1. M

    Finding a new working pup

    I’m going to be looking for a new working collie pup to join the team soon and I was wondering how everyone goes about finding a pup that will hopefully do the job? Do you just find a local litter and take pot luck or do your research, watch the parents work etc..? I’ve always thought of it like...
  2. Lallemand Animal Nut.

    Manage pig feed hygiene and gut health to reduce summer mortality risk

    As many vets will be aware, the risk of sudden death in finisher pigs increases in the summer months and can be a particular challenge on units with a liquid feeding system. In higher temperatures, pigs’ feeding habits are less consistent and microorganisms develop more rapidly, reducing feed...
  3. Defra Farming

    The farmers who work in Defra

    The farmers who work in Defra Written by Ben Keene Ben Keene (Left) and Brian Longman (Right) Like most workplaces, staff in Defra come from a variety of different backgrounds. Each brings their own unique experiences and specialist skills to deliver public policy. But one area where Defra...
  4. Nukemall

    Chicken shortage

    Kfc and Nandos can't get enough chicken apparently, time they updated their menus with a bit of pork on there I think!
  5. Farm Business RSS

    New lifelong approach to dairy efficiency

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business A new approach to dairy nutrition based on extensive research will help dairy farmers improve health and performance at all stages of a dairy cow’s life. Leading feed block manufacturers and innovators Crystalyx have used their 40 years’ experience in...
  6. Farm Business RSS

    Clover surge after nitrogen soars

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Soaring nitrogen prices are encouraging livestock producers to consider ‘alternative’ sources such as white clover, reports Barenbrug UK. With UK-produced ammonium nitrate nudging £297/tonne in AHDB’s fertiliser price series – an increase of nearly 50...
  7. Agriland RSS

    UK to ban export of livestock for fattening and slaughter

    Written by Agriland Team from Agriland The UK government has confirmed it is legislating to ban the export of live animals for slaughter and fattening. The announcement was made yesterday, Wednesday, August 19, by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and includes...

    Better welfare conditions for millions of farm animals during transit

    Better welfare conditions for millions of farm animals during transit Written by Defra Press Office There is widespread media coverage this morning follow our announcement of new welfare rules for transporting farm animals in England and Wales. The story was covered by I News, Daily...
  9. N

    Is it rules for one or all

    Yet again I see muck spreading this morning,why the hell are some of us worrying over what to do and others just doing what they like.Is there a point where others are going to get fed up of Mr don’t care getting away with it all.I don’t mind rules but sod this if others are taking no notice
  10. G

    The Anyone finished yet thread

  11. Agriland RSS

    Blazing baler extinguished by Cornwall fire crews

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland Fire crews in Cornwall were called to the scene of a baler fire in Padstow yesterday afternoon (August 17). A spokesperson for Padstow Community Fire Station said: Image source: Padstow Community Fire Station No injuries were reported as a result of...
  12. S

    300 acres starting from scratch

    Hello all, Hypothetical question here. What would everyone do if they had a 300 acre greenfield site of grade 3 land? Build a dairy? Go all cereals? Sheep? Location; Northumberland Cheers Steakeater
  13. holwellcourtfarm

    How should agricultural research studies be chosen?

    I have just listened to Monday's Farming Today. In it a researcher from Aberystwyth talked about research to measure how long ewes lie down for as a marker of impending lambing. He justified the project saying it would lead to technology to warn shepherds when a ewe was coming up to lambing. He...
  14. Agriland RSS

    Government introduces new welfare standards for transporting animals

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland Higher welfare standards for farm animals being transported, including shorter journey times, more headroom, and stricter rules on being moved in extreme temperatures, will be brought in by the UK government under new animal welfare measures announced...
  15. Agriland RSS

    Rural boiler owners urged to respond to OFGEM letters

    Written by Rachel Martin from Agriland Farmers and rural business owners with RHI boilers that received a letter from the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (OFGEM) have been encouraged to respond without delay. Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) rural enterprise chairman, John Watt said the...
  16. M

    Tenancy Problems.

    I posted a comment a few weeks ago about problems with Landlord and unsympathetic attitude of RICS.Referred my case to the Ombudsman and expecting a reply soon.
  17. Kevtherev

    Farming in the future

    What do we reckon is ahead of us ? More tech more regulation? More plant based farming??? Where does the predominantly livestock based small family farm fit in in the future?
  18. yellowbelly

    Guess what's for breakfast.

    You know the mushroom season has started when you can see the beggars from over a quarter of a mile away. Well, I thought that's what they were and @MrsY B confirmed it, through the binoculars from the bedroom window, before she set off... Soon she'd run out of basket capacity...
  19. S

    Do we need stricter gun laws?

    After recent events, do you think stricter gun laws are required?
  20. W

    Extase potential problems

    I have heard from my agronomist today that someone not far from me PE9 postcode, has been harvesting extase with a yield of about 2 t/ha. Apparently KwS are looking into this. Has anyone else had any problems.?