1. Clive

    Dispatches - Red Tractor

    Tonight Chanel 4 I’m told it’s not great news for Red Tractor about chicken / food standards but surely can’t be long until they get their teeth into the combinable crop protection racket !
  2. Agriland RSS

    Meeting specifications is key to maximising beef price

    Written by Agriland Team from Agriland Beef finishers who send cattle to the factory regularly will be well aware of the importance of meeting factory specifications and of presenting ‘in-spec’ cattle to achieve maximum beef price. Farmers receive a bonus for cattle which are ‘in-spec’ but...
  3. Brid @ ADAS

    Top cereal and oilseed growers honoured at the Yield Enhancement Network Awards 2021

    Despite an average growing year for most crops, many growers managed to go above and beyond their predicted max yields, with Lincolnshire grower Tim Lamyman taking the top spots for his wheat yields and his world record breaking winter barley yield. The highest cereal and oilseed yields...
  4. Agriland RSS

    New report shows a record-breaking year for the forestry market

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland The forestry market has seen a record-breaking year, with average values more than double what they were three years ago and the total value of the forestry investment market reaching a new high, according to the latest UK Forest Market Report. The...
  5. J

    Cows gorging cake

    So in the latest antics of why I've had a f**king enough, a portion of the milkers (25ish) escaped last night and have broken through my gates (and of course bent them in the process) ans then helped themselves to a tonne of dry cow rolls, 1-2 t of calf cake and half a tonne of grass seed Do I...
  6. Farmdeals

    Albatross Biostimulant available

    Albatross® - Biostimulant Nurture and protect your crops with Albatross® The root to higher yields, you’ll sea! Albatross® is a highly concentrated liquid extract of the brown seaweed Ascophyllum nodosum that promotes healthier, higher yielding crops by increasing resource use efficiency...
  7. Bartholomews

    Monday Market Briefing - 22nd November 2021

    Markets jumped strongly out of the traps again this morning, continuing the sentiment of last week. The Australian harvest has become a stop/start affair due to wet weather and there is enough International tender activity to keep things interesting for now. UK feed wheat remains a hefty...
  8. Holsteinfriesian90

    Fleck Vs Monty.

    Just interested what are the main difference between the fleck and the monty? What cow would give higher solids? Anyone got both and what is the best? Thanks.
  9. Hooch

    Strip till

    Does anyone strip till for maize and if so what does it cost ?
  10. CPM RSS

    £27 million available as Farming Investment Fund opens

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham from CPM Magazine A fund of £27 million to invest in productivity-boosting equipment is now open to farmers with the launch of the Farming Investment Fund. Farmers, foresters and growers from across England are being urged to apply for grants to buy new equipment...
  11. Farmer mk1

    Paper waste and sewage sludge

    Hi, Does anyone use the paper waste for field nutrients. We have some land and there isn’t any body to the land, it ploughs like dust and just levels it’s self easy so want to put something back in to get some body in the land and can get paper locally and sewage sludge locally aswell so...
  12. Janet Hughes Defra

    New Farming Investment Fund launched today

    Afternoon all - we've launched the farming investment fund - info here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/farming-investment-fund Here's a blogpost explaining what's changed and how we've improved the scheme based on learning from previous schemes...
  13. Interagro News

    Albatross - A NEW biostimulant to nurture and protect

    A NEW seaweed biostimulant to nurture and protect Albatross is a NEW and highly concentrated cold pressed extract of the brown seaweed Ascophyllum nodosum that promotes healthier, higher yielding crops by increasing resource use efficiency and protection against stressful growing conditions...
  14. Jsmith2211

    Hybrid Rye

    Hello again. We are looking into doing hybrid rye this spring on some fairly light land (in places its heavy but overall its quite sandy). 30 acre rented block that my father is very keen on renting out to potatoes - which doesnt do the soil any good in my opinion. We like the look of rye...
  15. Sir loin

    Barley pea mix .

    Just thinking aloud for next spring cropping. A barley pea mix would need no nitrogen !!!. Would be high yielding and a high protein feed for the cattle. A win win there but there are downsides that I am well aware of: A) Rats will love it B) Could this be cut with a mower without...
  16. Agriland RSS

    Research reveals ‘significant’ insights into genetic makeup of wheat

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland Rothamsted Research scientists have recently made a series of unexpected discoveries within the wheat genome which, it says, should lead to new wheat varieties over the coming years. Looking at almost 1,300 of the ‘promoter’ regions that regulate the...
  17. Sir loin

    Panic buying straw.

    With the huge rises in fertilizer prices for Phosphate and Potash straw choppers on the back of combines next harvest will be surely a very common site what price will straw be next year and will there be any?
  18. Agriland RSS

    Machinery Focus: Building a road to hydrogen power

    Written by Justin Roberts from Agriland JCB is no lightweight in the off-road machinery sector, so when the company nails its colours firmly to the hydrogen power mast, then the rest of the industry will be taking note. In a world where the expectation is that electricity will be powering...
  19. Hereward

    Spring tine or power harrow, which is best in wet soil?

    As the the title to cultivate in broadcast seed which is best in wet soil, Power harrow or a spring tine?
  20. Agriland RSS

    Grouping cows is key to achieving good feed efficiency

    Written by Brian McDonnell from Agriland Having good feed efficiency is key to achieving profitable milk production during the winter period from autumn-calving cows. Winter milk production usually involves more concentrates being fed to cows. Concentrates are expensive so it is important...