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  1. Clive

    Getting paid for straw ?

    What is it about straw buyers that thinks they don'y need to pay or can run their business on my cashflow ? happens over and over, diferent buyers same sob stories, without doubt the worst payers in British farming next time a livestock farmer wonders why so much straw is chopped this is the...
  2. J

    What to plant?

    Grazing turnips off some new ground at the minute, planted into burnt off permanent pasture, turnips came quite well with some grass coming through from seed bank which is keeping them dry! Lambs are cleaning it up well an leaving it like a billiard table, it’s potentially going to be turnips or...
  3. bobk

    So what if the fert price doesn't stabilise by August

    Houston , we have a problem ..........
  4. bankrupt

    Never had it so good!

    Tonight marks the 75th anniversary of the start of 1947 blizzard. By 14th March, when it ended, 2100mm of level snow had been measured in County Durham, 4m sheep lost in Wales and potato rationing introduced for the first time ever. My personal recollection is of dozens of our cows being...
  5. Agriland RSS

    Machinery Focus: To plough or not plough?

    Written by Justin Roberts from Agriland 10 years ago, researchers at Harper Adams University in Shropshire in the UK set out on a long-term project to question the effects of machinery traffic and cultivation techniques, such as a plough, on the soil. A decade later, some concrete results are...
  6. Agriland RSS

    £25m Improving Farm Productivity scheme opens

    Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland Farmers and growers in England can apply for up to £500,000 in government funding from today, January 19, to invest in cutting edge robotics and technology to boost food production. The application window for the new Improving Farm Productivity scheme –...
  7. Bramble

    Milk price - for budgeting

    Whats the rollercoaster going to be doing for the next 12 months??? For a ‘standard’ litre liquid contract, by March my price will be up 40% in 12 months Will spot prices/GDT keep going up? Will supply tighten further, or is everyone going to open the floodgates at the prospect of 40ppl and we...
  8. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    Support for rapeseed from tight soyabean global balance

    After the USDA world agricultural supply and demand estimates (WASDE) released last week, the global soyabean balance looks very tight. This tight picture can be expected to support the wider oilseed complex, including rapeseed prices, this season. Soyabean consumption ahead of production for...
  9. Bogweevil

    Beet neonics back

    https://www.gov.uk/government/news/emergency-pesticide-authorisation-approved-to-protect-sugar-beet-if-specific-conditions-are-met Defra has today approved an emergency temporary authorisation for the use of a neonicotinoid pesticide treatment on the 2022 sugar beet crop in England only due to...
  10. J

    Milking parlour and loose housing

    Due to various backgrounds issues that most on here don't know about (and I'm not going to post what the issues are on a public forum but they don't seem to be getting resolved), I'm not sure how long I can put up with staying where I am - and no it's not because the cows have escaped again...
  11. J

    Spring OSR

    How do people get on growing Spring OSR? Has anyone had any recent experience with it? Following end of August combined S.Barley and felt it was too late to drill WOSR, kicking myself because as it turned out we probably would have been fine with the open Autumn we have just had. Heavyish land...
  12. bankrupt

    N 1

    Kicking off today on Hybrid WB. As to profitability, recently seen lot of advisory nonsense about reduced applications due to the price of cereals having risen slower than the price of N. Here, straw yields linearly correlate with N (up to the point of lodging) so straw sales still finance N...
  13. Farmdeals

    Special Offer

    Special Offer to Farmdeals members. ClusterFlush is designed to reduce the spread of mastitis and diminish the use of antibiotics saving the loss of a cow, minimising vet bills and medication and resulting in increased milk yields. Login or sign up today at www.farmdeals.ag powered by The...
  14. CPM RSS

    Emergency authorisation granted for Cruiser SB

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham from CPM Magazine Defra has approved an emergency temporary authorisation for the use of the neonicotinoid pesticide treatment, Cruiser SB, on the 2022 sugar beet crop in England for the control of virus yellows. Sugar beet crops have been severely affected by...
  15. TFF

    Drones in Insect Pest Management doi.org/10.3389/fagro.2021.640885

    One of the major components in precision agriculture is crop health monitoring, which includes irrigation, fertilization, pesticide sprays, and timely harvest of the crop. Further, the progressive change in growth and development is critical in crop monitoring and taking suitable decisions to...
  16. Soil Association

    Farmer-led research crucial to sustainable farming

    A decade of field trials has shown that farmer-led research could improve the health of thousands of animals, eliminate tonnes of harmful chemicals, and save the farming industry millions of pounds. Now in its 10th year, the Innovative Farmers network is celebrating the success of more than 120...
  17. Agriland RSS

    Temporary emergency pesticide authorisation approved to protect sugar beet

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland Defra has approved an emergency temporary authorisation for the use of a neonicotinoid pesticide treatment on the 2022 sugar beet crop due to the risk to the crop from yellows viruses. Emerging sugar beet seedlings are vulnerable to predation by aphids...
  18. W

    What are my cows worth ?

    How long is a piece of string? I have been milking for 45 years + and never bought or sold a milking cow, they’ve all gone as barrens, but I’ve reached an age when it’s time to give up. Easy option is an on farm dispersal sale so I know I am getting the true market value. Arriving at a value...
  19. R

    Marginal Litres

    I've just caught up on John Roche's ADHB presentation on marginal litres. I also saw him give a similar one at Positive Farmers a few yrs ago. To anyone that's not seen it, the gist is that in spring calving grazing systems, feeding concentrates (or other bought feed) brings significantly more...
  20. Agriland RSS

    PDA updates fertiliser recommendations for oilseed rape

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland The Potash Development Association (PDA) has acted to update its fertiliser recommendations for oilseed rape crops. A new advisory leaflet, published at the very end of 2021, relates the latest potassium (K), phosphate and sulphur requirements for...
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