1. S

    Is the answer to UK livestock sustainability

    Insect protein? To replace soya?
  2. D

    Cheap tractor

    Does anyone in the notts area have a very cheap tractor for sale so I can pull apart my david brown for a referb, it only has to pull a 3 ton tipping trailer up and down a field for a few months whilst it's in bits. Sorry to be cheeky but its got to be very cheap, I would use the truck but its a...
  3. MX7

    Rotary combine vs hy brid performance in Winter/Spring Barley?

    Is the performance of Rotary Combines, egCase Axial Flow better than Hy brid combines eg Claas Lexion APS Hybrid System? Another words do Rotaries have less sieve /rotary losses when dealing with Barley , Oats etc that create a lot of straw for the separation system to deal with.?
  4. Banana Bar

    VW Touareg Farm truck

    Currently have a Landcruiser LC5 which has just been diagnosed with a £5000 suspension fault. The truck is 10 years old and I’m not sure spending 5k is sensible. We buy any car have offered me decent money for it but not really enough to buy another LC by putting another 5 or 6 k towards it. I...
  5. Phil P

    Are the General public completely oblivious to the dangers of large farm machinery?

    A few of days ago while combining a field with a footpath alone one side I had a very near miss with a member of the public! The footpath was clear as I’d started cutting along it andI was chopping the straw so a lot of dust blowing towards the path. Well, a woman had walked at pace and got...
  6. H

    Fencing contracting

    What like a job is this? Does it pay better than agri contracting? Have had a thread before but am looking to get away from agri contracting and into something else. Up until recently the plan was an 8 ton digger but that is increasingly looking like another area where too many people are...
  7. D

    3litre or 2.5 litre toyota hilux?

    I have a vehicle which is not really suitable for pulling our 12 ft cattle box with finished bullocks in when selling them, as does not have enough pulling power (a large panel van). I am presuming something like a toyota Hilux would be a far better bet? I have a 10 year old one in mind. It is a...
  8. PMD

    Tractor security - door locks & ignition locks

    Has anyone found any after market security devices for door locks/ignition barrels, or has anyone found a supplier that can change any of them to unique key?
  9. DrDunc

    McHale or Kuhn Fixed or Variable?

    Which baler to replace a variable chamber Krone? McHale roller makes best shaped bales of grass, Kuhn belt best for swallowing dry stuff (and presumably straw), but bales of second cut sag before wrapping (or I didn't set the density correct on the demo). What are the McHale V6 like for making...
  10. O

    Front loader mf35 61

    Hi folks I have an eye on a Millport power loader off a 135...would it fit my 35? Do you think the internal hydraulic pump would cope or is there an external option....seems to work fine on the three point linkage lifting silage bales
  11. 4

    Pick up mpg

    I hadnt been doing any towing with the pick up this last few months so when i had the trailer on i filled the pick up up and 220 miles later it needed a drink again. it was doing about 18mpg. 16ft trailer on with a machine about a 1t weight on it. Is this ok mpg or bad. begining to ponder a...
  12. Barleycorn

    New Self Propelled Forage Harvester for a Farmer?

    We cut 800 to 1000 acres of silage a year. We have plenty of labour, regular and family, and are currently running a 1998 Claas 850. She is in good nick, on about 5500 hours, but we do have regular breakdowns, which involve 6 or 7 blokes watching and scratching their arses as it is mended. I...
  13. Greythundercloudys

    Rp220 farmer.

    Seen one of these today on Facebook, but a farmer model, is that a very basic one.?
  14. Bojangles

    Shepherds pay?

    I may have to employ a full time shepherd soonish and was wondering what’s the going rate atm. house with job, needs own good dogs, 6 day week. I think they are usually underpaid?
  15. jacobl741

    Round baling hay

    Got one field of hay left to bale, we usually do it all small squares but have filled the lofts sooner than expected this time. So it’s going to get round baled, it’s nice and dry good hay, should I turn the baler density down from what we use for hayledge as we usually try to get as much as we...
  16. T

    Kramp agent/dealers

    Is anyone a kramp agent/dealer and open to place an order today and if so can the part be sent direct to us? I've tried approx 15 dealers in our area listed on the kramp site and all are closed. Just trying to avoid waiting untill monday to order a part that then won't turn up untill Tuesday...
  17. Ross121

    Wooden work cabin/shed

    Hi We have a set of buildings and grazing about 5 miles away from our main base We use it to Winter 180 cattle or 7-800 ewes there depending on logistics We are looking at having a work experience student and this has made us think about staff ‘needs’ as such, rather than a portacabin we...
  18. Hilly


    Why do we chop it ? Why can’t I just load trailers with handler run down row push up a heap load trailer tip in pit repeat ? Why bother with the expensive bit ?
  19. Courier

    NZ Groundswell protests.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12458335 The removal of all subsidies back in the 80’s (?) meant that government has had no tools to control farmers hence the free for all on animal welfare and pollution controls which are now gradually being implemented but...
  20. Andrew1983

    Alternative to pick ups

    Looking for options to replace a van at mrs work (vet practice) they currently have 1 L200 and a few berlingo sized vans. The large animal vets are towing a tipper crush at times and there’s a bit of conflict with vehicle sharing so in an ideal word they would run 3 pickups. Seeing as there is a...