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  1. Thread: Bazadaise

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    Re: Bazadaise

    A good cross on pretty much anything. Give shape and excellent k/o percentage.
    Calves born easily and muscle up quickly.

    http://www.bazadaise.org.uk/
  2. Thread: Lynx escapes

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    Re: Lynx escapes

    Earlier in this animal's visit to the wilds of Dartmoor, it was said by the trackers that no wildlife were seen in the area. No foxes, rabits or...

    ...badgers. :cool:

    Now, the resident wild...
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    Re: BPS claim thing

    We too had a field 'disappeared' and I've been told to Appeal, but claim for it this year. :undecided: That means this years' will be be over claimed, which is a hanging offence. Even though, it was...
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    Re: mapping the spread of bTB

    It's not. The spoligotype maps show distinct and enduring patches of the same genotype. If cattle had been and are spreading it around the country, and entrenching it in wildlife, then the whole of...
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    Re: mapping the spread of bTB

    The information the map gives, apart from being shy of around 1500 farms with outbreaks which preceeded the 5 year window, is extremely valuable. To the badgerists who are quoted in FG:
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    Re: Bob Mayor, Ploughman 24. The update thread

    Lovely news, Bob (and Maureen)
    Many congratulations to all.

    :)
  7. Re: Would it be in farmers interests to pay for TB control?

    I trust those badger masks were of a non permeable variety? ...................................





    ... I'll get me coat. :D

    Sorry - couldn't resist.
  8. Thread: For Fox sake

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    Re: For Fox sake

    "Panic reigned, with a woman being bitten, a man falling off his bicycle as he was chased and a pest controller being pursued back to his car."

    There is something quite amusing about that last...
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    Re: mapping the spread of bTB

    Not here, either with historic 2014/15 breakdowns / TB10s or ongoing restrictions which started years before 2014.
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    Re: Finance to buy small holding

    And be aware that the difference is not necessarily to your advantage.
    There are 'Wonga' type operators in agriculture too. The ruse is to offer cheap money on a short term loan, increase wildly ......
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    Re: mapping the spread of bTB

    It was a brief snapshot in a moment of time.
    It wasn't accurate.
    It did not show outbreaks which had ended in 2015.
    It did not show long standing outbreaks, ongoing but not 'new' in 2014 / 15.
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    Re: mapping the spread of bTB

    Here's what they did:

    http://randd.defra.gov.uk/Default.aspx?Menu=Menu&Module=More&Location=None&Completed=0&ProjectID=18056

    But why would they want to when the 'gold standard' for infectious...
  13. Re: Would it be in farmers interests to pay for TB control?

    Same story - different strapline - different journalist.

    Coveney has no intention of replacing culling with vaccination, contrary to the previous story. When TB is under control, he may consider...
  14. Re: Prince Charles letters reveal support for badger cull

    Thanks for the links:

    http://bovinetb.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/hrh-prince-charles-and-need-for-badger.html
  15. Thread: 7 th May ???

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    Re: 7 th May ???

    Love that one. How very true. ;)
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    Re: Organic facing up to the reality of being Organic

    ... and knit your yoghurt? :cool::):):)
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    Re: Cost of Pre-movement T.B tests

    Yes. At the moment.
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    Re: Cost of Pre-movement T.B tests

    6 / head + two visits. So one bull is v. expensive @ 38.
    Ten animals for our practice, would work out at 92 + VAT - last year.
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    Re: Organic facing up to the reality of being Organic

    I think what North is getting at, is that rules concerning these treatments have been around for decades; these treatments were available to organic farmers since 1999, updated 2007 / 2008, but...
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    Re: Organic facing up to the reality of being Organic

    It's a load of guff. The EU have NOT said this at all.

    Don't believe all you read in cut / paste newspapers. Even if it is 'written' by the science correspondent - or possibly especially if ....
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    Re: BPS online application

    No maps - but a second paper copy of last year's SFP sheets, reminding me that I may need it to fill in....

    ... this year's paper copy.. :lipsrsealed:
  22. Re: Would it be in farmers interests to pay for TB control?

    Oh dear. :rolleyes:
    How very unfortunate. :cool:

    Now perhaps Mr. S may be asking some of the same intricate questions, which we've all had the dubious pleasure of trying to get answers to. :)
  23. Thread: TB reactors

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    Re: TB reactors

    16 days from when the animal was slaughtered. :mad:
  24. Re: Labour claims scrapping badger cull would save 122m

    .. particularly as they had the arch wizard of their last in-credible load of tosh, in a political armlock, as he lost no time in telling Efracom.

    The diminutive John Bourne, chairman of the ISG...
  25. Re: Would it be in farmers interests to pay for TB control?

    http://bovinetb.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/cows-that-may-squeak.html


    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-I3DMXistnVA/VPdkI9o7K1I/AAAAAAAABIA/pHz6ZW24S8g/s320/mouse.jpg
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