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  1. Agriland RSS

    Barley harvest underway in Northern Ireland

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (CAFRE) senior agriculture advisor Robin Bolton has confirmed that the first of this season’s winter barley crops have now been cut in Northern Ireland. “It’s too early to talk about yields. But dry...
  2. T

    Small Bale Trailer Size.

    I'm in the process of the refurbishment of a small bale trailer for personal use. It will be used for both round and small hay bales. Also may be used for haylage, one row on the floor. Would 18 ft. long by 8ft. 4in wide be ok. The reason for that width is that 3 by 3 ft small bales can be...
  3. Wolds Beef

    Tesco CEO - Comments on food waste!

    @JP1 or @Chris F There is an article about food waste in the Daily Wail online and I am sure our farmers and Hort boys would love to comment on how hypocritical this guy is. Please put a link! WB
  4. Farm Business RSS

    Fine tuning strategies to achieve successful crop desiccation

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Following their first full season of diquat free desiccation, and potentially armed with greater knowledge gleaned from “real” non-trial conditions without a diquat safety net, many potato growers should now have an even better understanding of what it...
  5. Agriland RSS

    Desiccating potato crops: What are the options in 2021?

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland With diquat no longer available (Northern Ireland or Republic of Ireland), Irish potato growers will have no option but to look at other crop desiccation options over the coming weeks. This issue was the focus of a farm demonstration, hosted by the...
  6. Farm Safety Week

    Putting Safety First

    AS WE’VE SEEN TODAY, MAKING YOUR FARM A SAFER PLACE TO WORK AND LIVE DOESN’T HAVE TO COST A FORTUNE. IN AN INDUSTRY THAT, THIS YEAR, RECORDED ALMOST DOUBLE THE NUMBER OF FATAL INJURIES, WE CAN ALL AGREE THAT IT HAS NEVER BEEN MORE IMPORTANT TO RETHINK RISK AND PUT SAFETY FIRST. As the UK’s...
  7. S

    Why should I stay..............

    Help me out please. Particularly those native Scots. I have spent half my life north of the border, but was born in the south. 20 plus years here. I am now after that time able to consider buying a small chunk for ourselves. However........ When I came north my lineage was not of much...
  8. Agriland RSS

    AHDB set to cut costs by £7.8 million

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland The Agricultural and Horticultural Development Board (AHDB) will make £7.8 million of reductions from its annual staff and overheads budget of £29 million as part of plans to reduce operational costs and improve efficiency over the next two years...
  9. Agriland RSS

    The future for tillage in Northern Ireland

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland A far reaching review of its tillage sector has confirmed the key role played by crop production within Northern Ireland’s farming industry. A recently published report, commissioned by the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) and the Ulster Arable Society...
  10. Agriland RSS

    SaMASZ mowers challenge the mainstream

    Written by Justin Roberts from Agriland SaMASZ is a company based in the the city of Bialystok which lies in in the north east of Poland. It was here, in 1984, that Antoni Stolarski opened a small workshop where he serviced and repaired cars. It wasn’t too long before he moved to...
  11. thesilentone

    When is the time to confront the elephant in the room ?

    Our action to negate or slow global warming is clearly not going fast enough. I don't point the finger at the UK exclusively, we are far from the worst offenders, however in general, are we doing enough ? Looking at Agriculture alone, currently social media is full of pictures of tractors...
  12. Old Tip

    Lack of Small Abattoirs

    The RBST and the Sustainabile Food Trust have been banging on about this issue for a bit. But it seems both the latest food report and George Eustice are missing the point re the important role of small abattoirs to farmers who sell direct or to local butchers. The big companies don’t want the...
  13. D

    European floods

    Now Germany is hit along with neighbours. Its usually Spain that seems to get the worst floods alternating with desert type droughts. 65 people lost their lives, that is really bad. When we had the flooding that hit Sheffield, perhaps one or two deaths only. The countryside won't be reported...
  14. Andyt880

    Sheep poisoned by bracken?

    I’ve lost 3 ewes in the last 10 days. All with identical symptoms. They go blind all of a sudden and walk into the hedges and get stuck. Few hours later go off the legs and go into fits and constantly shacking, they just gradually deteriorate after this. The first one I just put it down to a...
  15. C

    Situation Vacant Harvest Work Cambridgeshire

    We are looking for a Harvest Worker to join the team August-October/November. Duties will include grain/potato carting and cultivations.
  16. 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...
  17. Agriland RSS

    CAFRE to host potato haulm flailing workshop

    Written by Rachel Martin from Agriland A field day run by the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) will help potato growers with alternatives to Diquat. The workshops, run with the support of Grimme, will highlight how to set flailing machines correctly to provide a...
  18. Stags Agri

    DISPERSAL SALE OF 8 NEW HOLLAND & FORD TRACTORS, TELEHANDLER, SKID STEER, COMBINE, 2 QUAD BIKES, FULL RANGE OF FARM MACHINERY - Exeter - 31/07/21

    DISPERSAL SALE OF 8 NEW HOLLAND & FORD TRACTORS, TELEHANDLER, SKID STEER, COMBINE, 2 QUAD BIKES, FULL RANGE OF FARM MACHINERY, TRAILERS, ATTACHMENTS, LIVESTOCK EQUIPMENT, GENERAL EQUIPMENT & FERTILIZER On Behalf of Messrs R G Seward & Sons SALE TO COMMENCE AT 10.30AM FULL DETAILS (MORE...
  19. Agriland RSS

    Tamworth potato processor fined over £21,000 for pollution incident that killed over 450 fish

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland The Environment Agency has successfully prosecuted Edima Holdings Ltd. – a Tamworth potato processing company – for causing a pollution which killed over 450 fish. Cannock Magistrates Court fined the company £6,500 in a case heard on Wednesday, July 7...
  20. Bald Rick

    Clarkson... Livstock’s champion

    It’s a pity the article is hidden away in today’s Sunday Times magazine but there is nothing like a convert and Mr Clarkson gives it to the British consumer with both barrels. Under the headline: “We should be proud of our animal welfare state.” and it strapline ‘Us Brits like to look after our...
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