1. D

    someone writing in the Farmers Weekly has FINALLY got it

    Courtesy of the Farmers Weekly obvs: Joe Stanley Opinion: Blaming livestock for global warming is ill-informed As some 400 private jets carrying the world’s climate-conscious business and political elite – plus the prerequisite sprinkling of actors – touched down in Glasgow, and a chap with a...
  2. MX7

    News Headlines, “Today it has been announced by a government department, that carbon offsets are a theoretical idea and in practice useless”.

    As above ,how long will it be before we read such a headline??
  3. Northumberland

    Career options for the ageing shepherd

    Looking to the future post 55- 60, I can't see me continue to manage as a contract shepherd or employed shepherd. No plans or wishes to retire but what options will there be? Work beyond farming seems alien but I'm not naive to think the body will want to fight sheep into retirement. Ideas thanks
  4. Pan mixer

    Cull Boar and sow prices

    I booked some into the main place in the country that takes these today. Fortunately it is not too far away. Three weeks ahead price; Boars 5p per kg, sows 15p. I may unbook them.
  5. Wobblebox

    Haulage rate for tractor and trailer

    I do some contract farming whose grain store is 10 miles away from the mill, the agents have asked me how much per ton I can transport the grain to the mill. It would be on a 160hp tractor and 14t trailer. I’m happy to do it so long as it’s worth my while. How much should I quote them?
  6. glow worm

    To mask up or not?

    With parts of Devon & Cornwall currently having the highest cases of Covid in the Country ( according to the BBC news) what does everyone think on whether or not mask wearing should continue to be encouraged? With nearly all our local shops / businesses still asking for people to wear masks...
  7. S

    Calf rearing contract

    Anybody on here rearing calf’s on a contract ? Pros and cons ? Who provides what etc? And who to stay away from ? Looked a few years ago at blade never could make my mind up.
  8. Greythundercloudys

    Are those woolen smocks that good,?

    Was at mccaskies at Stirling for odds and ends, saw they had some of the above for sale, very expensive for what they are, do guys that have them like them or not worth the near 200£was priced at?.
  9. S

    Start up costs sheep

    I am looking to very start off my experience with sheep. I'm looking to try and find a local shepherd to impart some knowledge, and once I've gained enough experience start my own small flock, perhaps numbers of 10-20 to start things off. What start up costs would I be looking at? How many...
  10. S J H

    Who's joining me?

    Just had the red tractor inspection, I sadly haven't passed so won't be able to sell stock at the premium. I failed on health plan, health and safety plan, haven't got a needle certificate and when the dog was wormed. The whole thing has become an utter joke. BVD testing is recommended now, so...
  11. organic

    Randall Parker Bought Out By Pilgrims

    Dont know if this has already been posted but if not Randall Parker has been bought out by Pilgrims. Signs are that Llanidloes will continue as usual. Randall Parker will become part of Dalehead Foods.
  12. Farm Business RSS

    ‘Farmer Christmas’ at centre of Morrisons’ new Christmas advert

    Written by Iain Hoey from Farm Business Morrisons will be paying tribute to farmers in its Christmas advert this year set around the character ‘Farmer Christmas’ and two young friends discovering ‘the other hero of Christmas’. The 60 second TV advert tells a tale about Farmer Christmas who...
  13. Chris F

    Am I missing something?

    So COP has really annoyed me. Masses of virtual signaling, awards given to companies that aren't doing much. Lots of back patting. Adverts campaigns from ITV and Tesco to change the way we eat. Inane nonsense from leaders. Masses of coverage on food. However in UK, stats saying 6% of of...
  14. davidroberts30

    Lights in cattle sheds

    Do cattle perform better with lights left on? Got no light in sheds here at all so wondering if it worth putting a few LED floodlights up about the yard on a timer Would certainly make me feel happier not trudging about in the dark
  15. C

    Big Crop Data Project

    Hi everyone, My friend and I are students at the University of Warwick. We are looking into big data and agriculture for our research project. We don't want to spend lots of time building an application that no one wants to use, so it would be great to hear some feedback from actual crop...
  16. Salter1412-

    Situation Vacant Stock person required

    Stockperson required to work on our Free Range finishing sites. The applicant will be preferred to have some experience in animal husbandry, although training can be given. Will be required to carry out all the duties that are required to include feeding, strawing, moving and handling the stock...
  17. MX7

    Carbon Offsetting??Please show me the theory in practice.

    One hears a lot about the theory of Carbon Offsetting in many industries including Agriculture.As Co2 is something I can’t see or touch how where can I get practical proof that carbon offsetting works in practice. In theory if my tractor supposedly omits “x”amount of Co2 a year ,am I meant to...
  18. G

    Meeting with AHDB about cereals assurance: What do you want us to say?

    On Friday 19th, a group of farmers from TFF are meeting AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds to discuss market access for our grain. If you want us to raise any issues, please let us know in this thread, so we can take those points to AHDB. We are of the opinion that our concerns have not been voiced by...
  19. D

    Load it yourself!

    More and more I hear from lorry drivers that they are asked to load their own lorries using the farmers equipment as often there is nobody around. Some are rightly not very happy about it. I wouldn’t have thought this was acceptable in terms of putting the driver’s true working hours over the...
  20. bobk

    TFF 90 day rule , for EU foreigners

    Same the EU rules , 90 days every 6 months , sooner be 9 if I had my way , what do you think @Clive