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  1. 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,...
  2. 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...
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    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...
  5. 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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    Happy New Year!

    Happy New Year to you all!
    Where are you all? Gone skiiing or something?
    Nobody to argue with!
    jack caley
  7. Thread: Merry

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    Re: Merry

    And to you, and everyone!
    jack caley
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    Re: What3words

    W
    My experience of emergency ambulances is that the suspension is so hard, you do not want them to speed too much even you are dying!(which you will do, some day.
    Happy Christmas everybody!
    jack...
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    Re: Chinese Inverter welders

    One does wonder a bit about cheap Chinese, when you hear of prisoners producing stuff for Tesco!
    jack caley
  10. Thread: What3words

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    Re: What3words

    I concur about BFF coming back!
    I had withdrawal symptoms!
    jack caley
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    Re: Election Result Predictions?

    Peter,
    A well reasoned thread.
    In the end it was the ordinary people who had seen these things, alongside other issues.
    In my opinion they voted almost unconsciously, just on instinct.
    The...
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    Re: Election Result Predictions?

    Sturgeon did admit that a second referendum might be the same. Good sense would suggest, who on Earth wants a hard border between England and Scotland. What currency would they use? The euro is not a...
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    Re: Election Result Predictions?

    It is 49 years since I fell through that asbestos roof, and entered a hospital for the first time. Over those years I have seen vast improvements in medical care, and have had good treatment in other...
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    Re: Election Result Predictions?

    You have confirmed my argument about farmers being Market aware!
    The thing is, when it is not their own money, they do not have to consider expense.
    When I moved down in to Essex and Herts as a...
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    Re: Election Result Predictions?

    What will happen in Scotland?
    will the few remaining Conservatives go SNP?
    If so it will narrow the majority, and the Lib Dems will get some in the Westminster bubble etc.
    I have a nasty idea...
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    Re: Most unusual!

    I did send on that link to the Caravaggi family, I found it fascinating.
    What the film did show was just how innovative the Italians have been.They are very resourceful engineers, we have found that...
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    Re: Election Result Predictions?

    Yesterday, I had an angiogram, first one I have had. Over 50 years I have had many, many visits to hospitals, and seen the great developments in medicine, but yesterday was really a revelation....
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    Modern technology!

    Just after the war, around 1946, my mother and father employed a German girl who had managed somehow to leave Germany with her sister. Apparently she had been born in Canada, before the war, had gone...
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    Re: Election Result Predictions?

    We had a chap talking to Beeford discussion group the other day from near Rievaux Abbey. He had written a book called Dunn and Dusted, his name was Dunn. Fascinating book, he is 70 years old, but the...
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    Re: Most unusual!

    Just great, really enjoyed that, a lot of old gifts enjoying their nostalgia!
    jack caley
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    Re: Election Result Predictions?

    Your first paragraph confirms my view that farmers have to be market and business orientated, otherwise they will not be farmers for long. It used to be 30 tonnes of barley bought a tractor,now it is...
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    Re: Election Result Predictions?

    The thousand acre syndrome should never have been allowed, there should at least have been a cap. It has truly distorted agricultural structure anyway, and was not necessary.
    I never believed we...
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    Re: Election Result Predictions?

    Precisely, he would not be able hunt 3 days a week now!
    Mostly the people who survive now, have either sent the missus out to work, or have diversified.
    We diversified thirty years ago, reference...
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    Re: Election Result Predictions?

    You have not got my point!
    Do the producers ignore market forces, and just give them away?
    They still have face market forces to carry, taking in to account the payments on top.
    jack caley
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    Re: Election Result Predictions?

    Just had a thought, Gee, about farmers being protected from market forces.
    I used to come to Hexham to buy store beast. They were good cattle and made good money, from hard sellers.
    Would it be an...
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