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  1. principal skinner

    AHDB POLL

    Should the AHDB continue to partially fund Red Tractor unless we see a change of direction and an equal to imports level of assurance? Yes or No
  2. C

    Relief milking insurance

    Best place to get relief milking insurance?
  3. Steevo

    Who do you sell your grain to?

    As above. Hopefully the poll choices should cover the majority.
  4. Soya UK

    ZOOM PRESENTATION - SOYA & MILLET

    Soya UK is doing a Zoom presentation this Friday, 19th March at 10.30am. An opportunity for growers to tune in and hear the latest developments with Soya & Millet. This will include a question and answer session. Email [email protected] if you would like the link to attend.
  5. A

    The Folly of Embryo Transfers

    An article in the Scottish Farmer, by a well-respected beef and sheep pedigree breeder, suggests that embryo transfers might be doing a great disservice to the industry. Many of the breeds flushed, have distocia problems, and their embryos are placed in recipients of breeds with far fewer...
  6. D

    Any Future.

    Been in the indrustry since i was 14 now 51. The constant bombardment from organisations, groups and people i ask myself is there any future in this indrustry?
  7. S

    Old milking parlours for small herds

    Hello all, Is it wanting to know if anyone is still milking small herds or any size herds in older style parlours e.g. byres, step up parlours or abreast. It would be interesting to see some photos of them if possible also how long does it take you to milk the cows through it. Many thanks all.
  8. D

    No Assured Wheat

    Is there a market for Non Assured Wheat or is it just small amounts
  9. Wooly

    Members poll.

    With thousands of members and lurkers, a quick poll to see how the members are connected to agriculture. Please tick the most appropriate box, even though some of you might be able to tick more than one.
  10. T

    Keeping Ewe costings

    Hello. 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 Lambing...
  11. will6910

    Lamb in turn eyelids

    Iv no eye cream and no way getting any today, have never injected into the eye lid before, is it ok to squirt a little pen strep in under eye lid to act like the eye ointment ?
  12. N

    ACCS and Management plans.

    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...
  13. Farm Business RSS

    Red Tractor feedback survey collects over 3000 responses

    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...
  14. N

    Empty medicine bottles

    what do you all do with them,
  15. teslacoils

    How Can Pork Or Chicken Pay When It's Almost Free At The Shop?

    ....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.
  16. M

    Sustainable Farming Incentive - Pilot Information (including PAYMENT RATES)

    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/sustainable-farming-incentive-scheme-pilot-launch-overview/sustainable-farming-incentive-defras-plans-for-piloting-and-launching-the-scheme To me this looks far from straightforward and those who moaned about the complexities of the BPS application...
  17. M

    Net Zero

    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.
  18. G

    Poll: Should NFU be lobbying AIC to change their rules?

    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...
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    AHDB Cereals Assurance and Market Access

    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...
  20. Farm Business RSS

    NFU calls for fresh approach to Red Tractor standards

    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...
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