Welcome to Farmdeals

Farmdeals

Member
Over the next week you will receive information about how to download the App and start testing Farmdeals.

If we could use this area for feedback on the system that would be great.

Thank you all for being part of this trial of Farmdeals.
 

Chris F

Staff Member
Media
Location
Hammerwich
I’ve saved about £30 today on a 7000lt gas oil and kerosene order
That’s great news @Wheatland the long term aim is that if we can get a few farmers in the same area to buy on the same day we can combine your buying power and get you all an even better deal. But glad to hear are base prices are pretty good too.
 
I know it’s early days for you guys but today for 4000-5000l red diesel and 3000-4000l kero there was no difference between one of your suppliers and our normal source. Your other supplier was more expensive. I’ve not ordered yet but will do tomorrow. Interestingly one of your suppliers we stopped using a few years ago due to a number of things and the other is quite local yet a lot more expensive.
As said early days but as effectively a national buying group the prices have to be cheaper than what we’re paying now for any input otherwise we might as well just buy direct.
 

Chris F

Staff Member
Media
Location
Hammerwich
I know it’s early days for you guys but today for 4000-5000l red diesel and 3000-4000l kero there was no difference between one of your suppliers and our normal source. Your other supplier was more expensive. I’ve not ordered yet but will do tomorrow. Interestingly one of your suppliers we stopped using a few years ago due to a number of things and the other is quite local yet a lot more expensive.
As said early days but as effectively a national buying group the prices have to be cheaper than what we’re paying now for any input otherwise we might as well just buy direct.
We haven;t been able to do any price comparison yet, so If we are in the right region that is good. Plus only limited suppliers right now. As said above, the aim is to group demand on the day to mean the price shown is the maximum price you pay, with our aim to better that price during trading. So there can only be an upside to trading through Farmdeals. Obviously we need lots of farmers to make that bit work.
 

Clive

Staff Member
BASE UK Member
Location
Lichfield
I know it’s early days for you guys but today for 4000-5000l red diesel and 3000-4000l kero there was no difference between one of your suppliers and our normal source. Your other supplier was more expensive. I’ve not ordered yet but will do tomorrow. Interestingly one of your suppliers we stopped using a few years ago due to a number of things and the other is quite local yet a lot more expensive.
As said early days but as effectively a national buying group the prices have to be cheaper than what we’re paying now for any input otherwise we might as well just buy direct.
We are not really started yet, more suppliers to be onboarded yet and the app not quite ready to launch (next week now hopefully)

with that in mind, I'm quite chuffed that FarmDeals managed to at least match your existing supplier (and knowing you are a good buyer who will have already sought out the cheapest deal !)
 
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Clive

Staff Member
BASE UK Member
Location
Lichfield
I’ve saved about £30 today on a 7000lt gas oil and kerosene order

A good start considering we have not actually started official yet really :)

Thanks for giving it a chance, when this is big you will be able to tell your grandchildren that you were the first transaction !


watch out for an email about downloading and installing the app next week
 
So after a bit of hassle Thursday and Friday with one of your suppliers not knowing anything about Farmdeals initially because their staff member dealing with it wasn’t at work, we managed to place a Kero order for Monday delivery and then on Monday after a bit of paperwork we should be able to place a red diesel order. As said price for kero was the same as existing supplier so it’s a step in the right direction.
 

Clive

Staff Member
BASE UK Member
Location
Lichfield
So after a bit of hassle Thursday and Friday with one of your suppliers not knowing anything about Farmdeals initially because their staff member dealing with it wasn’t at work, we managed to place a Kero order for Monday delivery and then on Monday after a bit of paperwork we should be able to place a red diesel order. As said price for kero was the same as existing supplier so it’s a step in the right direction.
Glad it worked out in the end, when the app is ready (this week !!) there will be no hassle dealing with anyone then and it should all happen automatically


prices should get better and better as more use it and we get more suppliers on board, fuel is only our "soft" start - hopefully buy March / April we will have ag chem, seed, and fert suppliers

Thanks for supporting it and helping to get the ball rolling
 

Farmdeals

Member
“Dear Farmdeals member/follower, we trust and hope you are well. It is fair to say we are all operating in difficult times. It is for this reason we are, in truth, behind in our efforts to launch the Farmdeals platform. We have been working closely with numerous fuel suppliers and hope to start trialling the app over the coming weeks with our “test farmers”. Other commodities will become available as we progress throughout 2021 and away from the intrusion of Covid-19. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those involved for their patience and look forward to more productive times. Kindest regards from all those at Farmdeals." #staysafe
 

Oscar

Member
I was wondering about this as I have been holding off buying diesel hoping to trial your site however can wait much longer and then it will be late March before I need any more .
 

Farmdeals

Member
I was wondering about this as I have been holding off buying diesel hoping to trial your site however can wait much longer and then it will be late March before I need any more .
Hi Oscar, please let me know your requirements. We are hopefully launching next Wednesday however I can work on your behalf behind the scenes as I have for other test members. Covid definitely checked our progress but very nearly there now. Please email [email protected] with details and I will do my best to get you a great deal. All the best David
 

Farmdeals

Member
Dear Farmdeals member,

Thank you for joining the Farmdeals ᴮᴱᵀᴬ. Our first fuel suppliers are now live on our mobile app and we are ready to take your orders for Red Diesel, Kerosene and Derv.

Simply search ‘FutureFarm’ on your app store and download the FutureFarm app to get started. Alternatively click one of the relevant links below depending on what operating system you have.

Click here if you are an Apple user: https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/futurefarm/id1517442596

Click here if you are an Android user: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.futurefarm.agriculturemarketplace

Then open/launch the app,

Tap or click on 'Create account'.

Enter your member ID [%member_id%] in the top entry field,

Enter your email address in the field below. Follow the rest of the steps and you're good to go.

Depending on location, you may see a limited number of deals. Bear with us as we improve coverage during the launch phase. More fuel suppliers are joining us later this month.

Any questions, please contact us via [email protected], or ring us during normal business hours on 01543 399777.

We look forward to serving you.

the Farmdeals team
 
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Jerry

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Devon
Have just downloaded the app on iPhone but can’t register or log in?

Sadly I ordered hedging oil today but need to order red soon
 

Farmdeals

Member
Evening Jerry

Tap or click on 'Create account'.

Enter your member ID [%member_id%] in the top entry field,

Enter your email address in the field below. Follow the rest of the steps and you're good to go.

Please let me know how you get on

Kind regards

David
 

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...
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