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  1. Thread: Cover Cropping

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    Re: Cover Cropping

    Redstart, a kale rape hybrid should be ok if you can sow it in time.
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    Re: Ford 7740 SLE shuttle lever problem.

    Does it happen when 4wd is off?
  3. Thread: Brexit reality

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    Re: Brexit reality

    Our problems are;
    1.Is the (Hard) border with N. Ireland coming back? At present we can just drive across and the first thing we notice is road signs are in miles not kms!
    2. Something like 60% of...
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    Re: ransomes plough

    Keep an eye on ebay. Have you tried Westlake?
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    Old Ransomes tsr 109 plough

    I just bought a Ransomes TSR 109 plough. It was originally 5 bodies, 3+1+1, currently there are 4 UCN bodies. I'm thinking of going down to 3 bodies, we've had a lot of rain here. Has anyone on here...
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    Re: Starting suckler herd

    Hi Nordvue, did you take a trip to Vegas or blow your money on cows?
  7. Thread: Feeding bulls

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    Re: Feeding bulls

    We're still ok this side of the Irish sea, but our beef is a bit like EU's safety valve so prices here are a little bit more, how shall I put it, 'buoyant' than the UK. It's a tricky job to master...
  8. Thread: Brexit reality

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    Re: Brexit reality

    I hope nobody feels insulted by some of the comments here on an Irish farming forum, they are in the minority.

    http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?p=98792999
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    Re: Bull Beef - The end of the road?

    I agree with this statement 100%. It is a race to the bottom, grass fed steer beef is a luxury food that the average consumer cannot afford to pay for anymore. Having said that, my wife bought a beef...
  10. Thread: Brexit reality

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    Re: Brexit reality

    Just to clarify as an outsider looking in, I'm Irish, it looks like BBC is pushing a stay in agenda, but almost everything I see online points to an exit.

    Trade is a big issue for us in Ireland,...
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    Re: Bull Beef - The end of the road?

    Have been doing bulls since 1990 as well, specs have been getting tighter and tighter all the time for the last 2-3 years, we were told it was supermarkets wanted x y and z. First it was finish u 16...
  12. Re: When Shold You Use The 1000RPM Setting On The PTO?

    I do this as well, but use 540 when spreading. No problems so far anyway. I can see where owner driver is an advantage though. It's a MEC/hertl 8000L pump and fiat 110-90 tractor.
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    Can red clover be rolled?

    I have some red clover with rye grass, but there are stones in the field. The clover was planted in autumn '14. New growth has just started on the crowns, the new clover stalks are about 1-2 inches...
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    Re: WHICH WAY FINISHED BEEF PRICES

    I think there's a bit of a glut building up on our side of the Irish sea. A lot of extra calves born on expanding dairy farms this year and last year.
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    Re: Pros and cons for Maxammon

    Yes used maxammon on spring barley in sept '14. Fed it to finishing bulls up to about 10kg/day with straw. Did it in two feeds a day, not ad-lib, then switched to a bought in high maize ration for...
  16. Re: Paddock Grazing- Semi Permanent Electric Fencing

    1. Run a wire all the way around it, helps transmit power, you can put your gate handles on this. If you have a straight run with a gate handle at each end, you can just open the gates at both ends...
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    Re: Ideal scraper tractor

    Have a look at cheffins sale today, lot 1033
    http://www.cheffins.co.uk/machinery/catalogues.asp:cool:
  18. Thread: Ford 4600

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    Re: Ford 4600

    I saw a 5000 over here (Ireland) with some 6x bits and some 6y bits, it was built around the changeover time 1968? when there were still some 6x bits to be used up and the new 6y tractors had started...
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    Re: What do you feed your in calf heifers?

    Not tmr, but been feeding 1-2kg rolled oats and mins right up to calving for the last few years. Calving Angus x heifers at 2 yrs old
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    Re: Pros and cons for Maxammon

    Apologies for bringing up an old thread, thinking of doing some spring barley. Any updates for this, are the people who used it last year doing it again, and how did cattle perform? Thanks.
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    Re: 8100 PTO Main Shaft

    Heard of a quick fix on those shafts, when a buyer had to split their 'new' tractor because PTO failed, they found a 3/4 drive socket welded on the shaft where the splines had been. It might be worth...
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    Re: Calf kicking in womb

    Sometimes it can be seen when a cow drinks very cold water, I think the calf reacts to the temperature change.
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    Re: bull calf ratio

    Where do your cattle get water from? If it's a river downstream of a sewage treatment plant there is a possibility of high oestrogen levels in the drinking water from the pill affecting things.
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    Re: Cheap place to get handtools?

    Are there no traaavelling salesmen over that side of the pond? We get regular visits here, anything from saucepans to compressors, ALL chinese tat.
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    Re: Which breed of bull

    Hi Nick, I was in a similiar situation a couple of years back, Angus bull for replacements and blonde as a terminal sire. Went for an Aubrac two years ago. V easy calving on heifers, but nothing...
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