1. B

    Velum prime applicator

    Well, gone are the days of using vydate with lots of simple bits and pieces. With short notice and no chance to see machines set up for velum given the current situation. What does a velum applicator need, without spending a fortune with manufacturers who probably can’t build machines fast...
  2. D

    Was 11th September a hoax.

    A close Trump ally claims that the bombing of the twin towers was a hoax. I think it did happen, there was plenty of evidence.
  3. AHDB News

    Open letter: Facts about the AHDB horticulture and potatoes ballot

    We welcome the open dialogue at the ongoing town hall meetings and we’re delighted that levy payers have taken the time to join these. We are finding, as ever, in our various conversations with growers that there are divided views on the levy and the work programmes funded by it and many of...
  4. AHDB News

    Potatoes Town Hall meetings

    Join us for an opportunity to ask your questions, meet members of our team and potatoes board, and hear a little more about AHDB. You’ll have the opportunity to submit questions before hand or join our ‘virtual stage’ and speak directly with the team. Our new strategy We held a session about...
  5. S

    Any non uk farmers

    Please could any farmers not in the uk please tell me if to sell their grain do they need to be members of any assurance scheme. please tag any non uk forum members to this post please @Blaithin, hope you don’t mine me taging you. I believe you work in the Canadian grain trade, do farmer in...
  6. M

    What’s the point in straw merchants?

    Discuss that? We are occasional straw sellers depending on price. If we can achieve £70/t and over we will bale and sell. If it’s less we chop it. Normally we’d sell to a merchant for ease. However this year we’ve sold direct to end users mainly because they are coming direct to us. They’ve...
  7. Agriland RSS

    Prime Minister ‘prepared to use Article 16 if necessary’ to allow agri-food movement

    Written by Rachel Martin UK Prime Minister Boris Johnston has reportedly told the DUP this morning that he “is prepared to use Article 16” and to legislate if necessary to allow the free movement of agri-food produce across the UK. Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster discussed the...
  8. melted welly

    Loading bulk with industrial forklift

    For reasons I can’t be bothered going into, I’m wondering if anyone has experience loading bulk grain with industrial masted forklifts? Specifically larger size. We have a 4.5t capacity dual wheeled machine that I’m wondering if would suitable for using with a bucket. also interested in...
  9. nivilla1982

    The NI/ROI Protocol

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-55913907 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-55917414 https://mydup.com/news/dup-free-us-from-protocol https://www.spiked-online.com/2021/02/02/can-the-northern-ireland-protocol-survive/
  10. D

    One armed lorry driver!

    Just finished loading a lorry and noticed he didn’t have a right arm when he arrived. said he passed his test in October and was still learning. I was at first surprised to see him driving an artic but I had an hr to mull it over. he seemed very capable but it was hard work closing his door...
  11. Farm Business RSS

    The year ahead: AHDB gives farming forecasts for 2021

    Written by Iain Hoey AHDB has launched its biannual forecast of UK production, consumption and trade across livestock and arable sectors, putting Covid, Brexit and the the pervasive influence of China on global commodities markets under the microscope to determine their impact for the year...
  12. AHDB Podcast RSS

    245: Agri Market Outlook for Crops | 01.02.2021

    245: Agri Market Outlook for Crops | 01.02.2021 Written by AHDB This podcast introduces AHDB’s analysis of the prospects for the UK’s farming industry over the coming months. Covering crops (potatoes, cereals and oilseeds), it explores production, trade and consumption for the year ahead...
  13. T

    Buying at auction

    Is it worth buying kit at auction at the moment with the EU and export problems? Prices should be low with difficult exports.... shouldn't they?!
  14. A

    Combine and tractor replacement policy

    In the 2000's replacement policies were easy. You could buy high end machinery as reasonable prices and they would halve in value over 5 years. Financed over 5 years you could then px for the newer model and costs per acre would be similar. Today. Machines halve in 3/4 years and second hand...
  15. R

    Situation Vacant Tractor Driver

    We are a 400ha arable farm on the Suffolk/Essex border looking for a full time tractor driver for drilling, variable rate fert spreading, potato planting, relief spray operator, chainsaw man. We currently grow wheat, spring barley, potatoes, sugar beet, peas/linseed. The farm is in a higher tier...
  16. Jackov Altraids

    How the supermarkets came to own UK agriculture

    I don't know much about horticulture, but I guess it started there. Fruit and vegetable contracts being offered which led to a consolidation of producers and limited marketing opportunities. Enticing contracts which offered some safety from the ever volatile pork prices means there is virtually...
  17. G

    Maize field loader/elevator

    Anyone any suggestions or know of any items for sale that could be used at the field gate to tip a loaded trailer into that would be able to reach/transfer into another trailer on lane or roadside? Object is to keep dirty wheels in the field and keep clean wheels clean. Only for farmer use so no...
  18. Daddy Pig

    Self Assessment Tax Return

    If anyone is getting stressed at having to get their tax return done by 31st Jan you can relax for a bit. HMRC are allowing us until the end of February this year with no penalty.
  19. Agriland RSS

    Shoppers back British farmers according to new AHDB report

    Written by William Kellett During a challenging year and against a backdrop of major change for industry, consumer attitudes towards UK farmers has grown in positivity according to a new report from the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB). In 2020, a total of 66% of people...
  20. chester

    Lightest 16T root trailer

    Are there any good but light weight root trailers on the market? We have 14t Bailey root crop trailers and they weigh 6.5t empty , which seems a lot of dead weight to be hauling around if we don’t really need the strength, as they are only hauling grain and potatoes.