Now that the decision on phosphate rights has finally been made, the sector will be seeking the limits in order to minimise the effects of the restrictions.
There is a lot of discussion about improving mineral efficiency via BEX and the cycle indicator. In addition, farmers want to reduce the number of young cattle and prolong the lifespan of the cow. Further reduction of phosphorus via the feed will of course be addressed again. Which is a good thing in itself, but are there limits here too?
Entrepreneurship was the theme of our client day last February. Why this subject? In turbulent times like we are experiencing now, there are few certainties. What used to be a given, such as the quotum, has been replaced by change and uncertainty, something many farmers have difficulty dealing with. What will happen to the milk price and the phosphate rights? These are just a couple of examples of what you, as a farmer, have to deal with every day. This is when the wheat gets separated from the chaff. Some farmers can’t hold out any more and are sometimes forced to stop. However, there are also farmers who come up on top. Farmers who make it. But who are they? And how do they manage to get through these times?