Discussion in 'Stock Talk' started by dstig, Jun 16, 2012.
or apocalypse cow
Here's a trailer. ......
It's a sad comment to make but we had an in calf cow got hurt by a cow that was empty who was just dried off and being soaked up in the same cubicles, the cull was bulling mad and jumped on the in calf cow, pelvis broke, she had to be put down, rang the knackery Friday morning, he could collect her at 6am Saturday and he was working all day today too, he said the amount of dead stock this last few months was unbelievable and not just since the storm, his comment was that the rapid expansion has stretched fodder, housing, stock management and labour beyond some peoples controls and as a result mortality is far higher this year in particular, it's a sorry situation.
A comment from a vet in the autumn was that a lot of farmers would be better off with less stock rather than more given their husbandry skills or lack of. Sad indeed. Sorry to hear your misfortune BB.
Sorry to hear that BB. The local knackery here has a fleet of similar lorries which are not very common and a couple of people in various areas of the county have said that have never seen them around as much as in the past few months.
good post bb, vet told me of a couple of herds in which stock were dying from neglect as lads are too busy to look after them properly, is this teagasc blueprint for dairying a disaster in the making as in a big rush of calvings in a short space of time , farmers under extreme work pressure, too many calves hitting the market at the same time and the real worry is a disease such as smallenberg being rampant and widespread hitting in calf cows at 6 or 7 months, in other words all the eggs in one basket
Kerry dropping 2 c/l today for Feb milk looks like the race to the bottom has started ! How low will it go this time and how long will it take to come back up again !?
What are they paying now?
I suppose dairygold will follow suit, usually lasts a year until it creeps back up again. Imagine getting 2 years or more of sh1te prices, I'd say there would be a lot of farmers sweating.
Lakeland dropped their price as well today, a domino effect...
carbery are expected to drop today 4c over 2mts is being mooted
Kerry dropped again by another 2 cent and a 1 cent top up for April milk so we are working off a base of 30 cent now
Grab bia are giving us 31c , including a top up if either 1 or 2 c.
they are paying 29cpl with top up of 2 cpl. I think 29cpl is the lowest base price in the country yet again
Like the diesel it wouldn't want to get much dearer.
Would milk not want to get much lower?
I may be a little cutting with my Grab bia comment.
How many cents a litre is that down compared to last year folks?
Ignore the top up as That's like taking it out of your left pocket to put it in your right.
My own Net price is just over 4c below last yr without the top up slight of hand .
is 30 not the average expected milk price??
kinda like €4kg is the average beef price expected over the course of the year.
Back of fag box calculations at 30cent/litre,the average 40/45 cow farmer suppling 1000 litres/day with average costs to produce(no borrowings) would see profit of €100 for his effort now if i had a job in mcdonalds or tesco working the same hours ,would my pay be much smaller and i would still have my land .I might surely turn some few bob wheeling and dealing a few cattle on my land as well or even better still rent it to a dairy farmer for silage!!!
What id have for myself out of contracting would be small.
Id struggle to work in tesco for 300 a day anything more than short term
whats the past 5 year average for milk per L? cant find an irish price, UK 5 yr rolling av is 32cents per ltr
for beef, its very close to €4kg
Anytime I done back of the fag packet figures for dairy, with labour and land rent included, I couldnt understand the mad rush into it?
My average price for '17 was 36 cent
16 was 26 cent
15 was 30 cent for milk that would be 4% b/fat 3.45 protein