Recent content by Highashgrange

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    Splitting out elec use

    We’ve got one main supply into the yard. This supply powers the farmhouse, sheds for farm use, sheds for industrial use, biomass boiler, grain drying fans. Each industrial unit has a meter but everything else is lumped as one. I need to work out what’s using what. Is there an easy way of doing this?
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    Land drainage Cost

    Clay soil, with stone backfill. Drains every 10m we’ve just been quoted £1200/ac.
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    Generator running costs

    Not sure whether this should be in the machinery forum 🤷🏻‍♂️ As it’s about electricity really. Anyway we luckily fixed into a 3 yr elec contract in March at 15p day and 11p night but we still spend around £15,000/year at those rates. However with what’s going on in the energy industry I’m...
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    Who runs their own shoot

    We have a syndicate shoot here for about 30 years. I personally don’t shoot nor interested but my father did up until 2 years ago. The deal is we provide the game covers (countrywide stewardship). The shoot pay us £500/ac for those areas which is about 7 acres all dotted about. Biggest plot is...
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    Blenky resigns?

    No we don’t to be honest. We farm save seed and been on the same varieties for 10 years. If I wanted to change varieties I’d ring round all the locals and see what they were growing and what yields they were getting.
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    Food shortages being kept quiet?

    Shortages in crap like soft drinks, confectionary, crisps, processed foods is good news. People need to get back to cooking meat and two veg every night.
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    Blenky resigns?

    To be honest we get all the AHDB stuff come through but haven’t looked at anything for years because the info is available online from other sources so I do actually question whether we need the AHDB at all to be honest. Genuinely I dont think we’ve used anything from them for 10 years so what...
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    BBC at it again re meat and climate

    And again where is our beloved union fighting our corner? They really are useless.
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    British Farming Awards tonight

    I just find all these farming awards popping up a bit embarrassing to be honest. It’s not what we should be portraying to the general public in my opinion. It always seems to be the same people involved or trying to win. There’s a young lad who keeps entering himself under various categories...
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    Where is the NFU etc?

    Spoke to a local Nfu bod today and he said in the Nfu they aren’t happy about the video doing the rounds of clarkson at that awards things because he swore quite a bit and they’ve latched into him but it’s done them no favours in political circles. So everybody if you see it on social media make...
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    Gates, security and travellers

    The lockers would get broken into as the drive is 1000m long and it’s open countryside at the end. No houses for about a mile. It’s also pallets of stuff etc.
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    Gates, security and travellers

    I think there’s about 20 of them. He’s suggested it and they aren’t interested because the units are secure from breakins but the site isn’t secure from travellers. It’ll be if travellers turned up the tenants would then complain.
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    Gates, security and travellers

    Looking for some ideas please people. My father in law has lots of industrial units in his yard down a long drive of 1000 metres. The site gets multiple deliveries 5 days a week. He’s also concerned about the increasing number of issues locally to him where by travellers are turning up on mass...
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    Liquid fert prices?

    Bought in July but N24 has been delivered here at £229/tonne.
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    Are Contractors rates having to go up.

    Of course they need to start somewhere but a tractor, man and fuel at £24/hour or combine with fuel at £25/ac doesn’t help existing established contractors does it?