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    Terramap Carbon – the UK’s first Carbon Mapping Service now available

    Written by John Swire Hutchinsons launches Terramap Carbon the first ever carbon mapping service to provide the most accurate baseline measurement of both organic and active carbon in the soil and is now available to UK farmers. Despite growers coming under increasing pressure to look at...
  2. M

    Wool rot

    Has anybody had wool rot and if so how have they treated it
  3. spin cycle

    vaccinating and rain

    ok...i admit it...i'm a 'nonce' but i've a question :rolleyes: ewes didn't get hep'd so i've been pretty sharp vaccinating lambs in batches at 3 weeks...until now:banghead:...been held 100 at 4 weeks for first dose and 50 for i don't like to vaccinate before a weather...
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    Linking Different Holding Numbers

    I have a CPH number for some fields around the farm where I keep my sheep. I would like to rent out some sheds on my CPH to another local farmer who has cows and needs some extra room to house them. He has his own CPH number and his farm is very close to me. Can he link my two sheds to his...
  5. P

    First time sheep.

    Hello all. I've been building up to this for a long time. I want to have some sheep outside my window and occasionally in my freezer. I have ten spare acres divided into one four acre very good and six acres that gets too wet from November to February/March or more if it's been a bad winter. I...
  6. Razor8

    Nasty sheep injury

    Found this ewe caught with foot down an outside slat this evening & she jarred it trying to get out. Can’t get vet on phone. Apart from antibiotics & metacam should I dress it or leave it exposed?
  7. Oneman37

    Rouge or Charollais

    Had my mind set on purchasing a Charollais ram to run with ewe lambs. But from working with some over the winter, put me off somewhat. They are mad and less settled than my other ewes. would a rouge be calmer ?
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    BPS 2021 - Temporary Grassland to Permanent Grassland and back again

    Hi All, Just doing my first BPS application (first for me, not the land parcels in question), and just want to check my understanding of the temporary grassland and permanent grassland rules. As I understand it: Temporary grassland can only exist for 5 consecutive years before it...
  9. G

    UK supermarket to make plant-based food range cost the same as meat equivalents

    Economics of scale are taking place with meat alternatives, in a few years your average meat free sausage will cost the same as a Meat sausage - subsidies play a role as well...
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    New ley and turnips

    Got a field due to go into temporary grass this coming autumn for 3 years. I want to take a first cut ideally June 2022. I’m toying with the idea of spinning the grass seed on in August when the wheats harvested and then direct drilling some turnips. Then putting 50kg N on with the view of...
  11. B

    Don't know what breed I have

    Dear members of forum, please, advice what kind of breed is on photos. They were bought in Uzbekistan (Central Asia). Maybe you have some clue? Thank you in advance.
  12. Cab-over Pete

    College options for a keen lad.

    Aye up, My lad is in his first year of a Level 3 Extended Diploma. He’s doing ok, really well in fact, good grades and we thought he was enjoying it. I know it’s been a difficult year for many kids, but he’s been lucky, really busy working on a local farm. He absolutely loves it and is there...
  13. N

    Feed barley price

    Just been told the price and my chin hit the floor.Whats others paying ,as yards could be empty by weekend and sold as stores.Fat price needs to be even damn higher.
  14. hillbill

    The on-going up hill battle that is agriculture.....

    It would appear iam not alone in having difficultly getting and keeping decent staff? Is it a nation wide issue or more regional? Wheres the best place to find the unicorns that maybe out there? Also, machinery price increases are a constant issue to us. I know theres nothing we can appear to...
  15. Highland Mule

    Sub-forum move request

    Given that the evidence is clear that UK livestock farming is a net consumer of carbon, should the livestock section not be moved to be under the 'Conservation Agriculture' banner? It's arguably far more sustainable than the chemical fertiliser utilising, direct drilled arable that has claimed...
  16. O

    Mains water, any ideas?

    Morning. We’re putting in a tender for a farm to let (Scotland) and it’s on mains water but we can’t seem to find an idea of price and want to include it in our business plan/cash flow before submitting. We’ll have 40 suckler cows and followers, 450 ewes and finishing lambs plus around 80...
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    Best place for competitive tyres?

    Evening all Where's the best place for competitive tyres. I'm after some 405 70 20 for a handler. Like everything they Seem to have shot up in price. Big tyres and a few online ones seem to be fairly dear. Can anyone reccomend anyone. As lo g as they can send them out that's fine. We can fit...
  18. gellis888

    Half box strainer / H brace thoughts

    I've seen half box strainers used in deer fencing for places where a full box wasn't necessary. Do they have a place in sheep and beef fencing? Or does it just make sense to put a full box strainer in every time or put a strut in instead?
  19. dazza b

    Mobile handling

    Which are the best and why? Looking at buying one but unsure which one cheers Daz
  20. wellingtonfarmer

    Bad debt

    What options do I have when trying to recover a debt? Can I just turn up on farm abd take something of the value I’m owed?