The great sheep reset

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salop
Just had a text from Halls Shrewsbury . Lamb price expected to be 265p tomorrow. Everyone said the sheep job would be on the floor after Brexit, have I missed something? Should I go back into sheep? Been out for 2 years and miss them sometimes.
 
Just had a text from Halls Shrewsbury . Lamb price expected to be 265p tomorrow. Everyone said the sheep job would be on the floor after Brexit, have I missed something? Should I go back into sheep? Been out for 2 years and miss them sometimes.
A lot of things haven’t turned out as expected after Brexit, I ordered fert in November, a deal wasn’t looking certain and was being told if no deal it would go up.
We got a deal yet the price is up by as much as £70.............they certainly weren’t predicting that.
 

Werzle

Member
Location
Midlands
Just had a text from Halls Shrewsbury . Lamb price expected to be 265p tomorrow. Everyone said the sheep job would be on the floor after Brexit, have I missed something? Should I go back into sheep? Been out for 2 years and miss them sometimes.
I think you have your wires crossed , sheep were expected to collapse if we had a no deal. A deal and numbers being short always pointed to high prices
 
Location
salop
I presume for the price to be this good, lorries are not being turned back at Calais. Maybe sheep exporters and abbatoirs are experts in health and export paperwork. (Good on them if they are.) I have exported lots of machinery to Europe and only once did I have to fill out a form. Its going to be fun when i put the next plough in the back of a van.
 
Yes, it would be alot more useful if they bought store lambs or ewe lambs to run round for re-sale
Rather than setting up breeding flocks
I struggle to see most of them swapping a seat in a nice cosy Fendt or a day's shooting for shifting electric fence in the muck and sleet for store lambs, never mind a peasant's occupation like tending to lambing ewes!
 

delilah

Member
To expand on my concern:
1) The ongoing loss of chemical weed control options will mean that sheep in a rotation will have a value beyond what they can be sold for, thus dragging the market price of a finished lamb down.
2) The people currently writing the ELMS rule book are going to skew it so heavily towards the arable farmer, that sheep in an arable system will be subsidized such that they don't have to pay their way solely on the value of stock sold.
 
To expand on my concern:
1) The ongoing loss of chemical weed control options will mean that sheep in a rotation will have a value beyond what they can be sold for, thus dragging the market price of a finished lamb down.
2) The people currently writing the ELMS rule book are going to skew it so heavily towards the arable farmer, that sheep in an arable system will be subsidized such that they don't have to pay their way solely on the value of stock sold.
I think the thing you are forgetting with sheep is the infrastructure. Water, fencing, handling on a large scale will take some justifying. Everyone banging on about the golden hoof but anyone running mixed farms for a longtime knows it is no golden ticket.
 

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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