1. Extreme Optimist

    Good Article in Spectator
  2. Agriland RSS

    EU agri-food exports to UK down €411m this year

    Written by Kathleen O'Sullivan from Agriland The biggest decline in agri-food exports from January to July of this year was seen in those to the UK, down by €411 million. While this represents a 2% decline, it does “illustrate a rebound in recent months” following reduced export values in...
  3. R

    Cattle on cleared rainforest.

    I read recently about some regulation that meant cattle had to be used before soya was planted, or was it the other way round? there was a name for it but can't remember. Anybody know what the rules are and the name of the regulation?
  4. KW Alternative Feeds

    KW Feedcast Episode 18 - 19 October 2021

    This episode of Feedcast is brought to you by Chris Davidson and James Barker, and they don’t want to go over the same material again but the headline is you need to secure your winter ration now or risk running out on farm. First they foray in to fibre, where it is not a pretty picture at the...
  5. Bald Rick

    Government Policy towards net Zero

    Here we go: Suggested also that there will be "help" for livestock farms
  6. Farm Business RSS

    Pilgrim’s UK unveils efforts to reach 100% sustainable soya by 2025

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Pilgrim’s UK, the leading food and farming business and the world’s largest producer of higher welfare pork, has committed to using fully verified, zero-deforestation sustainable soya to feed its pigs by 2025. The producer currently has the lowest soya...
  7. T

    Pig feed

    Ok so it probably has been asked before but here goes. We are red tractor for pigs and cereals. Now I know if I buy in grain it’s supposed to be from a red tractor farm but if I drop red tractor for my own cereals is there a problem with feeding the cereals as we already do.
  8. C

    Agricultural Matters scares me so I'll ask it here...

    Wtf is plant based sausage?!?
  9. T

    BBC programmes reducing a family's carbon footprint

    On tv now.They just said that meat contributes to over 50 % of carbon emissions in the UK !!!!! I could not believe what I was hearing,I expect the NFU PR team will be straight onto them,won't they ?
  10. Bald Rick

    COP26 ... Your predictions

    The time is nearly here when the "great and good" will gather in Glasgow to thrash out ways to combat Global Warming. Our Dear Leader is in charge and we know he likes to project Britain as "World Beating". Therefore I am expecting a grandstanding announcement from him. What do you think it...
  11. Agriland RSS

    Dairy cost of production index hits trigger point a second time this year

    Written by Rachel Martin from Agriland An index measuring the cost of production on dairy farms has hit its ‘trigger point’ for the second time this year. Marks and Spencer’s milk price index, which the retailer uses to guide its price for suppliers, has only hit the trigger point, which...
  12. Agriland RSS

    NI protein crop pilot payments to be issued next week

    Written by Rachel Martin from Agriland Payments for Northern Ireland’s pilot protein crops scheme are set to begin next week. The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs has announced that payments totalling £208,655 will issue to all eligible applicants under the Protein...
  13. JP1

    Chris Packham to deliver petition to rewild Balmoral today

    I gather Chris has called upon the Royal Family to take the lead in rewilding I heard a clip where he stated that Balmoral’s 60000 acres are “barren” and should be turned in to a temperate rain forest...
  14. jerseycowsman

    Badger proofing a shed

    We have a shed with one open side, the feed barriers. How far up does the netting or whatever need to be to keep the APHA vets happy that it is badger proof?
  15. Farfrae

    UK Public now Eating Significantly Less Meat

    The BBC in full flow this morning. The agenda is writ large
  16. KW Alternative Feeds

    KW Feedcast Episode 17 - 05 October 2021

    The latest episode of Feedcast continues to highlight the logistics and availability woes that we have seen of late. Chris Davidson and James Barker are on hand to discuss how you get what you need when you need it and the challenge of doing so! The key topic this episode is Rapemeal and the...
  17. Ffermer Bach

    Carbon Neutral Milk

    Meet the British dairy farmers fighting back against the vegan plant-milk boom The creators of a pioneering, carbon-neutral product hope to reignite the nation's thirst for cow's milk BySue Quinn4 October 2021 • 6:00am Francis Clarke, MD of Trewithen Dairy which is pioneering a carbon-neutral...
  18. H

    Uk footprint on global biodiversity report

    Just launched today by the Environmental audit committee. My local mp Philip Dunne is the chair. Not had chance to read it yet, but not got high hopes!
  19. roscoe erf

    Is he correct?

  20. J

    uk going gm

    no thread on this? it could be the biggest elephant the eu could restrict all your ag exports let alone the carry on here in irl with the border