Autumn calves born
Fly tipping will surely increase, now that local tips have instigated charges for disposing of rubbish responsibly. Machinery thefts, dog attacks on livestock, trespassers and poachers are also on the rise.
Get any deal done
Is the whole country becoming so wet that an individual is unable to take mere words on the chin that might vaguely upset them?
Busy for markets; busy for farmers
The writing has been on the wall from mid summer when it was clear that fodder supplies, the availability of vegetable by-products and the maize harvest were going to be hit by our hottest summer for forty years, that farmers were going to have to take some action over stocking before this winter arrived.
Weather and politicians are the challenge
Some years are forgettable. Others lodge themselves very firmly in one’s memory, with 2001 being an example of the latter (those that were around at the time will know why). 2007 for similar reasons and I suspect that 2018 will be another such year, although for quite different reasons.
Lack of water hampers grain barges
At best, the UK and world grain market has flatlined for the last few weeks. Prices have stabilised, everyone is waiting for the next key event.