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Livestock Farmer
Location
North Yorkshire
They are going to have to invest in more automation in these cutting plants to get around the staffing issues, and not expect us to pay for it. I guess part of the problem alongside general laziness in the population, is these plants are so high throughput that nobody working there gets a chance to have any pride in their work, so there’s no job satisfaction. It’s not butchery, it’s a production line
 
Location
Devon
General feeling is beef price has peaked atm and alot cant see it reaching £5/kg unless there is feed price carnage this winter stopping cattle being finished.
Unless beef rises a fair whack or store trade drops like a stone ( which the latter is no good for anyone in the chain long term ) then it surely will not even remotely stack up feeding cattle grain that could be sold at £350 ton or costing near on £400 ton by the time you have milled it and added some minerals/ a shade of protein and that is before you include increased haulage and straw prices let alone much more expensive silage compared to 12 months ago??
 
They are going to have to invest in more automation in these cutting plants to get around the staffing issues, and not expect us to pay for it. I guess part of the problem alongside general laziness in the population, is these plants are so high throughput that nobody working there gets a chance to have any pride in their work, so there’s no job satisfaction. It’s not butchery, it’s a production line
This is where regulation has got us. Heard of another small slaughterhouse giving up. All those small teams knew the job, some could do it part time. Big is definitely not better as has proved.
 

Werzle

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Location
Midlands
They are going to have to invest in more automation in these cutting plants to get around the staffing issues, and not expect us to pay for it. I guess part of the problem alongside general laziness in the population, is these plants are so high throughput that nobody working there gets a chance to have any pride in their work, so there’s no job satisfaction. It’s not butchery, it’s a production line
Automation is the only way forward , nobody wants to work in a slaughterhouse.
 
Location
Devon
Guth posted his take on prices and bluepower posted his top price, so for the third and final time i will ask what did they average?
6 of his cow and calve outfits are on the market report online.

Prices for them from £1750 to £2020 and they averaged ( if i worked it out correctly ) £1870 for the 6 outfits so a very good trade for them.

Plenty of cows and young calves either side of 1k an outfit from other vendors.
 

Werzle

Member
Location
Midlands
Unless beef rises a fair whack or store trade drops like a stone ( which the latter is no good for anyone in the chain long term ) then it surely will not even remotely stack up feeding cattle grain that could be sold at £350 ton or costing near on £400 ton by the time you have milled it and added some minerals/ a shade of protein and that is before you include increased haulage and straw prices let alone much more expensive silage compared to 12 months ago??
I agree but i dont think they will see it until its too late, jitters about autumn store trade already .
 

bluepower

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Livestock Farmer
Guth posted his take on prices and bluepower posted his top price, so for the third and final time i will ask what did they average?
The limm heifers with a blue calf at foot averaged £1884 per outfit, heifers calved at 2yo, calves month to five weeks old. Bought as bullers last June. I am not telling you what I paid for the bullers but they have more than doubled themselves in eleven months.
I still have several to sell so averages don' t mean a lot at this stage.
It just annoys me that someone comes on this forum and says that the trade was as flat as a pancake and he doesn't know what an earth he is talking about. Enough said.
 

Shebb90

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Location
Devon
The limm heifers with a blue calf at foot averaged £1884 per outfit, heifers calved at 2yo, calves month to five weeks old. Bought as bullers last June. I am not telling you what I paid for the bullers but they have more than doubled themselves in eleven months.
I still have several to sell so averages don' t mean a lot at this stage.
It just annoys me that someone comes on this forum and says that the trade was as flat as a pancake and he doesn't know what an earth he is talking about. Enough said.
But was he talking general trade ? If your stock was good or a lot better than average, then you have gained which is good, but what about the average stuff that was there on the day? Wasn't there and did see any of the stock so can't say, but just wondering what you think of the average of the overall stock that was there has that what he would be talking about I guess
 

Martyn

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Location
South west
One of the richest charities locally, They have 100's of acres dedicated to donkeys and put thousands of them out on winter grazing licenses. The in house vet team is pushing double figures I believe. They have the "granny with no dependants" will market well managed
We went to their main centre as wife friend is a lead vet there, I just couldn't get my head around why dockeys?! The money in the charity insane..
 

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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...
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