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  1. Thread: Boxed lamb

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    Re: Boxed lamb

    It would want to be local, it's a bet hedging excercise I was thinking of, for times like rams gate etc. I was wondering if you had to have a refrigerated van etc or is that just for big numbers?
  2. Thread: Boxed lamb

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    Boxed lamb

    I sometimes get the abortoir to cut me a lamb up for myself and this I pick up in 2 half lamb boxes. If you were to sell lambs this way what are the legalities?the abortoirs own butcher joints up the...
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    Re: Starting a milk round from scratch

    Just a thought, people get there shopping delivered now. Could a milk round operate on a simalar system online?
  4. Thread: Work boots

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    Re: Work boots

    Hi, I think there's a thread on a simalar subject but I recommend a firm called Lennon I think from Derbyshire I think. I got a pair of brown boots like fell boots but with toe caps. Fantastic. They...
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    Starting a milk round from scratch

    Has anyone ever started a milk round from scratch recently?
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    Foster scrub cutter blades

    After the three rotor blades for the r170 foster scrub cutter, I've chains on it at the mo . Built like a tank.
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    Chev ease tup?

    I've some ncc x wilt ewes and some welsh x wilt ewes, both great sheep but I prefer the chev x. About half fully shed, if I put a chev ease tup onto the chev types would the resulting ewes shed and...
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    Re: Draining the moors .thats blooming cracking that!

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    http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3280/3611609289_f161dcdba9_z.jpg
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    Draining the moors

    There has been a lot of work done of late to do with creating blanket bog on the moors locally, or "re-wetting" part of this entails blocking the drains or grips. Does anyone have any knowledge about...
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    Re: Small muir hill loading shovel

    Eye twin petter.they should be good things shouldn't they ? Reliability wise I mean.and good for bits ?
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    Re: Small muir hill loading shovel

    Ta, it's a simalar size to that but not the same and its got a petter engine, il have to try and get a picture
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    Re: Small muir hill loading shovel

    No, in Lancashire, it had a mate for spares aswell, not identical but a simalar size. Like a large bobcat size. It's got a snapped half shaft but he says it runs so I might have a dabble
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    Small muir hill loading shovel

    Last night at a local farm I found a small muir hill loading shovel with a petter engine, it looked to be built out of dumper bits, does anyone know owt about them? The owner reckons itl lift a...
  14. Re: Considering going into milk production. Am I mad?

    What kind of cow have they started with?what are they likely to be making?
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    Re: Small dairy farm

    I'm on the urban fringe, sounds like I need a milk round then! I took the farm land only to start with and I've been fortunately recently to rent the whole lot now, any suggestions for summet to...
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    Re: Small dairy farm

    Grand , thanks for all the info so far everyone it's all very interesting, the biggest disadvantage to the first generation farmer is not having a farming dad to ask your daft questions too!
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    Re: Small dairy farm

    That's certainly a very good point, the leaches probably won't dig it as it is.
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    Re: Sliding gate in sheep race

    That's the one ta! It looks like it slides along a tube eh. Smart lambs .
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    Re: Small dairy farm

    They ended up on another farm which they own, that's a good while ago now tho, there was a tenant between me and them with sucklers .
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    Re: Small dairy farm

    Eye! I was basically wondering what sort of profit if any compared to my ewes or some other beef enterprise, i do other work aswell but the dairy Jobs more tying I reckon. Could it make a wage ,...
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    Re: Small dairy farm

    It's an 8 x 4 abreast parlour , cubicles for 60 cows and a pair of coverd clamps, I think a modern buck rake would struggle to fill them tho, it's all from the days before tractor cabs unfortunately!
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    Re: Small dairy farm

    n.
    I'm in Lancashire, quite high rainfall and all permanent pasture, I've some tracks but there's a fairly long winter round here.i don't think I'd ever get an...
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    Small dairy farm

    I live on a small (80 acre) ex dairy farm where I run a flock of sheep, I'm not right up to speed on the dairy job but I was just wondering would on this size of farm would it ever be viable to milk...
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    Re: Sliding gate in sheep race

    That's the one, he's put some smart stuff on you tube, looks a good shop that wherever it is.
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    Sliding gate in sheep race

    I watched a video on you tube of some ncc ewes where they are being run up a race a single ewes width , to keep them tight up a gate is slid up the length of the race behind them. Does anyone have a...
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