Base price wrote: »
Mid Winter is nearly upon us.
So far this year the seasons have been relatively kind to us, up until the last couple of weeks when the temperature dropped along with lots of rain.
However I am still playing catch up with bills incurred from feeding factory cattle earlier this year and been down financially due to ****e factory prices for bulls.
Bull beef prices this Spring/Summer and the lack of facilities to slaughter them in was a total shame :mad:
I felt that our farming representatives were running with the hounds whilst chasing the hare and did not represent me and other farmers in my area. Seems to me that the factories reaped the rewards of the hard work and slog that we put into those cattle.
Thankfully in the Autumn I was able to return to contract office work that earned me enough money to clear the meal bill.
I, like most farmers have additional expenses and overheads that I will struggle to clear in the next few months.
However, when I look at the bunch of weanlings that we have now, I feel a swell of pride in the knowledge that I have got them this far and they are the future of this farming enterprise.
So any of ye in a simular situation - don't despair, row your own boat as best you can but don't be afraid to take on willing help or advice from family, friends or neighbours.
I did and am very thankful for same.