1. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    EU suggests the concern may be quality, not quantity

    In recent weeks, parts of Europe have seen heavy rainfall causing floods. Despite this, EU yield forecasts remain above the 5-year average according to the latest EU crop monitoring (MARS) report. In some cases, the report on Monday increased forecasted grain yields. Much of western Europe...
  2. Farm Business RSS

    Forage Aid urges farmers to start planning winter feed and bedding strategy

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Forage Aid Trustees are urging farmers around the United Kingdom to start forward planning how they can manage and build winter forage and bedding stocks following the cold, wet spring of 2021. The charity has been receiving reports of shorter stocks of...
  3. Agriland RSS

    Malting barley – Donegal’s best kept secret

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland Malting barley production is helping to breathe new life into Donegal’s tillage sector with a total of 1,200ac due to be cut this year. Of even more significance is the fact that one third of this area has been dedicated to a single winter variety...
  4. Agriland RSS

    Grass quality key to profitable milk production

    Written by Brian McDonnell from Agriland On dairy farms, improving sward productivity is important, with good quality grass remaining the key to profitable milk production. Grass is the cheapest feed dairy farmers have access to, with grass production on farms having an impact on farm...
  5. milkloss

    Explosion in Germany

    Bayer chem plant apparently...... not sure what it might mean for ag chems.
  6. Agriland RSS

    Barley harvest underway in Northern Ireland

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (CAFRE) senior agriculture advisor Robin Bolton has confirmed that the first of this season’s winter barley crops have now been cut in Northern Ireland. “It’s too early to talk about yields. But dry...
  7. Fnomadic

    Weather modifications-food shortage agenda

    Hi all. New to forum. From the states we’re having opposite problems with weather, being dry that’s going to kill crop yields-AKA food shortages. Man made drought?? Which this just happens to line up perfectly with global warming narrative and green nonsense. I’m in financial industry so...
  8. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    Harvest 2022 gross margins – is rapeseed going to make a comeback?

    As 2021/22 harvest begins, many growers are making, or have already made, cropping decisions for 2022/23. In February, James produced the first gross margins calculations for harvest 2022. Today, we are releasing updated figures. With considerably more trade on the Nov-22 UK feed wheat and...
  9. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    Supply picture still uncertain despite global harvests advancing

    Global grain harvests are slowly gaining momentum and starting to realise the 2021/22 crops. But, there’s still little clarity on total global supplies for this season. Harvests are behind usual in top European exporters, due to wet weather and quality is looking variable. With the issues in...
  10. BSPB News

    Joint National Food Strategy response from crop genetics breeding companies

    Take action to harness the unique contribution of plant genetic innovation, Government urged Responding to last week’s National Food Strategy, leading players along the length of the UK’s crop improvement pipeline, from fundamental and applied genetic science to commercial plant breeding, have...
  11. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    Will Chinese maize support feature for a consecutive season?

    In the last twelve months, maize markets (Chicago - nearby) have undergone quite a change. From August Chicago maize futures (nearby) climbed 151% to briefly peak at the $7.70/bsl mark ($304.2/t) in May 2021. As we know Chinese purchases have supported the gains. But, if we look forward a couple...
  12. Clive

    Are you all depressed ?

    I've been lucky enough to have a bit of a family holiday recently with lockdown restrictions ending and I've also spent a lot more time with none farming friends and reduced my time talking farming online a fair bit. After a period where that has been hard to do it's easy to forget just how...
  13. Farm Business RSS

    Alternatives to Propcorn in face of product shortage

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Many cereal growers who harvest and store grain for home use, have been warned of a severe nationwide shortage of products containing propionic acid. These products – which are widely used for grain preservation, allowing safe storage at moisture...
  14. KW Alternative Feeds

    Feedcast Episode 12 - 20 July 2021

    The latest issue of Feedcast is brought to you by Chris Davidson, with a tale of weather woe. Over the course of the last week the markets, especially the cereals market, have risen exponentially. For cereals this is due to three major weather events. Firstly the US has seen drought from...
  15. Agriland RSS

    Arla Foods launches UK Innovation Farm

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland Arla Foods on-farm R&D facility was formally launched last week, showcasing a range of trials that are testing the tech of the future. The Arla UK 360 ‘Innovation Farm’ near Aylesbury is run by the Dyson family and serves as a central hub to host or...
  16. Farmer Fin

    Spring barley seed head disease?

    Does anyone know what is causing this? We’ve seen bits before and it’s very annoying.
  17. Clive

    Winter Barley yields 2021

    So i see quite a few combines are rolling now in the uk ? how’s it yielding so far ? would be helpful to others to add some context - variety, location and areas etc maybe ?
  18. Hilly


    Why do we chop it ? Why can’t I just load trailers with handler run down row push up a heap load trailer tip in pit repeat ? Why bother with the expensive bit ?
  19. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    Prices rally as Russian crop reduces

    US weather has been a key factor for prices over the past few months, with the northern plains in particular feeling the effects of hot, dry weather. However, alongside concerns about US crop conditions the Russian wheat crop has also begun to be walked lower. This week has seen the release of...
  20. Agriland RSS

    How does climate uncertainty impact crop yield?

    Written by Agriland Team from Agriland As harvest approaches, farmers and agronomists eagerly assess their crops to try and anticipate how crops will yield. Yield estimates are important to inform forward selling of grain, plan storage, and update budgets. According to Nicola Cannon...