1. D

    Disc seeder build - Aussie style

    Gday All, We love seeing what other people are building and putting together so I thought I'd share one of our most recent builds for other like minded people and return the favour! Background story; We have been using a 3m disc box seeder for years, we needed to improve efficiency in this...
  2. Agriland RSS

    Machinery Focus: Co. Cork family farm favours Fords

    Written by Justin Roberts from Agriland Quite how to define a family farm is something of a moveable feast; we all know what we think it means but actually pinning it down in words can prove to be problematic. One approach is to ask whether the holding can be staffed from solely within the...
  3. Jimdog1

    Short break in Nidderdale.

    Spending a few days near Pately bridge with the family - any suggestions on what not to miss. Anything agriculture market wise nearby? Tia. Jimdog1.🙂
  4. Agriland RSS

    Lincolnshire man receives suspended sentence for illegal waste burning

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland A Lincolnshire man has been given a suspended prison sentence and his van and funds confiscated at Lincoln Crown Court, for storing and burning waste illegally at a site in Holbeach – despite repeated warnings from the Environment Agency. Simon Mason...
  5. Lallemand Animal Nut.

    Manage pig feed hygiene and gut health to reduce summer mortality risk

    As many vets will be aware, the risk of sudden death in finisher pigs increases in the summer months and can be a particular challenge on units with a liquid feeding system. In higher temperatures, pigs’ feeding habits are less consistent and microorganisms develop more rapidly, reducing feed...
  6. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    UK barley will need to remain competitive

    Today see’s the release of the third AHDB harvest progress report with updated yield estimates. Along with yesterday’s Defra English areas, we can take a closer look at production. As Megan highlighted yesterday, both the AHDB Planting and Variety Survey (PVS) released 8 July, and Defra census...
  7. Defra Farming

    The farmers who work in Defra

    The farmers who work in Defra Written by Ben Keene Ben Keene (Left) and Brian Longman (Right) Like most workplaces, staff in Defra come from a variety of different backgrounds. Each brings their own unique experiences and specialist skills to deliver public policy. But one area where Defra...
  8. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    Defra’s provisional arable areas, what can we expect from winter barley and OSR production?

    This morning, Defra released their provisional arable crop areas for England, as at 1 June. With improved conditions in Autumn 2020 for drilling, the Defra figures confirm a return to an arguably more balanced cereal cropping picture for harvest 2021. The key standout difference in this...
  9. Farm Business RSS

    Clover surge after nitrogen soars

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Soaring nitrogen prices are encouraging livestock producers to consider ‘alternative’ sources such as white clover, reports Barenbrug UK. With UK-produced ammonium nitrate nudging £297/tonne in AHDB’s fertiliser price series – an increase of nearly 50...
  10. L

    Peak District

    Now please don’t get me wrong I’m asking to learn not to criticise. we have been up here for six days now and the weather whilst usable has been quite varied and windy at times. The views are amazing and there is stock everywhere especially sheep. now to my questions which maybe have been...
  11. MX7

    How is your JD x9 combine performing?

    I think a TFF member is using a JD x9 series combine this year, is it living up to the purchasers expectations,the same question applies to any one operating a Claas 8900. I ask as a machinery geek, and not someone who has to make the financial practicalities of making such a major...