1. W

    Smallholding advice.

    Hello, Future smallholder from West Wales here. I plan on buying a smallholding in the near future with my partner. We are based in West Wales and will probably buy something fairly small (3-5 acres) to keep a couple of sheep, chickens etc. If we take to it, really enjoy the lifestyle - we will...
  2. M

    Selling straw - baled vs in the swath

    We've always baled all our straw and sold it by the bale (most of it goes to a nearby dairy farmer who has been a customer for several years). With less family labour now I've been wondering about getting rid of the baler and just selling it in the swath. Thinking just one less thing to stress...
  3. Agriland RSS

    Using sexed semen to enhance the genetic merit of the suckler herd

    Written by Agriland Team From a maternal aspect, where artificial insemination (AI) is being used on the farm, the opportunity to breed the desired females through AI sires has been aided by the use of sexed or sorted semen. The breeding season brings with it an opportunity to enhance the...
  4. Agriland RSS

    Poots: It’s time to stop wasting taxpayers’ money on TB

    Written by Rachel Martin Northern Ireland’s £40 million annual spend on bovine TB needs to end, Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots has warned. Speaking at Stormont on Tuesday (May 5), the Agriculture Minister said last year the disease had cost taxpayers £37 million. “It has been in and around...
  5. Agriland RSS

    O’Neill: Decision to form EU-UK veterinary zone lays with Westminster

    Written by Rachel Martin Any decision on a veterinary zone solution to problems with the Northern Ireland Protocol will have to be made at Westminster, not Stormont, the Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill has cautioned. It comes as frustration over the restrictions and additional checks...
  6. Farm Business RSS

    Real-time heat stress monitoring online

    Written by John Swire Cargill UK is launching live temperature and humidity data online through the summer months to help dairy farmers and their advisers recognise and mitigate the signs of heat stress in dairy cattle. The company will install automated, cloud-based data loggers on 30 dairy...
  7. Keepers

    Internal ruptures in ewes, contributing factors?

    Apart from the obvious, just being very large, triplets etc Anything anyone has noticed that may contribute towards a ewe becoming more prone to having an internal rupture? I had one last year, but this year I have had four, all in very large ewes, carrying triplets and one with a twin. Set...
  8. D

    ‘It’s ok, we are only pushing our bikes on this footpath so it’s ok”

    😡😡😡😡 how do you respond to that moment in a dignified way!?
  9. caveman

    Barnier calls for border controls from outwith EU.

    Has he seen the way to win votes? Especially away from Marine?
  10. D

    Black grass 2021

    Up until now we have not had a problem with black grass. But one field seems to have got away on us. It’s first wheat after osr and would expect it yield about 10t/ha. There is not enough grass to effect the yield but too much to pull by hand. The area is about 12ac which would be about 4% of...
  11. P

    barn foundation advice needed!!

    hello, im new to this forum and this is my first goes. Im going to be building a 60ftx30ft timber agricultural barn this year, and have a few questions related to the foundations. Im copying the design from a few barns ive seen, so carpentry wize, im sorted. Unlike most ive seen...
  12. Pipspaw

    Class Q debacle

    Hi, This is a bit of a long one, but if anyone has the inclination to read this, I would definitely like to hear of other people’s experience and your views in this crazy situation I am in with my Class Q permitted development!! In March 2020 I applied for Class Q permitted development (via a...
  13. Jerry

    Perfect temperature?

    What is the ideal temps for winter wheat now? It’s had a good dose of frosts last month but temps not rising much over 16 degrees for the next week with night temps down to 6 or 7 degrees. Flag leaf just emerging and good ground moisture.
  14. Defra Farming

    In conversation with a soil health pioneer

    In conversation with a soil health pioneer Written by Janet Hughes In this month's Future Farming podcast, Janet Hughes talks to Gabe Brown. Gabe has been named one of the...
  15. hendrebc

    Mig welder advice please.

    I'm fairly competent at arc welding but have never used a mig or know anything about them. Are these cheap sub £100 ones any good? I don't see me doing much with it but I do need to fix a hole in the exhaust of an old tractor here so I've taken it in my head to do it myself because I can't do a...
  16. CPM RSS

    Rotational Resilience – A rye resurgence?

    Written by cpm Download PDF As growers seek out alternative cereals options, Elsoms has been investing in research and genetics to showcase just how valuable hybrid rye can be in the rotation. CPM finds out more. A crop that requires less nitrogen, but doesn’t compromise yield, is a no-brainer...
  17. Chae1

    What % are you today thread?

    Shamelessly taken from @agricontract YouTube channel. But I wondered if it would be worthwhile to have a thread where members could put how there feeling and why. Be a sticky at top. Don't mind if others don't think it's a good idea and doesn't happen.
  18. Barleycorn

    New Animal sentiant laws thanks to Boris' squeeze

    Jump to content My Feed Exclusive: Animals to have their feelings protected...
  19. L

    Enjoying time off whilst at home.

    I find I am much more relaxed when I have time off if I’m away from the farm. What strategies do others employ to make time time off spent at home as relaxing as possible?
  20. le bon paysan

    The working class

    Read... Discuss. ( Another thread would be... Is there a working class anymore? And who are they?)