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    AHDB Article: Assurance of imported grain

    Bit of a long read. Discuss... https://ahdb.org.uk/knowledge-library/how-grain-is-imported-into-the-uk
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    Changes to zinc use in pig feed discussed at seminars

    Written by Breifne O'Brien from Agriland “There will be challenges but also great opportunities in the coming months for Irish pig farmers, given the upcoming changes in EU legislation surrounding zinc oxide (ZnO) use in pig feed, but farmers need to act now.” These were the closing remarks...
  3. Frantic Farmer

    Yard sweeping brush

    Got a new cattle handling system and the penning is between an earth bank and the wall of a shed.its inaccessible with a tractor . It's 120' x 12' the concrete floor is deep groved with a square pattern . After having 70 cattle stood in there for 2 hours the other day I had a go scraping up with...
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    Generator running costs

    Not sure whether this should be in the machinery forum 🤷🏻‍♂️ As it’s about electricity really. Anyway we luckily fixed into a 3 yr elec contract in March at 15p day and 11p night but we still spend around £15,000/year at those rates. However with what’s going on in the energy industry I’m...
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    Zero Cooperation with SFI until Autumn Spreading Ban Lifted.

    That’s my view of it. Sell yourselves for £10 per acre if you like but until they come to their senses over autumn manure, they’ll get no cooperation on voluntary matters from me.
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  8. Exfarmer

    Bounce back loans

    How many used the facility? Apparently £47 billion was lent to 1.5 million business’s despite warnings that it was open to fraud. 17 billion is the estimate of how much will never be repaid thanks to borrowers defaulting. 3.5 -5 billion is believed to have been claimed fraudulently by organised...

    Coverage of the Environment Secretary’s announcement: Food and farming industry crucial to Government’s levelling-up agenda

    Coverage of the Environment Secretary’s announcement: Food and farming industry crucial to Government’s levelling-up agenda Written by Defra Press Office There has been widespread coverage in the Daily Mail, Sky News, Financial Times, iNews, Western Morning News (p.6), East Anglian Daily...
  10. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    High prices starting to bite into feed demand?

    Margins are under pressure in several animal sectors due to higher feed, energy, fertiliser, and labour costs. It looks like this is starting to bite into demand for compound feed. The latest AHDB animal feed production data shows that in October total compound feed production, including...
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    AWC advise on methods for killing piglets on farm

    Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland The Animal Welfare Committee (AWC), via the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), has issued advice on methods for killing piglets on farm. The AWC have recommended that government change the law to make non-penetrative captive...
  12. Janet Hughes Defra

    Sustainable farming incentive details published today

    Morning all Today we'll be publishing some information about how the sustainable farming incentive will work when we start rolling it out from next year in England. I'll post the links here as soon as they're online, and will be here on this thread over the next few days to answer your...
  13. SteveHants

    Insects for Protein in Laying Hens.

    Is now happening - see here: https://www.ft.com/content/ce180ed3-67c5-4e47-91e3-32049866cae1 Just another way that UK ag is showing how sustainable it can be. I like the idea of circular systems - turning waste into eggs, via some maggots.
  14. nonemouse

    The annual got my BPS thread

    Has nobody started this thread yet? Usually plenty of people bank statement watching by now? Or are all the arable men to awash with money with the high cereal prices?
  15. Clive

    Dispatches - Red Tractor

    Tonight Chanel 4 I’m told it’s not great news for Red Tractor about chicken / food standards but surely can’t be long until they get their teeth into the combinable crop protection racket !
  16. Chuckie

    Animal transport authorisation renewal

    Had to renew my transporter authorisation for journeys over 65km and under 8 hours, sent the form in last week with our lantra certificates of competence. Now have just got an email to say that the certificates are in the wrong format, so they cannot issue the renewal. Now, I can't...
  17. Still Farming

    Omicron in The UK !

    Here we go again!
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    rspb hedge campaign

    https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/rspb-english-government-england-defra-b968384.html looks like the rspb is going to start campaigning to convert bps cross compliance rules into legislation. so much for opting out of elms and being able to do what you think is best. not a suprise though.
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    Any television experts out there??

    Our tv is playing up so time for a new one... I bought this one 8 years ago from ao.com when I looked on their website there is so many to choose from... the only local tv store is BJ's but after an incident in 1966 I am reluctant to go there,.,,,, by the way I am still undecided over the focus car
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    Former UK Chief Veterinary Officer wins David Black award for 2021

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland Prof. Jim Scudamore has been awarded the David Black Award 2021 in recognition of his invaluable contribution to the pig industry over the past 20 years. The prestigious award was presented by the Lord Benyon, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at...