Moan/thoughts/opinions

hagar

Member
small farm (120 acres)
150 breeding yows
25-30 suckler coos
do a wee bit o contract round baling and wrapping (roughly 12-1500 bales)
Current input prices unbelievable (for everybody)
Wondering wher exactly the whole job is going.
Just me n the wife, nae weans.

Im 52 been for xray on pelvis and got told today my left hips goosed (worn oot and bone growing wher it shouldny, looks like it's nearer 70 according to doc. socket half moon shaped rather than C shaped)
Also been told to avoid sheep at all costs as it could dislocate if one hits me wrong. Also after op don't work wi them in buchts

At the moment I'm thinking jack the whole job (A)
Sell sheep, keep coos. (I LOVE my coos 😄) (B)
Could I live on 30 sucklers??
Keep coos n possibly 50 sheep. (C)

If I jacked it what would I do, couldny be a sales rep (don't talk enough p!sh. no offense intended) (I'm an antisocial bugger according to my sister!!)
Enjoy baling but driving a tractor for a contractor would probably cause me to hit the Jack Daniels.

Bit of a rant for which I'm sorry, but any thoughts/opinions?

Cheers
Hagar
 

Still Farming

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
South Wales UK
Sorry to hear this.
Have you had a second opinion.
Would hip replacement work?
Does Wife work.
Lots of us in the same boat possibly, as small way, only income, too young and skint to retire ,but too old to get another job or inclination to do anything different.
Stock worth a lot now so good time to reduce.
Do you own or rent farm possibly being pivotal?
Don't do anything rash.
 

BrianV

Member
Livestock Farmer
small farm (120 acres)
150 breeding yows
25-30 suckler coos
do a wee bit o contract round baling and wrapping (roughly 12-1500 bales)
Current input prices unbelievable (for everybody)
Wondering wher exactly the whole job is going.
Just me n the wife, nae weans.

Im 52 been for xray on pelvis and got told today my left hips goosed (worn oot and bone growing wher it shouldny, looks like it's nearer 70 according to doc. socket half moon shaped rather than C shaped)
Also been told to avoid sheep at all costs as it could dislocate if one hits me wrong. Also after op don't work wi them in buchts

At the moment I'm thinking jack the whole job (A)
Sell sheep, keep coos. (I LOVE my coos 😄) (B)
Could I live on 30 sucklers??
Keep coos n possibly 50 sheep. (C)

If I jacked it what would I do, couldny be a sales rep (don't talk enough p!sh. no offense intended) (I'm an antisocial bugger according to my sister!!)
Enjoy baling but driving a tractor for a contractor would probably cause me to hit the Jack Daniels.

Bit of a rant for which I'm sorry, but any thoughts/opinions?

Cheers
Hagar
Maybe you are just the man Janet has been searching for all this time, sign up to every ELMS thing you can & just keep your 25/30 cows & keep them out of doors as much as you possibly can, heck you could even become Janet's poster boy for a fee!
 

britishblue

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Scottish Borders
You will probably not have big overheads I am guessing. Try and get yourself fit. Can you get a hip replacement? A 76 year old friend has just got one and he is overjoyed to be pain free. He is back feeding his 60 sucklers and looking after his sheep with help from a youngster. Ever thought of doing some part time work like Tesco delivery van etc. Pain can wear you down so try to get that sorted first.
 

Still Farming

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
South Wales UK
Or retirement scheme if stacks up possibly but if in jockland different ?
Maybe you are just the man Janet has been searching for all this time, sign up to every ELMS thing you can & just keep your 25/30 cows & keep them out of doors as much as you possibly can, heck you could even become Janet's poster boy for a fee!
 
Location
Devon
Just other scheme Janet was promoting!
Best thing any farmer can do is keep well away from the total farce of schemes that are totally unworkable and with utterly pathetic payment rates that @Janet Hughes Defra is currently designing/ pushing.

They are being designed with the sole aim to drive farmers out of the industry! ( esp livestock farmers )
 

BrianV

Member
Livestock Farmer
Best thing any farmer can do is keep well away from the total farce of schemes that are totally unworkable and with utterly pathetic payment rates that @Janet Hughes Defra is currently designing/ pushing.

They are being designed with the sole aim to drive farmers out of the industry! ( esp livestock farmers )
Couldn't agree more but if you have no youngsters to follow you & your health isn't a 100% maybe signing up to all the higher paying options & cutting back on livestock numbers just might be an option.
Doesn't help feed the country but might be better lifestyle than retiring completely, stick a decent lake in there & take up fishing for trout.
 

Still Farming

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
South Wales UK
You will probably not have big overheads I am guessing. Try and get yourself fit. Can you get a hip replacement? A 76 year old friend has just got one and he is overjoyed to be pain free. He is back feeding his 60 sucklers and looking after his sheep with help from a youngster. Ever thought of doing some part time work like Tesco delivery van etc. Pain can wear you down so try to get that sorted first.
He is only 52 though?
 

Danllan

Member
Location
Sir Gar / Carms
Best thing any farmer can do is keep well away from the total farce of schemes that are totally unworkable and with utterly pathetic payment rates that @Janet Hughes Defra is currently designing/ pushing.

They are being designed with the sole aim to drive farmers out of the industry! ( esp livestock farmers )
Bloody hell Guth, you've finally written something I can agree with. And pushing it they most definitely are - in a most revoltingly cynical and insultingly obvious way.
 

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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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