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  1. dairy herd fertility rotary wall planner - alternative to the Bray board

    As per title - are there alternatives to the 'Bray board'?

    Thanks

    Colin
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    Re: Playing with the new Erth Panbuster

    9-10" - compaction at 7-8"
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    Re: Playing with the new Erth Panbuster

    every field different - field we did this morning we couldnt go above 3.5kmh at top end (better take of stubble turnips) but at bottom we were up to 6.5kmh without any breaking of the turf
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    Re: Playing with the new Erth Panbuster

    Very wary about going too dry here - disagree about the staggering of the legs though - lovely bow-wave as she runs through the ground without tearing the turf but terrific shattering below that 3-4"...
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    Playing with the new Erth Panbuster

    A couple of photos of first day out with the panbuster - before and after photos of test holes
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    Re: Assistant herdsman required

    yes, I have learnt a lot about dairy farming off him this last twelve months and we built up a really good working relationship so I am really sad to see him leave. Very unusual situation where you...
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    Re: ploughing dilemma

    If everything else is measured to be right, the simplest solution would be to slacken the clamps and slide the bar that your lower links attach to across to correct. If she is ploughing 4" narrow,...
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    Re: Assistant herdsman required

    Yes, probably a fair assessment ;). However, the job entails far more than just that and its a great place to progress as part of a team - the last lad who filled the role was able to leave to run a...
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    Re: Assistant herdsman required

    ha, even Sam couldnt cope with farming forums as well as 12000 tweets per year :eek:
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    Re: Assistant herdsman required

    Sam is too busy with Twitter these days ;). He is away at the end of the month to pastures new in Pembrokeshire sadly - his replacement is here for a month of handover but we need the above position...
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    Assistant herdsman required

    300 cow, split block calving herd near Shrewsbury. Excellent facilities and progressive team. Must have excellent stockmanship skills. Great opportunity for young keen person to progress.
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    Re: Entry level gps

    Leica mojo mini. Sold by www.progressive-agriculture.com
    I'm not an agent or rep but am pleased with mine and like to support local business.

    +1 very pleased with ours
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    Re: Bob Mayor, Ploughman 24. The update thread

    Its very easy to get completely engrossed in the day to day grind of running a business and putting bread on the table and then not find time to write a few lines that might make someones day a bit...
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    Re: fendt 516

    Ffs, something extra to do to break up the boredom of one button pressing would be a bonus ;). For me, I would happily put up with a minor drawback (if it is?) like that for the other benefits I have...
  15. Thread: Fert

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    Re: Fert

    Yes, we put a dressing of urea on last weekend - some of the lower fields are still too wet as was the winter corn but can hardly see the wheelmarks on the fields we did
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    Re: pottinger or lely

    We get anyone raking in front of our wagon to drive on two swaths and pull in half a swath with outside of each rotor - we find this presents far more of the grass across the knives and we get a...
  17. Re: Refresh my memory on stock fencing per metre

    Anybody round here worth their salt will be 2/m for erecting - taking down old? - would depend on whats involved - thats why I only ever quote for jobs after a site visit ;)
  18. Re: Why does everyone use 8/80/15 stock fence?

    I have tended to stick to HT 8/80/15 rather than the wider spacings because ,yes, on level runs the wider wires are fine - but on undulating runs it looks horrible - the closer spaced vertical wires...
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    Re: Landini/MF

    Vineyard and crawler tractors were made by them but pretty sure they didnt make any 600 series tractors.
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    Re: Thanks BFF!

    Some of us read, enjoy and contribute on both forums- its a free country. You are entitled to your opinion but I object to your description of backstabbing.
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    Re: STORING CRIMPED BARLEY

    we did 250 tonnes of crimped wheat this year which was treated with home and dry to produce alka-grain. Allowed me to get grain off 3 weeks early to follow with direct drilled stubble turnips....
  22. Re: track rod ends - replacement rubber boots

    ;) like that
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    Thanks guys, exactly what I was after - the dealer didn't know these were available - now he can put the machine right for us to buy without breaking the bank for him
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    Farm maps

    Is it possible to get a map of your farm of the same format as ELS maps? Nice clear format - simple line boundaries. Would like to get it in a format that can be edited on the computer and then...
  25. track rod ends - replacement rubber boots

    Is it possible to get replacement rubber boots for steering track rod ends - in this case manitou telehandler. Just bought a very tidy 3 year old manitou handler and about the only thing wrong with...
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