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    Re: Fuel for AGA/Rayburn oil cookers

    I seem to remember we did have issues once with something that sounds similar . it is though near 30 years ago, I am certain they replaced the box on the side
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    Re: Fuel for AGA/Rayburn oil cookers

    I don't think there is any bio fuel in home heating oil.
    The suppliers cannot source sufficient for their commitment to road fuels.
    When we were running an Aga it frequently had issues unless we...
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    Re: Fuel for AGA/Rayburn oil cookers

    for a start is it AGA or Rayburn , they have completely different system.
    when was it last serviced?
    if as I suspect a jet fire then I would strongly suspect it needs a service urgently
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    Re: Stray ****** sheep now!?

    sadly , if you go on face book there are lots of people on their thinking it is not their responsibility to maintain the fences. have this idea that as the neighbour has one he should maintain it....
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    Re: Ag robots ready to go

    to be fair Jack as I posted on another site recently, my son who, 60 years ago would have been expected to go and pick sprouts on a winters day, is today working for a large multi national in a cosy...
  6. Re: Student Assignment - how might BREXIT affect beef suckler herds in the UK?

    Journalists sadly just reel off the latest garbage press release issued by any group who wants to make a name for itself.
    There is far more methane produced by rice production! So they had better do...
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    Re: Ag robots ready to go

    Agriculture here is going to undergo a great reset. We have known for a very long time that our benefits system disinclines the unwashed from taking low paid manual work across many sectors ,...
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    Re: Ag robots ready to go

    There is a huge amount going on here especially in the veg industry. this is just developments on from the earliest computer guidance coming in 30 years ago. newer robots are able to see weeds and...
  9. Re: Student Assignment - how might BREXIT affect beef suckler herds in the UK?

    The UK average consumer has been to the USA, eaten its beef and will find nothing wrong if it comes to the UK. The same will apply to lamb, pork and chicken. The average consumer does not give a fig...
  10. Re: Student Assignment - how might BREXIT affect beef suckler herds in the UK?

    if the government chooses, and I expect they will, free access to beef from the America's North and South. The future for UK Beef production looks absolutely dire
  11. Re: Borehole hourly,daily volumes temperature?

    you realise if you pump more than 20,000 litres a day you require a licence.
    If you tell us where you are also the chance of finding water varies quite a bit.
  12. Re: Borehole hourly,daily volumes temperature?

    exactly this! one borehole even a few metres from another will give completely different yields.
    the yield can also be affected by depth and diameter.
    Whenever a bore is derailed it will be test...
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    Re: Sugar beet

    I would agree with much of what you say Jack. I do a bit of advisory work and cannot say too much on a public forum , but I too think the contractor often gets the best deal, but if he did not, why...
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    Re: Sugar beet

    Jack, the cap on acreage payments was the mainland farmers dream, with their incredibly small farms thanks to Napoleonic laws designed to ensure that nobody ever had large holdings. to anyone who...
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    Re: Sugar beet

    Jack, what is the issue? Luxembourg is in the EU so lorries can fill where they like. it is up to member states to set their own fuel duties.
    It is though high time to introduce road tolling in the...
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    Re: Sugar beet

    I think you are very right there Jack! A fudged settlement which I guess will give us the worst of all worlds, still paying in, with no control of the rules in the future, and our own Government...
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    Re: Sugar beet

    I am afraid you are right.
    what happened to the pig industry was diabolical, like you a friend of mine who had invested huge amounts in modern ultra high welfare housing was wiped out by there...
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    Re: Sugar beet

    I learnt a lot about Politics when I was in the young conservatives and Robert Maxwell was our local MP :mad:

    The strange thing was I met Nick Brown in a local hotel along with some other farmers,...
  19. Thread: Help wanted

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    Re: Help wanted

    If you have no joy on here , it may be worth putting an ad on the The Farming Forum as it will be seen by one or two more people.
    If it is a small plot may be worth asking if any vintage enthusiast...
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    Re: Sugar beet

    I cannot see that any British government of either colour will do anything for British farming. The conservatives are fixated on free trade and that will mean cheap cane sugar from Brazil, never mind...
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    Re: Sugar beet

    Jack, you must be getting old, It was not Europe that closed York, it was British Sugar as they were expanding their more efficient factories at Wissington, Bury, etc.
    In fact it was our own...
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    Re: Stock, fencing and neighbours

    Firstly , in England you are nearly always, bound to keep your stock in. This is unless A. your stock are on common ground, B. your neighbour has an obligation to fence against you.
    Assuming this is...
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    Re: French drought

    The fact is that Southern Europe has always relied on the North so supply the finances so they can have their siestas. There has long been a desire in Northern Italy for independence from the South....
  24. Thread: Oh Deere!

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    Re: Oh Deere!

    For farmers fortunate to live in the EU they do not have to worry about such matters, as the law here forbids manufacturers withholding the codes etc. However all that may change here in Britain in...
  25. Re: grimme 75-55 intake for onnions or windrowed potatos

    not worked in potatoes but in onions we had just such a system. the only thing is the roller must not be able to turn back as when you come out the end you are likely to lose a few. This roller does...
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