Anybody considering suspending production for a year?

Anybody considering suspending production for a year?

  • Yes

    Votes: 71 29.5%
  • No

    Votes: 170 70.5%

  • Total voters
    241

Dry Rot

Member
Livestock Farmer
I am just small but changing my livestock anyay, so considering a year of fallow. My post asking about fallow got nil replies, so I still don't know much about it. But might just do it anyway and see what happens. In theory, there ought to be an increased demand for lets? Would it be a good time to re-seed?
 

teslacoils

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Lincolnshire
Considering beans, Spring barley, forage crops, anything that needs less expensive bagged fertiliser.

We have flexibility being a mixed farm, but also have rent to pay.

Potentially could make good money this year, but have to be wise not losing it next year just through "doing what we always do"
I never let money in year A subsidise losses in year B.
 

Jackov Altraids

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Devon
It's hard to vote in the poll as a livestock farmer, I can't easily suspend production with a breeding flock & herd.
I am expecting to have half the numbers of stock by the end of the year.

My thinking is, prices received will have to increase a lot to pay for the increase cost of inputs.
If this happens, I should make the same profit on half the sales but with considerably less inputs and only have half the risk of carrying on regardless to find the returns don't rise enough to cover the increased costs.
 
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DrDunc

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Dunsyre
Aye

Going to tell the 1000 ewes here to hold in the lambs until spring 2023. The 80 sucklers and two dozen heifers have already agreed that the bulls can have a rest this summer. The cows are uncertain whether they'll be able to squeeze out 400kg offspring in 10 months time, but hey ho, we've all got to do our bit in such strange times 👍

I guess it'll be much harder for the cereal boys to suspend production, but with the previous Covid travel restrictions, they'll be getting used to fewer holidays abroad?

Seriously, what a bloody stupid thread to create
 

FIL46

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Aberdeenshire
Sadly Giving up altogether one year out is not going to make a difference, not saying I have a crystal ball but the covid thing made me half my flock (now 35 ewes should have been upped to 100),and now with Russia war and rising oil and fuel price we are in for a uphill battle,
Don’t mean to be blunt but do the maths without bear goggle’s, and if you have a new business venture idea do it cos farming in this country is finished our cost’s are too high and the super market’s cheap import’s will take over,

A family health scare and farming stress made me take a new direction,
Best of luck fellow farmers
 

sheepdogtrail

Member
Livestock Farmer
I am just small but changing my livestock anyay, so considering a year of fallow. My post asking about fallow got nil replies, so I still don't know much about it. But might just do it anyway and see what happens. In theory, there ought to be an increased demand for lets? Would it be a good time to re-seed?
Can you point me to your thread about fallow?
 

sheepdogtrail

Member
Livestock Farmer
I can not stop production for a year. But if I could, I suppose I would still be farming when I should be doing something else. But I recon if I where able to stop, I would learn something new about the systems I live in and I would hope that would allow me to be a better farmer and person in the future.

And at this point I am not sure which "No" I should select in the above. But hey, that is my choice I get to make.
 

DrWazzock

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Lincolnshire
Aye

Going to tell the 1000 ewes here to hold in the lambs until spring 2023. The 80 sucklers and two dozen heifers have already agreed that the bulls can have a rest this summer. The cows are uncertain whether they'll be able to squeeze out 400kg offspring in 10 months time, but hey ho, we've all got to do our bit in such strange times 👍

I guess it'll be much harder for the cereal boys to suspend production, but with the previous Covid travel restrictions, they'll be getting used to fewer holidays abroad?

Seriously, what a bloody stupid thread to create
I fully realise that stopping production on a livestock farm temporarily is impossible. But it would easily be possible for us as combinable crops producers and with ammonium nitrate recently offers at £1000 per tonne then carrying on looked like the bloody stupid option.
The purpose of the thread was a sort of protest to those (suppliers/ customers / regulators/ government) who think farmers will take any amount of sh!t and just carry on regardless.
We won’t.
 

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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