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Ballygreenan

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Location
Tyrone NI
Joking aside. Does anyone have any real hope, for a significant price increase (I.e much above 20pence) any time soon? I honestly don't expect it. All the same if it doesn't, it'll be one bloody hard and long winter, (for me anyway).....
You and me both mate.
Though I have a glimmer of hope that priced are going to continue to strengthen over the next few months. I would like to think that with the addition of winter bonuses (where they apply) prices should push beyond the 20p barrier by Christmas, with the continued hope that we won't notice much difference when the bonus periods end.

Perhaps I'm daft but faith and optimism is about all I have left that nobody can take off me and regardless of the 'slagging' and 'banter' on these forums it is my hope for everyone.
 

Happy at it

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Location
NI
Any faith and optimism going spare??

Hard to know what way it'll end up going forward? Been a hard spell, having cut meal hard and a crappy second cut lying in the pits I certainly don't think I'll be putting out much this winter.... Then again I honestly don't know how men could have the courage to keep pushing hard for the last while....
 

Ballygreenan

Member
Location
Tyrone NI
Any faith and optimism going spare??

Hard to know what way it'll end up going forward? Been a hard spell, having cut meal hard and a crappy second cut lying in the pits I certainly don't think I'll be putting out much this winter.... Then again I honestly don't know how men could have the courage to keep pushing hard for the last while....
Each of us has to operate our own business in a manner which suits us, not our neighbours nor our processors.
 
Joking aside. Does anyone have any real hope, for a significant price increase (I.e much above 20pence) any time soon? I honestly don't expect it. All the same if it doesn't, it'll be one bloody hard and long winter, (for me anyway).....
i asked our man today about milk being 25p by christmas,he said no chance, i say cull early,dry off early,feed all your calves with milk and join the 12p scheme. it will help us all in the long run with the exception of dale farm
 

The Agrarian

Member
Location
Co Antrim
Does any dairy company in northern Ireland give advanced notice of price though? I suppose we'll have to wait and see what price they offer as they go along.
 

The Agrarian

Member
Location
Co Antrim
Depends on what the processors are making. If they make powder, heck, it's still being sold into intervention although it's tapered down to a dribble. They are likely to be sitting on stock from the spring. Demand internationally is at best described as flat on average. You'd probably be doing them a favour if you let them mothball the driers over the winter. Different buyers may have different requirements.
 

Ballygreenan

Member
Location
Tyrone NI
Is it not good to see processors actively seeking supply? The EU milk reduction program is probably a year to late.
The milk reduction scheme is possibly of benefit to those producers who have genuinely reduced cow numbers. Unfortunately, like most schemes from the EU, it hasn't been thought through and is open to abuse.

One thing is clear, it was oversupply which led to poor prices. Over the past year or more nobody within the industry, the unions, government departments or the EU have attempted to do anything or put mechanisms in place to prevent a repeat.

It does seem a little irresponsible to publicly criticise the scheme and ask for more milk when the vast majority of producers are taking a price below COP (regardless of how we measure it)
There are, unfortunately, enough eejits out there who will have read last Saturday's Farming Life and are already feeding more meal, buying more stock and doing their best to supply this imaginary demand.
 
The milk reduction scheme is possibly of benefit to those producers who have genuinely reduced cow numbers. Unfortunately, like most schemes from the EU, it hasn't been thought through and is open to abuse.

One thing is clear, it was oversupply which led to poor prices. Over the past year or more nobody within the industry, the unions, government departments or the EU have attempted to do anything or put mechanisms in place to prevent a repeat.

It does seem a little irresponsible to publicly criticise the scheme and ask for more milk when the vast majority of producers are taking a price below COP (regardless of how we measure it)
There are, unfortunately, enough eejits out there who will have read last Saturday's Farming Life and are already feeding more meal, buying more stock and doing their best to supply this imaginary demand.
well said,couldnt of done it better. we need to help ourselves,less milk,
 

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World Food Day: NFU Cymru celebrates Welsh food producers at the Senedd

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Written by Rachel Martin

NFU Cymru members and Assembly Members have been celebrating the role that Welsh farmers play in producing nutritious, high quality, safe affordable food during an event at the Senedd today on World Food Day (October 16).

The lunchtime event, which was sponsored by Llyr Gruffydd AM, included a special menu of fine Welsh produce.

Speaking at the event, NFU Cymru...
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