Potato prices

kiwi pom

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Location
canterbury NZ
Talking to my brother in the UK last weekend, he said his boss had hit contract because of a good year and had quite a few fields left to go. He's going to store them in the ground at this stage but expects to plough them in as prices were below the cost of harvesting.
Thoughts?
 
Talking to my brother in the UK last weekend, he said his boss had hit contract because of a good year and had quite a few fields left to go. He's going to store them in the ground at this stage but expects to plough them in as prices were below the cost of harvesting.
Thoughts?
He will probably dump them into n ireland at a stupid price and wreck our trade
 

str2mslf

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Trade
He will probably dump them into n ireland at a stupid price and wreck our trade
What price do you consider as 'stupid'?
To get any spuds over IS on ST or any other ferry costs now £25-£30/t not mentioning cost of paperwork (DEFRA,TRACES, TSS etc.)
 

Sonoftheheir

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Arable Farmer
Location
West Suffolk
Talking to my brother in the UK last weekend, he said his boss had hit contract because of a good year and had quite a few fields left to go. He's going to store them in the ground at this stage but expects to plough them in as prices were below the cost of harvesting.
Thoughts?

My thoughts are, what variety and market? Makes a big difference to whether they’ll be needed or not?
 

Sonoftheheir

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Arable Farmer
Location
West Suffolk
@Sonoftheheir mentioned those discs
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This is ours on a Dewulf, got ours from Niagri Engineering.
 

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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