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 Post subject: Re: Future of dairying
PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2016 11:04 pm 
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Those employing staff will feel the pinch sooner too. Breeding your own workforce is the cheaper option!

Unfortunately, from a business point of view, if that's the only way to make it pay, it's not a stand-alone business.
Where has this country gone wrong ?

Not saying it's only way to make it pay, just saying in this current economic situation, if you've not got 'wages' to pay, then you've more chances of still being profitable!

Yes but how is that good ?
Why are we in a situation where that's one of the only ways to make a profit ?

We'll be sailing down to the Cape next and bagging a few darkies as cheap staff...

That's good because dairy now operates on world markets & we're kinda going to have to live with subsidising the good years with the bad, so to speak.
Dairy has a lot tied up in equipment & genetics - not something we can jump in & out of ... & most dairy farmers wouldn't want to do anything other than milk cows! :?


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2016 11:09 pm 
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So basically, you're Ffuked.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2016 11:48 pm 
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So basically, you're Ffuked.

No, the milk price will rise again ... when supply is nearer demand.
Probably when some area of the world has some kind of freak weather situation or 'major disaster'! :(

All IMHO! :?


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The perfect storm ,it has been described as.
Very apt , too much milk here at home ,(but only slightly ) whereas the Irish and Dutch have accounted for a 53% increase in EU production , between last Apr and Dec , so that coupled with too much in the world and shrinking demand because noones got the finances to buy it.
Perhaps the aligned farmers will create a fund for all the ones that aren't on one . :lol:


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I can agree with The Squire that one day it will come good again. The real problem is that no-one knows when that might be.

Yes, events happen and sometimes the situation can change rapidly. It does not look as if that is likely to happen this time.

As I said in an earlier post, all commodities have suffered a fall in price, and whilst the fall in the oil price is to be welcomed, this has a knock on effect on everything else. There appears to be a glut of everything at the moment (except money) and these mountains of excess are going to take some time to disappear. It may be years; and meanwhile they are still being added to.

Those that can hang in there, what ever it is they are producing, will eventually find the good, or at least better, times returning. I have a horrible feeling that it may be a long wait, and too long for some to weather.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 11:31 pm 
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I agree with the Squire
I think we will survive, as we don't have all our eggs in one basket, there's the arable, store cattle, sheep, Ok none of which are too exciting, but we also have non-farming income from let properties & workshop, biomass RHI, solar panels, paper round & now milk round.

Maybe the non-farming stuff shouldn't help the farm, but it was the farming income that allowed the non-farming enterprises to grow. Swings & roundabouts, taking the rough with the smooth etc

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I agree with the Squire
I think we will survive, as we don't have all our eggs in one basket, there's the arable, store cattle, sheep, Ok none of which are too exciting, but we also have non-farming income from let properties & workshop, biomass RHI, solar panels, paper round & now milk round.

Maybe the non-farming stuff shouldn't help the farm, but it was the farming income that allowed the non-farming enterprises to grow. Swings & roundabouts, taking the rough with the smooth etc


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You deserve to succeed Rog, in whatever you do as you are obviously doing all that is offered to you.

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Lord Muck wrote:
You deserve to succeed Rog, in whatever you do as you are obviously doing all that is offered to you.


Is it not a milk mans prerogative to all that is offered to him, wink wink nudge nudge "extra cream on Friday Mrs Gimlet?" :wink:

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Fnarr, Fnarr, chortle, chortle.

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I think Rog and The Squire are right.

I'm (very) fortunate to have one of those supermarket contracts. Just need to make sure we're nowhere near the bottom 5%.......


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Roger's Round has a certain ring to it.

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Roger's Round has a certain ring to it.



Thats what Sue at 22 Linley Lane used to think about her last milkman :D

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Flintstone wrote:
Roger's Round has a certain ring to it.


Roger's Round Ring? :o

Isn't that a bit personal?????????? :lol:

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