Scanning scam

Recently got my scanning bill from new man,He charged me £1 for the first 50 and 60p for the remaining251.Some of my friends had a good laugh and swore to engage a scanner from outside Dumfriesshire! In future! so would you say he was trying it on?
 

Electricfencer

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Cotswolds
Recently got my scanning bill from new man,He charged me £1 for the first 50 and 60p for the remaining251.Some of my friends had a good laugh and swore to engage a scanner from outside Dumfriesshire! In future! so would you say he was trying it on?
What wrong with that? My scanner charged £40 then 50p for every ewe after. Did 500 and 450 over 2 days month apart.
 

unlacedgecko

Member
Livestock Farmer
Recently got my scanning bill from new man,He charged me £1 for the first 50 and 60p for the remaining251.Some of my friends had a good laugh and swore to engage a scanner from outside Dumfriesshire! In future! so would you say he was trying it on?

As said what's the problem? He's running a scanning business not a charity.
 

Farmer_Joe

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
The North
Think mines 65p flat rate but I’m fairly low number 280 this year other guy I used was slightly cheaper but had a weird noise that happened when it pumped the jelly stuff out for scanning head, the ewes did not like it and it made scanning very hard work
 

Happy

Member
Location
Scotland
Don’t see a problem.
My scanning man charged flat rate of £0.65 for our 385 so £250.25.
On that number your man would be 335 @£0.60 = £201 plus the first 50 at £1 so £251.

Just a different way of doing it so that the smaller jobs are worth providing the service to those that want it I guess.
Sad if you and your mates end up miscalling if him locally as a result.
 

Al R

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
West Wales
Don’t see a problem.
My scanning man charged flat rate of £0.65 for our 385 so £250.25.
On that number your man would be 335 @£0.60 = £201 plus the first 50 at £1 so £251.

Just a different way of doing it so that the smaller jobs are worth providing the service to those that want it I guess.
Sad if you and your mates end up miscalling if him locally as a result.
It’s the 20/350 wrong is the problem, especially charging full whack first year doing it
 

Jerry

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Devon
I’m still waiting for my scanning bill from two years ago and last year.

And that’s after chasing numerous times!!
 

som farmer

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
somerset
slightly different, sons mate shears, and has far more than he can do, and is giving it up, except his own, and a few small, cash jobs, at an age where aches and pains dictate. Is there that serious shortage of shearers ?
 

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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...
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