1. Farm Business RSS

    Home markets thriving amidst port disruption

    Written by John Swire Farmers should take advantage of the knowledge and resources available through their local livestock auctioneers and benefit from a strong home market demand, amidst the disruption and chaos at ports witnessed this week, the Livestock Auctioneers’ Association (LAA) says...
  2. T

    Deal Done!??

    Will be interesting finding out the details tomorrow
  3. onesiedale

    ELMS - can we influence it?

    ELMS is nearly upon us ,but none of us know exactly how it will hinder or benefit us (or the environment) either financially or practically. DEFRA don't know either. What messages and advice do we need to send out to the politicians, advisors, media and influencers to make sure that farming and...
  4. Agriland RSS

    Restrictions on movements to NI ‘will be life changing’ – UK sheep farmers

    Written by Agriland Team The National Sheep Association (NSA) in the UK has said it is “outraged” by the situation faced by sheep breeders in Northern Ireland and those on the UK mainland who are involved in mainland and Northern Ireland breeding stock trade. The NSA said that each year...
  5. Chris F

    French Farmers to be paid not to use Glyphosate

    So the french version of defra are going to give "financial aid" to farmers who agree to not use glyphosate. But - its only €2500 euros. Which is easy money if you are organic already! But can't see that tempting many big arable farms.
  6. Devon lad

    Keeping cows clean

    Just had an audit by a well known supplier and they have said that our spring Block calving cows are a bit dirty. Not really there belly’s or udders, just up high on the tops of there hind legs really. Doesn’t look as if it’s swishing from tails and we regularly trim them anyway. The Grass...
  7. gone

    Honest answers, Brexiteers only, what price do you consider too high to leave the EU?

    A reduction in GDP and inward investment resulting in the average UK resident being poorer? A rise in poverty resulting in UNICEF feeding UK children? An explosion in UK government debt? Scotland leaving? A border down the Irish sea Where is your line in the sand, when Brexit is doing too much...
  8. J

    Timac Agro

    Anyone had any experience with Timac. Had a rep come round the other day. Tried to continue conversation as it was a rainy day but they didn't know much about the products or any data to hand on results and ROI? The theory is good but seem a little expensive. anyone used it?
  9. W

    Alarming aspirations from latest climate report...

    Rather a confronting table from the latest CCC report
  10. S


    I had an email today, informing me how many points I need to get in the next 12 months. Considering we’ve been in the pandemic since March, and some of us have also been shielding, with no events, field trials or even close contact with agronomists . Don’t you think they would’ve rolled things...
  11. J

    Ad-lib nuts or ad-lib barley dairy X bulls and steers

    Does anyone on here feed ad-lib nuts to their dairy X steers or bulls instead of ad-lib barley protein? Indoor housed and on straw feed The reason I’m asking is because by the time you get your barley, protein, mix and mill it, labour then possibly led it is it cheaper than just getting a nut...
  12. Agriland RSS

    AHDB strategy document is ‘full of empty promises’

    Written by William Kellett Growers who called for a ballot on the continuation of a horticulture levy say that the strategy for change published by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) does not go far enough and offers little to the horticultural and potato sectors. The...
  13. Bossfarmer

    How many suckler cows to farm without subsidies??

    i see a lot of the smaller herds disappearing and a surprising number of herds up over 400 cows now is this the scale businesses now need to be at if farm support goes? what are everyones thoughts? personally i think businesses will need to have a turnover of 500k minimum and be hitting current...
  14. principal skinner

    Red Tractor

    Has anybody else received the following email, asking for how it should be run in the future Dear Red Tractor Member, As we move towards a new era in British farming, it feels like the right time to reflect on just how far we have come as an industry. Many of you have been producing great...
  15. D

    Eat less meat

    Sorry, I know it has been thrashed about before, but it needs sorting. Kath Dalmeny was on r4 this morning. When she speaks, people of influence listen. https://www.sustainweb.org/news/oct18_kath_dalmeny_one_of_top_ten_campaigners_2018/ Kath said, and I will have the words largely correct here...
  16. Danllan

    An honest answer from Remainers / EUrophiles, please...

    Quite deliberately, I'm asking this before we find out if there is or isn't to be a deal and, either way, on what terms. We all understand how sad you are about the Referendum result, honestly, and we get how generally irritated, disappointed etc. you are with the situation now as a whole. But...