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Post by The Pretender » Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:07 pm

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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Post by Raggy » Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:19 pm

I guess that's one for Roger or Huffs or The Squit. I don't know the answer.
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Post by NQIT » Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:20 pm

Yes, but it was considered polite to ask the cows to do it.
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Post by The Squire » Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:21 am

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?

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Post by Flintstone » Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:06 pm

The Squire wrote:Skimmed milk powder lakes & butter mountains, etc.

Sounds picturesque. Are there tangerine trees and marmalade skies?


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Post by rogerm » Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:37 pm

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?
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Re: Stupid Question

Post by Huffy » Sat May 06, 2017 12:10 am

There was a basket of products that gave the price per gallon /litre . (after the deductions)
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Post by McFarmer » Sat May 06, 2017 12:59 am

We have butt tons of cheese stored underground somewhere.

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