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  • LALANS's Avatar
    Today, 08:44 PM
    Thanks for the update. I have been so far up the arse of calving cows that I hadn't noticed. What marvelous weather. Probably the best spring/winter...
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  • LALANS's Avatar
    Today, 08:41 PM
    LALANS replied to a thread Why? in Agricultural Matters
    Dear Jack I'm afraid to say that your conference speakers data is out of date the latest figures say that food spend is now 7% of the weekly income...
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  • Jack_Caley's Avatar
    Today, 03:02 PM
    Jack_Caley replied to a thread Why? in Agricultural Matters
    A century ago, the cost of food was about 40 per cent. jack caley
    26 replies | 798 view(s)
  • john maddock's Avatar
    Today, 10:45 AM
    john maddock replied to a thread Why? in Agricultural Matters
    That's the figure for the US (I posted it recently on another thread) and I expect it would be pretty much the same for everywhere in the western...
    26 replies | 798 view(s)
  • Jack_Caley's Avatar
    Today, 09:54 AM
    Jack_Caley replied to a thread Why? in Agricultural Matters
    I was at a conference recently when it was said that the average spend on food, about9 per cent is the same as is spent on telephone and tv. jack...
    26 replies | 798 view(s)
  • zaza's Avatar
    Today, 09:38 AM
    zaza replied to a thread Why? in Agricultural Matters
    In my view it's a bit of both. It is in any Government's interest to keep the price of food as low as possible. Imagine how the baying mob would...
    26 replies | 798 view(s)
  • Paw's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:04 PM
    Paw replied to a thread Why? in Agricultural Matters
    Thank you both. Puts things into perspective when you compare relative values of things. Now, are the products we sell under-valued or the machines...
    26 replies | 798 view(s)
  • zaza's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:55 PM
    zaza replied to a thread Why? in Agricultural Matters
    It just doesn't add up does it Jack. Let's say that your wheat yielded 2tns/acre so you needed to grow 28 tns-ish to buy the 5000. That's 14 acres....
    26 replies | 798 view(s)
  • ACE's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:54 PM
    ACE replied to a thread Matbro 250 110 axles in Machinery
    its permanent 4wd and limited slip diffs no manual diff lock. The OP's problem is wrong oil spec, I know this because I have a morris account and...
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  • ACE's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:50 PM
    ACE replied to a thread Matbro 250 110 axles in Machinery
    Hello Morris XEP90 oil is not the correct oil, you need Morris Terrain LS90. its a heavier duty commercial grade oil were as xep90 is more...
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  • Jack_Caley's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:53 PM
    Jack_Caley replied to a thread Why? in Agricultural Matters
    We bought a Ford 5000 for 1000 which was between 25 and 30 tonnes of wheat, now 100hp tractor would be 300 to 400 tonnes. jack caley
    26 replies | 798 view(s)
  • Gee's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:19 PM
    Gee replied to a thread Pictures from Rural Austraila in Photos
    G'day FF, you always leave me despairing after our trips down under...... Never seem to come across the depth of farming stuff that you find. Been...
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  • zaza's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:27 AM
    zaza replied to a thread Why? in Agricultural Matters
    I am not sure because that was the year I had started contracting and I hadn't progressed to farming, but I think wheat may have been 20/ton but...
    26 replies | 798 view(s)
  • Paw's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:24 AM
    Paw replied to a thread Why? in Agricultural Matters
    How many fat lambs, cattle or tons of wheat did it take to pay that?
    26 replies | 798 view(s)
  • zaza's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:58 AM
    zaza replied to a thread Why? in Agricultural Matters
    Yes, what you say is all very true and I agree with it. And when I was in the thick of it I always wanted (and needed !) more cake. And I am aware...
    26 replies | 798 view(s)
  • LALANS's Avatar
    19-04-19, 10:30 PM
    LALANS replied to a thread Why? in Agricultural Matters
    I agree with every word and would despair were I to be in such a position. However part of the problem is a lack of personal responsibility and...
    26 replies | 798 view(s)
  • Humfy's Avatar
    19-04-19, 08:52 PM
    Humfy replied to a thread Matbro 250 110 axles in Machinery
    Id try switching 4wd of and make sure diff locks not engaged when on hard ground, also make sure electrical circuit for operating this actually works...
    3 replies | 136 view(s)
  • Jack_Caley's Avatar
    19-04-19, 03:55 PM
    This site is already useful for advice on mechanical problems, but I believe it it could be far more useful as a social instrument in the industry. I...
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  • zaza's Avatar
    19-04-19, 08:54 AM
    zaza replied to a thread Why? in Agricultural Matters
    I do sympathise Lalans but our reward is the here and now but when I was in the thick of it I just didn't realise it. When you've smashed a drum on a...
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  • LALANS's Avatar
    18-04-19, 09:34 PM
    LALANS replied to a thread Why? in Agricultural Matters
    I have been having the same thoughts. Why do we do it? for such little reward and to be the butt of all and sundry. I did a back of a fag packet...
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  • zaza's Avatar
    18-04-19, 04:44 PM
    zaza replied to a thread What happened ? in Agricultural Matters
    Thanks for the explanation. I did wonder if the whole site had been disbanded and although most folks went across to "the other side" I stayed here...
    5 replies | 193 view(s)
  • Footsfitter's Avatar
    18-04-19, 01:47 PM
    Jack flagged it up to me on monday that the site was down and after checking with - https://www.isitdownrightnow.com/ I contacted Blue, who in turn...
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  • zaza's Avatar
    18-04-19, 11:38 AM
    zaza replied to a thread Why? in Agricultural Matters
    Thank you Jack but we do disagree about one thing. In my view farmers are not subsidised, it is the food that is subsidised. The old "Guaranteed...
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  • Jack_Caley's Avatar
    18-04-19, 10:02 AM
    Jack_Caley replied to a thread Why? in Agricultural Matters
    When I posted that, I was hoping to provoke discussion, you provided it, thank you. Of course you did not go off on on one, it was brilliant, your...
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  • john maddock's Avatar
    18-04-19, 09:38 AM
    Ditto and ditto, from the other side of the world. JV
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  • zaza's Avatar
    18-04-19, 09:28 AM
    I hadn't been able to access this site for a couple of days but my Internet connection was good. Anyone know what happened ? I missed not having it...
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  • zaza's Avatar
    18-04-19, 09:18 AM
    zaza replied to a thread Why? in Agricultural Matters
    Thank you WH. Didn't really know what kind of reaction I would get from that post. Just went off on one a bit. :)
    26 replies | 798 view(s)
  • WoodenHead's Avatar
    17-04-19, 10:34 PM
    WoodenHead replied to a thread Why? in Agricultural Matters
    Brilliant answer zaza - thank you WH
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  • Jack_Caley's Avatar
    17-04-19, 05:20 PM
    There is a 27 squadron association, but there are very few of us oldies left. I am in contact with one who lives in Market Harborough. I have tried...
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  • Footsfitter's Avatar
    17-04-19, 01:25 PM
    It's a fair sized field so there was plenty of room for them to be spread out, when we have seen them on the land rented nearby the Dukes estate...
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