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    Milk Price Tracker

    they just blamed rising costs, they ship more off to the USA so it does cost them more, Arla has the UK market since they bought Yeo Valley.
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    Milk price for next spring/summer

    In April,May and June we will probably be on 5p less than conventional. Crazy.
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    The hoof GP

    Pure Shorthorns? Ours are dairy Shorthorns and were having terrible trouble with lameness
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    Milk price for next spring/summer

    We've gone down 3p since June. We're organic so don't use any fertilizer but cake is getting ridiculous over £500 a ton
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    Are you all depressed ?

    Very much so, rapidly increasing costs, rapidly decreasing milk price, BPS is going, and on top of all that, Farmers are being scapegoated for climate change and people are being told constantly to stop eating meat and dairy, the long hours, isolation, loneliness... The constant worry of TB...
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    Envirobed

    the beds being drier probably inhibits the bacteria from spreading out as much
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    Dairy Herdsmen expected salary

    At least £50 a week.
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    Envirobed

    We use it, it's good stuff,keeps the beds dry and SCC down, but very dusty. I wear a mask when chucking it out every day. The stuff with sawdust in isn't as good we found.
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    4 day week

    I would be over the moon with a 6 and a half day week to be honest!
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    Strategies for controlling docks.

    It's nice to see you conventional folk struggling with them, we're organic and spend many weeks picking the roots out of ploughing :mad:
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    Omsco dropping another 2p

    Produced without antibiotics Any cow that needs antibiotics can never go in the tank again and has to be sold. Only under 12 months can have them
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    Omsco dropping another 2p

    Cake is not far off £500 a ton
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    Omsco dropping another 2p

    They keep promising a brighter future but that's been the same line for about 10 years now.
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    Omsco dropping another 2p

    What a joke. They've made us all go PWAB and now we're on less than we were before. Being organic is absolutely pointless.
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    Do you or your family do your own bookkeeping?

    At the moment it's going with the farm business.
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    Do you or your family do your own bookkeeping?

    My Mum has always done ours, but as we're getting bigger and more complicated, I don't think I have a clue. How much do bookkeeping services cost? Thanks in advance.
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    What do you do when you're absolutely exhausted?

    It's 20 miles away. If it's more than 10 square miles they need pre movement testing after 60 days
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    What do you do when you're absolutely exhausted?

    My brother in law had one and helped us last year, got about 15 on it. It's 20 miles away so a fair trek on a tractor. Theres only my dad's 89 year old uncle there to look after them so it won't last forever.
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    What do you do when you're absolutely exhausted?

    I have another excuse. It's going to rain on Thursday, and our heifers are more than 10 miles away so they have to be back before the end of the week to be within 60 days of their TB test, and we fetch them 5 or 6 at a time in the cow trailer
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    What do you do when you're absolutely exhausted?

    He inherited it, and was made partner at a younger age than me. They only had 20 cows and 80 acres in those days
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