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Discussion in 'Cropping' started by Exfarmer, Feb 12, 2019.

  1. 4course

    4course Member

    Location:
    north yorks
    why should the over 65s be cast aside im 65 and would happily look at( not just for vanity twould have to be workable) taking on 150 acres or the 400 acres 40miles away mentioned in another thread, its taken me a lifetime of hard work and sleepless nights to get to a position where I could but im well aware circumstances alter cases
     
  2. choochter

    choochter Member

    Location:
    aberdeenshire
    and that's very commendable, but now its maybe time to do something different in the last third of your life

    and leave a younger person the opportunity you maybe had when you were starting out
     
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  3. bobk

    bobk Member

    Location:
    stafford
    Grass it all down , hay , haylage , tack sheep rotation , can't be beaten .
     
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  4. Hereward

    Hereward Member

    Location:
    Peterborough
    Stubble to stubble easier to manage but less fun/involving than getting contractors in, tbh there will be local farmers happy to do each operation as required, perhaps someone in to Claydon drill, a spray contractor in to spray and another neighbour to combine.
     
  5. Hereward

    Hereward Member

    Location:
    Peterborough
    Is yours all grassed down?
     
  6. bobk

    bobk Member

    Location:
    stafford
    No , :D but it might be if I lived in sunny Norfolk
     
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  7. Hereward

    Hereward Member

    Location:
    Peterborough
    Its tempting, could have a summer holiday once the hays in the barn!
     
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  8. spin cycle

    spin cycle Member

    Location:
    north norfolk
    sounds a lot of hastle....s2s...rent....farm assurance
     
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  9. bobk

    bobk Member

    Location:
    stafford
    Not with my system .
     
  10. spin cycle

    spin cycle Member

    Location:
    north norfolk
    yeah....so i see....might be tempted down that route myself;)
     
  11. 4course

    4course Member

    Location:
    north yorks
    as I said circumstances alter cases , and without wishing to be a prat to your well intentioned comment being a homeless jobless orphan at the age of 17 was maybe not the the opportunity that you had in mind to be starting out with, but its been fun and I aint finished yet, having fun that is along with farming, cheers,
     
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  12. Explorer

    Explorer New Member

    Too low. In a s2s you would need to be at least £150 to carry the job out properly and at least help pay for replacement machinery, labour and fuel cost.
     
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  13. Still Farming

    Still Farming Member

    Location:
    Glamorgan Wales
    Any sfp on it ??
     
  14. Explorer

    Explorer New Member

    I don’t see how that is to do with anything if anything only makes it more complicated
     
  15. Still Farming

    Still Farming Member

    Location:
    Glamorgan Wales
    You would want to know if applicable or not or buy some to claim on it ???
     
  16. Explorer

    Explorer New Member

    If it is applicable, in these times the landlord should keep that aside from the rent (most will anyway).

    Gone are the days where anybody can rely on that to top up the rent.
     
  17. kiwi pom

    kiwi pom Member

    Location:
    canterbury NZ
    When you say 'take over' what does that mean? Given it, bought it, rent it?
     
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  18. Cowcorn

    Cowcorn Member

    Contractors ?? Wheres the fun in that ? Not to mention you could get run over by quadtracs coming from....?? 40 miles away!!!
     
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  19. digger64

    digger64 Member

    Really must be your wardrobe policy
     
  20. Exfarmer

    Exfarmer Member

    Location:
    Bury St Edmunds
    I have deliberately not put location in and rent and sfp do not enter the equation.
    A very good point about letting a young man get on, it could influence the choice.
     

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