1. TFF

    Rapid and widespread change needed to meet net zero targets for livestock 2022-04-19

    A report published by CIEL (Centre for Innovation Excellence in Livestock) has identified that greenhouse gas emissions could be reduced from the main livestock types by 23% and ammonia emissions by 15% if wide scale and highly effective mitigations are adopted across UK farms. Published this...
  2. Jackov Altraids

    How does feed for livestock affect those commodity prices?

    I assume that livestock farming has its origins in being able to convert the non-edible plants into food, to make efficient use of summer surpluses and be a food supply in winter and to eat any waste while their waste had many uses. I recently asked my feed supplier how much of the concentrate...
  3. Sid

    Consumer inflation v supermarket

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-61090937 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-61091688
  4. shumungus

    Anyone know anything about Orchard sprayers?

    Evening all. Looking to source an Orchard sprayer to use to disinfect poultry houses, know nothing about them. What are Hardi like? What should I look out for? Does anyone know of anything decent second hand? TIA
  5. Headless chicken

    Batch feeders

    What make are others running? Currently got Dairymaster in and for some reason we go through motors and control boards for fun. We’ve bypassed a pile of it but the motors are a problem we can’t get around. having a quick google I can replace the whole system with choretime feeders before...
  6. AT Aloss

    Register as a user of professional plant protection products (PPPs) and adjuvants

    This isn't an April Fool. If you are professionally applying plant protection products in agriculture or amenity, you will need to register by 22 June 2022. This is a new legal requirement, regardless of size of your business. The requirement is governed by the Official Controls (Plant...
  7. K

    Looking For Work Goat Farm- vet placement request.

    Hello! I am a second year veterinary student (Bristol) who is very keen to get some experience with goat farming (dairy or meat) on a larger scale as it's something I'd be really interested to learn more about. I am not from a rural background but have done lambing and dairy placements (pig and...
  8. R

    Are Hereford x Cattle unpopular

    Hi, I recently sold my 12month old Hereford x Heifers at market after having them indoors for 6 months over the winter with the associated costs of cattle nuts, hayledge and straw. Other breeds of cattle at the sale of the same age and same condition/build were fetching 50% more than my...
  9. Agriland RSS

    Bird flu confirmed in Cambridgeshire and Devon

    Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland Two new outbreaks of avian influenza (bird flu) have been confirmed by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA). Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 has been confirmed in...
  10. Jackov Altraids

    Minette Batters on the Radio this morning

    I was confused when I heard the interview live, and having listened again I think she was saying; Farmers must not cut production, maybe increase it. The government may need to intervene in the gas price. Farmers have passed on some of the price increase but retailers need to absorb some of the...
  11. Oscar

    Avian flu restriction update

    Been asked by a few locals who keep poultry if/ when the avian flu housing restrictions are going to be lifted and have to admit I have not heard anything about it recently . Pretty sure the restrictions were lifted last year around now ?? Anybody know ? Thanks
  12. gone up the hill

    Dairy farmers quitting the industry in high numbers.

    Where will the Milk come from going forwards? In my own very local area 3 dairy farms have gone or are about to sell the herd in the last 12 months, all three have been driven out by the low returns for the amount of work and/or the investment needed to carry on milking not being worthwhile...
  13. B

    Price for 50 ish kW solar PV system

    Hi, just wondering if anyone has priced up solar recently? I have had a quote for a 57.6kW array to go on a shed roof to off-set own use (Chickens) come in at around £54,000 + VAT for full installation. Can anybody compare to this at all? I had a quote for the same array 6 months ago and it has...
  14. A

    Wolf and lynx reintroductions in the UK

    Hi, I am a BA student from the University of York collecting questionnaire data as part of a research study that will form part of my final dissertation. I would be extremely grateful for any UK citizens over the age of 18 to fill in this anonymous online questionnaire form that should take no...
  15. glow worm

    Vine bbc 12 to 2 today

    I hope somebody more eloquent and with more time than me will respond to the bit he's going to do about farmers being being able to spread FYM again on the land. Pretty clear even in the intro more farmer bashing coming up with not 100% true facts.
  16. Agriland RSS

    Average farm income increases in Scotland

    Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland The average farm income in Scotland has risen to the second highest level since 2012, after adjusting for inflation, according to the Scottish Farm Business Income Estimates 2020-2021. The estimates, published by the Scottish government, are based on...
  17. roscoe erf


    with all this doom and gloom ,end of the world and food shortages about I got to wondering will vegans make great zombies in the up and coming apocalypse .................discuss
  18. Daniel

    Did an interview on BBC Breakfast this morning pushing for egg price rises.

    I don't suppose the retailers will listen, but fair play to the BBC they put the case very neatly. The British Retail Consortium don't seem to have a problem passing on fuel cost rises, it's just the food producers that have to bear the costs. @Suffolk Serf @Pan mixer maybe the pig and poultry...
  19. oldoaktree

    Lard will be making a comeback

    Saw on the news today that there’s a shortage of sunflower oil and the rest of the veg oils are in short supply too .
  20. D

    Widespread Anti meat propaganda

    This is in the First News Young person's Newspaper this week, they circulate to many schools, libraries and parents subscribe. Regularly have anti livestock articles, seems to be a very vegan led paper, I have tried on occasions to question , correct nonsense articles, they are doing a good...