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  1. jay

    Northern Ireland Milk Price Tracker

    400-450kg 27n here, would be sowing 25 units a month on grazing, probably should be a little more.
  2. jay

    Northern Ireland Milk Price Tracker

    About time.
  3. jay

    Northern Ireland Milk Price Tracker

    I sent a message to one of the directors last night, no point in complaining here. The reply was that I wasn't the first. I think it's probably a case of naivety in the marketing dept, or a lack of understanding of how closely the dairy and beef sectors are linked at farm level. Apparently the...
  4. jay

    Classics Earning their keep.

    Terra tires are keeping them up, plenty of wet spots for a while yet.
  5. jay

    Classics Earning their keep.

    Contractor in pumping slurry today
  6. jay

    Northern Ireland Milk Price Tracker

    Is that including the required roof?
  7. jay

    Northern Ireland Milk Price Tracker

    I didn't comment on the 27.5p, it was more about if we should rely on a consultant that says their clients lost money 6 years out of ten. 27.5 isn't spectacular, but why would any customer fix a price significantly higher than the trend when farmers keep producing more?
  8. jay

    Northern Ireland Milk Price Tracker

    Maybe the consultant wasn't as good as he would like you to think? Either that or his counting is questionable, the average NI price has only been above 28p 4 of the last 10 years and only significantly above it in one year. His clients bankers must be more understanding than most.
  9. jay

    Northern Ireland Milk Price Tracker

    https://www.daera-ni.gov.uk/articles/fbis-capital-scheme-tier-1
  10. jay

    Northern Ireland Milk Price Tracker

    Shake out some straw below them, Its supposed to help.
  11. jay

    Northern Ireland Milk Price Tracker

    A lot of them don't graze before 11 or if it's raining either.
  12. jay

    Northern Ireland Milk Price Tracker

    That no longer seems to be a suitable defence Too many salaries linked to rule enforcement.
  13. jay

    Northern Ireland Milk Price Tracker

    Low emission spreading equipment needed for nitrates legislation. 2020 for digestate, June 2020 for derogated farms, all contractors 2021 & farms over 200 livestock units from 2022. We seem to be in a very small minority of derogated farms actually doing it by the books. I suppose the inspectors...
  14. jay

    Northern Ireland Milk Price Tracker

    July price, at least for Dale Farm producers was below last years(25), the 5 year average (24.9) and the 9 year average (24.9). I think that's a reasonable case to argue, even if the case isn't as strong as for the first round & we can be thankful some of the worst predictions didn't happen.
  15. jay

    Northern Ireland Milk Price Tracker

    Are you zero grazing?
  16. jay

    Northern Ireland Milk Price Tracker

    Did it not give you a chance to give passport or driving license details? I had to do that when applying for the self employed covid grant.
  17. jay

    Northern Ireland Milk Price Tracker

    The beef payments are going to the owner of the animals at the point where the price dropped, not to the person the meat plant paid. In most cases that means it'll actually go where it should, that's quite a novel idea for the dept.
  18. jay

    Northern Ireland Milk Price Tracker

    A 24 month calving heifer will have got at least half a tonne of meal, the odd one won't go in calf or abort, there will be felon, hard calvings, slow milkers & kickers to weed out.
  19. jay

    Classics Earning their keep.

    Lex was a gentleman but I don't think he'd ever have put her back on the road. It had sat stripped for over 20 years, luckily almost everything was there.
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