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Would anyone be willing to share there true costings for keeping a ewe for a year? We are considering putting on a ewe flock and are just working through numbers at the moment to see if it’s a viable enterprise.
We are thinking -
500 Blackface ewes/blueface leister rams
Please dont hate me, but do you need all three of the following for a mixed farm:
Nutrient Management plan
Soil Management plan
Manure management plan
the latter two are mentioned in the scheme requirements, but i can see no mention of the Nutrient plan. However, when i did a virtual...
Written by Iain Hoey
A consultation on the standards of the UK’s leading food and farming assurance body has drawn to a close, collecting over 3,000 pieces of feedback from meetings, written questions, emails, phone calls and answers to its line consultation survey.
Launched in January, the...
....when I can buy a joint of British pork shoulder in Morrisons today for £2 a kilo?
Or a whole UK chicken (1.7kg) for £2.99
Who is "paying" for this?
It's time there were some price controls on supermarkets.
To me this looks far from straightforward and those who moaned about the complexities of the BPS application...
Morrison’s have made a big commitment for all farmer suppliers to be bet zero by 2030.
How will machinery intensive businesses achieve this particularly thinking of the root cropping guys and large dairy units.
So, as we know, AIC have a set of rules which make market access for imported grains into our UK mills relatively easy. Yet the AIC rules make it much more difficult for UK produced grain to access these UK markets. Crazy isn't it.
This is a straight forward issue, and one which is...
As you may be aware, we asked AHDB if they might help us in some way to address the issue of AIC's differentiation in requirements between UK grain vs imported grain - the unlevel playingfield. Please see the response below.
I've had a couple of emails from AHDB over the past month, and spoke...
Written by Iain Hoey
The NFU has submitted a detailed response to a consultation on how Red Tractor standards should look across the six farming sectors, calling for a fresh approach and sets out key principles to guide the standards body to improve its offer to scheme members.
As part of its...
I recall reading sone where on here or twitter that if livestock spent a certain number of days on a uk farm it could become RT assured ?
is this correct? the RT wikipedia pahe suggests not as does a lot of their advertising and FAQ’s on google etc
can someone explain if / how this all...
So here we go again...
On offer every month is a TFF Mug and 20 TFF points for the winner. The winner is the highest number of posts. Staff have been removed from the list.
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Isn't it time farmers, their families and anyone involved with the countryside considered boycotting Tesco given their push to stock less meat in favour of vegan options? Discuss?
My name is Lydia Haydon, I'm currently in my final year studying Bio-Veterinary Science at Harper Adams University.
As final years we are required to carry out research projects (HRP/Dissertation) on a chosen subject.
My HRP title is as follows - Attitudes to biosecurity in the farming...
It's taken a while, but I have finally joined this forum solely to help return those Marconi Moisture Meters that my late Father stored/hoarded/promised to repair, but time ran out. Fingers crossed I am on the right thread for this topic. If not, I'm sure to be Moderated outta here...
Has anyone done the sums on the best value fuel for there grain drier? Ours will run on gas oil or kerosene. Kerosene was a no brainer last year @18ppl in March.
I've searched the web looking for calorific values of both. They are both pretty similar kero 43.1mj/kg gasoil 45.5mj/kg. Then to...
Now this really boils my pish
Vegans have bought a local house with ten acres of boggy scrub attached, and set up a "sanctuary".
They've very successfully raised money by "crowd funding" for fencing and materials.
Now they're looking for volunteers to look after the animals they've "saved"...