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    Beef / Lamb & Pig Price Tracker

    Trying to squeeze another 5 in the footwell!
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    "Improving Our Lot" - Planned Holistic Grazing, for starters..

    Agreed. A bank manager might say it’s inefficient to be understocked and have money tied up in a barn full of hay in case of a drought/ hard winter. That might be why they manage banks, not farms!
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    "Improving Our Lot" - Planned Holistic Grazing, for starters..

    “Just in time” is normally more efficient and profitable, but is inherently less resilient to even small disruption to supply chains
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    Beef / Lamb & Pig Price Tracker

    Yes, a “shite” button on here would probably be very well used 💩🤣
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    Interest Rates Predicted To Rise Very Soon

    Why do rates go up if QE is stopped/ reversed? (Genuine question, I don’t know much about monetary economics).
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    Dealing with depression - suicidal thoughts - Join the conversation (including helpline details)

    I am sorry the parish are not supportive. The Harvest Festival was a big deal in the villages I grew up in 30 years ago, and it was genuine celebration and recognition of the work that goes into the production of food, something that we can’t live without. This lack of connection with our food...
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    Livestock pictures

    Just followed, see what you mean, not a bad “office”
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    Livestock pictures

    Beautiful photo
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    Builth Babes

    Free pair of Velcro gloves with each one…
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    What Will Be The Turning Point?

    And an attack on livestock farming is an attack on farmgate prices for straw and grain
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    What Will Be The Turning Point?

    Agree. It’s not all about “less competition.” Livestock farmers in particular rely on infrastructure such as farm animal vets, contractors, abattoirs, auction marts, etc. Critical mass is important to maintain this infrastructure, much of which has been lost in the South East, as @Frank-the-Wool...
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    Crypto mining has the same emissions footprint as France, apparently.
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    What Will Be The Turning Point?

    But then you’ve got two jobs and no holidays from either!
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    Traditional mixed Farming

    The hippies on @Kiwi Pete ’s thread are talking about more clover
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    100,000 pigs to be destroyed

    In the London area a lot of Brazilians deliver for Deliveroo, Uber Eats, etc. I have been told that legal immigrants share their delivery credentials with illegals, enabling them to earn money without Visas etc
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    Doggy holocaust

    Many uk based charities won’t let you adopt a dog if you have cats, kids, other dogs etc in the house. Therefore people think they are helping by adopting a foreign dog instead…
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    Beef / Lamb & Pig Price Tracker

    Will they get bigger numbers in sales later in the year at Welshpool, which might be a straighter trade? When we used to go over there to buy ewe lambs years ago, I am sure numbers would have been well into 4 figures
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    Beef / Lamb & Pig Price Tracker

    10 grand for 40 ewes?! I’m out 🤣