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  1. Bald Rick

    What's going on?

    Every day now, I am hearing of larger farms (500 cows plus) either scaling back massively or getting out completely. Not even geographical. Clearly there is a rapidly decreasing appetite for milking cows at scale and you don't hear of many (any?) expanding any more. What hear you?
  2. Bald Rick

    Calcijet 5

    What’s going on? Either sold out or very limited allowance
  3. Bald Rick

    “The animal agriculture industry is not long for this world”

    That is the stated aim of Patrick Brown, CEO of Impossible Foods which creates meat substitutes using genetically engineered yeasts. He is quoted in today’s Times as ”If we eliminated animal agriculture in the next 15 years it causes a pause in emissions that lasts 30 year. Biomass recovery...
  4. Bald Rick

    Formalin IBCs

    Anyone else had problems with formalin in IBCs separating and crystallising? Second one on the bounce for us and I am not happy as the cows are starting to suffer DD
  5. Bald Rick

    Are we all playing Squid Game?

    Makes you wonder (without the killing obvs) Boris as the “Front Man” The illuminati as the high stakes rollers Us, the plebs being manipulated at will Discuss. (For those who haven’t a clue about Squid Game.. )
  6. Bald Rick

    Shall we play a game?

    How many more hours can we get on these tyres? Bear in mind that they are approaching 4000hrs and a new set is now well over £6k ... even for Wunhunglo never mind BKT or better Place your bets ...
  7. Bald Rick

    Government Policy towards net Zero

    Here we go: Suggested also that there will be "help" for livestock farms
  8. Bald Rick

    What are YOU doing to mitigate against Climate Change?

    It’s an interesting thought whether you believe in it or not. I have to confess I have done nothing. In fact, probably worse as we plough a lot albeit we are intending to look at strip till for maize To be honest, it will only be cost saving measures we adopt to the benefit of the business...
  9. Bald Rick

    Politicians that have gone up in your estimation

    Which politician has ever gone up in your estimation for something they said or did? For example, John Prescott went up in mine when he punched the mullet who egged him. Amazing speed of punch and great left jab Still don’t like the man much though ...
  10. Bald Rick

    COP26 ... Your predictions

    The time is nearly here when the "great and good" will gather in Glasgow to thrash out ways to combat Global Warming. Our Dear Leader is in charge and we know he likes to project Britain as "World Beating". Therefore I am expecting a grandstanding announcement from him. What do you think it...
  11. Bald Rick

    Another nail in to the coffin of UK agriculture?

    Study by Natueal History Museum states that the UK has lost 47 percent of its biodiversity due to "development and intensive farming " and potentially we are teetering on a biological disaster The UK is ranked lowest of the G7 countries for biodiversity and of course BBC (who may well be...
  12. Bald Rick

    High Wage Economy

    Some of us aspire to earn more but if we are to believe the vision of our Dear Leader of a High Wage, High Skill economy where is the money coming from? We as farmers are, in the main, price takers so there is very little room for increasing wages as we often have no clue to our income on a...
  13. Bald Rick

    Tory Conference 3-6th Oct

    Gathering in Manchester and drawing protesters to them like flies to a dunny no doubt. Expectations from the various speeches?
  14. Bald Rick

    The Madness of Eco Lunacy

    It really makes me wonder. Consider this .... The Green Power Company has gone bust citing the cost of gas. Yet I have taken this off their website: We are the UK's only supplier of 100% green gas and renewable electricity. Find out more about our ethical, sustainable energy and switch to...
  15. Bald Rick

    Lord Deben / Selwyn Gummer is ....

    ... a tosser. Unbelievable. His latest wheeze to combat climate change is to suggest that villages don't need street lighting as we are country folk so can use a torch. Just demonstrates how "they" don't give a toss about those of us who...
  16. Bald Rick

    UK Dairy Day Telford 15th September Looks like it’s going ahead without any pre-booking. Going or giving it a miss for another year
  17. Bald Rick

    4 more bank holidays?

    I see that Frances O’Grady, General Secretary of the TUC, has called for another bank holiday between now and Christmas and wants an additional 4 to add to the 8 England & Wales already have. Scotland have 9, N. Ireland 10 She cites the fact that the EU average is 13 Thoughts?
  18. Bald Rick

    When is a vegetarian not a vegetarian?

    When it's a giant tortoise of Fregate Island in the Seychelles ..... Long thought to be exclusively a herbivore, video proof has now appeared on one actively stalking, catching and eating a Noddy Tern chick...
  19. Bald Rick

    Tips and tricks

    Anyone have a tip/trick to stop sawdust type bedding from bridging in an AG dispenser? Driving me coco Also, use the thread for any other tip/trick request and solution if you want
  20. Bald Rick

    Cloned Plate

    Just had a letter from the Avon & Somerset police requesting that I cough up the name and address of a driver involved in an RTA in somewhere called Hinton Saint George. Cited plate number is indeed ours. Unfortunately it belongs to a JD6215 that has never been further than Gwynedd. Surely...