Courtesy of the Farmers Weekly obvs:
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...
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.
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?
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...
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?
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...
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.
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...
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...
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
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...