1. L

    Ceat Floatmax FT,RT tyres 560/60R22.5

    Does anyone have experience of the above . Got splitting problems with vredestein and getting wary of expensive tyres that dont last. Looked at Ceat in the flesh and spec looks ok but .....bit undecided???
  2. B

    Grass yields 2021

    How’s everybody faired this year? We are a bit disappointed as Hay has averaged 3.40t/acre as a first cut. Then second cut hayledge has only done 1.5t/acre. The crops have all looked much stronger but then turned out light we feel. Just wondering if it’s the year or whether it’s time to reseed...
  3. Daddy Pig

    Who's silageing in London

    Silage gang working this afternoon coming south on the A406 North Circular to Hanger Lane then heading west on the A40. Newish looking John Deers two red trailers and one green. Any ideas where its going to and from ?
  4. Agriland RSS

    Grass quality key to profitable milk production

    Written by Brian McDonnell from Agriland On dairy farms, improving sward productivity is important, with good quality grass remaining the key to profitable milk production. Grass is the cheapest feed dairy farmers have access to, with grass production on farms having an impact on farm...
  5. CopperBeech

    Store Lambs

    Its coming that time of year again. We will be buying store lambs over the next couple of months, prices currently very strong, as there is plenty of grass around, but have a feeling they will slip back due to later harvest in a lot of places. Anyway, just thought I would enquire if anyone on...
  6. H

    Mccormick or landini?

    Evening all, my first post so please be gentle. Thinking about getting a budget tractor around 130hp. Duties will be running a destoner, bit of trailer work etc. I'm drawn to either a McCormick mtx135 or a landini land power 135 due to minimal electronics and there being a few second hand...
  7. Agriland RSS

    Is A2 milk a mainstream dairy option for the future?

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland Producing A2 milk may well be a mainstream option for Irish dairy farmers in the not too distant future. A2 milk is a variety of cows’ milk that mostly lacks A1 beta-casein protein, and instead the bred cows mostly have the A2 form. Take Co...
  8. Farm Business RSS

    Top tips for feeding this year’s silage

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Dairy farmers across the UK and Ireland are being encouraged to analyse their forages regularly during feed-out, to ensure rations meet performance targets and support rumen health. According to Lientjie Colahan, technical sales support at Lallemand...
  9. Agriland RSS

    Extreme weather conditions sees farmers facing a challenging summer

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland Scotland’s farmers and crofters are facing a challenging summer as a period of extreme dry weather looks set to be followed up by thunderstorms in some parts. In the latest water scarcity report issued by SEPA, the status of Helmsdale and Naver in the...
  10. L

    Strategies for controlling docks.

    Things are going well. Organic matter levels around the farm are now above 10% and improving due to spreading our composted Seperated dung and good use of our “pokey” dirty water. We have managed to reduce our nitrogen usage too. however docks under this system are becoming a real problem and...
  11. Z

    Preserving barley pea crop for feeding

    I've got some barley and pea mix planted, and hoping to combine intend to feed it to dairy beef this winter what's the best way of preserving, i have some propcorn, probably not enough , and its scarce or use a urea type product. i favour the urea type treatment, as its rumen friendly, id...
  12. D

    For those farming less than 200 acres.

    Purely for those farming less than 200 acres * please : 1) Have you been invited to be a pilot for the SFI ? Will you be taking up the invitation ? 2) How important are current BPS payments to your business ? 3) From what you know to date, do you see the SFI as being of relevance to your...
  13. 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 /...
  14. S

    Is the answer to UK livestock sustainability

    Insect protein? To replace soya?
  15. 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...
  16. Agriland RSS

    Machinery Focus: Video – real time silage analysis from John Deere

    Written by Justin Roberts from Agriland John Deere, like all mainstream manufacturers, is investing heavily in digital technology and proudly markets its electronic wares as being of great benefit to the farmer. All the major companies will have a multitude of systems to aid, not only the...
  17. J

    Mchale rollers

    We bought a mchale f560 3 years ago but the bale count was unknown as the clock said 10000 but there was obviously more. We have had the bottom roller on the chamber crack at the ribs just wondering what sort of lifespan others were getting out of them just as a guide
  18. D

    Balling an acre

    What would the average cost for me to pay someone to cut, turn and bale an acre of hay
  19. DairyGrazing

    Grain store, crimp storage & then livestock.

    I need to store 5-600 tons of grain before it is crimped. Ideally just drive in tip and then drive off. That is easy but the difficult bit is how to then put it through the crimper and stack it without too much messing about and moving it around too much. Then it would be nice to use the shed...
  20. Farm Classifieds

    TC000057 - 2016 NC Engineering 14 Tonne Silage Trailer

    TC000057 - 2016 NC Engineering 14 Tonne Silage Trailer Advert added by: Chandlers (Farm Equipment) Ltd Machinery Details Category: Trailers Tipping Trailers Price: £ Condition: Good Description 2016 NC Engineering Silage Trailer, 14 Tonne Capacity, Silage...