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  1. andybk

    CH4 dispatches chicken farming, (and red tractor )

    CH4 dispatches chicken farming on now ! (and red tractor )
  2. 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 !
  3. Chuckie

    Animal transport authorisation renewal

    Had to renew my transporter authorisation for journeys over 65km and under 8 hours, sent the form in last week with our lantra certificates of competence. Now have just got an email to say that the certificates are in the wrong format, so they cannot issue the renewal. Now, I can't...
  4. Barleymow

    Stating the bleeding obvious

    Red tractor Facebook today, they must have given up with farm assurance
  5. MX7

    What type of heater heats electric cars?

    As above ,I ask as no water getting heated from engine block.
  6. Aglad99

    Grass fed continental cattle

    Curious to try and find other people who are finish continental cattle of grass only diets. It’s seems that a grass based system is becoming the most pushed thing now and we’ve never fed any concentrates to our cattle. Up until 8 years ago we ran pure limos and finished them on grass only. We...
  7. 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...
  8. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    Argentine wheat improving as harvest advances

    There are positive yield reports from central Argentina as the wheat harvest advances. The better yields in the central region are offsetting poorer results from the north of the country. The 2021/22 wheat harvest is now 33% complete, and there is optimism about yields from the southern areas...
  9. Boysground

    Nroso heavy handed email

    I am at the end of my 3 year cycle for Nroso. What with one thing and another I have not managed to do as many training events as usual and ended up with 29 points. Saw this on my statement and coincidentally my local NIAB conference was last week so I popped along and signed the BASIS and Nroso...
  10. G

    Farmers Weekly : Non-assured growers should get access to feed mills, says Red Tractor

    Reference, Philip Case, Farmers Weekly. See link below to article. FW doing good non-biased journalism again, sticking up for UK farmers and equivalent market access (y) Imports can access feed mills via the gatekeeper (non audited assurance) route. Now UK grain can ALSO access feed mills...
  11. 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...
  12. Yellow Trousers

    Red Tractor Soil Health Audit

    Hi Just been pinged for non-conformance because I do not have a Soil Health audit or a Nitrogen Use Efficiency (plan?). However, I noticed that it's level is R (for Recommended only) and not ESSENTIAL. Also there is no deal-by date like there is with the other two non-conformances which are fair...
  13. Robt

    Forth coming fuel protests …..

    Good idea or bad? I can’t decide. Admire them for trying but should we all be protesting? The photo is of a previous protest back in about 2000 I think. @nick... will recognise the sprayer. planned event is for around Newcastle I think ? Edit, seem it was this weekend just gone in Newcastle...
  14. bobk

    Red tractor statement on level playing field

    https://assurance.redtractor.org.uk/news/red-tractor-backs-level-playing-field-for-uk-farmers-over-feed-grain-imports/
  15. D

    Red tractor traceability.

    Now a thought has occurred to me. We currently are rt assured for cereals and beef. Therefore following the red tractor strapline that it’s traceable would it be reasonable to ask them to trace all the commodities I sell and make sure they are been sold to the consumer as red tractor assured...
  16. S J H

    Who's joining me?

    Just had the red tractor inspection, I sadly haven't passed so won't be able to sell stock at the premium. I failed on health plan, health and safety plan, haven't got a needle certificate and when the dog was wormed. The whole thing has become an utter joke. BVD testing is recommended now, so...
  17. Janet Hughes Defra

    New Farming Investment Fund launched today

    Afternoon all - we've launched the farming investment fund - info here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/farming-investment-fund Here's a blogpost explaining what's changed and how we've improved the scheme based on learning from previous schemes...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. Defra Farming

    Meet the team: Policy Adviser Emma and her background in agriculture

    Meet the team: Policy Adviser Emma and her background in agriculture Written by Emma Bailey-Beech In this post, I'd like to share how my background in agriculture led me to work in the Future Farming and Countryside Programme. My grandparents were farmers in Staffordshire, but sadly the...
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