Have the met office lost the plot?


Livestock Farmer

I just can’t see it happening,in fact if anything if the cold fresh water from the pole sinks southward through the Gulf Stream disrupting it then we could end up being cooler.

Farma Parma

Arable Farmer
In the Dyke Back
Bring it on its deffo no the Canaries temps n dry weather for us atm anyways, wettest spell since thurs for nearly 6wks
only 23mm thru whole of Nov & weve had 50+mm since thurs & its cert not warm
biggest load of tosh ever. Its wet n cold & most winters we get snow year in year out.
Its longer hot summer weather what we dont get as much anymore

7610 super q

Arable Farmer
Just the usual hogwash; they haven’t got a clue what it’s going to do next day never mind next decades.
Fixed that for you. Caught one of the weather presenters using the phrase " Climate emergency " a while back. If it hadn't been for lockdown, I'd have jumped in the car, travelled across country and given him a foot up the arse.


Livestock Farmer
What is strange tho, is how little we have heard about how much the reduction in air travel has reduced pollution. Probably a good time to load up on airliner shares, they’ll have it back as soon as possible
Lower sun activity from end of 80's till 2035 then subsequent lag time.
This is the first year since the 1830's that there have been no sunspots.
Sun activity 16% less this year apparently.
In the 80's and 90's weather forecasts were accurate for 5/6 days.
They then got a new super computer for 30 mill however they programmed it to allow for global warming rather than cooling so what you have is slow idiots sitting in front of a fast idiot.


Last time they were forecasting the north Atlantic conveyor would stop very soon giving us winters like Canada and Russia, they couldnt tell the day of the week

Rejuvenating swards: Which option is best?

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Written by Brian McDonnell

Maintaining grass quality during mid-season grazing is important. Farmers can maintain quality by entering ideal grazing covers of 1,300 – 1,500kg DM/ha, and grazing down to a residual of 4cm every rotation.

If you are now in a situation where cows are not cleaning out paddocks as well as they should be, leading to the development of steamy grass within the sward, here are some options.

Common options for rejuvenating swards include:

  1. Take a silage cut, probably into bales, remove the material and start again with the aftermath...