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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.