Supply chain issues?

Andrew1983

Member
Location
Black Isle
What are you waiting for that was due days/weeks/months ago?

I had months to wait for parts for a hedge cutter ordered in January arrived end of March! A new combi drill ordered October due March still hasn’t arrived, pins for the power Harrow tines on the old one took about 3 weeks arrive, the tines a week instead of next day/48hours of normal.

I’m told cement is in short supply as we go to start concreting.....

Local ag merchants told me the other day he’s out of stock of so much timber/ fencing products plus long lead times on cattle/sheep handling stuff, some items been on order for months. Things are in a right mess!!
 
What are you waiting for that was due days/weeks/months ago?

I had months to wait for parts for a hedge cutter ordered in January arrived end of March! A new combi drill ordered October due March still hasn’t arrived, pins for the power Harrow tines on the old one took about 3 weeks arrive, the tines a week instead of next day/48hours of normal.

I’m told cement is in short supply as we go to start concreting.....

Local ag merchants told me the other day he’s out of stock of so much timber/ fencing products plus long lead times on cattle/sheep handling stuff, some items been on order for months. Things are in a right mess!!

Its ALL down to CV-19, every single bit of it........One of our clients we distribute for tells us "We're short of steel, we're short of people, were short of feckin' everything."

They normally send us an artic load a week and give us 14 days to deliver, currently they are quoting up to 12 weeks delivery and sending us a load a month.

Last year we began the year with 5 artic loads of stock, at the moment the stock we are holding wouldn't fill a Transit van (They are a French owned NI based sheet steel manufacturing Co.)
 

nick...

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
south norfolk
I’ve ordered all my earthwearing parts a few weeks ago.asked if everything was in stock and told yes but not all turned up and they were waiting for it when I enquired.did get sent 40 packs of nuts and bolts instead of 40 nuts and bolts that I got asked for.that has finally been sorted after 3 weeks but still waiting for credit note.on building materials,cement is in short supply as is lots of things.we found the last 1500 ibstock red rustics (bricks) in the country last week.steel is massivly expensive too and a bucket I enquired about 16 months ago went from£324 to just over £600 couple weeks ago.i think europe is punishing us for brexit
nick...
 

DrWazzock

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Lincolnshire
No cement available at builders merchant. B & Q rationing it to a couple of bags for DIY customers.
How did it get to this? Can’t all be Brexit related. Don’t we produce raw materials here any more? If we don’t then it’s a failure of national industrial strategy.
Oh I know. Let’s cut back food production as well and create another self inflicted problem.
Government asleep at the wheel.
 

DrWazzock

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Lincolnshire
Builder friend says he’s limited to 10 bags cement a week.
Local merchants here have orders for 500 bags but can’t say when any will come in. The longer this goes on, the longer it will take to sort out and the bigger the knock on effects. You’d hope somebody was taking notice. You’d think nit would be better to pause HS2 until the supply industry caught up but what do i know?
 

ste

Member
Location
Derbyshire
No cement available at builders merchant. B & Q rationing it to a couple of bags for DIY customers.
How did it get to this? Can’t all be Brexit related. Don’t we produce raw materials here any more? If we don’t then it’s a failure of national industrial strategy.
Oh I know. Let’s cut back food production as well and create another self inflicted problem.
Government asleep at the wheel.

We do produce it, but Rugby plant keeps having issues, Cauldon Low has just gone back working after a annual maintainance shut down, one in south wales is the same. And thats just from what I know from the ones I occasionally deliver to
 

Wombat

Member
Location
East yorks
We do produce it, but Rugby plant keeps having issues, Cauldon Low has just gone back working after a annual maintainance shut down, one in south wales is the same. And thats just from what I know from the ones I occasionally deliver to

And South Ferriby was mothballed
 

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Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland

The Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC) recently submitted oral evidence to members of the Stormont Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (AERA) committee on the content and potential impact of the Northern Ireland Climate Change Bill (No.2).

This draft legislation was recently introduced to the Northern Ireland Assembly by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) in conjunction with agriculture minister, Edwin Poots.

“We were accompanied by representatives from a wide range of food industry bodies, including the Northern Ireland Meat Exporters’ Association,the Ulster Farmers’ Union [UFU], Northern...
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