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I'm sure those are an absolute nightmare. I've heard the first hand accounts of people who have been through them.
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Ours is gone already. We've been max'd out on both the overdraft and the 'rainy day' account for several months.

The SFP will pay off the 'rainy day' and just sneak us under the overdraft limit but probably only for 1 month. At least I haven't had to spend Christmas banging my head against the available sale alternatives.

On a more positve note, we haven't got this stretched by simply milking cows. We've expanded the cows slightly, and the chickens, and started direct sales of both pork and beef in the last 6 months. Apparently we're starting lamb in the new year, and possibly doing turkeys for next Christmas.

All of which have needed some capital tied up which is where the money has gone. If the meat sales carry on expanding at the current rate we could well have a viable, stand alone business within 18 months which will not need either NVZ storage capacity or dairy investment. That could make for some interesting choices on a small tenanted farm.
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Going into the turkeys may not be a bad route, taking into consideration the price of fresh turkeys this Christmas time. . . once again the supermarkets were offering them at knock down prices though. . .
Supermarkets.. . . .the 12 letter downfall in the agricultural industry!
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Going into the turkeys may not be a bad route, taking into consideration the price of fresh turkeys this Christmas time. . . once again the supermarkets were offering them at knock down prices though. . .
Supermarkets.. . . .the 12 letter downfall in the agricultural industry!



The turkey idea worries me, although the other half is keen. With beef,pork or lamb there are sensible alternatives if we over-do it, and half a cow or a pig or a lamb in our own freezer is far from the end of the world given the amount of meat we eat here.

But I don't fancy having to stick 20 turkeys in the freezer. If they don't get sold at prime turkey eating time they might be stuck in there for some considerable time.
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The RPA still haven't given us a prosperous new year. They haven't made any progress on validating our SFP in the last six weeks, despite the fact that 65% of claimants have already been paid ...

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Nice to see the RPA working effciently again.

Sometime in early October, we had an inspection with the inspector wanting to see the animals passports and other identification records and then the animals themselves. Dad showed him all the passports, the herd register and went outside to show him the animals. Showed him the milkers then went to drive around to check the heifers and dry cows on other ground - inspector said he'd seen all he wanted to see and went home happy.

Got a letter around mid december (dated 23/11/08) saying that we might face more inspections in order to validate our payment. Ring up, the guy we need to speak is on Christmas holiday and we'll have to wait until the new year before anything can happen.

Got paid on christmas eve which was nice!

Dad got a letter today saying our SFP has been validated and should be with us soon.

Hope everything gets sorted and you get yours soon, Eyrl!
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How much money does this program pay out? What are the payments based on? Cattle numbers, land or something else?
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The RPA still haven't given us a prosperous new year. They haven't made any progress on validating our SFP in the last six weeks, despite the fact that 65% of claimants have already been paid ...



Nice to know that we are in good company Eryl Vet. Did get a bit of ELS through the other day though, so maybe we are nearly there.

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None here yet either emoticon
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How much money does this program pay out? What are the payments based on? Cattle numbers, land or something else?



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