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    ELMS Fiasco

    For a very , very , few new farmers may be ( the capital needed now days is mind blowing), but will be good for establish units who have young (New ) farmers coming into those agri businesses without all the associated start up costs
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    Thoughts on loosing BPS and replacing with ELMS?

    We now live in an era where we have to be very careful who we say what to , anyone can report you if they feel they are offended , you can then expect a visit from the police to realign you thought process towards WOKE thought , we are being controlled by fear , ok it doesn't come with...
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    Organic Rotation Ideas for Finishing Suckler Calves

    Sid , are you organic dairy, looking from outside looking in , I'd say to have a dairy , pig or chicken unit in the organic system over say straw based beef system would create more quantities of slurry and muck and be a great advantage, it also seems to me that straw based systems cannot...
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    Organic Rotation Ideas for Finishing Suckler Calves

    Organic farming interests me but how do organic farmers generate enough P & K to replace off take from their crops , have seen some good looking silage crops on You Tube that would be depleting indices quickly
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    Thoughts on loosing BPS and replacing with ELMS?

    Letting land isn't such a money maker for the agents , so rather than dealing with 4or 5 tenants on one estate just let it to 1 or 2 for half the hassle and cost , same result and you still get 1st dibs on dealing with landlords building land
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    Thoughts on loosing BPS and replacing with ELMS?

    I don't know any figures or percentages of those that will be leaving the industry, but there's going to be a hell of alot of disappointed farmers who were expecting the Government to look after them financially better, as we " take back control " 🥱🥱
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    Thoughts on loosing BPS and replacing with ELMS?

    It won't matter who's calling the shots or which colour partys in power , Brexit will finish many farms and a new slimmer leaner ,focused mainly larger outfits will prevail
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    Switch to organic farming causes chaos in Sri Lanka

    Round Up everything seems the norm , it must say so in the operators manual of these's large capacity New combines Lexions ect , theres not an acre nr here that doesn't get " sunshine in the can " in order to cover theses vast acerages each combine has to eat , don't think it , been a...
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    300 acres starting from scratch

    Unfortunately a number of Government Ministers are on record as wanting cheap food + all the other MP's who voted for imports not to have to conform to higher standards enforced on domestic produce ,so enjoy the money now and let's hope it continues 🤞 , but there are serious forces at work too...
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    300 acres starting from scratch

    Sounds like you'll need 1500 ewes too , something to fill the day after 9am when the cattle jobs are done 🤣🤣
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    300 acres starting from scratch

    180 s/cows , thought you mentioned "a good full time income for the family " you won't be seeing much of them then (the family)
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    Skyfall

    What are thoughts on a good replacement for Skyfall , on light ground it's been fairly good here over the yrs
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    Skyfall

    Moulin , 27 /ac field total yield 3ton😪😪😪 , mid Sept sown , always grown an established variety since and let everyone else do the experimenting
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    Written permission.

    Well they've obviously lost the documentation you supplied to them when you built each shed haven't they, if you know what I mean
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    Save the countryside

    Just heard headline on News 24 , "beavers to be released to save the countryside" , well that's a relief , at least we can all sleep well now ,,, assuming they mean beaver animals before anyone gets to excited
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    When is a vegetarian not a vegetarian?

    We had a vet student who arrived as a vegetarian ( living in with us) & after 1 & half weeks of full on lambing started eating the wholesome meat & veg dishes my wife served up each night, wether she continued when she got home I don't know !!
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    For those farming less than 200 acres.

    Being just a landowner(with no agricultural management ability )and not a farmer, could , just could become a financial liability , unless its cashed in
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    DD into Oat Stubble/blackgrass

    May be grow another yr with a break crop but one that's going to give a better black grass control
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    Football pitch.

    once embedded you'll never ever get em out , without alot of cost and bad publicity
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