1. Agriland RSS

    Government’s 2021 wheat and barley production estimates released

    Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland The Department of Environment, Food and Rural affairs (DAERA) has released the first estimate of this year’s UK wheat and barley harvest. In a report published yesterday, Monday, October 11, wheat production – when compared to 2020 – is estimated to...
  2. 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...
  3. K


    Carrying on from our smallest grain dryer to our largest so far is our 200 tonne model fully insulted and cladded and weather roof ( all our dryers are done this way)with virtually no heat loss as opposed to uninsulated dryers, the hot air plenum alone has a surface area of 311 square meters...
  4. Zippy768

    F-ing Spring Beans

    Tested this eve at 23%! Stupid to consider cutting? Going into neighbours store, and his batch dryer. Haven't told him the moisture yet. How long would they take to dry? How long would they be ok with pedestals? Amazed moisture is so high after 3 nice days. I'm sad 🙁
  5. Direct Driller Magazine

    Farmer Focus - Rob Raven

    The phrase “Regenerative agriculture” is a relative newcomer to our collective vocabulary, and although it roughly describes the type of farming I attempt to practice, it is not a phrase that sits easily with me, as it is so vulnerable to being hijacked by special interest groups, and can mean...
  6. Direct Driller Magazine

    Featured Farmer - Julian Gold

    Featured Farmer: Julian Gold Farm Manager Hendred Estate, Wantage, South Oxfordshire FARM FACTS FARM SIZE: 800 hectares MANPOWER: - 3 FARM TYPE: - Arable OTHER FARM TYPE INFORMATION: - Arable with sheep that graze cover crops and permanent pasture TENURE: - Owner occupied REGION: - South...
  7. Direct Driller Magazine

    Green Grains - Why is there no market yet?

    There is so much talk about carbon at the moment, and there is no doubt that farmers will make some income by changing practices to sequester a bit more carbon. Buying HVO versions of Red Diesel is just an example of a way to do this. It costs you a little more to fill the tank, but the costs...
  8. 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 ...
  9. Aspiring Peasants

    The positive thread

    Having flicked through the forum this morning I came away feeling quite negative. There is a lot of worry and uncertainty about and a lot of biased reporting by the supposedly neutral BBC. I have no quarrel with posters highlighting this information because it can't be ignored. However there...
  10. C

    Potato Prices.

    Now that the AHDB potato council has been kicked into touch, does the Forum have a place in providing a resource for price information?
  11. Bald Rick

    Another nail in to the coffin of UK agriculture?

    Study by Natueal History Museum states that the UK has lost 47 percent of its biodiversity due to "development and intensive farming " and potentially we are teetering on a biological disaster The UK is ranked lowest of the G7 countries for biodiversity and of course BBC (who may well be...
  12. Kevtherev

    Agriculture as we know it

    Reading media reports and Facebook posts about tree planting and alternatives to meat on a daily basis. Vegan and save the earth types gathering huge momentum as every week goes on. Are we facing what can only be described as a farming endangerment? Could we as a switched on farming group on...
  13. Andy26

    Still waiting for WW seed?

    Are many others still waiting for seed? Skyfall, ordered months ago.
  14. JP1

    Chris Packham to deliver petition to rewild Balmoral today

    I gather Chris has called upon the Royal Family to take the lead in rewilding I heard a clip where he stated that Balmoral’s 60000 acres are “barren” and should be turned in to a temperate rain forest...
  15. 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.
  16. steveR


    I seem to have had a very successful year with willowherb and can see a lot of new seedlings growing on a wheat stubble, adjacent to a block of summer fallow land (now cultivated up) where it set seed, and blew...! The stubble in question is going into a DD Spring bumblebird mix next, but I am...
  17. jerseycowsman

    Badger proofing a shed

    We have a shed with one open side, the feed barriers. How far up does the netting or whatever need to be to keep the APHA vets happy that it is badger proof?
  18. N

    Skilled and high paid

    Well does agriculture come under that,lots of livestock farmers are working well below other industries.Going tell me I’m wrong
  19. CPM RSS

    On Farm Opinion – A place for the plough

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF With a seismic shift towards reduced soil movement, is there still a place for the plough in the arable rotation? CPM finds out why this is the case for one Essex grower. It makes our system so much more flexible. By Rob Jones In an era where...
  20. 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...