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    New Red Tractor rules for 1st Nov

    Dear Red Tractor Member, We are pleased to outline what is changing in our revised farm standards, which come in effect from 1 November 2021. Please find a summary of key changes in your sector below. You will shortly receive a technical briefing in the post...
  2. W

    NFU shafts Red Tractor

    The NFU has fully supported the new trade agreements the government has setup as well as fully supported the removal of BPS. At the same time they have also supported the incoming ELMS scheme as well as the SFI pilot. It’s widely acknowledged and even confirmed by some local NFU offices that...
  3. D

    For those farming less than 200 acres.

    Purely for those farming less than 200 acres * please : 1) Have you been invited to be a pilot for the SFI ? Will you be taking up the invitation ? 2) How important are current BPS payments to your business ? 3) From what you know to date, do you see the SFI as being of relevance to your...
  4. Brisel

    Software model for nutrient flows on and off the farm

    Does such a programme exist here yet? I’m after something that I can input bought in nutrients, carbon sequestration in soil organic matter, grassland, hedges and trees then work out what leaves the farm as grain, straw, meat, milk etc as well as an attempt at NPK leaching etc. The NZ...
  5. Clive

    SFI Pilot questions / thoughts

    I’m sure we are not the only farm on TFF currently trying to understand and prepare an SFI application so I thought a thread to discuss and make sense of options maybe a good idea ? Have to say not finding the help line too helpful so far ! hows anyone else getting on a d what standards /...
  6. S

    Is the answer to UK livestock sustainability

    Insect protein? To replace soya?
  7. F

    Red tractor and Competition and Markets Authority

    I know we're all very very tired of this issue but after another sleepless night from reading about Rt's expansion in to health and safety, I really feel that it should be possible to be a farmer and not be harassed by this organisation who seem to operate like the Mafia Ie. If you don't pay...
  8. Wolds Beef

    Tesco CEO - Comments on food waste!

    @JP1 or @Chris F There is an article about food waste in the Daily Wail online and I am sure our farmers and Hort boys would love to comment on how hypocritical this guy is. Please put a link! WB
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    Carbon emissions ??

    Do you think as time goes on each farm business will have to account for its carbon emissions in the form of tractor and equipment emissions as well as livestock and also that what is released by cultivations etc . At the moment looking at GENTLE FARMING'S system to start to get my head...
  10. Agriland RSS

    Union urges Red Tractor to ensure changes are ‘properly communicated’

    Written by Agriland Team from Agriland The significant changes to Red Tractor assurance scheme standards announced this week need to be properly communicated to farmers, NFU Scotland has warned. It follows a comprehensive consultation with the industry at the start of the year. Over the next...
  11. Batty

    Pig movements ?

    How’s everyone out there getting on with keeping the numbers moving. Both weaner and finished sellers. Seems a perfect storm of reduced demand lowered abattoir throughputs and cheaper imports floating around. Email from red tractor with a few more new addons, new crop wheat prices lifting. Red...
  12. Clive

    Are you all depressed ?

    I've been lucky enough to have a bit of a family holiday recently with lockdown restrictions ending and I've also spent a lot more time with none farming friends and reduced my time talking farming online a fair bit. After a period where that has been hard to do it's easy to forget just how...
  13. Agriland RSS

    Red Tractor to introduce revised farm standards from November

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland Red Tractor, the UK’s largest food assurance scheme, has shared how it has listened to feedback and outlined that revised farm standards will be in place from November. This year for the first time in its history, Red Tractor opened the process to its...
  14. Farm Safety Week

    Wake up to Tiredness

    WORK-RELATED FATIGUE CAN BE VERY BAD FOR YOUR SAFETY AND YOUR HEALTH AND NOWHERE IS THIS MORE RELEVANT THAN IN FARMING! In a recent UK-wide study of 95 farmers we carried out in partnership with our funder NFU Mutual back in April 2021, 69% of respondents identified tiredness as a major risk to...
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    Has Jim Moseley discredited RT?

    Quote from Farmers Weekly... What is the latest state of play with ‘comingling’ Red Tractor assured grain with non-assured imported grain? JM First of all, grain is not “comingled” as such. It is actually kept very separate, so it is possible to track Red Tractor grain all the way back to the...
  16. Farm Business RSS

    Red Tractor announces new standards across its schemes

    Written by Alistair Driver from Farm Business Red Tractor has outlined new standards across its six schemes, following widespread consultation with industry. Version 5 of the farm standards will come into effect from November 1, with the complete standards for each sector being made available...
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    New RT Combinable Crops and S. Beet standards

    Just received the email, with summery of the main changes... Key changes in your sector Combinable Crops & Sugar Beet REMOVED A requirement to leave livestock buildings for five weeks between cleaning them and using them to store grain. SIMPLIFIED Grain trailer ID needs to be clearly...
  18. W

    The perfect storm

    Canada burning up. Vast areas of the USA in drought. Germany water logged. Mice plague in Oz. Possible El Niño effect 2021. None existant U.K. stocks of cereals due to poor harvest 20. Sterling value consistent. Could be the year to sit on 2021 harvest? £250/t feed wheat base?
  19. Courier

    NZ Groundswell protests. The removal of all subsidies back in the 80’s (?) meant that government has had no tools to control farmers hence the free for all on animal welfare and pollution controls which are now gradually being implemented but...
  20. AHDB Podcast RSS

    287: Pig sector launches new welfare training platform

    287: Pig sector launches new welfare training platform Written by Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board This week’s guests Mandy Nevel, Head of Animal Health & Welfare, AHDB Jen Waters, Head of Knowledge Exchange (Pork), AHDB Georgina Crayford, Technical Manager for Pigs, Red Tractor...