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    Best tractor engine ever made? 3.. 2.. 1.. go !

    Perkins 6534, 1006T and 3152, Cummins 6Bt, Almost any MWM or Sisu.
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    Anyone growing crops with no fert ?

    Impressive! Why are you blathering so much phosphate on but no potash?
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    Derv doctor increase possibility

    What do you call big hours?
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    Family issues....keep the peace?

    Best advice I can give is have a chat with Heather Wildman www.saviourassociates.co.uk
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    Can we all carry on farming?

    Crazy - the contractor provides a service, which needs to be paid for before a return on asset - that is part of the risk taken as an active farmer.
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    Wages

    Collie You can't expect to be given shares, you need to earn them. When I became a partner I put my car in the business as a stake, because I had little cash due to paying a mortgage. I lived off my drawings and my profit share stayed in the business to build my share, as it has for nearly...
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    Ideal time for all farmers with any common sense to tell farm assurance schemes to go to hell.

    It's more expensive for assured produce. The multi pesticide residue test is £179 for a start, for a tick in a box. 4hrs for the inspection, never mind the prep and sorting the inevitable non conformances because the standard has changed yet again. Neck end of a grand. What value does it bring?
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    Ideal time for all farmers with any common sense to tell farm assurance schemes to go to hell.

    I agree What pulls my chain is the pig assurance. We have quartely vet inspections by trained eyes that put pigs before paperwork. What extra value are the three assurance audits bringing? They look at the same pigs, sheds and paperwork, but not through a vets eyes. Pointless.
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    Wages

    That's really valuable, for both parties. A partnership with drawings and profit share is surely the way forward - share the risks and rewards. Your dad will feel less short changed that way.
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    Wages

    Are you a partner in the business, or simply paid staff? Surely thats the next step? When I first becamme a partner in my 20's, I drew enough to pay my bills and had a 10% profit share, which was reflective of the responsibility (ie decision making) I was tasked with at the time. This increased...
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    Wages

    How will it lead to food inflation? Farmers can't just pass it on to the customer!
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    Grain pads - alternatives to concrete?

    Duck sheds are very low with lots of posts....
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    Grain pads - alternatives to concrete?

    You must have more time skill and resources at your fingertips than most Boss
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    Can we all carry on farming?

    It does indeed
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    Can we all carry on farming?

    Not everyone has convertible buildings, convenient location or appropriate ownership to do that
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    Can we all carry on farming?

    Why not?
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    Grain pads - alternatives to concrete?

    And have an operators licence, TASSC registration, operators cpc qualification and all the other legislative cobblers for three months a year - and find half a dozen drivers magically available to drive some old crates you've bought at auction that are bound to be a pita? Love your optimism!
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    Improving grain cooling

    Yes telehandler fed and dry grain shifted. No distribution elevators, nor is it particularly easy or cost effective to fit them tbh. A bigger pit would allow some trailers to tip in the pit which would help at times, but wet shed still needed.
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