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  1. jay

    Northern Ireland Milk Price Tracker

    A lot of them don't graze before 11 or if it's raining either.
  2. jay

    Northern Ireland Milk Price Tracker

    That no longer seems to be a suitable defence Too many salaries linked to rule enforcement.
  3. jay

    Northern Ireland Milk Price Tracker

    Low emission spreading equipment needed for nitrates legislation. 2020 for digestate, June 2020 for derogated farms, all contractors 2021 & farms over 200 livestock units from 2022. We seem to be in a very small minority of derogated farms actually doing it by the books. I suppose the inspectors...
  4. jay

    Northern Ireland Milk Price Tracker

    July price, at least for Dale Farm producers was below last years(25), the 5 year average (24.9) and the 9 year average (24.9). I think that's a reasonable case to argue, even if the case isn't as strong as for the first round & we can be thankful some of the worst predictions didn't happen.
  5. jay

    Northern Ireland Milk Price Tracker

    Are you zero grazing?
  6. jay

    Northern Ireland Milk Price Tracker

    Did it not give you a chance to give passport or driving license details? I had to do that when applying for the self employed covid grant.
  7. jay

    Northern Ireland Milk Price Tracker

    The beef payments are going to the owner of the animals at the point where the price dropped, not to the person the meat plant paid. In most cases that means it'll actually go where it should, that's quite a novel idea for the dept.
  8. jay

    Northern Ireland Milk Price Tracker

    A 24 month calving heifer will have got at least half a tonne of meal, the odd one won't go in calf or abort, there will be felon, hard calvings, slow milkers & kickers to weed out.
  9. jay

    Classics Earning their keep.

    Lex was a gentleman but I don't think he'd ever have put her back on the road. It had sat stripped for over 20 years, luckily almost everything was there.
  10. jay

    Classics Earning their keep.

    Maybe not the type of classic in this thread but it is earning it's keep at the minute. Covering for an 03 land cruiser that's getting chassis repairs.
  11. jay

    Northern Ireland Milk Price Tracker

    Nobody over here buys by the tonne, that would be too sensible
  12. jay

    Jcb 310s gearbox

    Fx
  13. jay

    Northern Ireland Milk Price Tracker

    Is that not a big part of the pitch for any new machine. "Think of the tax you'll save"
  14. jay

    Northern Ireland Milk Price Tracker

    He's talking about the Corona bounce back loan, up to £50k for 6 years. 1st year interest free then fixed at 2.5%. it'll save at least £2500 over the term unless you can get an exceptionally good deal from your bank.
  15. jay

    Northern Ireland Milk Price Tracker

    That Thompson's rep will appreciate you yet
  16. jay

    Northern Ireland Milk Price Tracker

    It was 18% before, this year it's 17. The oil level is high that's what pushes the fat down. It also means it's high energy which "should" help fertility, I'm not sure if it makes much difference one way or the other.
  17. jay

    Northern Ireland Milk Price Tracker

    Ours has dropped to 3.2 this year, even buffer feeding hasn't lifted it. On the other hand the iodine value has stuck at 39-40. In other years we hit 42-43 & fat stayed above 3.6, they're milking better than ever this year that may be the cause. Without the 3.7 base it wouldn't be working for us...
  18. jay

    Northern Ireland Milk Price Tracker

    The only thing that worked here for Strep Uberis is Mamzyn injections, and then not much more than 50% of the time. I think you can theoretically get tubes too but neither is available at our vets at the minute. I'm treating one with Permacyl at the minute, it's supposed to be the same stuff...
  19. jay

    Northern Ireland Milk Price Tracker

    1.5 bags in March 1 bag late April 1 bag late May I think the grass hasn't taken up the application from 2 weeks ago at all, lower lying ground has greened a little in the last few days, the drier bits not so much.
  20. jay

    Northern Ireland Milk Price Tracker

    So little grass it doesn't show up [emoji6]. I'll try again The cows are grazing silage ground, 5 weeks regrowth & stronger than ideal, buffer feeding as well. The heifers are getting silage in the field too.

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