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    Re: Why does everyone use 8/80/15 stock fence?

    Not quite sure I'm bold enough to use half as many stakes, especially with undulating ground. We currently do 3.5 paces for C grade and 5 paces for HT. How about others?
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    Re: Sheep Clippers for dagging

    Has your handypiece arrived and been used yet Exmoor Dave ? What do you think of it?
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    Re: Cambridge Roll

    Hmm, the quote was from a local firm near Winchcombe. Price includes shatterboards. I'd be interested in seeing yours when it comes if possible. Does yours have shatterboards and where is it coming...
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    Cambridge Roll

    I'm looking to replace our 20 year old set of rolls with something new with shatterboards. Somewhere around the 6.2-6.4m in size would suit us fine. Have looked at He-Va, Dalbo (Maxiroll not the...
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    Re: Case Gem trailed sprayer

    I still have our 15m (was 16m) Gem Sprayer and it might be for sale. It's a 1997, self trac, with auto-rate RDS. Still works well and got used the other day to pump water. Was thinking of cutting...
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    Re: Suzuki or Honda ATV

    Thanks for the replies so far. I was impressed by the Suzuki but still like the idea of a manual gearbox for reliability reasons. I've now learnt that Honda will be bringing a Foreman 500 (475cc)...
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    Re: Suzuki or Honda ATV

    No can-am or Yamaha dealers near me so choice is between Suzuki and Honda really. Still debating...
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    Suzuki or Honda ATV

    I've now had chance to demo a few quad bikes and UTVs. I've now narrowed my choice down to two; a Manual Honda Foreman S 475cc or a Suzuki KingQuad 500 Auto. ATV will be used for all aspects of...
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    Re: How much extra crop will I get?

    We've recently moved to 24m and hope to start our first proper season with it this year. I'm sure it will be a step forward and like you considered the saving by reduced tramlines (especially when...
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    Re: Sheep Mob Grazing

    Enjoyed the photos and your post. Have you considered topping & harrowing the field post grazing to reduce the amount of dead and unpalatable grass? How long before sheep will return to the same plot?
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    Re: Big square bale hay/haylage feeders??

    The only problem with putting them in with the loader is that large square bales can be very dense and sheep particularly find it difficult to eat. One tip is to use a double spike squeze and...
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    Re: Price for Baling work

    I charged a neighbour 30p per bale last year but reading the thread maybe it should be nearer to 40p. I think 50p stacked sounds sensible

    80 bales to the acre = 240 bales * 30p = 72.00 Worth...
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    Portable arc welder

    We need to replace ours and I'm looking for recommendations please. Ideally don't want to spend more than 200+vat unless there's good reason to do so. We have a larger non portable arc welder in the...
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    Re: How many bales for sheep?

    I fed nearly 500 large square bales of silage and hay to nearly 700 ewes & ewe lambs last year :o. Mind you we have a lot of greedy Suffolk Cross Mules :eek:
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    Re: Grazing white clover

    What do you call too high? Never heard of this problem - any idea why higher indices make the clover less palatable?
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    Re: Sheep Clippers for dagging

    Anyone tried the cordless shears that have a battery pack you wear around your waist? I saw these demonstrated at Sheep 2012 and was impressed. I'd only use them for dagging but would save a lot of...
  17. Thread: Water usage

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    Water usage

    Does anyone know how much water they use per year? Could you let me know how much you use and a little about how many acres you farm and livestock units?

    I'm only curious and am a farmer myself...
  18. Re: Syringes to administer veterinary medicine?

    I'm not sure but intrigued as to why you would ask. I use disposable 10ml syringes for sheep (ewes). After use I clean them and soak them in sterilising solution before drying and reusing them. I'm...
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    Re: Trailer build

    Looks very good. What's it going to be used for and what will you be towing it with?

    Is it a kit or have you built it from scratch?
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    Re: Lambing 2013

    Great video - thanks so much for putting it online for all to see
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    Re: New tine drill

    Right it's decision time. We've had chance to demo a Kverneland TS Evo tine drill. The KV did the job well and is a strong, well built machine. Calibration was very easy and very accessible. The only...
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    Re: ewe adopter????

    I'd look for two to three good night's sleep before letting her out.
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    Re: convering xr3000 to bluetooth

    I'd like to know this too. I seem to recall when we bought ours that (without) to add bluetooth it needs to go back to manufacturer. Maybe it requires dental surgery or something similar.
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    Re: WOSR side knife

    We were in a similar situation to you. Have a 15' header and no rape knife. A new one might costs as much as 3.5k with all the electronics. We've only 50 acres of OSR each year so it's quite a lot...
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    Re: Solar fencer

    I bought some cheap solar panels off ebay and have been very impressed. Teamed with a good battery they really extend the length of use. The sheep will have usually moved on before battery needs...
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