I never let money in year A subsidise losses in year B.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"
Can you point me to your thread about fallow?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?
I’ll help, in case @Dry Rot misses this.Can you point me to your thread about fallow?
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.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