Monday, September 17, 2007
Well here are the photos courtesy of our agents Greenslade Taylor Hunt!
Very depressing time at the moment as I have 15 vewes that were supposed to go to the breeding ewe sales and now are stuck here due to the ban on movement except direct to slaughter, for an unknown period of time which means I am going to have to feed then....AND the day before we got stood still again I had sold over 70 bales of haylage as I knew these sheep would be going 3 days later...........what a mess! Thank goodness the pigs went to the abattoir last Monday!
I have 12 lambs booked for slaughter tomorrow and another lot next week so fingers crossed they can go.
I hate to think how much this is costing bigger farms than us as I should have made about £600 on the ewes.............and my cash flow is not good, at least I don't have huge loans to repay like many farmers inevitably do.
I feel especially sorry for those who have lost their stock over this and those who will go bankrupt as a result of the crisis.
Hopefully we can get sold and moved as soon as possible and have a brighter future!