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  1. 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...
  2. stablegirl

    What is this spoiling my Wheat?

    We are a predominantly dairy farm, growing around 100 acres of wheat and 150 acres of maize under plastic. The Wheat is all 1st Wheat swapped with maize every year. We have been doing this for around 5 years and the Wheat has looked great until about this time every year when its ripening and...
  3. A

    Could cows be reaching over a garden hedge?

    We’ve lived in our cottage for 17 years and farmer with field next door has had cows in field and we’ve never had issues! A few years ago, some even got into our garden and I helped him move them out and repair fence. However farmer has retired and is now renting field out to someone with cows...
  4. 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 /...
  5. Phil P

    Are the General public completely oblivious to the dangers of large farm machinery?

    A few of days ago while combining a field with a footpath alone one side I had a very near miss with a member of the public! The footpath was clear as I’d started cutting along it andI was chopping the straw so a lot of dust blowing towards the path. Well, a woman had walked at pace and got...
  6. M

    Stubble Turnip DD Seed Rate

    Don’t normally get them in this early after winter barley and will be using a Weaving direct drill for first time. Was thinking seed rate 1.25 kg per acre, thoughts please ??
  7. S

    Why should I stay..............

    Help me out please. Particularly those native Scots. I have spent half my life north of the border, but was born in the south. 20 plus years here. I am now after that time able to consider buying a small chunk for ourselves. However........ When I came north my lineage was not of much...
  8. The Guardian RSS

    Dispatches from the grassroots: Farmerama and the new wave of food media

    Dispatches from the grassroots: Farmerama and the new wave of food media Written by Kieran Morris from the Guardian The Farmerama Radio team is leading a surge of podcasts and independent magazines examining the politics and culture of food The trio behind the award-winning podcast, Farmerama...
  9. Clive

    Winter Barley yields 2021

    So i see quite a few combines are rolling now in the uk ? how’s it yielding so far ? would be helpful to others to add some context - variety, location and areas etc maybe ?
  10. D

    European floods

    Now Germany is hit along with neighbours. Its usually Spain that seems to get the worst floods alternating with desert type droughts. 65 people lost their lives, that is really bad. When we had the flooding that hit Sheffield, perhaps one or two deaths only. The countryside won't be reported...
  11. Bojangles

    Fat Hens will they eat them or am I going to have to kill the clover

    Got a reseed that is just full of fat hens 🤦‍♂️ I took the chance as it was sprayed off and put a decent amount of clover in the mix. Now I’m staring at a bloody mess. Have put ewes on it and obviously they are loving the grass but it’s becoming obvious as they eat it down how bad the bloody...
  12. Bushcraft Paddler

    Trees.....

    This is way left of field, but I would really welcome your thoughts. I will also try to keep this as short as possible !! In my daily job I work with Doctors in ICU using inhaled anaesthetics to keep patients in their "induced coma". All sedation is bad for the environment in someway. The...
  13. Wolds Beef

    Is it possible to bring Groundswell North?

    As title, It would be nice to see it some where in the North midlands like Notts or Lincs. Why should it be exclusively in the south every year. WB
  14. Selectamatic

    What gets rid of Docks?

    Had a walk around my hay earlier today, mowing Tuesday…? last year there were no docks in it at all, suddenly, this year, loads!! What can I spray to kill them when they start to regrow after a cut of hay? Problem is, I only want to kill the docks, not the clover etc etc…
  15. milkloss

    I can't believe what I just read! BBC

    In a good way........ https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-57686365
  16. holwellcourtfarm

    Solicitor recommendations for buying a farm in Scotland please

    We hope to buy a farm in Scotland in the next 6 to 9 months. Please can anyone recommend a good Scottish law practice to act on our behalf? Thanks.
  17. Agriland RSS

    Leatherjacket survey launched to drive mitigation efforts

    Written by Rachel Martin from Agriland An industry survey hopes to identify the extent of the leatherjacket challenge for Northern Ireland grassland farmers. The survey is run by Leatherjacket Mitigation Strategies, a farmer-led group, which is part of the European Innovation Partnership...
  18. Ysgythan

    Progress

    There’s a lot of downers on Texel and mule breeding and the sheep sector in general at the minute. culled a pure lamb today, he was 68kg and topped the mart. In 1990 when the Texel Society introduced national sales there was a minimum weight of 50kg and some didn’t make it. weighed April born...
  19. andybk

    Catch crop for sheep after Barley , not stubble turnip

    Landlord looking to get seed ready for drilling after winter barley , will be available till April for sheep (for my replacement ewes and selling rams ) , whats best catch crop for sheep for repeated grazing , he isnt keen on stubble turnip as a lot of his is into enviro projects and public...
  20. Phil P

    Selling carbon credits

    @Clive can you tell us some more about it? How does it work?
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