What % are you today thread?

Chae1

Member
Location
Aberdeenshire
I'm about 80 today I would say. Wouldn't often run higher!

Tractor in for what could eventually be a 5 figure repair bill. If they can even get parts due to covid/Brexit. Manufacturer might help. (Don't want to go into details on this thread)

New sprayer delivery knocked back another 2 weeks due to Brexit/covid. Lawnmower won't go had it running last week in shed when it was wet. Went to cut grass yesterday when it was dry and no spark again!

On a positive note its finally warmed up! Not raining so will get winter barley sprayed this afternoon. Its full of disease which is negative.

Nobody's died.
 

MrNoo

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Cirencester
25 percent. About average for the moment. Just lacking some perk.
Snap, should be full of the joys, plenty of rain and warmed up but cant really get enthused about the job, seems to be a constant attack on our way of life. Rules for the sake of new rules, very little support for the industry currently and the sham that is RT just compounds it even more along with the rest of the leaches in life.
 

DrWazzock

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Lincolnshire
50%. Some sort of ear/throat infection going on and feel tired. Trying to sort the sheds and machinery out in the run up to harvest. Junk, scrap and clutter everywhere. Can’t move. But can’t think of anything that I can do without other than “all of it”.
Anyway as Mark Twain said “the secret to getting ahead is getting started.”
Filled the mower with petrol yesterday morning, mouse had been at the pipe. That and a few other problems with it and I finally started on the lawns at 7 pm. Finished by 9.
Need to split my Renault and start on the transmission problem soon. Don’t even know where the problem is. Rim to weld as well. It’s hanging over me and making me grumpy. Would one year without a major breakdown be too much to ask? Up to date on field work. New sprayer needs some welding and a few new roof sheets needed on TVs grain store. Onwards and upwards. Could be worse. Could be better.
 

teslacoils

Member
Location
Lincolnshire
Snap, should be full of the joys, plenty of rain and warmed up but cant really get enthused about the job, seems to be a constant attack on our way of life. Rules for the sake of new rules, very little support for the industry currently and the sham that is RT just compounds it even more along with the rest of the leaches in life.

Nah, I'm fine with the rules. I'm just a bit stuck what to do. The farm is not exactly taking many hours. In September both children will be at secondary school and I'll get a little job to keep me busy. As often, it's easier to do nothing than pick a project. If Mrs teslacoils would tell me to do that one or this one, I'd get on with it. Just, nothing is really pulling me in any direction. Need a good kick up the arse tbh.
 

ffukedfarmer

Member
Location
West Kent
Around 75% at the moment, up 25% since the turn of the month.
The grass is finally growing and it’s looking less likely to be a repeat of last year. We’ve this morning moved the cows and calves and they’ve now got some grass to eat. They were right in front of the house and I hated looking out at them with little to eat.
I’ve got a nee machine coming this week which is always exciting.
Cash is still going out as quickly as it comes in which is playing on my mind, but there is light at the end of the tunnel.
 

teslacoils

Member
Location
Lincolnshire
I can't see this being a positive thread! It invites retreading the same situation each day which could be negative

I've loads of exciting stuff going on next week. Crops look good. Prices good. I'm fairly optimistic about the farm. Just can't really thing of much to do, or rather can't just get on with something - I keep thinking about the ££££ rather than the bigger picture.
 

Old Spot

Member
Location
Glos
Jesus I thought it was just me this morning.
grass just started motorin, all cattle out only 5 cows left to calve.
but this morning talk about lethargic!
mind going round in circlesl planning the order of all the sh!t jobs
anyway now I know I am not on my own and am simply a grumpy old git Mixing with likeminded company.
PS maybe need a course in punctuation
 

Speculative coverage on the gene editing consultation response

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Speculative coverage on the gene editing consultation response

Written by Defra Press Office

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There has been coverage today in the I and the Guardian, reporting on speculation around the upcoming government response to the recent Gene Editing consultation, which closed on 17th March.

A full government response, which will include a thorough analysis and summary of the responses to the consultation and which will set out our next steps, will be published in due course.

Gene editing has the ability to harness the genetic resources that mother nature has provided, such as breeding...
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