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Discussion in 'Agricultural Matters' started by Landless Gentry, Apr 10, 2019.

  1. Tarw Coch

    Tarw Coch Member

    Whilst I’m not convinced that system is quite as good as the post you quote portrays , it is for most a very profitable system.
    And whilst you are no doubt right that if everyone jumped on the bandwagon it would sink the ship..........:scratchhead:
    Just so long as too many don’t go down that road why wouldn’t they.
     
  2. unlacedgecko

    unlacedgecko Member

    Location:
    North Lincolnshire
    Some farmers are achieving the margins I’ve posted.

    Autumn milk is paid a premium to encourage production then. Other milk buyers mandate AYR calving. Some farms are not suited to spring block, due to climate or layout.

    You pays your money, you take your choice.
     
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  3. DeeGee

    DeeGee Member

    Location:
    North East Wales
    Do you really mean ‘profit’ per cow or margin per cow over feed?
    You don’t need me to tell you that there is a massive difference between margin per cow and actual bottom line nett farm profit, so can you just clarify your statement please?
     
  4. Cowcorn

    Cowcorn Member

    Its profit per cow on a spring grazing system where grass is the main feed and meal is kept under 500 kg per annum. It works well when the weather plays ball and you have the right sort of land !!! Last year tested the system when the grass refused to grow and bought in c feed screwed the budget and halved the profits.
     
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  5. unlacedgecko

    unlacedgecko Member

    Location:
    North Lincolnshire
    Search for "graise consultancy" on Facebook.
     
  6. unlacedgecko

    unlacedgecko Member

    Location:
    North Lincolnshire
    £500/cow is still pretty good!
     
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  7. DeeGee

    DeeGee Member

    Location:
    North East Wales
    Nah. I’ll give it a miss thanks.
    Life’s short enough as it is, the cat needs putting out, my mug of Ovaltine is ready, and the shipping forecast will be on soon.
     
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  8. unlacedgecko

    unlacedgecko Member

    Location:
    North Lincolnshire
    That’s your choice. But if you don’t seek out new things how will you learn about them?
     
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  9. Henarar

    Henarar Member

    Location:
    ZumerZet Somerset
    So you chaps need 20 odd cows to make a living
     
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  10. unlacedgecko

    unlacedgecko Member

    Location:
    North Lincolnshire
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  11. Old Boar

    Old Boar Member

    Location:
    West Wales
    Fence posts lasted years...
     
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  12. Hooby Farmer

    Hooby Farmer Member

    Location:
    roe valley
    When I was in my late teens early 20s making a a grand a week.
     
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  13. 2wheels

    2wheels Member

    Location:
    aberdeenshire
    did you spend it on drink and loose women or just waste it?:)
     
  14. Hooby Farmer

    Hooby Farmer Member

    Location:
    roe valley
    I wish :ROFLMAO:. Lived in Namibia back and forth, and bought a little house. Then the recession......3 builders went bust almost put our lights out. Dad took a stroke in the middle of it. We went to the bank took out an eye watering loan nearly 400k. Had to sell property at 25% of what it cost to buy to nake sure everyone was paid on top of borrowing money. I'm now 30 loan paid off in November and I'm exhausted.
     
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  15. 2wheels

    2wheels Member

    Location:
    aberdeenshire
    ouch. hope things are improving for you now.
     
  16. fred.950

    fred.950 Member

    One of the saddest days of my life when I realised my father had grown old and frail and I was actually stronger than him! (n)
     
  17. Billboy1

    Billboy1 Member

    Yes that dye found its way on to many a stag do
     
  18. Forage Trader

    Forage Trader Member

    Location:
    Ceredigion
    When I had no docks . be aware of a dairy man bearing gifts .
     
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  19. Hawkes

    Hawkes Member

    Location:
    devon
    I remember when a new MF 65 arrived on our farm and we all thought what a huge tractor it was .......
     

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