

    The Best farm safety advice

    Written by Bernie Commins from Agriland As former captain of the Ireland rugby team, Rory Best knows what pressure feels like – to have to get the job done, very often, based on a split-second decision. The farmyard is no rugby pitch, but a comparison can be made between this scenario and that...
  11. JP1

    Jeremy's Treibewagen

    A few photos at the start showing @the-mad-welder 's handiwork (and my rubbish paint work) Just like my crush, P can take a basic sketch by me for what I want and make it happen More photos over the coming weeks
  12. Rossymons

    Stag/Hen Camping

    So recently I hosted my brothers stag do - basically a dozen blokes in their 30s drinking beer and tenting. There were other activites organised but they were off farm. This year we're already running a campsite and plan for next year as well. Was just wondering if anyone has any experience of...
  13. puppet

    Cutting the Wrong Field

    I cut a field of hay a few miles away and next door were some lovely silage fields. The owner farms 3 miles away and will never be there apart from silage time. I wondered if anyone has cut, ploughed or sprayed the wrong field because nobody was around. Or maybe cut and baled it BECAUSE the...
  14. thesilentone

    When is the time to confront the elephant in the room ?

    Our action to negate or slow global warming is clearly not going fast enough. I don't point the finger at the UK exclusively, we are far from the worst offenders, however in general, are we doing enough ? Looking at Agriculture alone, currently social media is full of pictures of tractors...
  15. bassetts

    back load to Kent

    good morning I have a load to be pick up from oldham to paddock wood Kent next week if possible 07776-137039
  16. M

    Lawn tractor question - Stiga Estate 3398HW

    Hello, We have a field of mostly grass that was let go for a few years. Last week it was topped and I would like to mow it short for awhile to get rid of some of the weeds that were moving in. Eventually we plan on seeding in some wildflowers and maintaining it as a wildflower meadow that's...
  17. Andyt880

    Sheep poisoned by bracken?

    I’ve lost 3 ewes in the last 10 days. All with identical symptoms. They go blind all of a sudden and walk into the hedges and get stuck. Few hours later go off the legs and go into fits and constantly shacking, they just gradually deteriorate after this. The first one I just put it down to a...
  18. mixed farm

    Is front suspension needed in a 40k tractor?

    As above. Cab suspension is included but front is an extra. Thoughts
  19. Farm Business RSS

    New tool launched to help farmers manage their rotational grazing on the hoof

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business A free online tool to help farmers optimise their grazing, which will in turn improve their productivity and profitability, has been launched by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS). Whether rotationally grazing livestock for the first time or developing their...
  20. B

    Contractors baler not baling bales properly

    Evening As I chew through my winter supply of wrapped baleage, I'm running into a lot of problem bales which are a nightmare to unwrap in one piece, often ending up with bits of wrap and strands of net tangled up between the layers of silage. I guess what I want to know is, how well do balers...