1. MX7

    The practicality and financing of genetically modified protein crops for the Uk?

    Some of you have grown soya beans with very mixed results to put it mildly. In theory we should be working towards growing more high protein crops in the Uk to supply,the demand in the future. That said is it possible to genetically modify high protein crops like Soya Beans,etc,etc so that they...
  2. Chris F

    National Food Strategy: open letter

    July 2021 Rt Hon George Eustice Seacole Building 2 Marsham St London SW1P 4DF Dear Secretary of State, Re: National Food Strategy: open letter We are writing to you reflecting widely different experiences and communities within the farming sector, to endorse the recommendations of the...
  3. S

    Is the answer to UK livestock sustainability

    Insect protein? To replace soya?
  4. Agriland RSS

    UK to restrict promotions of ‘unhealthy’ foods from October 2022

    Written by Rachel Martin from Agriland The UK Government has announced plans to restrict retail promotions of foods that are deemed ‘unhealthy’ from October next year. The restrictions apply to medium and large retailers and form a key part of a new strategy to tackle obesity. In the...
  5. Clive

    Are you all depressed ?

    I've been lucky enough to have a bit of a family holiday recently with lockdown restrictions ending and I've also spent a lot more time with none farming friends and reduced my time talking farming online a fair bit. After a period where that has been hard to do it's easy to forget just how...
  6. KW Alternative Feeds

    Feedcast Episode 12 - 20 July 2021

    The latest issue of Feedcast is brought to you by Chris Davidson, with a tale of weather woe. Over the course of the last week the markets, especially the cereals market, have risen exponentially. For cereals this is due to three major weather events. Firstly the US has seen drought from...
  7. thesilentone

    When is the time to confront the elephant in the room ?

    Our action to negate or slow global warming is clearly not going fast enough. I don't point the finger at the UK exclusively, we are far from the worst offenders, however in general, are we doing enough ? Looking at Agriculture alone, currently social media is full of pictures of tractors...
  8. 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...
  9. D

    RT Coping Strategies

    I have decided to delegate it to the Mrs. so that I can get on with stuff that really is urgent. It feels like weight lifted and she has time and aptitude for it. Is it getting to the point where it would be more cost effective to pay a clerk to deal with it than have to Wade through it...
  10. milkloss

    I can't believe what I just read! BBC

    In a good way........
  11. Vader

    First step in the fight back.

    There seems to be plenty of farmers sick of RT and NFU. So surely the first thing to do is form a farming group. Surely some on here we can trust to oversee the first steps? We just need a name and say a tenner joining fee. See how many we can get signed up. If we then got a good % of farmers...
  12. Farm Business RSS

    Pilgrim’s UK commits to net zero by 2030

    Written by Lydia Turner from Farm Business Pilgrim’s UK, one of Britain’s leading farming and food businesses, has unveiled its roadmap for becoming net zero by 2030. The pledge sees Pilgrim’s UK going further and faster than any other major company in its sector and will mean it reaches the...
  13. KW Alternative Feeds

    Feedcast Episode 12 - 6 July 2021

    This episode of Feedcast sees James Butt-Evans and James Barker discussing the impact of the US Stocks and Acreage report that came out last week, what the weather means for prices going forward, EU and UK crop prospects and alternative feeds you could consider in your rations. The US Stocks...
  14. Farm Business RSS

    Higher cereal and oilseed harvests forecast for Copa and Cogeca

    Written by Lydia Turner from Farm Business In its first forecast released today, Copa and Cogeca foresee the EU-27 cereal harvest increase by 1.6% (292.42 million tonnes) as a result of a surge in plantings (52.10 million hectares +0.7%) and better yield prospects than in 2020. For wheat, the...
  15. Phil P

    Selling carbon credits

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

    Canada burning up

    Crops are dying
  17. G

    Sick calves

    Really struggling to sort this out, vet bill of £700, 1 dead calf and no answers. Bought in as calves on milk, now weaned, 4mths old sudden loss of condition/weight, not eating, temp ok, no scours, tested negative for Bvd, coccidiosis and ecoli. Vet is out of ideas. Second calf from another...
  18. D

    Red Tractor

    Are there any alternatives to rt? Anything in the pipeline? Can’t be healthy or possibly even legal for one private company to have a monopoly in the farm assurance market? Nothing wrong with a bit of healthy competition. The only people I can see worrying are the rt management and employees...
  19. R

    Imported grain higher standard than UK

    Received the following from a senior member within the grain trade today: "....a cargo of imported grain arriving in this country has more tests done on it, in a methodical and recorded way, than the equivalent domestic tonnes arriving by lorry from UK farmers to the same destination"...