German Meat Policy

andybk

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Mendips Somerset
interesting what he thinks the price of meat should be , i do think we will end up somewhere like his vision , looking at elms proposals , and the cost of inputs, they will put an organic spin on food where we are flogging the enviro/ carbon angle , either way cheap food might be coming to an end
 

N.Yorks.

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They estimate the true cost of german beef to be 80 euros per kg rather than the current 14 euro! If UK livestock farm made over 5 times the income imagine how life would be........ would scale down intensity.
 

Hampton

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Location
Shropshire
They estimate the true cost of german beef to be 80 euros per kg rather than the current 14 euro! If UK livestock farm made over 5 times the income imagine how life would be........ would scale down intensity.
Nonsense! The potato and chicken boys would pile in and they would have 10000 head per farm!
Spud price goes up a fiver and they plant an extra 30 acres!
 

som farmer

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Livestock Farmer
Location
somerset
Load of bollox , EU policy is cheap food , hence they subsidise EU farmers , let the market decide ....
read a theory about why we are enjoying good prices, for beef and lamb, it was precisely why no longer being in the EU, we are getting world prices. For certain the EU runs a very protective market, and has an 'isolationist type' policy. And prices have certainly not dropped, as predicted, but whether right or wrong, i'm happier where prices are.
 
Location
southwest
Nonsense! The potato and chicken boys would pile in and they would have 10000 head per farm!
Spud price goes up a fiver and they plant an extra 30 acres!

You and others are totally missing the point the guy is making. Farm in a more eco-friendly way with lower inputs, lower stocking rates etc. and prices will rise so that you are still making a living. But it would need government support to prevent imports flooding in.

When did spud prices hit an all time high? in 1976 when the drought made sure there were hardly any!
 

Hampton

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Location
Shropshire
You and others are totally missing the point the guy is making. Farm in a more eco-friendly way with lower inputs, lower stocking rates etc. and prices will rise so that you are still making a living. But it would need government support to prevent imports flooding in.

When did spud prices hit an all time high? in 1976 when the drought made sure there were hardly any!
Haven’t missed the point at all. I think he’s bang on. However, if beef was £60 per kg then everyone would be doing it, including all the farmers not currently in beef
 

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Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland

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Five nature-recovery projects spanning nearly 100,000ha across the West Midlands, Cambridgeshire, the Peak District, Norfolk and Somerset have been announced by the government and Natural England today (Thursday, May 26).

This is the equivalent in size to all 219 current National Reserves.

The aim of the projects is to deliver nature recovery at a landscape scale, helping to tackle biodiversity loss, climate change and improve public health and well-being.

All five projects will make a significant contribution towards the national delivery of the international commitment to protect at least 30% of land and...
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