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Old 18-09-2019, 03:22 PM
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Agreed. Farmers should be asking what they can do for the rest of society rather than what we can do for them.

For example, there could be some sort of grants given to allow farmers to develop walking or cycling tracks on their lands, so that everybody can get enjoyment from the countryside.

I'd have some sympathy for the beef farmers though because the Dept., Bord Bia, Teagasc etc. have probably been encouraging them to ramp up production, and trying to push it up the value chain, but vegetarianism seems to be growing even in traditional meat-eating cultures like Germany.
I would strongly agree with your comment on trails, I think that's really relevant in places like coastlines, uplands or wetlands.

There has definitely been a situation where one thing is pushed by Teagasc or CAP, when in fact the bigger picture demands something else.
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Old 18-09-2019, 03:32 PM
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Beef Pot Noodle reserves are dwindling
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Old 18-09-2019, 03:33 PM
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When the price of crude oil dropped by 10% this summer, fuel prices at the pumps dropped by 2%

This isn’t a socialist controlled economy. The market dictates the price.


The Impossible Burger is on sale in a supermarket today for €7 for two.

Some of these businesses think they can produce a commodity and expect the retailer to pay them a percentage of the end user price.


They have the option of selling their product directly to the consumer if they wish.

It’s a free market

Oh if only it was a free market, and not a cosy cartel. I'm told that farmers the length and breadth of the country were getting similar prices for their cattle at all the factories? Is that really a free market

Larry Goodman is coining it. But hey, tell the little people that "the market dictates the price" and "it's a free market".

No matter what way you cut it I don't think anyone is disputing that the farmers are currently producing the cattle at a loss. The factories and the retailers aren't running at a loss producing meat. And neither do they want to drop their profit margins.

That's unsustainable greed and people will go out of business. I'm certainly no champion of the farmers, but I think in this instance they have a point
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Old 18-09-2019, 03:34 PM
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Absolute disgrace, I wonder will these boyo's get the same treatment as water protesters from the relevant authorities. I am not holding my breath.
The same authorities that protected northern heavies in Dublin that were wearing balaclavas during evictions? I doubt it.
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Old 18-09-2019, 05:37 PM
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Will the beef protest mean that we’ll run short on gravy. I’ll miss me chips and gravy.
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Old 18-09-2019, 07:48 PM
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The same authorities that protected northern heavies in Dublin that were wearing balaclavas during evictions? I doubt it.
Northern heavy's of a Cromwellian persuasion. Those lads would shit themselves without the protection of the law down here.
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Old 18-09-2019, 08:22 PM
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Will the demise of the small farmer just mean more feedlots and a more factory style based approach to rearing cattle for beef?

The small farmer is, for all his faults, a lot more environmentally friendly and kinder to his animals than the alternative model that we see in other countries like the US.
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Old 18-09-2019, 08:27 PM
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Will the demise of the small farmer just mean more feedlots and a more factory style based approach to rearing cattle for beef?

The small farmer is, for all his faults, a lot more environmentally friendly and kinder to his animals than the alternative model that we see in other countries like the US.
Rubbish, loads of family butchers here source their beef locally. How does 90% of the worlds best beef end up on the supermarket shelves of a nation with probably some of the worst dietary habits in the world.
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Old 18-09-2019, 08:29 PM
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Beef Pot Noodle reserves are dwindling
Weren't they taken off the market because there was a young fella killed after eating one?
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Old 18-09-2019, 08:42 PM
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The Ploughing Competition is doing well which is something to be positive about, attract a lot of agri-tourists.
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