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Discussion in 'Agricultural Matters' started by Doing it for the kids, Jan 11, 2019.
I can think of plenty of things to moan about, todays top of the list is a repair bill for my van that equals the price I paid for it 3 months ago.
But! I feel healthy, as do all I care about, I have enough food and money to buy more when I need to and have a roof over my head (albeit a caravan at the moment). Wouldn’t want to swap for someone else’s problems.
no "winter" crop planted last year ( May - Jul. Wheat / barley / chickpeas / canola etc. Cool season crops, harvested in our spring / summer at end of year ), so no income from that. First time ever . . .
our window or time frame for planting "summer" crps is pretty much over by end of January, but with the heat & absolutely no soil moisture, not much chance of anything happening now
next crop planting opportunity is "winter" crop again, but even in a best case scenario, that still means no potential income til December 19. . .
Have my 4 yr old house up for sale
so yes, 19 isn't starting out the best
I've had man flu and not been able to get out for a pint, so bad start to the new year
Very sorry to hear that Roy, there doesn’t seem to be any talk of it over here on our news.
It is dry here too, obviously not a drought. But it really is starting to look serious for potato crops coming this year, as we’re already starting out with high moisture deficits. I know things can change, but it’s been ina dry pattern for nearly a year now.
I blame the vegans
Bugger . Sorry to hear that.
I'm struggling witha virus at the moment, really rattly chest.
@Red Fred, sounds like your mum has a urinary tract infection. Can't be too careful with those.
yeah, its sorta "old" news here as well, its outlived its media & news cycle worthiness . . .
But you're left living with the impact? Classic news tactic - thrash it for all it's worth but don't bore everybody by going on too long?
Sorry to hear your story. We moan about too much rain up here, but not enough is far, far worse .
any day above ground is a good day.
Keep writing 2018 apart from that it’s the same sh!t different day
Thinking of you guys .
Week long 40°c + heat wave boxing day on. Now another starting today. 45°c this Wednesday coming.....so yep same shìt , different year
RPA inspection yesterday....24 hrs notice all passports and paperwork.
Coming back Tues to run all cattle through the crush to read all tags. He wanted to do it Mon morning but I managed to put him off as I know there are some tags missing which I need to get in first. So frustrating when I have plenty else to be doing ! He tells us that we are in the 'target bracket' for being inspected. When asked what that meant it was that this winter the RPA are targeting mid range cattle farmers for inspection ,i.e with a herd number between 180 and 320, I straight away said that I thought inspections were supposed to be entirely random to which he said they are but if a holding comes up for inspection and is for less than 180 cattle or more than 320 it will be more likely to not be inspected in favour of any in the targeted bracket ! I simply don't trust them !!!!
You must be ringing very important people, I too have these types of people in my phone. I love leaving them messages about how busy they must be, and how i would love to hear back from them when they can fit me in.
That is bad luck - I guess after March, inspections will be a thing of the past?
But surely those cattle have just lost their tags and you have nearly a month to replace them?