Sow Now for maximum Spring Performance


A 1st year perennial Ryegrass crop yields on average 15.23 t/DM per hectare. The same 5 year sward made up of 50% PRG and 50% weeds yields 9.40 t/DM per hectare. An improvement of 5.83 t/DM per hectare


Grazed grass is valued at £110/ton/DM based on the Kingshay Forage Costing Report. 5.83 tonnes of DM extra is worth an extra £641

Raw material market update, Better News


Following bad weather of various types around the USA, it was a pleasant surprise to see USDA reports showing better than expected crop yields. Wheat prices have responded by falling to the lowest we have so far seen for 2015 new crop, and above average yields mean there is also plenty of reasonably priced barley about.

Milk from Grass still good

The weekly milk from grass figures produced by Trouw Nutrition shows a slight lift in grass growth. In general grass covers remain good, although some are waiting for second cut aftermaths to bulk up and help giving their cow grazing a boost. On average grass is 20% dry matter, 22% protein and 11.5ME which, on good covers, should

Entrepreneurs in Dairying Programme

This autumn, Newton Rigg College in Cumbria will once again be hosting the RABDF Entrepreneurs in Dairying business training programme; in association with AHDB, NFU and the Andersons Centre. There are 8 training sessions including two full days on finance.

Click here to download application pack

The Programme;

Introduction to Entrepreneurs in

Lowest grass grass growth since April.

The latest weekly milk from grass figures produced by Trouw Nutrition show that last week grass growth rats were at their lowest since mid April. On most farms grass covers are still good so on average M plus 12 litres is still achievable from grazing. The good news is this is 4 litres up on the same

Raw Material Market Update

The good news (unless you are a cereal grower) is that the arrival of harvest is dropping prices, with new crop wheat futures falling almost £15 during July and barley trading at a healthy discount to wheat. However, that discount is attracting buyers, many with big ships to fill so if you are buying barley it looks a

Silage compactor receives award for innovation

An implement which has the ability to increase the density of silage by as much as 40% has received a major industry award at the Royal Welsh Show last week.


The SilaPactor from Kelvin Cave Ltd has been awarded the prestigious Dr Alban Davies Trophy which recognises the machine, implement or device which is likely to be

Congratulations to Highland Show Champion (W and R Kerr and son)

Congratulations to Billy, Alvean, Gavin and Heather Kerr (W and R Kerr and son), of Sauchrie Mains and Craigskean Farms in Ayrshire, who won Champion Scotch Mule with a ewe lamb at the Royal Highland Show. They are not strangers to success at the Royal Highland previously winning the same section with another ewe lamb in 2013. Alvean won

New Carrs Billington Country Store; Wigton

Carrs Billington Agriculture is pleased to announce the establishment of a new Country Store at Wigton Auction Mart.


Fiona Crone will manage the Store as Branch Supervisor reporting to Barry Bell.


It is envisaged the Store will open during early September 2015, following some internal work.

The Benefits Outweigh All Others


 are designed and built to be stronger, last longer and help protect your livestock with thicker steel, quality welding and premium galvanising



• Tubar gates have the horizontal tubes running through the vertical flat bar bracing which reduces the risk of tail or ear-tag traps
• Thicker steel enables use as a