Spring Barley - General Thread

Mid cork

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Last Wednesday I had a fellow from the Department call into the yard and take a few samples of grain away to be tested. I asked him what it was going to be tested for and he said he wasn’t sure but probably pesticides. Any one else have them in?
 

Blackwater boy

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Last Wednesday I had a fellow from the Department call into the yard and take a few samples of grain away to be tested. I asked him what it was going to be tested for and he said he wasn’t sure but probably pesticides. Any one else have them in?
I’ve never heard of them doing that before, can they actually do that?
 

Mid cork

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I’ve never heard of them doing that before, can they actually do that?
Well they did it here, it crossed my mind what would they do if I refused to let them take the samples. I thought it was a bit slack that he couldn’t or wouldn’t tell me exactly what it was going to be tested for.
 

FIAT 450

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Well they did it here, it crossed my mind what would they do if I refused to let them take the samples. I thought it was a bit slack that he couldn’t or wouldn’t tell me exactly what it was going to be tested for.
Round up maybe? Think it abit slack if they can't say what the sample is going to be tested for.
 

Mid cork

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I heard lately that Dairygold had a whole bin of malting barley rejected this past year because some type of PGR was found in it.
 

CoNaMi

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Dioxins in the grain from burning dodgy fuels in the dryer would be my guess
Would say so. They took samples from us before for this. It's a good few years ago now though around the time of the pigmeat scandal.
One of the department lads told me at the time that it is seen as an inspection so you were less likely to be flagged up for any other department inspections.
 

Bog Man

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Well they did it here, it crossed my mind what would they do if I refused to let them take the samples. I thought it was a bit slack that he couldn’t or wouldn’t tell me exactly what it was going to be tested for.
Is he going to tell you what he found. With the Dioxin they split the sample and give you half in a tagged bag . Did he leave a sample??
 

Mid cork

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Yes he split the samples and gave me them. I told him I wanted the results of any tests that they did but he didn’t know if that would be possible or not. I certainly hope they find nothing in it.
 
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