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  1. andybk

    Grazing wheat in winter , (golden hoof)

    This poped up on twitter , thought it might be interesting to anyone thinking of doing the same going forward , (i know its been threaded before but couldnt find relevant one )
  2. andybk

    Disposable Glove Alternatives

    Have you got any biggish carboot sales near you , never seen so many nitrial and latex gloves about as this year , £3-4 a box ,
  3. andybk

    Anyone milking sheep south west ?

    message me if you have spare milk to sell thanks
  4. andybk

    Anyone milking sheep south west ?

    Thanks for all your replies , at the moment they are shipping in IBC's form the midlands i think he said , have given me a fair few contacts to look at now , they have been making unusual cheese for a long time inc sheep and buffalo , real artisan small truckles of different cheeses , they sell...
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    Anyone milking sheep south west ?

    Anyone milking sheep south west ? just dont hear of many doing it , my cousin is looking for a supply , very established cheese maker . any excess can be mopped up by neighbouring national cheese maker .
  6. andybk

    Beef / Lamb & Pig Price Tracker

    Totally agree , BUT: europe still has the cap (cheap food policy) we are always going to be competing against that , despite our gov cutting ag support , or at least the big charities / gov quangos are going to hoover up a big proportion of whats on offer rather than putting food on the table
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    Beef / Lamb & Pig Price Tracker

    sedgemore monday finished report
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    Scrapping farm assurance

    To be fair i expect Red Tractor has been shafted by the big boys the same , i expect they had verbal assurances that assured produce would receive a small premium , then the buyers took over !. just what do they do then ? , other than plough on and take the flack from the membership, its not...
  9. andybk

    Where is your wool going this year ?

    has anyone weighed a full wool bag ? , just wondered what weight as a sort of average trod in a frame , im well aware there is a big variation.
  10. andybk

    Scrapping farm assurance

    no thats the point i dont want them banned , just conform to a minimum quality covered by uk law .enforced by uk law uk makers cant compete mainly because they have a bunch of leaches like red tractor legislating over and above uk law interpreting EU advisories wrongly as required by law...
  11. andybk

    Scrapping farm assurance

    exactly a whole industry of unneeded and uwanted legislation, look at the cost to the whole of british industry , time 80% of that was binned other than genuine safety concerns , no one is checking the containers of china crap at the ports all made with no inspection, £ shops are full of that...
  12. andybk

    Bank governor in 'apocalyptic' warning over rising food prices

    sort of , lots of jobs created in the design/ innovation stages of manufacturing these days
  13. andybk

    Where is your wool going this year ?

    well dropped mine (12 sheets + have another half dozen to go ) off at wb collection depot today , i am now a year in credit , (for last year ) so we will see what transpires , if its a crap payment this year ie below what my neighbour gets from LP for the same quality wool , the irish will...
  14. andybk

    Bank governor in 'apocalyptic' warning over rising food prices

    like the whole gamit of slaughterhouse regs , that have closed most small ones down aided and abated by the big boys . still lots of french small abbatoirs operating .
  15. andybk

    Bank governor in 'apocalyptic' warning over rising food prices

    no , red tractor has added cost in the chain no matter who the product came from , had they kept all rules as equal to imports wouldnt be an issue , but they went on a crusade , that said they are just another assurance body across all industries that have made a nice niche for themselves from...
  16. andybk

    Bank governor in 'apocalyptic' warning over rising food prices

    UK has basically legislated their small farms away under advisory rules from the EU , (red tractor is part of that ) , i know of 2 engineering business that have closed due to excessive legislation, that their EU competitors didnt have to comply with , Im sure the brexit vote was pushed and...
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    Where is your wool going this year ?

    https://www.farminguk.com/news/british-wool-announces-135-increase-in-payments-for-2021-clip_60395.html?fbclid=IwAR2lnB1xuUOJSYP-Nd3Vt2fd29oKgGMa7NExEiSFgOoiwXE1vQt3fdwie4g (posted elsewhere by agriland )
  18. andybk

    Is there much power requirement difference between a pz165 and 185 drum mower ,

    Is there much power requirement difference between a pz165 and 185 drum mower , only using old tractors (case 1494) here
  19. andybk

    Beef / Lamb & Pig Price Tracker

    kin good job didnt come off with a full trailer on a major road , could have been messy
  20. andybk

    Beef / Lamb & Pig Price Tracker

    how the hell did you do it , was it rusty ?
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