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"Theft of farmers' livestock, vehicles and fuel is on the rise due to the UK's cost-of-living crisis, according to a new countryside crime report.

Rural crime claims payouts between January and March were over 40% higher than in 2021, insurer NFU Mutual says.

It warned rising food prices could see livestock thefts increase further and contaminated meat enter the food chain.

The NFU wants the government to launch a national taskforce to deal with rural crime." (BBC website 2 aug 2022)

The amount of stuff you can burn or bury on farmers land. No wonder the NFU statement isn't mentioning the fact they think their clients (farmers), maybe committing insurance fraud as a cause for rise in claims.

The farmer I currently work with let slip yesterday that he was in prison in the early 1990's. Did prison life turn him to farming ? He was also on the phone to the police yesterday, but i couldn't hear what that was about.

 


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View PalazioVecchio's Profile PalazioVecchio Flag south pole 02 Aug 22 5.20pm Send a Private Message to PalazioVecchio Add PalazioVecchio as a friend

Farming : heaven or hell.

Love subsistence farming....a small plot to feed all your family. With a ton of variety. For all the hippies & dreamers.


Commercial industrial Farming ? not so nice. A ruthless cut-throat business ( literally ).

Its hard to generalize about farmers. From a p1ss poor peasant in the Third World to a Bentley driving Toff in Kent.

A capitalist pig working his asset, or a tenant being ridden by the bank manager.

Whatever your opinions.....we aint going back to the Hunter-Gatherer lifestyle.

The enemies of farmers ? government, the taxman, regulators, Supermarket Purchasing departments, criminals & anti-social behaviour types trespassing on the Land, the EU

Friends of farmers ? government & subsidies, other farmers, the EU

Very difficult to generalize. It beats working in an office all day.

Like Royalty.....anti Academic and you are probably born to the job. Primogeniture and all that. The younger kids can feckoff to the States with a hipHop Diva.

Edited by PalazioVecchio (02 Aug 2022 5.44pm)

 


7 points from Manchester last season

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View mezzer's Profile mezzer Flag Main Stand, Block F, Row 20 seat 1... 02 Aug 22 5.44pm Send a Private Message to mezzer Add mezzer as a friend

Never really had any experience of farmers other than the Jolly Farmers in Purley and Frazer, a youngish Cornish farmer just outside Bude.

I'd played pool for a mate's team from Bude against Rock (in Cornwall) and on the way back we had to drop Frazer back on his farm. As we're driving down his track towards the house the bloke in front says to Frazer, "Frazer, there's a light on in your barn", to which Frazer replies in a strong Cornish accent

"Yep, I leave a light on in the barn to remind me to turn it off when I come in."

Genius.

 


Living down here does have some advantages. At least you can see them cry.

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View PalazioVecchio's Profile PalazioVecchio Flag south pole 02 Aug 22 6.32pm Send a Private Message to PalazioVecchio Add PalazioVecchio as a friend

Cattle farmers in Surrey do not experience the problems detailed below....

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7 points from Manchester last season

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View cryrst's Profile cryrst Flag The garden of England 02 Aug 22 6.57pm Send a Private Message to cryrst Add cryrst as a friend

When I was about 7 I stopped with my dads mate on his sheep farm for a week.
A ewe rejected her lamb and another lamb died but that ewe was in mourning.
So he skinned the dead wanted one. Stuck the skin on the rejected one and put it with the dead ones mum. Took it as her own because it smelt like hers. Quite touching now I think of it. Straight on the teet.
Although lambs actually turn into spring lambs when the elastic band went on their tails to dock them. Jump around like tigger for a while. Donít think thatís allowed now.

 

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View Rudi Hedman's Profile Rudi Hedman Flag Caterham 02 Aug 22 7.03pm Send a Private Message to Rudi Hedman Add Rudi Hedman as a friend

Itís the drunk or just simple pr1cks driving the farm Land Rovers on roads like the A25 who fvck me off. Absolute muggy tw@ts. More than likely cheap employees rather than farm owners

 


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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 02 Aug 22 7.50pm Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

Originally posted by PalazioVecchio

Cattle farmers in Surrey do not experience the problems detailed below....

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President Higgins can give a speech on it. Sabina can send a letter.

 


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Red and Blue Army!

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View cryrst's Profile cryrst Flag The garden of England 02 Aug 22 8.15pm Send a Private Message to cryrst Add cryrst as a friend

Originally posted by Rudi Hedman

Itís the drunk or just simple pr1cks driving the farm Land Rovers on roads like the A25 who fvck me off. Absolute muggy tw@ts. More than likely cheap employees rather than farm owners

I used the A25 today. Maidstone to ripley as the M25 was closed btn 8-9.
It took two hours but it is a superb drive without the monotony. I did divert up around limpsfield and a few lanes back down to the bullring at caterham. Can recommend it on a Sunday with a stop at one of the fine public house for a meal and a shandy.
At Christmas there used to be a pub just off the roundabout that looks like a grotto. Do you know the one rudi ?

 

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View Rudi Hedman's Profile Rudi Hedman Flag Caterham 02 Aug 22 9.53pm Send a Private Message to Rudi Hedman Add Rudi Hedman as a friend

Originally posted by cryrst

I used the A25 today. Maidstone to ripley as the M25 was closed btn 8-9.
It took two hours but it is a superb drive without the monotony. I did divert up around limpsfield and a few lanes back down to the bullring at caterham. Can recommend it on a Sunday with a stop at one of the fine public house for a meal and a shandy.
At Christmas there used to be a pub just off the roundabout that looks like a grotto. Do you know the one rudi ?

Barley Mow at Tandridge, which is just outside Oxted, off the A25, between Oxted and the A22. Eating pub with locals drinking in the bar area at night. Itís reopened again apparently.

Edited by Rudi Hedman (02 Aug 2022 9.54pm)

 


COYP

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View kingdowieonthewall's Profile kingdowieonthewall Flag Sussex, ex-Cronx. 02 Aug 22 10.09pm Send a Private Message to kingdowieonthewall Add kingdowieonthewall as a friend

Originally posted by cryrst

I used the A25 today. Maidstone to ripley as the M25 was closed btn 8-9.
It took two hours but it is a superb drive without the monotony. I did divert up around limpsfield and a few lanes back down to the bullring at caterham. Can recommend it on a Sunday with a stop at one of the fine public house for a meal and a shandy.
At Christmas there used to be a pub just off the roundabout that looks like a grotto. Do you know the one rudi ?

that fecked me up today, driving to a job in croydon from sussex.
left early to catch up & caught a slow line from m23 onto m25 to jct 6 exit.
buggers.
got done though by skin of teeth.

 


Kids,tired of being bothered by your pesky parents?
Then leave home, get a job & pay your own bills, while you still know everything.

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View ex hibitionist's Profile ex hibitionist Flag Hastings 28 Aug 22 7.49pm Send a Private Message to ex hibitionist Add ex hibitionist as a friend

I think the Scots call them 'dukes' (of Argylles). More roughage helps.

 

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