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Location
Kent
I’m just going by what feed companies have told me, and why most don’t use beans.

The only place I’ve seen them in concentrates is when they’re cheap and then only by the ‘least cost rationing’ firms.
Beans are fine for sheep, they crunch them whole, few teeth go though.
Cattle and pigs are a different matter though.
 

neilo

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Montgomeryshire
Beans are fine for sheep, they crunch them whole, few teeth go though.
Cattle and pigs are a different matter though.

I don’t doubt they can physically eat them, but that doesn’t make them good quality protein.

The only experience I have of them was after splitting them in a mill and fed with barley and molasses (on my sandwich year farm in 1989).
 

Green oak

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Arable Farmer
Location
Essex
Maybe this is a reset. I recon Russia and China have sat round the table. Played a blinder. Russia cuts the gas supply. While China says ok we’ll stop exporting urea. Farmers average yield is 6 tonne hectare in the Uk but we get triple the price. Climate is sorted and the regenerative farmers are happy because there the one who have looked after there soils. 😉
🤣☝️
 

texelburger

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Location
Herefordshire
No, dont be silly, we'll just import it!!! I actually hope the world harvest is very poor next year, then it may bring it home to these deluded MP's that "just in time" just simply doesnt work, and home grown production is king and should be looked after at all costs. Maybe I am the deluded one.......!!
Home production is ,indeed,King.Trouble is Boris and Co can't see beyond their nose and want to do trade deals all over the World.We export meat to Asia and New Zealand sends some back.Great for the climate:banghead:
 
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J 1177

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Durham, UK
I know of a few round here who fattened bulls on ad lib home grown barley and beans, couldn’t fault the cattle. You’re going to get a top on them when your protein source is also full of starch 🚀
Yep used to fatten bulls on them. Sold them for the last 2 years as they are a twit to roll. I wasnt going to bother putting any in this year as yeilds were crap this season but with n prices the way they are looks like im going to grow them again and possibly next season mill them.
 

NI agri-food stakeholder groups discuss climate change bill with committee

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Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland

The Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC) recently submitted oral evidence to members of the Stormont Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (AERA) committee on the content and potential impact of the Northern Ireland Climate Change Bill (No.2).

This draft legislation was recently introduced to the Northern Ireland Assembly by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) in conjunction with agriculture minister, Edwin Poots.

“We were accompanied by representatives from a wide range of food industry bodies, including the Northern Ireland Meat Exporters’ Association,the Ulster Farmers’ Union [UFU], Northern...
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