1. Barleycorn

    Excellent article about vegans getting ill.

    And in the Grauniad too! https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2021/dec/04/abuse-intimidation-death-threats-the-vicious-backlash-facing-fomer-vegans?CMP=fb_gu&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook&fbclid=IwAR0MQo5VlgQk2i9UTKfgf0ZZs82FRSmVzDdSJoVDVKMXSWdNCgeJRC9w9nM#Echobox=1638615202
  2. M

    Badger proof fencing

    Has anybody ever had much to do with badger fencing? (Either have any or been involved in erecting any) Obviously it’s a serious of money (already had a quote) but does it work if installed correctly?
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. Agriland RSS

    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...
  6. 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.
  7. Agriland RSS

    Temporary Control Zone for NI after third bird flu detection in Monaghan

    Written by Stella Meehan from Agriland A Temporary Control Zone (TCZ-B) has been declared in Northern Ireland effective immediately, following the confirmation of Avian Influenza H5N1 (bird flu) at a third premises in Co. Monaghan. A 3km and a 10km Disease Control Zone has been put in place...
  8. Agriland RSS

    Agri-food tech company Elemental appoints new commercial director

    Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland UK-based Agri-food tech company Elemental has appointed Paul Broster as its new commercial director. Paul has over 30 years’ experience in the meat and poultry industries and particular expertise in developing original equipment manufacturer...
  9. 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 !
  10. Stags Agri

    South West November Online Timed Sale of 50+ Tractors, Vehicles etc (850 Lots) - Closing on 5th December 2021

  11. Sir loin

    Fibreglass feed bin moving in wind.

    We have a 20 tonne Kirncroft fibreglass feed bin (10 metres high) that has loosened again in the storm . It has pulled the 8 fixing bolts up a good centimetre allowing the whole structure move considerably in the wind. 2 options (a) just tighten down the bolts again (been done before)...
  12. G

    Red Tractor feed warranty

    @homefarm @Humble Village Farmer @Worsall @warksfarmer @B'o'B and everyone else. Apologies for another RT thread :(. I'm about sick of it all !!! Will try not to post many more unecessary threads. Here it is, didn't know it existed.... Feed/grain warranty declaration to say it's OK to trade...
  13. Agriland RSS

    Avian Influenza identified in poultry flock in Anglesey

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland The Chief Veterinary Officer for Wales, Christianne Glossop has confirmed the presence of avian influenza H5N1 in a small backyard flock of chickens and ducks at a premises on the Isle of Anglesey. A 3km and 10km Temporary Control Zone Area have been...
  14. Agriland RSS

    ‘Protecting bird health and welfare is our number 1 priority’ – NFU

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland The National Farmers Union (NFU) is working with its members to ensure they can put in place all the necessary measures to house their birds, as Defra announces new mandatory housing measures will be implemented across the UK from November 29. NFU chief...
  15. H

    Close Bred Hereford 'Pedigree' Bull.

    Hi all, first time poster. We have a realitvely small beef cattle holding. We have a largely limosin herd, but made the decision to move over to Hereford a few years ago to produce a smaller and easier finished animal. We bought a hereford pedigree bull which turned out to be a very unfortunate...
  16. B

    Muckspreading insanity

    Environment Agency seeks to uphold autumn muckspreading ban © Tim Scrivener The Environment Agency (EA) is showing no signs of softening its approach towards spreading farmyard manure and slurry in the autumn, despite pressure from MPs on the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Efra) committee...
  17. Agriland RSS

    Firefighters at scene of two-shed blaze in Newry

    Written by Agriland Team from Agriland A fire has broken out in two sheds at a well-known pig farm on Derrywilligan Road, Mullaghglass in Newry, Agriland understands. Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Services (NIFRS) have confirmed that two fire appliances from Newry station and one fire...
  18. Agriland RSS

    New bird housing order to come into force on November 29

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland The Chief Veterinary Officers for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have agreed to bring in new housing measures to protect poultry and captive birds from avian influenza following a number of confirmed cases across Great Britain in recent...
  19. Base Farmer Martin

    UK-wide housing measures introduced to protect poultry and captive birds against avian flu

    PRESS RELEASE from Defra FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE UK-wide housing measures introduced to protect poultry and captive birds against avian flu The Chief Veterinary Officers for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have agreed to bring in new housing measures to protect poultry and...
  20. Cab-over Pete

    Duck Behaving Strangely.

    Aye up, My daughter keeps half a dozen ducks. The males were bullying the females a bit some time back, so we split them up, all happy now. They are inside, a big shed and enclosure with access to a small pool on alternate days. They all have clean drinking water every day and are fed dry...