1. M

    Loader history?

    Hello all. Me and dad talking on the yard while removing a tanco loader off a case 895. Got him to talking about how he remembers a lot of farms not having loaders etc. The history of most implements seems fairly well known, but got me to wondering when/what the first front end loader as we know...
  2. B

    Solar panels ?

    Looking at putting a new shed, 100 by 50 ft, are solar panels still worthwhile ??, put on at start or later ?
  3. B

    Replacing Seat in John Deeres

    Will need to replace or repair 2 Grammer air seats in 20 series John Deeres this winter. Is it worth buying the repair kits from dealer to replace rollers etc or some say it’s a pig of a job and just to replace the bases. Seats are fine and in good condition on the whole. A history of baler and...
  4. S

    Livestock books

    I have read James Rebanks and Amanda Owen's collections. Does anyone have any recommendations for other books on livestock farming? Don't mind if they are informative guides, autobiographies, journals, diaries etc
  5. 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...
  6. Jackov Altraids

    The Governments assault on livestock farming.

    The unqualified ban on live exports, the continual mal-apportioned blame for carbon emissions, an ELMS scheme that discriminates against pasture amongst other things, is this all due to lobbying by animal rights extremists or is there a real policy in Whitehall that they think there will be a...
  7. Chris F

    TFF Most Popular Poster - Round 5

    I am losing track of those who have already won this prestigious award, but I believe its a new winner. Rules for this round were - highest average reaction score per post for members who have posted more than 100 times in the last 30 days. And the winner is..... Since I can't keep track of...
  8. Grandad Pig

    Duncan cab rear window and frame wanted

    Good evening, anyone got a rear door/window for a Duncan A/V cab they would be willing to sell for a fair price? Preferably within collection distance of IP238NF (Suffolk). Don’t mind a fixer-upper. Happy to pay cash as the missus need never know😊👍 Steve
  9. B

    Would you take it? (40ha of payed grazing)

    Some might already know or remember, people usually pay me to arrange grazing of their property. I currently graze/manage around 40 hectares under contract. All within 5 miles from our home farm, ten minutes by car. Grazing is done with sheep, cattle will have a role in the future. A client has...
  10. TFF

    Knowledge Center Images: Everything but the....

    A series of 3 images showing at least some of the products made from pigs, sheep and cattle and where they come from. They are great visuals for anyone to start understanding about just how much agriculture impacts their daily lives through more than just the food on their plates and illustrates...
  11. Chalmers

    New land owner indeed of advice and guidance

    Evening all, my name is Alex and I'm from Suffolk. Last year my father in law passed away and left my wife and brother in law 5.5 acres of land in North devon. We have been down there afew times when the land was officially passed on to my wife and her brother. And have since spend £5000 getting...
  12. bravheart

    Cattle hurdle

    Does anyone know of a supplier of weld on lugs with the slotted holes as seen on cattle hurdles. Thanks M.
  13. G

    Livestock markets near Birmingham

    I live in Birmingham and wanna go to some livestock markets for some poultry, not really sure where to go, regards bilal
  14. 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...
  15. Defra Farming

    Introducing the Animal Health and Welfare Pathway

    Introducing the Animal Health and Welfare Pathway Written by Stewart Houston CBE Copyright Natural England/Paul Glendell I come from a pig farming background, although my dad was a joiner in a Tyneside shipyard. I’ve been a member of Defra’s Animal Health and Welfare Board for a number of...
  16. S

    Will high fertiliser prices change you’re cropping plan.

    As per title. I am thinking of dropping winter barley and reducing wheat in favour of spring crops grown with plenty of pig muck under them . What’s everyone’s thoughts ?
  17. beardface


    https://www.positive.news/environment/rewilding-sixty-years-ago-scientists-let-a-farm-rewild-heres-what-happened/ Interesting article about a study done into how long it takes for self sown woodland to establish. Perhaps the government would find it easier and more cost effective, to simply...
  18. bobk

    So much for the green revolution

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-58469238 Supply and demand
  19. M

    Pig food opinions/advise

    I feed my pigs mainly mole valley own brand around £8ish but now I’m thinking of alternative options! I have a kune kune, Berkshire, middle white, saddle back and a lop, all gilts. I was looking into the smallholders/Allan and page range. Is the rare breed mix really any better? Is the pot...
  20. phr49

    Ergot in Spring wheat

    See Ergot tolerances have been tightened up this harvest does this mean if you can see it on lump of wheat it will need dressing out or is there some guidance say 1 ergot kernel per kg of wheat is too much ? If it has to be gravity separated to remove how much per tonne can you expect to pay ...