What's going on?

Bald Rick

Moderator
Livestock Farmer
Location
Anglesey
Every day now, I am hearing of larger farms (500 cows plus) either scaling back massively or getting out completely.
Not even geographical.

Clearly there is a rapidly decreasing appetite for milking cows at scale and you don't hear of many (any?) expanding any more.

What hear you?
 
Location
cumbria
Won't just be larger concerns, you just never hear of the little guy going out.
I had a consultant reckoning I would need a 90% drop in livestock numbers if every policy being thought up was enacted. Told her she was wrong as it would be 100% drop here😂

It's what this next generation of farmers all say though, there's gotta be a certain level of margin and lifestyle or they just won't do it. And all the power to them.
Going back a bit even on here and you would hear numpties talk about how little they could produce milk for. Never see much chat about that nowadays.
 

nonemouse

Member
Location
North yorks
Regulation be it farm assurance or EA is getting tighter, finding staff that want to work, high rents and expensive purchased feed on the back of cereal prices ( don’t forget fert and energy prices too) get out while cows have a value, before the next world milk price crash.
 

vantage

Member
Location
Pembs
Regulation be it farm assurance or EA is getting tighter, finding staff that want to work, high rents and expensive purchased feed on the back of cereal prices ( don’t forget fert and energy prices too) get out while cows have a value, before the next world milk price crash.
Where’s the next Rabobank prediction when you want it?
 

Bald Rick

Moderator
Livestock Farmer
Location
Anglesey
With the cows gone ,are they selling the farms aswell or doing something else

Big herd I heard of has the EA rock up every time they go to spread slurry. Can’t be bothered with the hassle so converting to arable.
I suspect that will be common … or let to someone else on FBT
 

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