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    Strikes

    Seems like everyone’s on bloody strike- finally got in the office at 3pm today after a mad week and no company will answer the phone! WFH so often means doing F all doesn’t it?
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    Plant Based Sandwiches Dropped By Morrisons And Asda

    The M & S BP garage near me was really pushing plant based a couple of years ago. Have seemingly ditched the lot now.
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    Churches and farming

    Some very interesting looking churches on Lewis and Harris. I would have loved to have attended a service but sadly wasn’t there on a Sunday. We did see a funeral procession from a distance though which was very poignant- over 500 immaculately dressed people walking out of the church a mile...
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    Churches and farming

    Really!? Our village church was built in 1160. Knocking it down to replace it with something modern would be an act of cultural and historic vandalism. It’s still used every Sunday plus weddings, funerals, baptisms including those of my own family. It’s unlocked every day during daylight hours.
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    Yorkshire Couple Farm Split?

    Makes me chuckle the whole women in ag thing. My wife is a farrier- a job that is 99% male. Far more male dominated than farming. She has absolutely no time for the whole ‘it’s so hard because I'm a girl’ thing. She says if you’re good enough and determined enough- you’ll do it. My shearer is...
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    Animal rights loonies in The Mall today

    That’s an astonishing piece. Could have been written yesterday- not in 1941. I do sometimes wonder what the angry left ever find joy in? Any time I have travelled abroad I have returned thinking how lucky we are to live in the U.K. It’s not all luck of course- it’s hard work, good soldiering...
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    Beef / Lamb & Pig Price Tracker

    But…but…that’s what I come on TFF for!
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    Dairy Farm For Sale

    It’s got a 7 bedroom house and five cottages- that’s before you look at the farming.
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    Maincrop Turnips

    Thanks Neil- if a crop is sown in early June would it be good to graze in say October? Or better to wait until Christmas?
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    Maincrop Turnips

    The farm shoot has been cancelled due to lack of birds and we aren’t in a wildlife agreement until 1st Jan so I have c.20 acres of various game covers and wildlife strips around the farm available now to do some proper farming with. I’m thinking of putting maincrop turnips in. Any thoughts or...
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    Beef / Lamb & Pig Price Tracker

    I got handed his business card earlier in the week…I thought ‘I recognise those initials!’
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    Summer grazing

    Depending on location, fencing, water, local demand etc.
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    Bank governor in 'apocalyptic' warning over rising food prices

    I’m quietly confident the collies and crook are Russian hacker proof…
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    Beef / Lamb & Pig Price Tracker

    Recently I asked my livestock haulier who must be in his mid 60s if he was going to retire soon. He looked at me as if I’d just kicked his dog and shat in his kettle. He has a new lorry on order…
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    Stealing food to solve the food crisis.

    When I lived in Glasgow all the joints of beef, lamb, even whole chickens were electronic security tagged with bouncers on the door of the supermarket to deter theiving. Brought to you by the city where the offies are in cages…
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    Bank governor in 'apocalyptic' warning over rising food prices

    Ed Davey has been coached in agriculture recently by Stuart Roberts ex NFU deputy President. They visited a few farms near here the other week. I confess I had a phone call out of the blue from a neighbouring farmer asking if ‘Ed Davey could do a farm visit tomorrow’. My first response was ‘Is...
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    Beef / Lamb & Pig Price Tracker

    Salisbury is the closest to the IOW. Plenty of island stock there weekly. They run Wilton Sheep fair monthly Aug-Nov for store lambs and breeding sheep.
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    Clarkson on the nail again?

    I spent my Saturday afternoon yesterday speaking on behalf of the NFU at a SE Conservative Rural Conference. I believe the intention is for the party members to feed thoughts on policy into DEFRA/Central government. I’m not a Tory member but was the farmer on the Animal Welfare panel. Among...
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    Clarkson on the nail again?

    The sensible farmers will spend it on sheep instead…..😂
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    Beef / Lamb & Pig Price Tracker

    I imagine the tip was a bit light after that!?
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