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)

LIVE - DEFRA SFI Janet Hughes “ask me anything” 19:00-20:00 20th September (Today)

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Hello, I’m Janet Hughes. I’m the Programme Director for the Future Farming and Countryside Programme in Defra – the programme that’s phasing out the Common Agricultural Policy and introducing new schemes and services for farmers.

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