A farmer says he has black grass from appliying my hen muck. We do not use any straw in our poulty sheds ,If there was black grass in my feed what the chances of it going throw the hen whould it still grow
We have given notice on to our packer and a few packers are wanting to sign me. One was offering me a tesco contract with a feed tracker. I told them I was not keen because the egg price does not cover all the other costs such as electricity and wages increases. BFREPA say we need at least...
with modern multi tier sheds you have a certain amount of crops before the equiment is worn out if we all extended the turn around period we still get the same or better return just over a longer period.
we are on week 29-30 the pullet rearer says the very very latest we can order will be september
I met two egg packers one I produce for ,I sagested we all have 2 or 3 month turn around they were not keen
I told them I would not order pullets untill it was viable
It costs £55 a bird to build a 64000 free range unit plus air scrubbers, twice as much as did 10 years ago ,with the same egg price, My egg packer says it does not pay to build at this time but some packers and feed companies are doing there best to persuade new farmers to build
I once went to my children private school, took my wellies off at the front door,I then rembered that I had a hole in my welllies and had tesco carrer bags inside anyway the princpil did not mind when when I gave her a envelope with the school fees for 3 children for the year.
roundup off , 6 year plus grass lay do I need to plough p and k 3 plus lime 6.5
ploughing would dry the land up quicker will there be to much of a mat of grass to direct drill or be a home for slugs is it better to berry the grass?
I failed my lion audit because we had to catch our own hens when the catching gang failed to arrive and we are not qualified to catch says red lion. The hens arrived at the factory in better condition than if I used a catching gang ,The inspector said they would have done what we did. My hen...