Crop establishment prices

mountfarm

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I think some people are going mad. Fertilisers through the roof. Crop gross margins are falling yet I’m seeing people out with ploughs, power harrows, disc/tine combinations, presses. They are burning thousands of litres of fuel and the wearing metal cost must be terrible.
I’ve seen one local guy, subsoil then run a sumo trio, then two passes with a press, before vaderstad drilling then rolling. It’s Sandy loam soil and now looks like the Sahara desert.
 

tr250

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Location
Northants
I think some people are going mad. Fertilisers through the roof. Crop gross margins are falling yet I’m seeing people out with ploughs, power harrows, disc/tine combinations, presses. They are burning thousands of litres of fuel and the wearing metal cost must be terrible.
I’ve seen one local guy, subsoil then run a sumo trio, then two passes with a press, before vaderstad drilling then rolling. It’s Sandy loam soil and now looks like the Sahara desert.
Never underestimate the enjoyment factor of farming. Arable farmers have had a boring wet couple of years it’s nice to get out and burn some fuel in the sunshine
 
Well sown is half grown remember and it could be argued that with margins getting tighter it's even more important to get every acre performing to it's very best. Also a lot of damage has been done to soils this last couple of years so now is a perfect time to remedy that.

It’s so hard here we can’t get a subsoiler in the ground so have given up. 0.5 inches of rain since early august.
 

GeorgeK

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Location
Leicestershire
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Margins getting tighter with milling wheat at £210/t and feed barley at £166/t? Yes that is a puzzle.....

Nitrogen £400/t
Glyphosate scarce
Fuel up
Machinery prices up
Last two years of poor yields so no surplus cash about
Seed prices up
Can’t spread organic generally free manure in the autumn
No viable break crop
Subsidy reducing
Gov that want to import food and turn this country into a carbon producing nation so they can sell carbon credits and set a precedent.

Yep it’s all looking great 😂
 

Flatlander

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Arable Farmer
Location
Lorette Manitoba
Nitrogen £400/t
Glyphosate scarce
Fuel up
Machinery prices up
Last two years of poor yields so no surplus cash about
Seed prices up
Can’t spread organic generally free manure in the autumn
No viable break crop
Subsidy reducing
Gov that want to import food and turn this country into a carbon producing nation so they can sell carbon credits and set a precedent.

Yep it’s all looking great 😂
If you’ve been in farming long enough you’ve probably see similar circumstances that look hopeless Yet farms still carry on. Some get discouraged and quit some can’t financially continue but someone takes that farm on and makes a living from it. I must admit I’m glad I don’t have to deal with the rules and regulations there now. Sad to see that Britain was once at the forefront of agriculture and was encouraged to produce more back in the 50s and 60s.
now the government want to use generations of hard graft to suck up to the rest of the world with buy One get one free carbon credit . Talk about back stabbing barstools
 
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Top cereal and oilseed growers honoured at the Yield Enhancement Network Awards 2021

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Despite an average growing year for most crops, many growers managed to go above and beyond their predicted max yields, with Lincolnshire grower Tim Lamyman taking the top spots for his wheat yields and his world record breaking winter barley yield.

The highest cereal and oilseed yields achieved at harvest 2021 were announced at this year’s Yield Enhancement Network (YEN) Awards on Wednesday 24th November at the Croptec Show. With award presentations by Tom Bradshaw, Vice President of NFU, 24 farms took home the evening’s top awards for highest yield and highest potential yield achieved for wheat, winter and spring barley, oats, and oilseed. The 2021 winners came from all corners of the UK, as well as from as far afield as Finland and New Zealand.

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