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  1. Thread: 7 th May ???

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    Re: 7 th May ???

    Absolutely spot on !

    As for the bit about people being stupid enough to vote Labour In....Well, thankfully, Overall people had more sense & could see straight through the party tricks of milliband...
  2. Thread: 7 th May ???

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    Re: 7 th May ???

    But that's the trouble 4wd.

    30 years ago he managed to convince the miners, the public and even one or two intelligent people that higher wages, bigger pension contributions from the employer & a...
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    Re: Bulling heifers at 14 Months

    Bingo...exactly the point I was trying to make.
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    Re: Bulling heifers at 14 Months

    So they are not black & white then ?

    Sucklers ?

    And, for us Southerners, when you say "back end" does that mean last Autumn ?
  5. Thread: Land for rent

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    Re: Land for rent

    The Landowner Keeping the subsidy explains why he does not want any Rent. With cereal prices where they are, and depending on the soil type, you are still taking a gamble. If the soil is strong...
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    Re: Bulling heifers at 14 Months

    I don't have one, personally !

    As I said, I don't really agree with the Ethics of serving heifers at an age when they are only just sexually mature, my wife & Daughter are even more against it ! ...
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    Re: BPS online application

    Yes, All 127 of them !!
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    Re: BPS online application

    It may pay to take a close look at the Maps & the sheet showing field numbers & area's.
    We had ours yesterday, and on closer inspection we have some new "permanent Ineligible features" ??? We...
  9. Thread: Land for rent

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    Re: Land for rent

    Are there any restrictions on what you can grow ? The only crop worth planting now would be Maize. Who gets the Subsidy Payments.
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    Re: Bulling heifers at 14 Months

    So You are aiming at calving your heifers at two years old ?
    The heifers we rear for a neighbour are put to bull, or AI, at around 14 to 15 months......but it is done by weight and/or size.
    Any...
  11. Thread: 7 th May ???

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    Re: 7 th May ???

    zaza.

    Two words that spring readily to mind - Cat....and Hell. ;)
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    Re: Countryfile - again!

    In a word...NO.

    Just as it would not be fair to say or claim that multiple passes with a cultivator-weeder has no effect what so ever on ground nesting birds !

    Just as it would not be fair to...
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    Re: This is Yorkshire ritual slaughter

    Completely agree pig fighter !
    All to easy to edit footage.....with the intention of misleading the viewer.
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    Re: This is Yorkshire ritual slaughter

    Sickening to see the torment & totally unnecessary cruelty.

    And this bit in the report -
    Some of them aren’t getting stunned at all. “There are a couple of cases where I believe he misses the...
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    Re: Countryfile - again!

    And I don't recall hearing Adam saying how much they get paid, under HLS for "setting aside" area's for the birds, planting feed crops and feeding up to 3 tons of grain to them ? :rolleyes:
    Don't...
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    Re: Introducing beavers

    How many Animals do you get in a woman's pair of tights?

    Two Eels.

    Two Soles.

    Two Calf's.
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    Re: Introducing beavers

    They are herbivores, their presence should not effect fish stocks.
    Some groups now claim that having beavers on a river increases the depth of water during periods of drought...so this can actually...
  18. Re: Take a Gander at someones Xmas sale bargin..........................

    He stands to make a killing on that lot ! :lipsrsealed: ;)

    We only did a couple of Geese this year....the one for ourselves topped the scales at 20lb 8oz (plucked). An oven ready goose of that...
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    Re: Waisting Police time & resourses ??

    Trouble is shrek...it takes a hell of a lot of man hours & paper work to investigate your fly tipper etc (unless you get a registration number).

    Complaints made against a person or business with...
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    Re: Waisting Police time & resourses ??

    I have done "my bit" and I in force the shoot rules (and the law in this particular case) as best I can and probably go further than a lot of shoot organisers.

    Which is why I am so pi**ed off...
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    Re: Waisting Police time & resourses ??

    Bingo - This is the point I was trying to make !

    One of the Officers use to be our local "bobby on the beat", have known them for years & usually get on really well with them. When there were...
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    Re: Waisting Police time & resourses ??

    Just to Clarify - I know the Police are only doing their job, I don't have a problem with that.
    That said, I honestly think that The police (in rural areas) should have a better understanding of...
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    Waisting Police time & resourses ??

    Those of us that suffer incidents of trespass, poaching, petty theft & minor vandalism etc on our farms will be all to familiar with the fact that, in rural areas, the local Police Forces often...
  24. Thread: TB.....Again.

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    Re: TB.....Again.

    So they have vaccinated 1,300 Badgers this year, with the total number vaccinated over the last 3 years now 4,000.

    1. What size area is this trial covering ?

    2. How many Badgers are there in...
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    Re: Government to consider cull of Grey Squirrels.

    ........If not a forgone conclusion.
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