1. Aglad99

    Grass fed continental cattle

    Curious to try and find other people who are finish continental cattle of grass only diets. It’s seems that a grass based system is becoming the most pushed thing now and we’ve never fed any concentrates to our cattle. Up until 8 years ago we ran pure limos and finished them on grass only. We...
  2. M-J-G

    Grazing Barley With Lambs

    A neighbour has a couple of stubble fields that have a lot of barley growing on them, he has offered them to me to graze off for him with sheep. I know grazing wheat is safe enough and I've grazed stubble with some barley on them before and I've had barley come up in reseeds, but these have...
  3. Corteva Updates

    Stewardship tools enhanced as farmers prepare for propyzamide applications

    Significant upgrades to Corteva Agriscience’s Kerb Weather Data tool will help growers and advisers be even more precise when timing oilseed rape herbicide applications this winter. The data is relied upon by growers across the UK to identify the best time to apply AstroKerb® or Kerb® Flo 500...
  4. Ruminant Health & Welfare

    UK livestock needs action on methane now to avoid ‘soundbite’ solutions

    Dairy, beef and sheep sectors must deliver an effective farm-level response to the UK’s pledge to slash 30% of methane emissions by 2030[1], or the ‘soundbite’ solution of reducing numbers and downsizing livestock production will take control. This is the warning from Nigel Miller, chair of...
  5. Y

    Steers off their food

    Have some 22 month steers, housed two weeks ago and gradually building up concentrate. Switched from perm pasture haylage to some very good ryegrass with red clover haylage, about 3 days ago and most aren't eating well at all today, either concentrate or haylage. Give it a few days for rumen to...
  6. J

    Fertilizer replacement

    Just wondering what people are planning to do with soaring fertilizer prices anyone using any alternative
  7. J

    How to and cost of growing corn 🙈

    Hi all, venturing to a side of the forum I've never been to 😬 I'm looking at growing corn for the first time next year and as daft as it sounds have very little knowledge on how to grow it! I grow wholecrop barley successfully (10tdm/ha) so hoping to do the same but combine it. What yields can...
  8. Agri Spec Solicitor

    Herbal Ley GS4

    We are late to the Mid Tier party but thinking of applying next year. If anyone has taken the herbal ley option and has a few years experience of working with it, then I would be pleased to know how you got on. We are on fairly heavy silt which can grow big crops from normal ryegrass mixtures...
  9. Andrew1983

    Straying stock

    So last week we had a call to say heifers out, went and put them in, then 3 days later we get a call from a house to say they had been in their garden, direct neighbour to our property who have had plenty favours from us in the past. The place was a total jungle of long grass and trees but they...
  10. H

    Pre ploughing and pre emergence spraying

    Quick question for advice . Agronomist want to spray off stubbles before ploughing ,where there is very little weeds , and then spray again with pre -em after drilling . I'm not sure whether this is right or not as I can't see the point in spraying twice with the expense of sprays . Also I want...
  11. GAM

    New Ley reseed.

    If I reseed this coming spring with a Hay mix, when will it be ready for making hay? I was told that if I reseed in the spring, I can't cut for hay until the following year, but if I had reseeded in the Autumn then I could cut for hay the following year! All answers greatly appreciated...
  12. S

    Row Spacing in Grass

    Hello, I've also posted this in Direct drilling but thought it would be very applicable here too. I am building a new tine drill, I've got a design in mind but I'm quite undecided on what row spacing to go for. This drill will be predominantly doing grass work, with a mixture of some wholecrop...
  13. C

    Italian Ryegrass volunteers

    Planning to drill winter wheat into this ex-Italian ryegrass, really reluctant to plough as the soil looks good however, as you can see, there is a large seed bank waiting to germinate. Is another pass with glyphosate enough to sort the problem? The other option is to wholecrop it but I’d prefer...
  14. J

    Winter Sheep Grazing

    What is the current price for winter clean lowland grazing for lambs or ewes please?
  15. Farm Business RSS

    Carlisle maize trials target new ways to boost yields

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Maize growers and contractors from across the northwest got an insight into the latest varieties and growing techniques when Hutchinsons opened the doors to its Carlisle Regional Technology Centre in Cumbria this month. It is the 12th year that...
  16. AT Aloss

    Anyone looking for any top bales or bales for a beet clamp or stock corral?

    Had to clear some ryegrass straw in a hurry yesterday ahead of today's rain that wasn't quite fit to bale. 8 x 4 x 4; suitable for a stock corral/making a beet clamp or mixing into bedding straw at a push.
  17. Farm Business RSS

    Protein levels plummet

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Protein in first cut silage has dropped to the lowest levels for 25 years. Kite consultant Mike Bray has tested silage at a variety of farms, predominately in the south west, and found protein levels as low as 8%. “I suspect the wet weather that delayed...
  18. Agriland RSS

    Added reasons to not rush into winter cereal drilling this year

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland It may be tempting to drill winter cereals promptly as soon as conditions allow, but there are multiple reasons not to drill too early this season if you have grass weeds, says Paul Gruber, regional technical manager for agronomy firm, ProCam. High...
  19. H

    We need a shallow cultivator

    We seem to be getting a worsening weed problem in no till winter wheat because there’s no chit pre drilling due to no soil movement so when we then drill where we slot the seed we germinate weeds, in particular ryegrass. even if we glyphosate prior to drilling although there’s hardly anything to...
  20. Matt

    GS4 legume and herb mixes v's a PRG grazing ley

    The people who have planted a GS4 option how are you finding they are performing against a decent grazing ley? Drought resistance/tolerance better I assume? Take Nitrogen prices out of the equation as any crop that doesn't need that looks more attractive at present. we would be medium clay...