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Beats me a bit, these companies are making premium or specialist health foodstuffs, that fly off the shelves, and yet rye, oats, etc are always wheat minus contracts. Why minus; farmers are not good marketers are we?

supply and demand, feed mills have limited bin space and wheat has best feed value....
 

PSQ

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Arable Farmer
Location
Scottish Borders
Beats me a bit, these companies are making premium or specialist health foodstuffs, that fly off the shelves, and yet rye, oats, etc are always wheat minus contracts. Why minus; farmers are not good marketers are we?
Looks like the oat buyers have dropped next years contracts £17 under wheat, so I've reluctantly changed my plans and will be dropping oats from the rotation. I say 'reluctantly' as oats grow well here and leave soil in such a lovely friable texture, but I'll be buggered if I'm going to manage a crop but be played like a deck of cards by buyers that always seem to want to flex their whip hand.
Quakers new trick is demand that all oat suppliers must be members of LEAF, as Red tractor obviously isn't awkward enough for us to deal with, on top of their 'modern slavery' questionnaires and 3 month delayed uplift...
 

Brisel

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NFFN Member
Location
North Yorkshire
Looks like the oat buyers have dropped next years contracts £17 under wheat, so I've reluctantly changed my plans and will be dropping oats from the rotation. I say 'reluctantly' as oats grow well here and leave soil in such a lovely friable texture, but I'll be buggered if I'm going to manage a crop but be played like a deck of cards by buyers that always seem to want to flex their whip hand.
Quakers new trick is demand that all oat suppliers must be members of LEAF, as Red tractor obviously isn't awkward enough for us to deal with, on top of their 'modern slavery' questionnaires and 3 month delayed uplift...
How much have they dropped it by? Sorry to go off topic, but what oat varieties were you growing for them?

It’s not just LEAF membership they want, it’s LEAF Marque. I’m going to keep growing them for now. Not looking forward to the audit!
 

Spencer

Member
Location
North West
How much have they dropped it by? Sorry to go off topic, but what oat varieties were you growing for them?

It’s not just LEAF membership they want, it’s LEAF Marque. I’m going to keep growing them for now. Not looking forward to the audit!
Glad to here its not just me being pressed on this..
 

35% of English and Welsh farmers possibly/probably depressed

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Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland

The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) has today, Thursday, October 14, published the findings of The Big Farming Survey, which shows 35% of English and Welsh farmers are either possibly or probably depressed.

The survey, based on over 15,000 responses, concentrates on the health and well-being of the farming community in England and Wales in the 2020s.

The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) is a national charity that provides support to the farming community across England and Wales.

Mental health​


Mental well-being, the survey notes, describes our ability to cope with the ‘ups and downs’ of everyday life.

According to the survey, 14% of the farming community is ‘possibly depressed’ while...
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