Clarkson on the nail again?

Lowland1

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Mixed Farmer
Actually most of the grain that is fed to animals does not make the human food grade and the land on which it is grown is seldom capable of growing human food grade cereals. Otherwise everyone would be growing and selling milling and malting grade cereals.
If something is in short supply the required standards for milling and malting etc will go down. I’m pretty sure most if not all grain could go into a human diet in some form maybe not in a way people may be keen of but when times get tough then things may change.
 
Actually most of the grain that is fed to animals does not make the human food grade and the land on which it is grown is seldom capable of growing human food grade cereals. Otherwise everyone would be growing and selling milling and malting grade cereals.
The weather is the biggest factor the land could grow it but having to harvest it all in 5 days

to grow all milling wheat either soft cake or biscuit or hard bread needs prompt harvesting to maintain quality
economically a combine needs several weeks work
A machine could milk 10 hours a day but cows need a big enough parlour so they are out grazing and feeding for long enough
 

essexpete

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Essex
If something is in short supply the required standards for milling and malting etc will go down. I’m pretty sure most if not all grain could go into a human diet in some form maybe not in a way people may be keen of but when times get tough then things may change.
Cut down the trees, rip out the hedges, rebuild the sea walls and, best of all, plough up golf courses.
 

Two Tone

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Actually most of the grain that is fed to animals does not make the human food grade and the land on which it is grown is seldom capable of growing human food grade cereals. Otherwise everyone would be growing and selling milling and malting grade cereals.
Not true.
The reason why many farmers don’t all grow milling wheat is because the premiums and risk to do so, are less profitable than growing livestock feed wheat. This is exactly why I don’t grow milling wheat. Feed wheat varieties yield more, use less fertilisers and you don’t sit there waiting for the phone call from the merchant every time a lorry leaves the farm yard, saying what is wrong with it and why it has been diverted at extra cost to a feed mill. Simples………..!
Exactly the same with Malting Barley (apart from the fertiliser).
 

Jackov Altraids

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Devon
If something is in short supply the required standards for milling and malting etc will go down. I’m pretty sure most if not all grain could go into a human diet in some form maybe not in a way people may be keen of but when times get tough then things may change.

So having large amounts of feed wheat being grown is vital for global resilience.
It can be diverted to help relieve starvation and animals fed on something else.
Another unappreciated role of livestock farming.
 

yellowbelly

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Livestock Farmer
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N.Lincs
They were filming for it at the British Farming Awards last Oct . Interviewed my lad and myself . Told they were aiming for a Sept 22 release .
Had an email which I had to sign
Does that mean we're going to have to look out for you in the next series :scratchhead:

Can't think what I'm more impressed by, the fact that you're now going to be a TV star or that you were actually at the farming awards 😱

(Which award were you up for :scratchhead:)
 

Hfd Cattle

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Mixed Farmer
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Hereford
Does that mean we're going to have to look out for you in the next series :scratchhead:

Can't think what I'm more impressed by, the fact that you're now going to be a TV star or that you were actually at the farming awards 😱

(Which award were you up for :scratchhead:)
No gaurantee that the interview will be used ......
not up for an award but a guest on a table 🙂🙂....they haven't got a category for 'numpty of the yr ' yet so I got no chance of winning anything .🙂🙂
 

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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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