State of your crops?

Wet tramlines drains running

all crops desperately need dry weather warmers temperatures and some sunny bright weather

or if it stay dull and wet into June yields will be no better than last year uk 13 million tonnes of wheat or less
 

benny6910

Member
Wet tramlines drains running

all crops desperately need dry weather warmers temperatures and some sunny bright weather

or if it stay dull and wet into June yields will be no better than last year uk 13 million tonnes of wheat or less
How much rain have you had this month? We’ve got away lightly compared to some with just over 100mm.
 

Phil P

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
North West
Thinking we just need sunshine now.
Definitely! Not looking to promising at the moment though ☹ And another 10 -14 days of this and I doubt it will be to late for grain fill on the winter barleys 🤦‍♂️. I was hoping for some big bold grains with the barley been on the thinner shorter side but not holding my breath now.
 

Renaultman

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Darlington
Definitely! Not looking to promising at the moment though ☹ And another 10 -14 days of this and I doubt it will be to late for grain fill on the winter barleys 🤦‍♂️. I was hoping for some big bold grains with the barley been on the thinner shorter side but not holding my breath now.
Same here, luckily I haven't got to much in.
 

Trev91

Member
Update - Red Deer corner :-

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Ears gone on about 3 acres, so far.
I would gladly come down and help out with the problem, the stags on most deer are in season at the moment as the does may have dependents. There is actually a law which states that you can cull deer out of season if they are "actively cause damage" not that I would do that unless I knew the doe did not have a dependent, which you could never tell.
 

Spencer

Member
Location
North West
The price did fall out of bed which stopped a lot of “management” here as well. Currently having between 30-50 reds making a right mess in my spring oats each evening and the management team watching them :mad:
 

Could a ‘Meat Tax’ be on the cards in the UK?

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Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland

The latest machination coming from the so-called ‘opinion formers’, who seem to have the ear of government advisors in London, is the introduction of a ‘Meat Tax’ at consumer level.

This approach, it is argued, would have the combined impact of reducing meat consumption levels (I can really see the health benefits coming through now), while also helping to reduce the overall carbon footprint of production agriculture.

What absolute drivel! In my opinion, none of this makes sense at any level. This is a scurrilous and unfounded attack on livestock farming in this part of the world.

Yet, it has to be taken seriously. I make this point because economists at Rothamsted Research have already crunched the numbers where the introduction of a ‘UK...
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