1. H

    The uk

    Feels very angry at the moment I don't think I know a time when been such anger and frustration, Why are people getting so angry ?
  2. Full of bull(s)

    Feeding oats whole to cattle

    I am feeding moistened urea treated oats to cattle 6-18 months old. I know many feed them dry whole to young cattle fine as they cud more, when I feed them they are about 19% moisture. I wondered yesterday as my mill broke down would older cattle process them ok if instead of rolling, I soaked...
  3. J

    fertilizer crisis

    what are folks thinking re the massive hike in prices, surely comes apoint when it is not sustainably. still think if not one farmer ordered any fert price would ease , is abit of amind game !
  4. C

    Interest Rates Predicted To Rise Very Soon

    Interest rates are to rise they say to control inflation, but a load of rubbish how can a rate rise control price rises which are not in our control...ie Fuel, Food,Energy and even Boris wants wages to rise well nearly everything really...i just do not get it, all i see it doing is making folk...
  5. Agriland RSS

    Dairy cost of production index hits trigger point a second time this year

    Written by Rachel Martin from Agriland An index measuring the cost of production on dairy farms has hit its ‘trigger point’ for the second time this year. Marks and Spencer’s milk price index, which the retailer uses to guide its price for suppliers, has only hit the trigger point, which...
  6. Clive

    CF Nitrogen production?

    The 3 weeks of government aid are nearly over, gas prices are even higher now than when they last shut down what happens next ? Looking at the global picture there is going to be massive N shortages fir 2022 crop, that’s going to really hit world wheat stocks time to buy 2023 futures ...
  7. C

    Feeding old ewes

    I'm looking for an alternative to feeding creep feed to old ewes. I still have a bit of grass but quality will be getting low getting into winter. Just need to fatten a little bit to get most out of them.
  8. Simon Chiles

    Nitrogen fixing bacteria.

    With the recent escalation of Nitrogen prices it has occurred to me that growers are going to consider alternative sources of N. Having been involved with some initial work on N fixing bacteria I thought it might be useful to have a thread on here so that farmers can ask questions about some of...
  9. J

    Sodium Nitrate fertiliser

    Hello, Never heard of this product before, but have just been offered some. Does anyone have any experience of it? Cheers
  10. Just because

    Fert prices and stocking rates

    Are people thinking of cutting back on stocking rates due to fertilize prices and other rising costs??
  11. Hutchinsons News

    Tips to mitigate the impact of high fertiliser prices

    Tips to mitigate the impact of high fertiliser prices The unprecedented hike in nitrogen fertiliser prices, fuelled by surging wholesale gas markets, has left many farmers questioning how to reduce the inevitable impact this will have on 2022 crop margins. The cost of ammonium nitrate and...
  12. G

    Wheat into orbit

    Up£3.75 today!!!
  13. Farm Business RSS

    Act now to moderate the impact of rising fertiliser prices

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business The implications of the substantial hike in fertiliser prices are likely to last well into next season according to consultancy business Promar International. “We are seeing a perfect storm for fertiliser prices with a number of factors combining...
  14. Farm Business RSS

    Protein levels plummet

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Protein in first cut silage has dropped to the lowest levels for 25 years. Kite consultant Mike Bray has tested silage at a variety of farms, predominately in the south west, and found protein levels as low as 8%. “I suspect the wet weather that delayed...
  15. N

    Anyone else not started drilling yet?

    seems everyone making clouds of dust. had less than 10mm since mid July, hardly a vounteer has chitted, grass burnt to a crisp. after bad blackgrass last year, plenty of seed return. am i the only one stalling?
  16. pgk

    Best concentrate to balance oats

    We are this year short of forage to fatten the lambs and have started with oats in 3 in 1 feeder, what concentrate do people find give best growth rates when mixed with oats for lambs at grass? Ty
  17. B

    is it worth it

    spending 125/a on N fert for second wheat ?
  18. Nearly

    Last resort rotation changes if can't get any N?

    Thinking I'll plant my 60 acres of barley anyway (seed here) but if I can't get any N I'll graze half early with the suckler coos then put spring beans in, cut and bale whatever is on second 30 acres in May and at least have some winter feed. Maize anyone? Time for next August off. Anyone...
  19. Clive

    Fert prices vs fallow ?

    So at what price point for N do you fallow your farm ? early bought N which seemed expensive at the time now looks cheap, how about selling it on and taking a year out ?
  20. T

    foliar fertiliser

    How does it work for grassland and fodder crops. Is the mixes just trial and error, or is there some well regarded research. Tia