How is Brexit for you?

Importing various products from Europe (no UK supply) was impossible at start of Jan. Improved now and turnaround time not much longer than before, just customs clearance can delay things by a day or 2. Extra cost now for customs clearance & agent (even though no tariff).

Talking to a wagon driver who brought something in yesterday, he'd spent 5 hours at the docks waiting to pick something else up that hadn't been cleared

Export to Southern Ireland very hit and miss. Just had something take 4 weeks to arrive on farm, others within a few days. Extra cost for customs clearance and agent again which means some stuff no point sending across.

Northern Ireland not too bad, but simple things like pallets now need to be heat treated and stamped, again extra cost.

There is definitely more cost and paperwork now with European trade.
 
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czechmate

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Mixed Farmer
No difference here so far.
I suspect the chances of 15 million brits having their covid jab in Feb would be a dream if we had still been in Europe. How do you put a price on that ?

Got semen to go to sweden shortly & enquiries for cattle to NI. Would like to think in a couple of months some common sense will prevail with the paperwork & bureaucracy


I would like to deliver semen personally (potentially especially to Sweden) but I suppose you can’t travel due to Covid
 
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Y Fan Wen

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The Menai mussel farmer was being interviewed on Ffermio this week. I was amazed to learn that he harvests 10,000 tons a year, nearly all for the continent. Since his product is highly perishable he has had a bad time of it. His double whammy is that because of the working from home rule, the EA (or NRW as it is here) have not been sampling the seawater and hence it has been downgraded meaning he has to get them purified before sale.
 

JP1

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Livestock Farmer
No difference at all really. Remarkably the sun still rose on January the 1st and if anything prices have held up remarkably well since. Though I do agree that lockdown may have ameliorated some of the effects in the short term.

As with importing & exporting to mainland Europe (and NI), there will be inevitable wrinkles but once everyone gets used to it, it'll settle down and just become the new normal.
"Wrinkles" - have you been reading the Little Boris Book of Kerfuffles ?
 

JP1

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Livestock Farmer
Brexit will effect me by me getting my Covid Jab a heck of a lot sooner than if we had remained in the EU.
This could be a life saver, therefore a hell of a lot more important than still being part of the EU.

No doubt that this is a good example of how we, on our own can do things so much better!
Did you see the BBC News bit where they'd dragged up some expert to counter what you'd just said; in effect we are more flexible as a Third Country and therefore we can arrange vaccinations faster but when it comes to the "big" things like trade negotiations with big trade blocs we will lose compared with the EU. Bet it was the German TV's that were getting booted in after that one ..........
 

czechmate

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Mixed Farmer
Did you see the BBC News bit where they'd dragged up some expert to counter what you'd just said; in effect we are more flexible as a Third Country and therefore we can arrange vaccinations faster but when it comes to the "big" things like trade negotiations with big trade blocs we will lose compared with the EU. Bet it was the German TV's that were getting booted in after that one ..........

i suppose if you are dead, trade don’t matter a lot - but then, the most likely outcome of Covid is - you won’t die👍
 

Two Tone

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Mixed Farmer
Did you see the BBC News bit where they'd dragged up some expert to counter what you'd just said; in effect we are more flexible as a Third Country and therefore we can arrange vaccinations faster but when it comes to the "big" things like trade negotiations with big trade blocs we will lose compared with the EU. Bet it was the German TV's that were getting booted in after that one ..........
Ha-ha. No, haven’t seen that bit yet.
But you are talking about our famously unbiased BBC Jeremy!

It does make you wonder though when we see what a cock up the EU have made about Covid Jabs and their considerations of trying to break their own agreement with us to catch up.

Surely, Life is the most important thing of all and the fact that we were able to beat our own 15,000,000 target by the middle of February is something to be extremely proud of, let alone the lives it will have already saved as a result.
 

Henarar

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Livestock Farmer
Looks like you 'global world players' are having sh!t loads of problems and I understand your frustration and can sypathise.

Speaking purely selfishly, as a small peasant farmer, I can say it's been a walk in the park. Neither Brexit nor Covid have bothered us much - never go / have any desire to go anywhere much (busy lambing anyhow, so never go far anyway) and sheep are ££££ :greedy::greedy::greedy:
So much for the post Brexit £60 lamb:whistle:
As far as we're concerned, it's 'What's not to like :scratchhead:'.
With lockdown in place i would think for the majority of the population they have no idea of the affects of brexit which is exactly as the Government wants it. For us exporting fresh produce from Kenya to the UK Brexit has helped as it is much harder for fresh produce to move into the UK from Europe hauliers are not keen of the hassles involved especially when you add in Covid.
No difference at all.
Less bureaucratic rubbish the better.
No difference here so far.
I suspect the chances of 15 million brits having their covid jab in Feb would be a dream if we had still been in Europe. How do you put a price on that ?

Got semen to go to sweden shortly & enquiries for cattle to NI. Would like to think in a couple of months some common sense will prevail with the paperwork & bureaucracy
No difference at all really. Remarkably the sun still rose on January the 1st and if anything prices have held up remarkably well since. Though I do agree that lockdown may have ameliorated some of the effects in the short term.

As with importing & exporting to mainland Europe (and NI), there will be inevitable wrinkles but once everyone gets used to it, it'll settle down and just become the new normal.
It’s helped my sheep enterprise for years, so all
Good so far .
Grain heading towards £200/ ton, straw price good too, but that's all to do with the weather last season.
3 crop rule kicked into touch = a couple of extra £k for me.
To sum up............fecking excellent. :)
Things are looking so bright, I might have to start a " Which Valtra is best " thread. :cool: :ROFLMAO:
Brexit will effect me by me getting my Covid Jab a heck of a lot sooner than if we had remained in the EU.
This could be a life saver, therefore a hell of a lot more important than still being part of the EU.

No doubt that this is a good example of how we, on our own can do things so much better!
Good to see a Brexit thread with some positivity (y)
Hopefully here in Agricultural Matters Le Bon won't find it and fill it with misery :ROFLMAO:
 

Speculative coverage on the gene editing consultation response

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Speculative coverage on the gene editing consultation response

Written by Defra Press Office

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There has been coverage today in the I and the Guardian, reporting on speculation around the upcoming government response to the recent Gene Editing consultation, which closed on 17th March.

A full government response, which will include a thorough analysis and summary of the responses to the consultation and which will set out our next steps, will be published in due course.

Gene editing has the ability to harness the genetic resources that mother nature has provided, such as breeding...
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