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On farm this month: Work has continued on repairing field boundaries

Christopher Murley farms in partnership with his parents and two brothers at Higher Bojewyan Farm, Pendeen, on the extreme west tip of Cornwall, where they run 310 pedigree Jerseys and 140 youngstock.

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This month Roger Evans reflects on the devastating effects of protracted low milk prices, and wonders with food prices low and electrical power in demand whether we won’t all be growing for the digester market shortly.

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This month, Ian Potter reports on the Dairy Industry Newsletter conference and the need to be able to produce at competitive world prices, and that will mean some producers having to quickly adapt to the new market conditions.

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Ian Potter: Distant glimmer of hope for milk price

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This month, Ian Potter has some slightly better news of the prospect of declining production, takes a look at AHDB’s plans, scrutinises First Milk’s financial reversal and finally wonders just whether the Tesco liquid model is sustainable.

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Roger Evans: The most forlorn image is the unused bulk tank

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This month Roger Evans tell us how the on-going pressure will cause more to decide to quit the industry, turns his attention to the fascinating merits of the shape of bulk milk tanks, and finally reveals his deep and somewhat personal conversation with one of the mothers in the village.

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Roger Evans: Why the French are my best safeguard in the end

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This month Roger Evans tells us how much he abhors the Brussels regulations and detests some of the crazy things that EU membership imposes, but when the chips are down he fully recognises some things are even more fundamental than those.

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Ian Potter: If farmers don't decide their future, it might be decided for them

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This month, Ian Potter takes a look at where milk prices might realistically be going and urges family producers to get round the table to discuss the future of their business and what they want from it.

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Roger Evans: My fodder beet dream is victim of endless rainfall

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This month Roger Evans tells us how his high fodder beet hopes were roundly dashed, and how his desire to bring the collecting yard alive with the sound of music met a similar fate.

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Ian Potter: Price predictions and an eye on First Milk plans

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This month, Ian Potter makes some predictions on future pricing, casts an eye over First Milk’s plans, offers a bit of timely advice to Ruth and David Archer, and finally takes a look at the latest AHDB activity.

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Roger Evans: I can't see where the good times are going to come from

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This month Roger Evans questions whether the current depressed milk price marks the bottom of the much talked of volatility cycle or not, tells us of his late night parties, and finally gives us a fascinating insight into his monochromatic dreams.

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