Dairy farmers quitting the industry in high numbers.

jondear

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Location
Devon
First farm guy was/is on here, believe they ran GEA robots, talking to Kivells during the week about farm availability with all these sales and nobody seems to want to sell up completely, think if interest rate climb market may lose it's heat, but what do I know 🤔🤣
Was that the farm where gea robots were installed as the first ones and had lots of problems ?If it was I remember going to the farm looking at the second hand Parlour!
 

sidjon

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Location
EXMOOR
Was that the farm where gea robots were installed as the first ones and had lots of problems ?If it was I remember going to the farm looking at the second hand Parlour!
No, think they were one of the first with the Gea robots and parlour went in couple years ago, one lot went in near tiverton and were replaced with Lely .
 

supercow

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Location
Dumfriesshire
Can’t understand why you battle through so many hard times to get out when the milk price is at record levels. What is all the dairy land going into instead of dairy
 

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but are bred to give more, ours have milked well, and will be over 9, when aiming for 8, very good silage fed, l reckon, yield is more nutrition based, than genetic. Cows can be genetically capable of 12,000+, but nutrition dictates the amount that the cow actually gives.
Irrespective of what cows can be bred to give It’s not morally any better than farmers working 120 hours a week for bugger all
 

bigw

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Location
Scotland
Can’t understand why you battle through so many hard times to get out when the milk price is at record levels. What is all the dairy land going into instead of dairy

Because the bad times will be just round the corner again! Even though production is lower at the moment i expect there will be a fair resistance to more price rises from both consumer and retailer.
 

som farmer

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Livestock Farmer
Location
somerset
Irrespective of what cows can be bred to give It’s not morally any better than farmers working 120 hours a week for bugger all
both occur though.
and quite right, the necessity to produce cheap food, is the reason for both, and again both would be better off, producing less.
As we see now, shortages of any product, inc milk, means higher prices
produce more, and the price goes down.
less milk, = less work =higher prices =happier wives.
 

som farmer

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Livestock Farmer
Location
somerset
Because the bad times will be just round the corner again! Even though production is lower at the moment i expect there will be a fair resistance to more price rises from both consumer and retailer.
its quite simple, supply and demand, if supply cannot match demand, the price will go up, whether retailer, or consumer, like it or not. Pretty certain milk is going to used whatever the price, and its dirt cheap now.
milk is cheap, used as a loss leader, by retailers, who don't give a toss about producers, if customers want milk, the retailers will buy it, regardless of price.
 
Can’t understand why you battle through so many hard times to get out when the milk price is at record levels. What is all the dairy land going into instead of dairy

Maybe the family just want to retire? No sons or daughter to take the place on. Maybe they are frightened by the high input prices and realise the bigger risks they are facing. Maybe they are facing a 6 figure bill for a new slurry store which will do nothing for their bottom line whatsoever. Any reason is as individual as the next man.
 

supercow

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Location
Dumfriesshire
Maybe the family just want to retire? No sons or daughter to take the place on. Maybe they are frightened by the high input prices and realise the bigger risks they are facing. Maybe they are facing a 6 figure bill for a new slurry store which will do nothing for their bottom line whatsoever. Any reason is as individual as the next man.
Agree.
 

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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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