1. N

    Feed barley price

    Just been told the price and my chin hit the floor.Whats others paying ,as yards could be empty by weekend and sold as stores.Fat price needs to be even damn higher.
  2. Macsky

    Lifting pH without lime?

    Can soil pH be lifted by cultural methods, without the addition of lime or the likes? Drainage? Cultivation?...
  3. hillbill

    The on-going up hill battle that is agriculture.....

    It would appear iam not alone in having difficultly getting and keeping decent staff? Is it a nation wide issue or more regional? Wheres the best place to find the unicorns that maybe out there? Also, machinery price increases are a constant issue to us. I know theres nothing we can appear to...
  4. CPM RSS

    Optimise chlorophyll production to boost cereal returns

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham A crop enhancer that improves chlorophyll production and maximises green leaf area is producing some impressive yield increases in cereal crops, according to Agrovista. Charlotte Cunningham reports. Klorofill is a liquid formulation of pentanoate, an organic...
  5. Highland Mule

    Sub-forum move request

    Given that the evidence is clear that UK livestock farming is a net consumer of carbon, should the livestock section not be moved to be under the 'Conservation Agriculture' banner? It's arguably far more sustainable than the chemical fertiliser utilising, direct drilled arable that has claimed...
  6. MX7

    European Countries Winter oilseed rape yield data sources?

    Out of interest, I have been trying to find historical , winter oilseed rape yield data from European countries , on the internet with out much success. Any suggestions how I might find the information would be useful? If any particular countries average rape yields are consistently above the UK...
  7. M

    Whole Crop Spring Barley

    How late can you realistically plant Spring Barley for whole crop ? What sort of tonnage could you expect to get off a decent crop ( say 2.5 tonne to acre combine crop )
  8. B

    Liquid N scorch

    Is it just us or has this year been bad for it?
  9. M

    Nitrogen 3rd pass

    What’s everybody doing? Our milling winter wheats were planted mid October to mid November and so far had 165kg N. We are due another 80kg (liquid) to go for group 1 spec but whilst the calendar says go the crops I think are a month behind due to the dry spell. N2 went on a month ago but it’s...
  10. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    High new-crop UK wheat prices, what can be done?

    The global weather market pushed the UK November futures contract to its highest point in ten years, for this week of the year. However, weather markets always bring a level of volatility to prices. From 22 April open, the Nov-21 contract jumped £15.00/t in four trading days to a...
  11. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    The importance of US crop delays

    The delay in planting the 2021 US maize crop is part of the reason US maize, and so UK wheat, prices have been rising. Cold and dry weather in the US meant that by Sunday, planting was 17% complete. This is 3 percentage points behind the 5-year average as Megan reported on Tuesday. This delay...
  12. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    Cold weather having an impact on EU and US grain crops

    As we have reported over the past few weeks, cold and dry weather has been causing concern for new-crop grains supply, fuelling the current rally. Daily gains have now been seen across the global grains complex, with nearby Chicago maize prices rising 16% over the past 6 days, to close at...
  13. Farm Business RSS

    Make magnesium supplementation part of grass tetany prevention this spring

    Written by John Swire With the right management plan in place, grass tetany is preventable for beef, dairy and sheep farmers. Dr Alison Bond, nutritionist for Rumenco, outlines what to include. As grass growth begins to pick up, beef, dairy and sheep producers need to implement strategic...
  14. F

    Grass Big Bales and Kale outwintering

    I'm thinking of keeping a small suckler herd out until Christmas to save on slurry storage! I have seen ppl place bales out in the field of kale ready for the winter. What balance of kale to silage do you recommend?
  15. Clive

    No fungicide 2021

    nearly may and yet to use a fungicide, crops spotless clean cold, dry - could this be the first year we don’t use this group of chemicals at all ? rain could change things yet but it will need to be significant now to rebalance smd’s anyone else not applied a fungicide to wheat or barley...
  16. 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?
  17. MX7

    “Hemp”have any of you grown it in the Uk?

    I ask,as my wife has said a client of hers was looking in to growing it. No gibberish please. :rolleyes:
  18. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    USDA FAS forecast UK wheat to stay net-importer for 2021/22

    As we all know, better planting progress for winter and spring cereals has laid the foundations for an increased UK grain production figure. But nearly a month without substantial rainfall across the UK has threatened crop health, with yields likely affected. Production figure forecasts from...
  19. Jerry

    Lucerne for sheep

    These dry springs are starting to get to me and I need a decent option to make fodder for winter use. Anyone one fed wrapped lucerne to in lamb ewes on over winter roots and after lambing on grass? I have a field that is a dry light field that I think might suit it as a crop for 3 years as a...
  20. W

    Three Barrens average £1000 each .Time for a clear out!

    Sent 3 old cows direct to slaughter and got just over £3000 back. Makes you take a second look at the SELL list especially when I'm being penalised for surplus milk. One Swedish Red cross born 2014 been out all winter as she went down and pulled a muscle in autumn, so dry baged. Nearly shot...