The government machine would rather have a smaller number of large businesses rather than a large number of small independently minded businesses.Complain about "industrial" farming then proceed to kill off small farming business's. You couldn't make it up
Or you could look at it from the point of view of the tax payer. Why subsidies a livestyle choice of farming 50 acres, when clearly in this day and age it isn't a business that can make a profit !
The Miners had the same reality check in the 1980's.
Harsh but true unfortunately.
Same as everyone else on here: Stop complaining and do something constructive, by telling Defra through the co-design process what ELMS needs to look like.
Be cause the skill of looking after live stock , or who wants to look after them is going .
the prime areas are going to be more intensive , veg boys will stick two fingers up to elms etc and plough right to dyke top
Average land will be back to grass etc , heavy land that’s good black grass growing land should be grass and move the stock further east . And am afraid the high ground Trees and wild life park and import everything
Inflation at minute is the thing to watch
I sold my cows years ago , farming stronger than ever and loving it , was out at 5 rolling reseeds
If you want it you will do it
Cars up 12%!!
Was speaking to a couple of used car dealers over beers a few nights ago... they are having to spend the first hour every morning just re-ticketing cars on the forecourt!! 30 years of trading and they have never had to do anything like it. In one case that week they had to go out and add £800 on the price of one motor. Its gone crazy.