1. MX7

    Suggestions for companion / "scaffolding" crops to support combinable peas (and other pulses that show potential but go flat before harvest)?

    Over the years some of you have grown companion / (scaffolding) crops with combinable peas to to help prevent the pea vines going flat before they are fit to harvest. I know this thread title has been discussed in the past but it would be really interesting to read the experiences of those of...
  2. paul&mandy

    Fattening lambs off grass

    Anyone do this on a fairly large scale? Will be for around 2000 lambs. Turnips will be possibly out of the loop. Any pointers for what seed mix to drill after rape either short term or longer term leys. I'm guessing the short term leys I could graze this autumn?
  3. Bossfarmer

    Most efficient way to use Muck in FERT FIASCO!!!!

    Given the fact these high fert prices are going to catch up to us all eventually, how do people plan to use their muck to get best use of it? It seems to me spreading straight out the shed in the spring and ploughed straight in then followed quickly by the drill is the best way to trap any...
  4. Sir loin

    Planning cropping for next year.

    I'am thinking of replacing spring barley with triticale (lower nitrogen inputs and field next to rabbit infested railway line)and using it to feed to cattle, is there a problem with gluten as there possibly would be with feeding wheat or any other problems I should be aware of.
  5. Phil P

    Is it way too late?

    To drill winter barley now? Long story short (probably won’t be 😂), just finish drilling the the last 50ac block of wheat today and I’m left with a little 5ac field that was supposed to be the last field and destined for a first wheat. Anyway turns out I’m a bag of seed short 🤦🏻‍♂️ don’t...
  6. Jsmith2211

    Hybrid Rye

    Hello again. We are looking into doing hybrid rye this spring on some fairly light land (in places its heavy but overall its quite sandy). 30 acre rented block that my father is very keen on renting out to potatoes - which doesnt do the soil any good in my opinion. We like the look of rye...
  7. D

    No mention of bragging sales by mag contributors!

    First year we haven’t had to put up with arable contributors telling us they marketed 25% of their crop prior to harvest way above market price,come on people let’s have a few facts for us to digest!
  8. MX7

    Why not broadcast cereals with a fertiliser spreader to save the cost of a drill?

    Now that grain drills are such a horrendous price, I was wondering if anybody of you have broadcast cereal seed on a field or two, as a trial . The work rate using a fert spreader to spread cereal seed at 24mtr or more would be a game changer. If then followed with a 12mtr wide set of heavy drag...
  9. S

    Late Weaning in Uk Recently read this article which I thought was interesting… does anyone do this in the UK? Outwintering cow and calf pairs, weaning at 10 months in March and calving in May/June. The late weaning would make the out-wintering and weaning...
  10. Surgery

    Ad plants , you can’t make it up

    Local plant produced too much gas and having to burn it off even thou there’s a shortage
  11. yellowfrog

    wile 55

    have a wile 55 moisture meter does anyone have the list of numbers that corospond to different crops as my list has worn off side of said meter? gratefull in advance steve
  12. diesel1

    Fallow land and bps

    I have 200 acres of arable land, taking a year rest from growing crops, if I fallow the 200acres can I still claim bps on the whole 200 acres?
  13. G

    Marangon wholecrop headers.

    Hi everyone. Does anyone have any experience with these wholecrop headers. Looking also at Domai. Have a 9000 range JD harvester. Cutting triticale and rye which is undersown
  14. B

    Wholecrop questions

    I’m an arable farmer looking to use wholecrop as a break crop, I’d like it to be quite diverse and have as many legumes in as possible. Ideally id like to drill it in September, have fairly minimal spend on it and then sell it as a standing crop and have it taken off in June before the...
  15. cowboysupper

    Late sown fodder/cover crop

    The excellent growing conditions in our part of the world (NW Northern Ireland) have meant we've a block( 43 acres) of spring wholecrop oats harvested today (2 weeks earlier than normal). Its light land, but below sea so when the water table comes up there's normally no chance of getting a...
  16. G

    The Anyone finished yet thread

  17. Agriland RSS

    Alternative forages could significantly boost dairy diets

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland Including alternative forages, such as maize, triticale, rye and wholecrop wheat, will act to fully complement the very lush, multi-cut grass silages now increasingly made in Northern Ireland. Fane Valley’s Matthew Armstrong addressed this matter in...
  18. RAF

    Hot barley

    Long story cut 80 ton barley 13% . But full of self set triticale from previous crop . This was green . Anyway cut it now in shed ands it’s red hot to the point u can’t put your hand in it . So have spreed it around another shed a foot deep. Still hot . No drying facilities . Question is will...
  19. Zippy768

    The "I've not started yet" thread

    Thought I'd start one to make myself feel better. Was on grass most of last week, was telling myself that the wheat volunteers would had made the moisture in the WB too high anyway🤥. Plenty of rain over weekend and looks a showery week 🙄
  20. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    Harvest 2022 gross margins – is rapeseed going to make a comeback?

    As 2021/22 harvest begins, many growers are making, or have already made, cropping decisions for 2022/23. In February, James produced the first gross margins calculations for harvest 2022. Today, we are releasing updated figures. With considerably more trade on the Nov-22 UK feed wheat and...