Simply ban the use of Brazilian Soya

bluebell

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wasnt fish meal used years ago for protein in animal feed ? i seem to remember the first farmers weeklys i read back in the 1970s had ads for it, maybe a stupid question but why cant our fishing industry use the waste thats being thrown back into the sea ?
 

Sid

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Livestock Farmer
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South Molton
wasnt fish meal used years ago for protein in animal feed ? i seem to remember the first farmers weeklys i read back in the 1970s had ads for it, maybe a stupid question but why cant our fishing industry use the waste thats being thrown back into the sea ?
It was actually a good feed source for dairy cows.

BUT is it right to feed an animal a source of feed it wouldn't naturally consume? Meat and bone meal being another example.
 

neilo

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Montgomeryshire
wasnt fish meal used years ago for protein in animal feed ? i seem to remember the first farmers weeklys i read back in the 1970s had ads for it, maybe a stupid question but why cant our fishing industry use the waste thats being thrown back into the sea ?
If it wasn’t thrown back and it had a value, then even more would be landed.
Quotas came in to curtail overfishing. Giving that ‘waste’ a value would mean it happened again.

Fishmeal was certainly a valuable protein source, but got thrown out with the meat & bone meal ban after BSE.
 

Dead Rabbits

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'Merica
Always a lot of talk on banning things on here. What would you be hoping to achieve? Can you even tell origin of soybeans? They could just shuffle things around a bit at a different port and say they can from there.

We have plenty of soybeans here to send ya if the South American ones aren’t any good.
 

Bramble

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Always a lot of talk on banning things on here. What would you be hoping to achieve? Can you even tell origin of soybeans? They could just shuffle things around a bit at a different port and say they can from there.

We have plenty of soybeans here to send ya if the South American ones aren’t any good.
With our farm assurance schemes over here there‘s no way ‘shuffling things round at different ports’ would get past our inspectors. Or maybe they would just ask no questions, so long as it was cheap and someone had paid to buy the right stickers
 

Dead Rabbits

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'Merica
With our farm assurance schemes over here there‘s no way ‘shuffling things round at different ports’ would get past our inspectors. Or maybe they would just ask no questions, so long as it was cheap and someone had paid to buy the right stickers
It shows up on a boat in a port. Brazil maybe not so well known for their lack of corruption.
 

Sid

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Livestock Farmer
Location
South Molton
It's in everything Inc bread !
Over the past decade, soy has become quite popular in cosmetic products for a variety of uses. It contains a soybean trypsin inhibitor (STI) and a Bowman-Birk inhibitor (BBI), both of which help to lighten skin and reduce unwanted body hair.

And in makeup, and look at how many put it on with a trowel!
 
I put this analysis up in another thread.

I think I may have answered one of my own questions to Joseph Poore in this report: https://www.transportenvironment.org/sites/te/files/publications/2020_11_Study_Cerulogy_soy_and_deforestation.pdf It does seems that the fraction is 60% animal feed value, 40% human. Even so, I'd like to know the maths in the model he used to allocate deforestation to food products because there is so much uncertainty about the drivers for deforestation and the initial use vs eventual use of the deforested land.



"The global soy market The soy crop is primarily an animal feed crop. While about 2% of global production is consumed directly by humans in products such as tofu Goldsmith (2008), about 90% of the global crop is crushed to produce soy meal for animal feed and soy oil, with the remainder fed to animals directly as soybeans OECD-FAO (2020). The price of soybean oil is higher (per unit mass) than that of soybean meal, but as shown in Figure 27 the meal still provides most of the value from the soybean crush because more meal is produced. Meal accounted for about two thirds of the value on average across the 20-year period shown."

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Rejuvenating swards: Which option is best?

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Written by Brian McDonnell

Maintaining grass quality during mid-season grazing is important. Farmers can maintain quality by entering ideal grazing covers of 1,300 – 1,500kg DM/ha, and grazing down to a residual of 4cm every rotation.

If you are now in a situation where cows are not cleaning out paddocks as well as they should be, leading to the development of steamy grass within the sward, here are some options.

Common options for rejuvenating swards include:

  1. Take a silage cut, probably into bales, remove the material and start again with the aftermath...
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