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Whats the collective thinking?

Few options for this winter, none of them very exciting! Buy your cake wrong and milk price slip 4p and it wouldn't be that great!

Stick or twist, who knows where the price is heading.
People saying a bit of rain and the price of raw materials will fall,
In a world market a bit of rain in sunny England won't make jack as far as I can see.
If we could foward sell milk for the winter 21/22 then I would be a lot more comfortable with expensive cake!
 
I agree with you @Beef farmer any difference a bit of rain makes here is going to be negligible in the bigger picture, can't see milk price dropping either but the way inputs are going even if the price stands still it's as good as a drop anyway
 
Location
West Wales
Think we are being told our blend is running about £20pt more expensive than last year for winter atm. Have nothing contracted yet but watching daily. I think they’re having drought issues in South America currently? Which is pushing prices.
 

Old apprentice

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
North west
Could be a shortage of soya in usa keep an eye on it also maize in usa is going that way. Just spoke to grain traders in uk thinks feed wheet could hit 190 at harvest off the combine . Not trying to deposit livestock men been there in the past used to milk cows once . Just keep an eye on best opertunitys .
 
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Location
Sw Scotland
Could be a shortage of soya in usa keep an eye on it also maize in usa is going that way. Just spoke to grain traders in uk thinks feed wheet could hit 190 at harvest off the combine . Not trying to deposit livestock men been there in the past used to milk cows once . Just keep an eye on best opertunitys .
It’s already 190 off combine
 

coomoo

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Scotland
Everything is expensive and no one really knows direction of travel of commodity prices.

Buying group and six month contracts usually pay
Would normally agree but things are moving that quick the now fixing 6 months would seem bold
 

Rejuvenating swards: Which option is best?

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Written by Brian McDonnell

Maintaining grass quality during mid-season grazing is important. Farmers can maintain quality by entering ideal grazing covers of 1,300 – 1,500kg DM/ha, and grazing down to a residual of 4cm every rotation.

If you are now in a situation where cows are not cleaning out paddocks as well as they should be, leading to the development of steamy grass within the sward, here are some options.

Common options for rejuvenating swards include:

  1. Take a silage cut, probably into bales, remove the material and start again with the aftermath...
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