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    For those farming less than 200 acres.

    But doesn't that neglect the fact that outside/ state income is reducing in value, while increasing in costs to meet its requirements and the income foregone, rising? I expect your organic status would be a critical factor?
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    Dispatches - Red Tractor

    * drafted :ROFLMAO:
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    For those farming less than 200 acres.

    Thanks for sharing your calculation. Given that BPS hasn't had an inflationary rise since set in 2014? .... Is that a real increase? You also got BPS without any added costs, reduction in productivity and without the risks to your business though the t&c's that you will have agreed to under...
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    Dispatches - Red Tractor

    I'm sure you must mean that 3 of the points won't make the 3rd point the result? Although they won't admit it, the big corporations know that consumerism is not sustainable. To this end, they are moving their business models to supply 'services' rather than simply making more 'stuff'. It is...
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    Dispatches - Red Tractor

    I think that is an excellent appraisal of modern life. The subtle difference I would like to highlight is that while much of the general public may 'care' about farming, they have little or no understanding of its intricacies. Agriculture is all about quite long term cycles and so many think...
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    What's going on?

    I'm not dairy but have been wondering what's going on with it for a couple years as there seems to be a dispersal of cows, every other week at the local market. Having asked around there seems to be a few different categories; 1, New entrants enjoying the challenge and a rising milk price 2...
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    Muckspreading insanity

    We won't allow any spreading, no matter how suitable conditions are, until you have no other option and have to spread however unsuitable conditions are...... How the hell is that a rational idea.
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    Muckspreading insanity

    Indeed. I suspect that other than a few exceptional instances, pollution from farms is actually pretty inconsequential in the main. There would rarely be sufficient evidence to prosecute. Using their interpretation that has no practical reasoning, they can prosecute the breach of rules even if...
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    Muckspreading insanity

    My fear is that EA intend to abuse their interpretation of the rules to attack livestock farms. In the same way someone who is over the drink-drive limit will be responsible for an accident however much they were blameless in reality, you can imagine that any pollution found in a waterway will...
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    Food for Livestock Pastures: Do farmers feed the grass?

    I'll answer that for you; Hi, I'm Alex Platt Business Development Alex joins the company with marketing and business development experience from previous roles in the tech industry. Alex will focus on enhancing the current marketing activities to increase sales of Zylem's product range as well...
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    Walkthrough sheep feeders

    What I hadn't appreciated until I removed them, is just how much room in the shed, walk through feeders take up.
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    Animal transport authorisation renewal

    That's right. I then asked which number I was supposed to use on ARAMS and they then explained the situation as @JP1 did; I never knew about the latter point before. Apparently many others didn't either.
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    Animal transport authorisation renewal

    I got the certificate many years ago and it was only last year that a RT inspector told me that it was no good having the certificate unless I 'asked' for permission to use it. Never knew before, still never bothered. An absolute load of bollockss.
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    Dispatches - Red Tractor

    But you are being as ignorant as the EA in equating granular N with organic manure. There is a huge difference in fym's, let alone the range from fym to slurries, each having different nutrient and spreading profiles. As someone with decades of experience of spreading all types at all times of...
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    Dispatches - Red Tractor

    But H&S is for the safety of workers, not the produce they sell. I have every sympathy for the accidents that have befallen your family and friends but similar events happen to people all the time but don't get attributed to their occupation. How many people get injured by their pets, have...
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