1. jerseycowsman

    Sole ulcers?

    Am I right in thinking sole ulcers are caused by injury to the foot? DD and foul are infectious and white line is grit. As most of you are aware we have recently moved and the winter accommodation is far superior to what we used to have, cubicles with mattresses and slats that are mostly covered...
  2. CPM RSS

    Insider’s View – Exposing its strengths…

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham from CPM Magazine Download PDF As the oilseed rape market begins to make a recovery, there’s a new variety on the horizon which seeks to combine output with ‘yield-protecting’ characteristics. CPM discovers DK Expose. I think it’s going to tick a lot of boxes. By...
  3. CPM RSS

    Wheat breeding – Eye on the past to create the future

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF Most UK farmers associate DSV with oilseed rape varieties, but the company is causing a stir in cereals with its wheat and barley varieties. CPM visited DSV UK’s plant breeding station in North Oxfordshire to find out more about its unique approach...
  4. Barleymow

    We are only hobby farmers in the uk

    Son is doing the USA harvest this year ,he has been over there since mid March in South Dakota getting things ready .Yesterday he moved to a different place to help them sow corn ,its only 100000 acres and they have 14000 to sow in 14 days .This chap also has another 100000 acres in Montana
  5. T

    Direct drilling swedes

    I'm looking into direct drilling swedes this month, what's best to spray off existing grass and how long would I need to leave it until DD the swedes in? And what variety of swedes do people recommend. Thanks.
  6. A

    Wheat varieties for (or not for) direct drilling

    Hi Folks, i don't often post, i work at Rothamsted and we're hoping to set up a DD experiment with different wheat varieties. Interested in any comments on suitable or unsuitable candidates, also any comments on particular traits that might be important for direct drilling. Happy for any...
  7. Greythundercloudys

    Silage grant in Republic of Ireland 100 euro a hectare.

    Just read this 100 euro a hectare for the first 20 hectares to help with prices of plastic etc, nothing over here. Surprisingly enough.
  8. Greythundercloudys

    Balmesh silage video 2022.

    Just seen on YouTube balmesh has a video taken this week absolutely nothing on the fields, what a waste of fuel. Look it up.
  9. Sir loin


    My new grass seeds have a lot of this in it . Is it a weed or a new nitrogen fixing high yielding clover . Probably the former. This is a five year ley with white clover in it we have never seen this before so wondered if we have sown it!!
  10. Hesstondriver

    Bore hole problem

    my grazing field water comes from a bore hole , installed by previous owner . attache 2" petrol water pump via cam lock and pump up say 5-10000l to a storage tank. the land is low lying with river on 2 sides (i wont let cattle drink from river due to our high health status) for the first few...
  11. CPM RSS

    Nottingham University research highlights biostimulant benefits

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham from CPM Magazine New research has highlighted the benefits of both seed-applied and foliar biostimulants, which could provide a useful aid to growers as spring crop growth gets underway according to Interagro. The trials – commissioned by Interagro – were...
  12. stroller

    Getting dry

    Anyone else think it's getting a bit dry? No rain for weeks, ground cracking, and no rain forecast.
  13. C


    What is everyone’s experience of trying to hit 13% protein with Extase ?
  14. Jackov Altraids

    Minette Batters on the Radio this morning

    I was confused when I heard the interview live, and having listened again I think she was saying; Farmers must not cut production, maybe increase it. The government may need to intervene in the gas price. Farmers have passed on some of the price increase but retailers need to absorb some of the...
  15. C

    Livestock the solution or the problem

    Not so long ago cows and livestock in general were being blamed for the supposed climate crisis. Now supposedly farm yard manure is the answer to save the planet do the powers that be even realise where muck comes from I wonder. Ideal scenario for them would be genetically modified trees that...
  16. gone up the hill

    Dairy farmers quitting the industry in high numbers.

    Where will the Milk come from going forwards? In my own very local area 3 dairy farms have gone or are about to sell the herd in the last 12 months, all three have been driven out by the low returns for the amount of work and/or the investment needed to carry on milking not being worthwhile...
  17. Lallemand Animal Nut.

    Reduce reliance on purchased feeds

    With input costs skyrocketing, looking at alternative home-grown protein sources, such as combinable crops and grass mixes, could help bolster ruminant rations while reducing the reliance on purchased feeds. Csaba Adamik, regional business manager for Lallemand Animal Nutrition in Scotland...
  18. Farming Monthly National RSS

    Bringing variety crop plots together for better comparison

    Written by Administrator from Farming Monthly National Crop plots are back centre stage at the Cereals Event, meaning visitors can compare top varieties side by side. The winter wheat and barley feature showcases new and popular Recommended List varieties, says arable project manager...
  19. J

    Fleckvieh as a beef sire

    Right, hear me out on this one... Looking to place my semen orders fairly soon and been having a think Used limousin as my beef sire last year on the cows, but I've had an idea of using conventional fleckvieh this year. Reason being any bulls born will be decent enough to rear (probably worse...
  20. bobk

    Anyone growing crops with no fert ?

    Excluding organic boys , could be interesting