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    Re: CAPPING AGRICULTURAL SUBSIDY SUPPORT

    That is not correct. In my short rein I have lost 3 out of 6 immediate neighbours, I took over one myself and the others also amalgamated into larger operations rather than being sold or transferred...
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    Re: Irony.....

    Glyphosate running out of time hasn't really been talked about as much as it should have been...if this ban goes ahead and all stocks to be cleared within six months then it will be the biggest...
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    Re: Ritual Slaughter in the UK.

    It is ironic considering the time and effort and cost that the industry is enduring on compliance and audit at farm level whilst Government official vets and meat hygiene inspectors appear to be...
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    Re: Ritual Slaughter in the UK.

    I suspect most of the ritual slaughtering not only falls foul of any act of animal welfare law but also falls foul of the religious procedure stuff too. The whole thing is a nonsense and a disgrace...
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    Ritual Slaughter in the UK.

    Is everyone happy we allow slaughter animals to be killed without pre stunning in UK abattoirs?

    https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/130884
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    Re: Farms not factories .

    As a member of QMS I received a glossy mailshot in the Post today titled "Livestock" ...selling themselves to the members! Using the very best in promotion and advertising psychology to justify...
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    Re: Farms not factories .

    Why are you disappointed? It is just another signal to us all that the Red Tractor is absolutely unfit for purpose...farmers in all sectors loathe the scheme altogether and the consumer doesn't...
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    Re: Farms not factories .

    And where do they always get that bucket full of empty medicine bottles to say that our pigs " receive routine antibiotics just to keep them alive". I bet that woman with her plastic face has used...
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    Re: Farms not factories .

    Yes, this crowd using Celebrity status to push their personal anti meat industry views into the public domain is out of order. But it is a fact that pig meat is treated as a commodity by the big...
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    Re: Farms not factories .

    It's a pity the only response the NPA has come out with is to wheel out the Red Tractor again. This Nose Up campaign should be turned to the producers advantage to show just what a scam the Red...
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    Re: FARMING WITHOUT SUBSIDIES

    Big scale contract farming taking over these parts on commodity grain production but still a lot of very good "family" size arable operations where the sub is considered as gravy. A lot exploiting...
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    Re: Acoura Assurance.

    I think QMS really do have to address a lot of issues with how they are treating the industry. Aside from the economics of feeding pigs at the moment the big problem is finding and keeping...
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    Acoura Assurance.

    Anyone having problems with this outfit based in Edinburgh? Seem to have a real bunch of twats on farm doing pig inspection...had two of them this week running pillion. After more than 20 years of an...
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    Re: Mites in barley

    Mites and all their growth stages are easily killed by moving the grain with handling kit such as augers or pneumatic conveyors. You will have killed what was in the grain before bruising but it...
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    Re: CAP subsidy payments website

    Yes definitely a prerequisite. But with reference to your earlier comment on red tape, ironically I am waiting today for Red Tractor Twat to turn up and will need to behave amicably !!

    Maybe a...
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    Re: CAP subsidy payments website

    I don't think this generation has the aspiration to work from the bottom up like many did thirty years ago. I have taken good land out of production and reduced activity because of the difficulty in...
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    Re: NFU Insurance Cover worthless.

    Important to update this thread...NFU Mutual today have agreed to replace the silo like for like with new and get me back in business. Cheers.
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    Re: NFU Insurance Cover worthless.

    The base was laid as per Collinson spec and has passed muster with the inspection...it remains completely intact except slight surface chipping at the feet which have acted as a pivot as the bin has...
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    Re: NFU Insurance Cover worthless.

    This is exactly what I assumed too. Collinson are a market leader with a premium product, have been manufacturing and installing bins for 40 years and have thousands of them out on farm. I have four...
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    Re: NFU Insurance Cover worthless.

    No I'm not actually a Member of the NFU but have my insurance whole farm policy with NFU Mutual...but I think the NFU as in the Farmers Union is a different entity to the Insurance Company. I rather...
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    NFU Insurance Cover worthless.

    I have tried to make a Claim on storm peril cover for my Collinson feed bin that came down recently in the gales. So they send a real twat from a third party outfit from Glasgow to try to negate the...
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    Poultry Farming?

    A poultry unit located on my march has come up for sale. It is currently fully equiped and stocked as a breeder unit producing fertile eggs. Productive area is 1700 square metres in two sheds.
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    Re: Go on help your local active farmer!!

    Don't really understand this...or is it different in Ireland? Entitlements were established years ago in the various reference years and became the property of the person farming the land...the...
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    Re: Our Industry has become pathetic.

    It is a strong statement indeed but I would like to think it is forthright rather than stupid.
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    Re: Our Industry has become pathetic.

    Yes I think you are correct. There is a culture amongst farmers who see Government handouts as the easy way to farm and many have become carreer scroungers.The successful applicants in this latest...
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