1. Agriland RSS

    Export success for sheep meat in 2020

    Written by William Kellett Newly released export data for 2020 has revealed a profitable year for the UK sheep sector, despite a slightly reduced volume of exports and changing consumer trends as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) figures show that the value of...
  2. G

    Texas freeze

    Is this affecting the wheat crop?
  3. Greythundercloudys

    Foot n mouth, 20 years ago today.

    Think it the anniversary today, where does the time go.
  4. Bald Rick

    How is Brexit for you?

    No, not a political thread per se but our freedom hasn't half caused some issues ......... Just since Jan 1st on this farm: 1) Deal to send 60 pedigree heifers to N Ireland ....... no deal because there are no lairage facilities on either side of the water for a physical vet inspection prior...
  5. concrete agri

    The start of a new pig tank

    Just started on 30×66 pig tank in swineshead Boston
  6. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    AHDB daily market commentary

    Every week (Tuesday - Friday) our team of Analysts produce content on the latest developments in cereals and oilseeds, alongside our Monday Market Report. Keep an eye on this thread for our market commentary from that content. Alternatively to receive this information straight into your inbox...
  7. nivilla1982

    The NI/ROI Protocol

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-55913907 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-55917414 https://mydup.com/news/dup-free-us-from-protocol https://www.spiked-online.com/2021/02/02/can-the-northern-ireland-protocol-survive/
  8. A

    Combine and tractor replacement policy

    In the 2000's replacement policies were easy. You could buy high end machinery as reasonable prices and they would halve in value over 5 years. Financed over 5 years you could then px for the newer model and costs per acre would be similar. Today. Machines halve in 3/4 years and second hand...
  9. Farm Business RSS

    Trade between Brazil and the EU down across 2020

    Written by Iain Hoey Overall trade between the EU and Brazil fell across 202, with Brazilian exports to the EU falling by 14% on the previous year, and imports to Brazil from the EU down by 13%. Decreasing trade flows have been noted across many key Brazilian export categories, including...
  10. Yorkshire lad

    Spelling and Punctuation

    I've noticed here and other forums how some people criticise the spelling and punctuation of others . Is this acceptable as the poster obviously have problems with spelling and puncuation . Why is there a need embarrass the posters faults . We all have a weekness and bullies usually...
  11. M

    African Swine Fever - Looking for participants to help with University honours project

    Hi, My name is Jade and I am a final year University student undertaking a project on African Swine Fever. I am looking for Pig Farmers based in the UK to kindly participate by giving feedback on an infographic I’ve designed to raise awareness of the disease, and complete a short evaluation...
  12. N


    For those, and there are many, who fall over themselves defending the government’s performance, how do you defend Britain now having the worst infection rate per million in the world. That has nothing to do with size of country, it has to do with infectivity (yes) but I would say most with crap...
  13. Farm Business RSS

    Eustice unveils plans to allow gene editing to be used in livestock and plants

    Written by Alistair Driver Defra Secretary George Eustice has unveiled Government plans to change the laws in England to allow gene editing research to be used in the breeding of crops and livestock, backed by strong health and safety rules. Speaking at the virtual Oxford Farming Conference on...
  14. The Guardian RSS

    Animals farmed: lab-grown ‘chicken’, bird culls, and why pigs really can't fly

    Animals farmed: lab-grown ‘chicken’, bird culls, and why pigs really can't fly Written by Tom Levitt Welcome to our monthly roundup of the biggest issues in farming and food production, with must-read reports from around the web Happy new year to all our readers and welcome to our first...
  15. Agriland RSS

    China suspends pork imports from Brazilian plant over Covid-19 concerns

    Written by William Kellett China has suspended all imports of pork from a Brazilian pork plant operated by Aurora Alimentos over unanswered concerns about Covid-19. According to Reuters, the Brazilian agriculture ministry confirmed that on December 28, Chinese customs authorities enacted an...
  16. unlacedgecko

    RSPCA seek to end "factory farming"

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/rspca-meat-dairy-factory-farm-health-climate-b1779549.html?amp#csi=0&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From%20%251%24s As a point of balance, RSPCA Freedom Food finishing pigs can be stocked at over 100kg per m2.
  17. Pasty

    Yey, we wrecked the economy.

    Hard to find proper stats that aren't 'adjusted' in some way. However, according to this site: https://www.ons.gov.uk/aboutus/transparencyandgovernance/freedomofinformationfoi/totaldeathsin2019and2020sofarintheuk In 2019, there were 530,841 deaths registered in England and Wales. Using the...
  18. bobk

    Ivermectin , covid cure

    Commonly used in Asia , sounds well dodgy https://www.ijidonline.com/article/S1201-9712(20)32506-6/fulltext
  19. A

    Does planting Trees actually deliver carbon capture

    A letter in today's Scottish farmer. If this doesn't work, could someone provide a better link. And could someone provide a precise of the salient points?
  20. W

    Economy of scale?

    😲 https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-swinefever-muyuanfoods-change-s-idUSKBN28H0MU