1. 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 !
  2. D

    Critical Mass

    To paraphrase some recent posts on here: ‘The EA staff aren’t what they were. Can’t even hang a gate properly.’ ‘The vets aren’t what they were. I seem to know more than they do.’ ‘The Defra staff aren’t what they were. Just don’t understand the practicalities.’ ‘The Ag colleges aren’t what...
  3. R

    Drilling seed and Fert together?

    We have been using DAP down the spout with seed to good effect but with current prices and reasonable fertility is CAN an option? Or will it gather too much moisture and block the seed spouts? Having asked that, what is the most reliable DAP product for drilling with seed? Certain DAP products...
  4. R

    Wanted: Up to 500 Used Potato Boxes

    Looking for used potato boxes to be used for pumpkins. Based near Stansted Airport but willing to haul from across the country. Please get in touch on here or on 07585 224196. Thanks in advance Ross
  5. CPM RSS

    Farmers urged to respond to Government consultation to reform the AHDB

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham from CPM Magazine The Government is seeking views on proposals to help deliver a more efficient AHDB and value for money, following the outcome of the feedback from the horticulture and potato sectors. The AHDB, an arms-length body of Defra, was established in...
  6. Farm Classifieds

    Bulk oil tank with pneumatic pump reel and dispenser

    Bulk oil tank with pneumatic pump reel and dispenser Advert added by: @ih1455xl Machinery Details Category: Potato Equipment Other Price: £500 Condition: Excellent Description 1200lt bulk oil tank with 20ft reel pneumatic pump and dispenser with measuring dial on...
  7. Farfrae

    Yum, Yum

    The state propaganda service is in fine form. Do watch the video it is only 2 minutes. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-59335815 Joe Public won't have a choice when their Carbon balance runs out and your programmable digital currency doesn't let you buy anything else. Or the real thing is...
  8. Farm Classifieds

    John Deere Aercore 1000

    John Deere Aercore 1000 Advert added by: Farol Ltd Machinery Details Category: Potato Equipment Other Price: £4995 Condition: Used Description How to make contact with the Dealer Click here to read more about this listing and contact the dealer
  9. Seth470

    Diet Feeding Beef Cattle.

    Starting to use our diet feeder a bit more, just want to know what people are putting in. Haven access to Silage, Straw, Hay ,barley, brewers grain and spuds.
  10. TFF

    Open consultation Agricultural and Horticultural Development Board (AHDB) reform

    https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/agricultural-and-horticultural-development-board-ahdb-reform This consultation closes at 11:45pm on 10 January 2022 Time to have your say.
  11. Agriland RSS

    Consultation on future of AHDB launched

    Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland A consultation seeking views on proposals for a reformed Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has opened today (November 17) and will run for seven weeks until midnight on January 10, 2022. The consultation follows a Request for Views...
  12. Agriland RSS

    Fertiliser – as it turns out, Ireland is awash with the stuff

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland It’s hard to get away from the fertiliser debate taking place across the island of Ireland at the present time. Over the weekend just past, I listened to the latest Tillage Edge podcast from Teagasc during which crops specialist Ciaran Collins –...
  13. jackstor

    Taking out shuttered wall

    We’ve got to take out 6, 15ftx8ftx 10inch shuttered walls. Don’t really want to peck them out incase it’s rattles the shed to bits! We got a price off a pro to cut them out but think we could do it a lot cheaper ourselves (may regret this 🙈). Could use a stihl saw but it’ll be to cut from both...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. Bogweevil

    Plant based food eaters double to 13.7% in 10 years

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048969721061192?via%3Dihub examined plant-based alternative foods (PBAF) consumption trends in the UK by analysing repeated cross-sectional food consumption data from the National Diet and Nutrition Survey 2008–2019. Dietary data for 15,655...
  17. A

    Wind up of AHDB Potatoes

    In June 2008 The British Potato Council handed over £5 millions of potato growers funds to AHDB. This was made up of a conservative £4.1million surplus in the accounts plus the actual capital value of Sutton Bridge which had been depreciated to zero in the accounts. Today AHDB seek £7.4 million...
  18. Steevo

    Unaccountable organisations.....

    So....we've had: The Environment Agency and their 100ft drain issue Red Tractor and their double standards of UK grain vs imported Natural England and @ajcc NFU and their denial of ownership of Red Tractor These are just a few examples of bodies failing in their own remit but hypocritically...
  19. W

    Afghanistan on brink of starvation

    Apparently 22 million are in the next few months about to starve. Obviously Afghanistan has other problems causing this monumental disaster, but is this just a sign of things to come. If so why is the world not preparing to secure food. They seem more bothered about anything other than food...
  20. S

    Alternatives to farm plastics

    This whole COP26 thing has got me thinking about how to go greener and one of the things is reducing plastic use on the farm. We got a trailer to blow bulk feed in last year which has massively reduced the amount of plastic feed bags we have but there's still all the silage wrap, feed...