1. nick...

    Bit of a dilemma

    Ok all my winter barley and wheat only had half dose of nitrogen.barley currently around 8 inches tall and the stem is starting to fatten up for ear emergence.agronomist advises to get rest of nitram on but having had no rain for 5 weeks it’s pretty dry.still getting a good dew in mornings but...
  2. J

    Low fpd

    I'm hoping someone can offer me some help, my fpd has been sailing close to the cut off for a while now but the last few collections it's been very low about 504 usually. This has only happened since3the cows have been grazing more grass (been turned into the silage fields) said fields are a...
  3. Moors Lad

    Fertiliser on dry grassland

    Bit late putting fert. on to land we want to cut for haylage. The land is obviously getting drier as time passes - is it a waste of time/fert. putting it on until there`s prospect of rain? Does it just sit there or will it actually just turn to "gas" and be lost? TIA
  4. Cowabunga

    The squeeze on milk and meat continues...

    From https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-56807520 today. Radical new climate change commitments will set the UK on course to cut carbon emissions by 78% by 2035, Boris Johnson will announce this week. Hitting the targets would require more electric cars, low-carbon heating, renewable...
  5. Fergieman

    N Rates Applied

    Just been doing the sheets for last application of fert to w and s barley. What rates of nitrogen are you applying to your cereal crops? 220kgsN/ha w wheat 200kgsN/ha w barley 125kgsN/ha s barley Adjusted for any manure/slurry applied.
  6. C

    Who's worried about the lack of rain?

    No significant amount of rain in the forecast. Should we be getting concerned yet?
  7. T

    Lime spreading rates.

    We've been talking about reduced lime spreading rates on the Beef & Lamb price tracker & thought it deserves it's own thread. @livestock 1 @Hilly @Highland Mule @Cab-over Pete @Skintagain @Kiwi Pete @Poorbuthappy Sorry if I've missed anyone who was in that conversation. Just to catch up...
  8. B

    Straw for muck - allocation of costs within a business

    Sorry if this has been done before. How do people allocate costs to enterprise, i.e. baling, carting of straw to livestock, carting muck, spreading to arable? What about mucking out? Is value considered cost neutral? Didn't know if this should be posted in Cropping or Livestock as I'm sure it's...
  9. Grassman

    High pressure till end of april

    Just been on the BBC predicting high pressure till the end of April with very little rain. Going to be a difficult start for crops.
  10. Zippy768


    Ours we be there end of next week I expect, especially when in warms up. No T0 and no disease about here. What are people thinking? SDHI? Anything will be partnered with Folpet.
  11. K

    Nitrogen Fertilizers, How often to apply?

    I'm not sure of this is the right forum but here goes. I work on my own farm and I'm not sure how often and how to apply nitrogen fertilizers to save time and my back. I apply granular urea as a side dress to my crops(loose leaf lettuce) then irrigate after to prevent too much nitrogen loss...
  12. M

    Lump Sum Exit Scheme

    With the consultation due out on the exit scheme next week, is anyone interested in taking this payment and what would it need to be to incentivise you?
  13. bobk

    Anyone done Mid Tier themselves

    Not decrying my agent his fee but surely it can't be difficult ?
  14. Bald Rick

    Farming and the ageing process

    Comments in the H&S thread got me thinking as I’m now within a few months of turning 60. I suppose I am increasingly a bit of a liability. I won’t drive tractors unless forced to but any machine has to be hitched on for me; Mechanical jobs take me longer as I like to get everything just so -...
  15. Matt

    Abp's health and welfare questionnaire/survey for sainsbury's

    Anyone else had a email asking for a short (20 mins) health and welfare survey for sainsbury's. Plus another survey which takes longer so they say. Wanting medicine usage ect. Wanting it for 2019 and 2020. I haven't done it yet. But my first thoughts is what the hell is red tractor doing...
  16. Clive

    Things that would improve farm safety ?

    This industry has a tragic safety record, what can we all do that may improve this ? lets use this thread for suggestions ? some maybe unpopular with others (I know mine will be !) but surely we can’t continue watching so many loose their life’s trying to produce a bit of food my top 3...
  17. C


    Anybody on here watched seaspiracy on Netflix? Doesn’t make good watching but after some of the programmes falsely portraying farming of late i’m at odds as to whether to believe all that was said in the programme. What do others think is it an accurate portrayal of what is happening?
  18. V

    How long before fert kicks in

    Probably a silly question but how long after spreading will fert make a difference and get things going . My dilemma thus now do I get on and get fert on grazing ground . My ground is later type . Cold wintry weather on the cards next week with hard frosts. Do I get on now and spread or wait...
  19. holwellcourtfarm

    Defining "Regenerative" farms, new scientific paper from Jonathan Lundgren

    As per the title, This paper is based around Corn, Almonds and range grazing in the U.S. but makes interesting reading. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7953916/
  20. Agriland RSS

    How can subclinical mineral deficiency occur post-calving?

    Written by Agriland Team The weeks of spring are a critical period for farms in Ireland aiming to get cows back in calf quickly to ensure a compact-calving interval. Teagasc research shows nationally only 58% of the dairy herd calves in the first six weeks of the calving season and a calving...