28 December 2001

Dumb

gaffes from college

"No-one wants rare breeds to disappear as, once gone, they are irreplaceable. Once a breed does disappear, it would get put on the endangered list."

"Machinery rings work well if the farmers involved are friends. In cases where the members dont know each other to start with, they can end up hating each others guts."

"The liveweight gain was 1.25cwt a day."

"For many years the debate has raged about subsidies. Some say they have encouraged farmers to respond to market conditions. Others say they have encouraged farmers to respond to market conditions."

"Farm shops have provided a lifeline for some farmers. To work best, they need products to sell and customers to buy."