Lard will be making a comeback

yellowbelly

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Livestock Farmer
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N.Lincs
Saw on the news today that there’s a shortage of sunflower oil and the rest of the veg oils are in short supply too .
Been talking to a lass who's very high up in the supply chain to all the big supermarkets and she says it's going to be a big problem.

She's struggling to get top management to realise there's going to be a problem - "Oh, we'll switch to rape oil," they've been telling her. As she's married to a farmer she knows all about why there's less rape about but they don't seem to understand.

She also was telling me how she's trying to get them to source more home grown produce but they're still putting price over food security.
The example she quoted that she'd been dealing with this week was onions. One firm uses Polish grown as it saves the £1M over UK onions.
They are still not prepared to switch even a small percentage over to UK grown to be sure of supply.

She reckons these big firms are just burying their heads in the sand and that sooner or later the sh!t will hit the fan.
 

Hilly

Member
Been talking to a lass who's very high up in the supply chain to all the big supermarkets and she says it's going to be a big problem.

She's struggling to get top management to realise there's going to be a problem - "Oh, we'll switch to rape oil," they've been telling her. As she's married to a farmer she knows all about why there's less rape about but they don't seem to understand.

She also was telling me how she's trying to get them to source more home grown produce but they're still putting price over food security.
The example she quoted that she'd been dealing with this week was onions. One firm uses Polish grown as it saves the £1M over UK onions.
They are still not prepared to switch even a small percentage over to UK grown to be sure of supply.

She reckons these big firms are just burying their heads in the sand and that sooner or later the sh!t will hit the fan.
Sooner the better !
 

Exfarmer

Member
Location
Bury St Edmunds
Been talking to a lass who's very high up in the supply chain to all the big supermarkets and she says it's going to be a big problem.

She's struggling to get top management to realise there's going to be a problem - "Oh, we'll switch to rape oil," they've been telling her. As she's married to a farmer she knows all about why there's less rape about but they don't seem to understand.

She also was telling me how she's trying to get them to source more home grown produce but they're still putting price over food security.
The example she quoted that she'd been dealing with this week was onions. One firm uses Polish grown as it saves the £1M over UK onions.
They are still not prepared to switch even a small percentage over to UK grown to be sure of supply.

She reckons these big firms are just burying their heads in the sand and that sooner or later the sh!t will hit the fan.
The supermaket buyers are changed round very regularly so they do not foem relationships with the producers. It also means they will be long gone before any sh*t hits the fan
 

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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