1. GAM


    Is it the year of the "Dandelion"? I have a field this year absolutely covered in dandelions, never had any for the past 5 years!
  2. Andrew B

    Soil carbon is a highly flawed climate policy ?

    These two articles by By David Pannell ( from Australia) has certainly made me think https://www.pannelldiscussions.net/2021/04/346-soil-carbon-1/ https://www.pannelldiscussions.net/2021/05/347-soil-carbon-2/ The comments section is worth reading too as I believe these policies are going to...
  3. AHDB Podcast RSS

    275: Grazing a high yielding dairy herd

    275: Grazing a high yielding dairy herd Written by AHDB Grazing dairy cows is nothing new so you might wonder why there is so much focus on it in the dairy sector. The influence of the New Zealand style system over recent years can’t be denied – however, grass can also form a vital part of our...
  4. Agriland RSS

    Northern Ireland farm wins inaugural British Friesian Herd of the Year Award

    Written by Rachel Martin A Northern Ireland dairy farm has been named the winner of a new UK-wide award for the best British Friesian herd of the year. Castledale herd, which is owned by Gordon and Gavin Stockdale and family from Lecale, Co. Down, has been named the first British Friesian Herd...
  5. Farm Business RSS

    Could maize replace grass silage shortfalls?

    Written by John Swire The cold and dry conditions in April significantly reduced grass growth. Many farmers were forced to take very early and light cuts of first cut grass silage as fields failed to bulk up as expected. Although recent rain came at the right time for aftermaths and could help...
  6. Jerry

    Who's worried about the lack of dry?

    😂😂😂 💦💦💦 could do with it to warm up mind!!
  7. Laggard

    Home saved home saved seed

    I bought certified RGT PLANET seed and planted it 2 years ago. Last year I home saved the seed and paid BSPB the royalties. This year I’ve home saved the seed ( home saved the harvest from the home saved seed), are royalties still due?
  8. CPM RSS

    Insiders View – Sky-high resistance

    Written by cpm Download PDF In a group jam-packed with new options, Limagrain’s latest offering claims the title of the best septoria resistance within the UK Flour Millers (UKFM) Group 3 category. CPM reviews LG Astronomer. The septoria score in particular gives Astronomer a real edge. By...
  9. R

    Wild hog problems

    Young farmer from ohio aways wanted to go hog hunting but not spend a bunch of money. I was hoping I could find someone from down south that would let me come down for a couple days and hunt
  10. James Sagar


    I'm wondering if anyone has experience with Shorthorns and/or NDS and could tell me about them? Interested in a good grazing cow with quality milk, and being in Lancashire I thought of these (unless there's another traditional northern dairy breed?) Thanks, James
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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?
  14. 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...
  15. 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
  16. jerseycowsman

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

    As the title says!
  17. 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?
  18. 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...
  19. 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?
  20. 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?