1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. Kevtherev

    Where does a predominantly grassland farm fit in with carbon credits

  5. milkloss

    I can't believe what I just read! BBC

    In a good way........
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. Phil P

    Selling carbon credits

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

    Canada burning up

    Crops are dying
  12. Col555

    Hoverfly Larvae

    Does anyone else get an annual plague of hoverfly larve around cubicles from the slats and slurry store, and has anyone a good idea how to stop or kill them. The little buggers seem to wriggle themselves big distances into the robot rooms and onto the cubicle beds. Lime on the beds doesn’t...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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"...
  16. Agriland RSS

    Understanding contributions to a year of rising feed prices for dairy producers

    Written by William Kellett Call it a perfect storm or a series of unfortunate events, dairy producers around the world have seen an uptick in bought-in feed costs as the global market pulls through a pandemic, extraordinary weather events, logistic disruptions and growing competing markets for...
  17. G

    5,000 burgers a day: World’s first cultured meat-production plant opens in Israel
  18. C

    Hay v silage

    If I cut a field of grass, half is made into silage, half is made into hay, which is the best feed for milking cows and why?
  19. KW Alternative Feeds

    KW Feedcast Episode 11 - 22 June 2021

    In today’s episode Chris Davidson and James Barker discuss the last few weeks in the mid-proteins raw materials markets, before a brief look at soya and cereals. The lack of demand for mid-proteins over the last few weeks has seen the market drop around £30 a tonne. This has had the effect of...
  20. Jerry

    Harvest date prediction?

    3 or 4 weeks?