1. Massey mad

    Kramer kt407 or Bobcat 38.70.

    Got it narrowed down to the 2 above both good machines, about the same price wise. What's peoples thoughts on both of these machines?
  2. steveR

    Enzo and Heptavac....??

    If that has not grabbed the attention of one or two, I'll be shocked ;) I am due to Heptavac in about 10-14 days, and the prophylactic dose of Alamycin* to deal with any residual Enzo, is due at around the same time. Any potential issues in doing them around the same time, but probs NOT the...
  3. CPM RSS

    New chemistry – Hidden gem to market leader?

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF A promising new product with a new mode of action could be about to shake up the cereal herbicide market. CPM takes a first look. Luximo’s efficacy is inherently stronger than flufenacet By Mike Abram + Charles Abel It’s not often something put...
  4. B

    UK sinking under an ocean of debts?

    Very sobar reading in yesterdays mail newspaper, i quote, national debt £2.3 trillion, interest on debt this year £64bn, thats nearly double the cost we spend on the uk armed forces, defence? So what happens say in 10-20 years will most of the tax income the govt gets just go on paying the...
  5. Red Fred

    What did the Rumens do for us?

    Reading about the worm turning and the lacklustre defence of our industry offered by our representatives, I suddenly thought that what we need is an overwhelming list of all the positive and obvious benefits that traditional farming brings to the British Isles. It would then give a handy ready...
  6. P

    Grass growing?

    17 degrees here today. Went to check sheep and heads down grazing and hadn't touched hay put out yesterday. Too soon to get complacent though.
  7. Direct Driller Magazine

    Demystifying farm carbon offsetting: three watch-outs for farmers

    There’s a rise in farmers and landowners interested in getting paid for carbon sequestration. Yet in the UK, an absence of robust guidance, protocols and industry experience makes this space feel like the “wild west”. Farmers are at risk of being misled, while NGOs and industry groups are...
  8. Wobblebox

    2 combines vs. 1

    Didn’t want to hijack the other thread currently running but I’m thinking about the opposite and running 2 combines instead of 1. Currently cutting 700 acres with an 11 plate NH CX8070 with 25ft cut, and a range of cropping from winter OSR and winter barley, winter wheat and spring beans. I aim...
  9. Massey mad

    Bobcat telehandlers

    Anyone had one on demo or got a newish one? We bought a new bobcat skidsteer last year off AMS and are very impressed with reliability and service. We are now in the market for a telehandler and would really like to give them a try if the reliability of the skidsteer is anything to go by. Thanks
  10. tr250

    Mig welder power supply

    I’ve just bought myself a mig welder having never had one before I’ve bought an Rtech 250 amp single phase machine and running it off a 16amp blue socket my trouble is it keeps tripping out if I turn it up much more than half or weld for prolonged periods I’ve been trying to do continuous welds...
  11. N

    Do you all just pay the Tax?

    Never ceases to amaze me that there's not more threads on this forum about avoiding tax? cant believe theres not some big demands coming. Guess farmers dont want to admit they make a profit. Do you all just pay it regardless? Avoid it using AIA Plant & Machinery allowances? How else??
  12. V

    Which of the two front mower

    Okay so narrowed my search down for a front mower conditioner to a new Kuhn or new mchale . Bearing in mind haven’t had or used a front before but needs to float well for my ground. Krone and Claas dealers can’t be arsed chasing up any kind of sale while Kuhn and mchale are keen. Kuhn is £1800...
  13. Agriland RSS

    FLS launches new acquisition strategy

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) has launched a new acquisition strategy to buy land to boost climate emergency mitigation efforts. The strategy is underpinned by a Scottish government investment of £30 million into a Low Carbon Investment Fund, and the...
  14. J

    Kidd Flex Wing topper.

    Hey anyone have one of these? They are a batwing mower of sorts. Our main use would just be topping after dairy cows. Currently use a 3m disc mower that is unreliable at the best of times so looking to change to something else. The flex wing we were looking at was 6m wide which would increase...
  15. Direct Driller Magazine

    Blackgrass control – Are you using enough Dihydrogen Monoxide?

    Blackgrass control – Are you using enough Dihydrogen Monoxide? Written by James Warne form Soil First Farming Dihydrogen Monoxide or DHMO has been used for years to improve the distribution and performance of soil acting residual herbicides along with other uses such as a solvent, coolant, and...
  16. Direct Driller Magazine

    Featured Farmer - Ed Reynolds

    Farm Facts: Ed Reynolds 327ha arable farm in west Cambridgeshire growing combinable crops on clay The land is 71% owned, 29% contract farming agreement 1 fulltime employee, 0.5 myself + casual staff at harvest When I started farming there were two choices: conventional and organic. We were...
  17. Direct Driller Magazine

    ‘Pasture for Life’ makes good financial sense

    Farmers who only ever feed pasture plants to their animals often remark on the positive effect this has on their bank balance. Sara Gregson talks to one such farmer and also reveals the findings of a recent economic survey of members of the Pasture-Fed Livestock Association (PFLA)… Balbirnie...
  18. Tonka

    More money isn't always the answer - so how do you attract staff to work for you

    We all need them, we all want them to work for us. Huge amount of choice for anyone looking for a job with stock or land work. So what works for you - money is not a motivator. Joss Haynes, HAAC, 1980's. Please share your success stories, as majority of us are very poor man managers😉
  19. A

    The benefit of rolling

    Got rained off when rolling a field of newly drilled winter wheat and it never got finished. Took this 3 weeks later slugs have hammered it where it hadn’t been rolled. Won’t make that mistake again!
  20. Chris F

    Metribuzin and Potatoes

    Could anyone explain what metribuzin is used for on potatoes and its application time and windows please? It's not a product I am familiar with. I have found these product names in the UK Acorix 70 WG Generic Manufacturer: GLOBACHEM nv, MAPP: 18755 Discus Parallel Manufacturer: RAAT...