1. ladycrofter

    Pet Tips

    Following on from our change in pet policy this year, to leave them in a paddock with their mothers and train them to come to the fence for their bottles. Been a great success, some are getting a wee bit from the ewes but mostly have not had the stress of losing their mum, protection and social...
  2. FarmyStu

    Telehandler tilt

    Hi all. Does anyone have any experience of telehandlers with the ability disable the tilt/tip function? Mate has just bought a manbasket and he's been told that it's only legal if the "tilt mechanism is disabled"? Kind of makes sense but I don't think I've seen an agri telehandler with such a...
  3. F

    How low would BPS have to go before you stopped claiming it?

    A quote from farm minister Victoria Prentis saying " 10% of BPS claimants receive 50% of the money" ok not great but we all know how BPS works on a acreage basis. She then went on to say that "33% of claimants receive less than £5000" I couldn't believe it, why go through all that ball ache and...
  4. L

    How to prove it was a bull?!!

    Good evening, I wanted to see if this has happened to anyone else?! Sadly we have gone down with TB in our herd for the first time since having our cattle. We lost some nice beasts including some young breeding bulls. We couldn’t believe it! Anyway to make matters worse, the abattoir...
  5. D

    Anyone using stone crusher in uk

    Anyone using kit like this in UK. FAE from Italy do something similar. With land worth 12K, improving shallow stony stuff is tempting. I can see erosion could be a problem, on slopes a one off before grass reseed?
  6. Bigjon44

    Anyone bought fert

    As per the prices are out.anyone committed to buying any yet or is people holding back?
  7. unlacedgecko

    Gross Margins

    Been doing some light reading on a Saturday afternoon. Are these figures accurate? Makes grim reading. And confirms what @DrWazzock says about living off family labour and depreciation/old kit and DIY repairs. What's the consensus on GM for 21/22/23? Will rising input costs swallow up...
  8. D

    Lord King WTAF Nowt to do with me guv. Mervyn King was Governor of the BoE from 2003 to 2013 and presided over the start of the current mess. Him and his mates around the...
  9. Agriland RSS

    Cereal acreage on the up in Northern Ireland

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland Co. Down agronomist, Richard Owens, has confirmed a significant increase in the cereal acreage grown in Northern Ireland this year. He told Agriland: “In the case of the farmers that I am working with, the figure the region of 10%. Most of the...
  10. Agriland RSS

    Study: Heat stress causing milk yield loss in cows

    Written by Brian McDonnell from Agriland A study conducted in the UK has determined that heat stress in dairy cows may be causing significant milk yield loss. As a result, the study determined this may be leading to significant financial loss on dairy farms in both housed and grazing systems...
  11. Danllan

    Nimco Ali's ideas...

    Ms Ali seems to have good intentions, but also appears to be a bit of a nutter, see below, what do you think?
  12. M

    Share farming/ contract farming sheep

    Anyone involved in a share farming agreement or contract farming agreement. With sheep is it possible to
  13. Agriland RSS

    Welsh farmer fails to improve slurry storage, fined $4,000

    Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland A Welsh farmer has been fined over $4,000 for failing to comply with an order to improve his slurry storage, and for causing slurry pollution in two rivers. Noel Richards, a farmer responsible for the running of Coedmoelon and Rhydolau farms, pleaded...
  14. R

    Freeze branding

    Just wondered how much people are paying for freeze branding and if anyone is on here is doing it , how long they leave the numbers on etc
  15. D

    Stealing food to solve the food crisis.

    On radio 4 this morning (I admit I was a bit sleepy) A government Minister said that with the food crisis, Police should not get involved if people were stealing food. I would think the exact opposite, should come down really hard on people looting veg/potatoes from fields. Equally those...
  16. Agriland RSS

    How to obtain the best nitrogen use efficiency

    Written by Brian McDonnell from Agriland High chemical-fertiliser prices have placed a focus on obtaining the best nitrogen use efficiency on dairy farms. Although fertiliser prices are at unprecedented highs, the spreading of chemical fertiliser remains an important task on dairy farms...
  17. T

    Sale weight loss.

    Sold 8 simx,hex,aax steers, 8 chx heifers last week. Out off of shed same time weighed same feed same lorry same boat same sale. But steers lost 18.25kg per head. Heifers lost 29 kg per head. Can sex, breed really make that much a difference?
  18. Agriland RSS

    ‘Agflation’ breaks through the 30% barrier

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland UK ‘agflation’ has been soaring since the beginning of the year and shows no sign of flattening off, according to farm business consultancy, The Andersons Centre. This trend has been driven, primarily, by the Russia-Ukraine conflict. Agflation The...
  19. super4

    Winter oats pgr

    My Mascani winter oats are just coming into flag. They have had a total of 125kg nitrogen and .3 medax max at end tillering. We've had 25mm rain this last week and they are looking strong..Would it be to late to put another pgr on now?
  20. Bignor Farmer

    Red Tractor non conformance

    I don’t usually have too many problems with my audit but I do put in a huge amount of work in advance. Am I wasting my time? What is the consequence of lots of lots of non-critical failures? Sorry Mr Inspector I don’t have any grain temperature and moisture records this year but it all sold...