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 Post subject: Stupid Question
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:07 pm 
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I should know this, but wasn't very old when quotas came in...

Pre milk quotas, could a dairy farmer produce as much milk as they wanted to?

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:19 pm 
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I guess that's one for Roger or Huffs or The Squit. I don't know the answer.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:20 pm 
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Yes, but it was considered polite to ask the cows to do it.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:21 am 
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I should know this, but wasn't very old when quotas came in...

Pre milk quotas, could a dairy farmer produce as much milk as they wanted to?

Yes & there was huge over production & lots stored in Intervention - Skimmed milk powder lakes & butter mountains, etc.

Not sure how milk price was worked out before milk quotas - was there a fixed price? Market price?


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:06 pm 
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The Squire wrote:
Skimmed milk powder lakes & butter mountains, etc.



Sounds picturesque. Are there tangerine trees and marmalade skies?


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:37 pm 
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The Squire wrote:
The Pretender wrote:
I should know this, but wasn't very old when quotas came in...

Pre milk quotas, could a dairy farmer produce as much milk as they wanted to?

Yes & there was huge over production & lots stored in Intervention - Skimmed milk powder lakes & butter mountains, etc.

Not sure how milk price was worked out before milk quotas - was there a fixed price? Market price?


All set by the MMB, as well as a levy to pay the staff well & set them up with a nice pension :roll:

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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2017 12:10 am 
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There was a basket of products that gave the price per gallon /litre . (after the deductions)

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We have butt tons of cheese stored underground somewhere.

Butt tons. That's my daughter's invention, it's a good unit of measure.

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