The Multiplier Effect

The livestock farmer will spaff it all on new Valtras. ;) Whilst pretending he can't afford to pay £12.50 for straw. :troll:


Think I bought an International once that had a Multiplier gearbox.:unsure:
I think that was likely an amplifier gearbox. Torque Amplifier?

I think the real burning question is this...

If you give any farmer £1, how much will he spend on lime?
 

DrWazzock

Member
Location
Lincolnshire
£1 of taxpayer money given to the livestock farmer is of greater economic benefit to UK agriculture as a whole, than £1 given to the arable farmer.
Discuss. Extra marks for showing any workings.
£1 given to anybody will “benefit” the economy in some way, except maybe to somebody who sticks it in a savings account.
I’ve said it before but I think the day is approaching when they just tip an 8 wheeler load of cash in the market square every month. It would at least save all the paperwork.
 

delilah

Member
Would I be right in thinking you’re not looking fir opinions, teacher knows the answer and is seeing who can fugue it out.
Not at all. Reason for the thread:
We are told that one of the aims of ELMS is to 'increase productivity'. If we take it that 'productivity' is just a polite word for 'profitability', then where will the greatest impact be achieved ? Giving the £ to the livestock farmer, or to the arable farmer ?
 

Brisel

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Arable Farmer
Location
North Yorkshire
£1 given to anybody will “benefit” the economy in some way, except maybe to somebody who sticks it in a savings account.
I’ve said it before but I think the day is approaching when they just tip an 8 wheeler load of cash in the market square every month. It would at least save all the paperwork.
They do. It's called Quantitative Easing.
 

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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