Dairy farmers quitting the industry in high numbers.

YELROM

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Location
North Yorkshire
Is cake priced the day you order it or the day it’s delivered
I ordered some over a week ago wanting April price but they wouldn’t deliver it till yesterday, so was moaning at the delivery as you do and he said it should be April price if ordered in April
 

vantage

Member
Location
Pembs
Is cake priced the day you order it or the day it’s delivered
I ordered some over a week ago wanting April price but they wouldn’t deliver it till yesterday, so was moaning at the delivery as you do and he said it should be April price if ordered in April
Better had be. MV should have delivered Wednesday, then Thursday, then Friday, did I have enough for the Bank holiday? We’ll come Tuesday, no show today, rang, scheduled for tomorrow, shall ring back, no call, ran out this morning.
 

Jdunn55

Member
Better had be. MV should have delivered Wednesday, then Thursday, then Friday, did I have enough for the Bank holiday? We’ll come Tuesday, no show today, rang, scheduled for tomorrow, shall ring back, no call, ran out this morning.
Mole valley are beyond useless, they've tried to integrate three counties into them recently and its caused no end of bloody problems, up until then 3 counties had been ran separately and was brilliant
 
Better had be. MV should have delivered Wednesday, then Thursday, then Friday, did I have enough for the Bank holiday? We’ll come Tuesday, no show today, rang, scheduled for tomorrow, shall ring back, no call, ran out this morning.
I’m a fairly chilled out kinda dude who can accept that everyone has issues at times but MV have pushed me over the edge recently to the point of me having a full on chuck my toys out the pram moment. I’ve had feed not turn up, the wrong feed turn up, feed I haven’t even ordered turn up. You seriously couldn’t make it up!

The ‘new’ system gets the blame but it’s been going on for 12+months now and I’ve let them know it’s time for heads to roll🤬🤬🤬
 

Homesy

Member
Location
North West Devon
What surprises me, a lot of cows on the market, yet both milk, and barreners, are in short supply, milkers are strong money, demand dictates that, just doesn't 'quite' add up. Perfectly happy with it though, high milk demand, high barren price, both are excellent for dairy farmers.
Consultants have been telling farmers to become flying herds for years. Coming home to roost now. It's only going to get worse. Some farmers cannot go back to rearing their own. Sexed semen means you rear less surplus heifers, not more just in case you get a run of bull calves.
 

Spear

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
North Devon
MVF closed Lifton mill for 2 weeks for refurbishment that’s the problem with deliveries. Ordered cake nearly 2 weeks in advance for last Weds. They rang Tuesday night and said needed to reschedule then again on Thursday to rebook. Booked for Friday didn’t turn up, finally half turned up on Saturday.
 

som farmer

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Livestock Farmer
Location
somerset
Consultants have been telling farmers to become flying herds for years. Coming home to roost now. It's only going to get worse. Some farmers cannot go back to rearing their own. Sexed semen means you rear less surplus heifers, not more just in case you get a run of bull calves.
till farmers get used to sexed, its reckoned they 'overuse' it, so this year, for us a break from rearing dairy hfrs, beef ones instead !
 

Farmer Keith

Member
Location
North Cumbria
till farmers get used to sexed, its reckoned they 'overuse' it, so this year, for us a break from rearing dairy hfrs, beef ones instead !
My spring block is going all beef this time due to unreal conception rates to sexed in the autumn herd. We’re going to end up over run with heifers and subsequently over run with cows.
 
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Consultants have been telling farmers to become flying herds for years. Coming home to roost now. It's only going to get worse. Some farmers cannot go back to rearing their own. Sexed semen means you rear less surplus heifers, not more just in case you get a run of bull calves.
Why can't they go back to rear there own?
 

Spear

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
North Devon
Why can't they go back to rear there own?
If you’ve max’ed out your farms potential with cows on a flying herd system as the experts advised then there’s no room in system for young stock. No spare labour/buildings or slurry storage so only option would be to cut cow numbers which would be a big financial blow to income/turnover and see no benefit for 2 years if ever.
 

Farmer Keith

Member
Location
North Cumbria
If you’ve max’ed out your farms potential with cows on a flying herd system as the experts advised then there’s no room in system for young stock. No spare labour/buildings or slurry storage so only option would be to cut cow numbers which would be a big financial blow to income/turnover and see no benefit for 2 years if ever.
It it raises profits who cares about income/turnover, with talk like that you’d make a fine consultant.
 

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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