250,000 heifer


Livestock Farmer
I think the point is it is an extremely good heifer and if you want it you only have 3 options breed one (not that easy) buy one or do without. Then if there’s 2 people that want it!

Yeh I get that, and having 2 consortiums/partnerships bidding against each other just runs away. Less risk each plus the financial might

For all we know she could have made less than the 2nd price.
It's as cheap to say a high number as it is a low one.

That's the whole problem with the system isn't it. Nobody knows if it's real or not


Livestock Farmer
Maybe this gives a sense of scale of the prices paid in the past (the inflation price is the gns in today’s money)

New report underlines need for joined-up action to protect rivers

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New report underlines need for joined-up action to protect rivers

Written by Defra Press Office

A wide river is in view in a valley in the background, a drystone wall is behind the river, and large, green trees are prominent in the scene.

The Rivers Trust has today launched its State of Our Rivers report aiming to allow the English public understand and explore the health of their rivers on a national and local scale.

Environment Minister Rebecca Pow and Environment Agency Director John Leyland attended the launch panel to discuss the ways in which the...