1. CPM RSS

    Biostimulants survey – More than muck and magic?

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF With a much more holistic view on crop protection in vogue, there’s a rising case for the use of biostimulants within the agronomic programme. CPM explores the potential. It can be concluded that biostimulants have a place under low or...
  2. Agriland RSS

    Tractor and slurry tanker overturns in Cornwall road accident

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland A tractor which was towing a load of slurry in a slurry tanker overturned on a Cornish lane causing the road to be closed yesterday afternoon (August 2). Emergency services were called to the scene of the accident on the B3274 in Padstow, Cornwall at...
  3. C

    Early calving

    Our cows are calving 2-3 weeks early, the calves are definitely premature, all AI’d so dates are correct and in the absence of any disease or metabolic disorder our Vet has come up with Heat Stress. Anyone else have the same experience?
  4. fiat100

    Mental health

    Don't really know where to begin. I'm 29 and had an accident about 2 months ago where I was crushed by a cow. Since that I have lost all my passion for milking cows and my anxiety, stress and depression levels have got too much that I can't Clear my head. Has anyone ever just lost the passion...
  5. D

    Workers wanting more than Managers

    Talking to a farm manager on large veg operation. Casual workers now wanting more than his wage. Good growing season but my veg is selling well, so perhaps true. How do they pick strawberries for 40p per punnet, which is what I paid yesterday.
  6. B

    The hand over

    Handing the reigns from one generation to the next has been well documented on here, some successes down not so. We are in the process here (or at at least I think we are) - it’s not going well to be honest. Despite doing all the feeding, shepherding, organising, all the paper work etc I still...
  7. M

    Store Lamb - Treatments on to farm

    Appreciate we all farm in different circumstances and all farms have there own challenges. Had a chat at market with very differing views. When buying in store lambs for the autumn / winter feeding what standard treatments do you use ? Dip, worm, fluke, jab, bolus, foot bath, clip, fly treat etc.
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    Fitting Lewis 220 backactor to 17hp compact tractor

    So I'm looking at the (discontinued) Lewis 220 backactor. There doesn't seem to be a manual or any definitive information about it online. It seems to sit between their 1xx and 3xx range, but it'd not exactly clear where. I've variously seen it advertised as suitable for 15hp+ 20hp+ 25hp+ I...
  9. R

    Which breed or breed combination produces the best fat lambs

    looking to buy some more ewes and thinking to go with pure Charolais as I sold some char x tex fat lambs for a good price, wondering what other people thought produced the best fat lambs
  10. C

    Realistic working speeds

    Hi all, me again! Briefly: I'm just a lowly IT worker who enjoys playing Farm Sim as this is the closest I can get to real farming. I also recognise the lack of realism of the game in a lot of parts, and being the nerd-type, I want to change this. The game allows me to run a baler at 20km/h...
  11. D

    Farm assured cattle is there any point?

    We currently fatten all our cattle, the majority of which go through our local market. Is there any point in continuing with red tractor? market operators say there’s no difference in price. As the cattle sell on there own merits. views please
  12. Agriland RSS

    Pet owners urged to consult vets well in advance before bringing pets abroad

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland Pet owners wishing to take their dogs, cats or ferrets abroad with them this year should consult a vet well in advance to get all the necessary paperwork in order, the British Veterinary Association (BVA) has said. The warning follows concerns over...
  13. J

    Getting sucklers back in calf. Weakening Dam-calf bond

    Before the bull goes back in I have always taken the calves away from their mothers and moved to twice a day suckling for a few weeks to aid bulling. Due to an awkward piece of concreting we are doing this week (in the entrance to the shed) it will be much more difficult to bring them in twice a...
  14. AlexMcGowan

    Export Half Hourly Data

    We've been working hard this week to help a generator with 2 large wind turbines who has asked us to analyse his current contract, and see what we can achieve for him once his current contract expires in almost a years time. Currently on a PPA that offers various unit rates for different times...
  15. D

    Balling an acre

    What would the average cost for me to pay someone to cut, turn and bale an acre of hay
  16. H

    Fencing contracting

    What like a job is this? Does it pay better than agri contracting? Have had a thread before but am looking to get away from agri contracting and into something else. Up until recently the plan was an 8 ton digger but that is increasingly looking like another area where too many people are...
  17. Alan Barrow

    Avoiding heat stress in Calves

    Although we only usually enjoy this glorious weather for a few months a year, if we’re lucky, heat stress and its associated problems can have sad and expensive consequences on any farm. It is therefore crucial that calf buildings and management practices are set up to defend the calves against...
  18. Agriland RSS

    Union urges Red Tractor to ensure changes are ‘properly communicated’

    Written by Agriland Team from Agriland The significant changes to Red Tractor assurance scheme standards announced this week need to be properly communicated to farmers, NFU Scotland has warned. It follows a comprehensive consultation with the industry at the start of the year. Over the next...
  19. Agriland RSS

    RCVS to survey vets and vet nurses on their experiences through Covid-19

    Written by Agriland Team from Agriland Vets and vet nurses have been asked to share their experiences as individuals working through the Covid-19 pandemic by a new industry survey. The confidential survey run by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) will ask professionals questions...
  20. Farm Safety Week

    Farm Safety Doesn't Cost the earth....

    … BUT NOT DOING IT COULD COST YOU YOUR LIFE! Many farmers are happy to invest in their land, livestock and machinery but as we know, they are often reluctant to invest in themselves and their safety: Farming has the poorest safety record of any occupation in the UK & Ireland with far too many...