How is Brexit for you?

Exfarmer

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Bury St Edmunds
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
You be careful , those Swedish girls can change their mind and you end up spending 6 years hiding in an embassy😂😂😂
 

Ukjay

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Location
Wales!
I'd agree with Lowland in that we won't see the full effect on supply chains until lockdown is relaxed and the whole hospitality sector is up & running again.

In some respects having Covid & Brexit together has been a double whammy, but covid has provided a cushion of delay.

Strangley I am one who believes that is not necessarily an accurate full account of the situation - as long as the ones who make the decisions (not politicians), the ones with a brain inside that big dome on their shoulders instead of simply an opening from their forehead to the back of the dome...
They should have been forecasting the knock on effect / impact of current lower demands vs tradittional demands etc, and working on securing the supply chain, and I would guess that certain large organisations are already using smart tech to do this and complete documentation etc.

Thus I am amazed that this comes as a shock to some - as in a previous life, there were always force majours etc to twist the markets into a furor in our sector thus you had to play smart to avoid disruption for our customers, as they never like to be let down with outages etc.
Same here imho, it needs smart people to manage it to mitigate the cock waving antics that is obviously going on.
 
My small side project of buying / selling videogames has stopped posting to the States and Europe. Us due to covid. Europe due to Brexit. Mainly as buyers don't want to take responsibility for any potential costs and I don't want the hassle once it leaves the UK
what sort of stuff do you sell arcade machines or just games ?
 
I hope the confidence is well placed on everything continuing so well. Just remember that nothing is being checked on the way in at the moment so all those trucks just roll in up the M20. April is when the first tightening begins and then 1st July for everything.
There are a lot more trucks this week and congestion is increasing on the way out. Much of that is aggravated by the need for a Covid test.
Interesting that I have seen more trucks from obscure parts of the EU recently, Macedonia and Bosnia who are probably less expensive if they get held up.

I want to import semen from NZ and at present despite two emails and three telephone calls have been unable to get any help in what I need to do.

Probably the greatest concern for us primary producers is the way the pound is strengthening against the euro.
 
I hope the confidence is well placed on everything continuing so well. Just remember that nothing is being checked on the way in at the moment so all those trucks just roll in up the M20. April is when the first tightening begins and then 1st July for everything.
There are a lot more trucks this week and congestion is increasing on the way out. Much of that is aggravated by the need for a Covid test.
Interesting that I have seen more trucks from obscure parts of the EU recently, Macedonia and Bosnia who are probably less expensive if they get held up.

I want to import semen from NZ and at present despite two emails and three telephone calls have been unable to get any help in what I need to do.

Probably the greatest concern for us primary producers is the way the pound is strengthening against the euro.

And we cannot spend all the money from sheep sales, on a new tractor from Yurrup!! :)

Still waiting on tractor spares and consumables after 4 weeks, instead of 48rs from Dutch hub. Happily, I had spare filtes etc on farm.

Other bits not arriving either.
 

Ukjay

Member
Location
Wales!
I hope the confidence is well placed on everything continuing so well. Just remember that nothing is being checked on the way in at the moment so all those trucks just roll in up the M20. April is when the first tightening begins and then 1st July for everything.
There are a lot more trucks this week and congestion is increasing on the way out. Much of that is aggravated by the need for a Covid test.
Interesting that I have seen more trucks from obscure parts of the EU recently, Macedonia and Bosnia who are probably less expensive if they get held up.

I want to import semen from NZ and at present despite two emails and three telephone calls have been unable to get any help in what I need to do.

Probably the greatest concern for us primary producers is the way the pound is strengthening against the euro.

Fortunately not all of us are playing into the 'wo is me' standard mantra that us human beings are so used to tossing out...

The realism is we will not be worse off than the ones who endured the wars, nor endure the loss of family members of the wars, so if we need to wait a little longer, so be it imho..
People's priorities are so far out of sink, and this will hopefully help pull things back to some resemblance of real world constraints, rather than pandering to everyone's whim...
 

LIVE - DEFRA SFI Janet Hughes “ask me anything” 19:00-20:00 20th September (Today)

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Hello, I’m Janet Hughes. I’m the Programme Director for the Future Farming and Countryside Programme in Defra – the programme that’s phasing out the Common Agricultural Policy and introducing new schemes and services for farmers.



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