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    Re: end of red diesel

    Read that piece on Agriland, also the piece on animal welfare. All sorts of experts on the panel, not one farmer!
    jack caley
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    Re: end of red diesel

    Are you sure about the rebate?
    If they do stop red diesel, this morning they said it will amount to 3 billion?
    If that is correct, on top of losing 3 billion in payments, that is a very...
  3. Re: So....WHO IS....completely out of touch?

    When that reform took place, I was in an organisation at Stoneleigh which tried to get a different form of support, related then to labour units. You can argue whether or not it was practical, but it...
  4. Re: So....WHO IS....completely out of touch?

    Basically it was the NFU that helped to create this situation. The NFU leaders being mostly large farmers agreed to the end of production related subsidies, which originally served a good purpose,...
  5. Re: So....WHO IS....completely out of touch?

    It really does go to show just how stupid some politicians are!
    We used to have an old guy worked for us 40 hours a week. 10 hours or more a week he worked in his garden. He never bought any...
  6. Thread: Veganism!

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    Re: Veganism!

    It amuses me somewhat when I see the Black Farmers 40 tonne artic collecting sausages from Cranswick just up the road. He started up direct sales way down in the West Country direct selling local...
  7. Thread: Veganism!

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    Re: Veganism!

    The price of land in the U.K. has little to do with its agricultural value, more due to external factors, such as capital gains tax, the declining value of the pound, and the fact that money in the...
  8. Thread: Veganism!

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    Veganism!

    Last night misguidedly for my own health and temper, I clicked on a film showing all the terrible instances of bad welfare in intensive pig keeping, followed up by the dairy industry. Some of it was...
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    Re: Wanted: Shelbourne Reynolds Feeder/ parts

    I have had a look at shelborne Reynolds parts list and realise astwell would be no use to you!
    jack caley
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    Re: Wanted: Shelbourne Reynolds Feeder/ parts

    I do not know your exact problem, but you can get auger flight from Astwell Augers in England. We get flight and refabricate, make sure you order left or right hand, whichever you have.
    jack caley
  11. Thread: BT,

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    BT,

    Just had one of the most frustrating months of my life!
    Dealing with BT! We still have two telephone landlines. I stick with BT because I believe they have more power over Openreach, to repair the...
  12. Thread: flooding

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    Re: flooding

    Cannot speak for other members, but like all farmers in this country just now, we are all being affected, to a greater or lesser degree. I am not being flooded to the extent that some are. Here we...
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    Re: Free at last

    Just out of interest, a few hundred yards from my field on the cliff top is the best feeding ground in Europe for lobster!
    This business was worth millions up to two years ago when that storm killed...
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    Re: Free at last

    I bought my first Caravaggi in French, the younger brother of thirteen spoke French, he interpreted it to his brother at the end of a telephone in Sardinia. The point of that is that we were...
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    Re: Free at last

    The automotive industry crucially must depend on continuous development and innovation. Whilst the management were fighting union battles they were sidetracked, which was a pity because they had...
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    Re: Free at last

    Thanks for that lead Gee, an interesting lead!
    over nearly forty years of dealing with Italy I have experienced quite a bit of their methods!
    It also depends on how you define corruption!
    Is...
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    Re: Free at last

    You are of course correct that our government, especially Richard Body, opened the gates of our market to Europe. If I was being a bit cynical, I would say they did it by ignoring what they trumpet...
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    Re: Free at last

    Gee,
    please do not be offended, I have a great respect for your point of view, especially in the past, and you could have been quite correct then as now!
    I did know of course that you come from...
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    Re: Free at last

    Somehow, I have an odd, sad feeling as to how the whole Brexit thing has progressed!
    I deplore the triumphalism of some. I respect the opinion of the remainders.
    One thing, Boris, I believe is...
  20. Re: New Farmer asking the community for help.

    My very first and immediate reaction is you cannot go anywhere unless you put the PH right!
    jack caley.
  21. Re: Future ELMS - arable farmers opinions wanted

    I did read a most of that audit report, interesting!
    A real exercise in government!
    One of the main persons quoted was a Dame Glenys Stacey, a solicitor used in regulation in various departments,...
  22. Re: Future ELMS - arable farmers opinions wanted

    The key production costs are fixed and unavoidable.
    What is variable in the costs and returns scenario is the Inevitable downward movement of commodity and food returns.
    You could say it is poor...
  23. Re: Future ELMS - arable farmers opinions wanted

    I have had a quick look through this survey, but not completed it yet, if ever! I would ask other forum members to look through it and please comment on the forum as to what action , if any they...
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    Farming Today, today.

    Farming Today came from Oxford Real Farming conference. For once I agreed with Patrick Holden, the organic bloke. He pointed out that grass fed beef, sheep, and dairy are sustainable, and carbon...
  25. Re: Curious juxtaposition of TV programmes tonight.

    We have a customer, pig farmer, who has had to spend huge amounts of money on security fencing to prevent vegans trespassing. They are still a nuisance, but he cannot get police protection because ...
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