1. G

    Carrot price and irrigated yield?

    Anyone hazard a guess to average price of carrots? Just a ball-park figure. Need it for a crop-loss claim. I'm using £130/t for an average potato price. Edit. Also difference between irrigated yield vs non irrigation. Thanks.
  2. teslacoils

    Recommend Me A Milling Wheat

    Heavy land milling wheat variety needed. Needs to stand; thresh; and have an aggressive growth type. Needs to be fairly "showy" in early spring so I can feel good about it. Thoughts? Gp1,2,3 all fine.
  3. H

    Will we be ploughing for re seeding in the future?

    With farmers taking the blame for wrecking the planet do you think we will be ploughing up permanent grassland to re seed?
  4. Agriland RSS

    Lameness: The not-so-hidden cost on a dairy farm

    Written by Agriland Team Lameness is a significant problem for the dairy industry as it is not only an important welfare issue, but can lead to reduced profits, according to College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) dairy adviser, Judith McCord. Judith said: ”The most common...
  5. Just because

    Grazing kale

    Hi everyone thinking of planting some kale direct into some grass in next couple of weeks want to graze it with mainly cattle from November until January only 4acre patch. Which would be best to grow. Thanks
  6. jerseycowsman

    Is it going to rain again or is this 1976 mark 2??

    As the title says!
  7. F

    Anybody making silage yet?

    As above, been a long winter glad to be making silage as we’re almost completely out after last years dry summer in Hampshire, anybody else on it?
  8. 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...
  9. Stewartry hill

    Forage crop for sheep

    Most years we grow20 ish acres of forage rape or swift after silage in late June .this year the field is smaller 12 acres and shallow.so looking to direct drill some forage or turnips.late May to get the same amount of feed.What are the options?
  10. B

    Feed and milling wheat yields

    Are people getting much difference in yields between the two types? I’ve got seed breeders telling me 0.5t/ac is easily achievable in favour of feed wheats over milling?
  11. Agriland RSS

    The threat of weeds now greater than at any time in human history

    Written by Agriland Team Using data from the world’s longest-running experiment – the Rothamsted Research Broadbalk wheat trial in Hertfordshire in the UK – the researchers found that, on plots where herbicides have never been used, yield losses to the threat of weeds have been consistently...
  12. N

    fodder beet for ewes and lambs

    Hi all. This may be a stupid question but if you don't ask.......! We have a small but expanding lleyn ewe flock. For several years we have bought in fodder beet to feed ad-lib to the ewes 4/5 weeks before lambing to coincide with max lamb growth. We have also grown stubble turnips of...
  13. D

    Roof Pitch

    What is the optimum roof angle for solar and do you need planning for the solar We are thinking of putting up a new building which is south facing with a clear vue
  14. J

    Spring drilling 2021

    Have I missed this thread or has no one started? Mucked 2 weeks ago. Soil loosening with topsoiler yesterday and today. Work with the carrier tomorrow and then wednesday.................. rain!!!? :rolleyes: This is for spring barley. How is everyone getting on, still to wet?
  15. Agriland RSS

    Chemical fertilisers reduce the level of bacteria in soil

    Written by Agriland Team Chemical fertilisers reduce the number of nutrient solubilising bacteria associated with the roots of wheat, according to new research. A team headed up by scientists from Rothamsted Research has found that the addition of fertiliser decreased the proportion of...
  16. Headless chicken

    Cheapest way to mop up protein

    I’ve been a bit slow on reducing the protein in the cake and made a balls up because the silage is sky high in protein. Due a load of cake next week so that will help somewhat but we still need to mop up some protein to keep the cows happy. Milk is dropping like a stone currently and the cows...
  17. Farm Business RSS

    Neutrino impresses in real farm situations

    Written by John Swire Neutrino, a maize variety from German breeder Saaten Union, has successfully come through its first year of commercial on-farm use according to Peter Brundle, National Energy Crop and seeds manager at Hutchinsons. “Last year we placed Neutrino with a small number of...
  18. L

    Overseeding land poached by sheep

    Just taken ewes off land they have been on since december and its like a mud bath was thinking of overseeding as i want early silage i know the yield will be low. would the new grass if it takes effect preservation of silage as my experience of new reseeds and silage is poor.I have no doubt...
  19. moretimeforgolf

    Anyone growing hybrid rye?

    I’m growing rye for the first time this year. I’ve got hybrid variety Serafino. It follows wheat, straw baled, stubble raked, drilled last week of September with JD750a. The issue I have is that it is thin in the swath rows. I take it that it doesn’t like the toxins from the wheat chaff. Has...
  20. S

    Old milking parlours for small herds

    Hello all, Is it wanting to know if anyone is still milking small herds or any size herds in older style parlours e.g. byres, step up parlours or abreast. It would be interesting to see some photos of them if possible also how long does it take you to milk the cows through it. Many thanks all.