Pig feed

twizz

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Cleveland
Ok so it probably has been asked before but here goes. We are red tractor for pigs and cereals. Now I know if I buy in grain it’s supposed to be from a red tractor farm but if I drop red tractor for my own cereals is there a problem with feeding the cereals as we already do.
 

LT1

Member
Livestock Farmer
You would still be able to feed the cereals, but it couldn't be sold as red tractor pork. As its then non assured cereals.
 

twizz

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Cleveland
I knew that was the case if buying in didn’t release the same applies if I grew it my self. Just goes to show they have us by the short and curlys
 

Poorbuthappy

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Devon
There was provision under the beef and lamb assurance to be able to feed homegrown cereals without the arable side being assured. Presume this still applies but don't know if this applies with pig assurance.
Worth asking your assurance body I'd say.
 
As long as you have an answer ready for their questions, you should be ok.

One solution would be to "buy" a small amount from a neighbour so you can show the inspector an invoice and quote your neighbour's dead tractor number. Assuming he has one...
 

Top cereal and oilseed growers honoured at the Yield Enhancement Network Awards 2021

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Despite an average growing year for most crops, many growers managed to go above and beyond their predicted max yields, with Lincolnshire grower Tim Lamyman taking the top spots for his wheat yields and his world record breaking winter barley yield.

The highest cereal and oilseed yields achieved at harvest 2021 were announced at this year’s Yield Enhancement Network (YEN) Awards on Wednesday 24th November at the Croptec Show. With award presentations by Tom Bradshaw, Vice President of NFU, 24 farms took home the evening’s top awards for highest yield and highest potential yield achieved for wheat, winter and spring barley, oats, and oilseed. The 2021 winners came from all corners of the UK, as well as from as far afield as Finland and New Zealand.

Familiar names from 2020 made the...
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