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  1. Thread: ram harness

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    Re: ram harness

    I have never had problems at all with them! My tups don't seem to really notice them. I have always used the nylon ones with the plastic push-clips.
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    Re: #/@*!!,~

    I have recently moved to the Yorkshire Dales, and here about 95% of bikes are doing way above the speed limit, overtaking on solid lines, accelerating and braking very hard and cornering on the wrong...
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    Re: Tour de Yorkshire route issues

    We actually delayed our move up there (a mile from the route) until afterwards to avoid the chaos!
  4. Thread: FBT Oppertunity

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    Re: FBT Oppertunity

    I get a good price for my Swaledale ewe lambs as i am a long way from Yorkshire (at the moment) but there are quite a few mule breeders who travel up there every year for fresh stock. The...
  5. Thread: FBT Oppertunity

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    Re: FBT Oppertunity

    I agree with that. Even 100ac is tight to make a living on. It only takes 1 bad winter when lamb prices drop and you are in the red.

    Might be worth considering a bit of diversification. If...
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    Re: Need some advice on spare grazing

    I also move them by hand, but something like this would come in handy:

    http://www.polarisquad.co.uk/shop/images/13220/lbt+1.jpg/

    http://www.polarisquad.co.uk/shop/images/13220/lbt+1.jpg/
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    Re: Fly control in calf house

    I am surprised about the red tops not working as i use them each year and find them excellent.

    What you need to do though is site them 15m or so from the calf house, and surround it with 4 traps...
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    Re: Ragwort-Is this a good idea?

    or sheep in the spring. Graze it hard April time and again in june the first year. Repeat the april grazing and you wont get it in the hay
  9. Thread: Gate left open

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    Re: Gate left open

    There is a hay tedder at the back, some hurdles and a few odds and sods of lambing kit. Possibly i suppose, but the barns on either side (Feeder trailers in one and grain lift etc in the other) had...
  10. Thread: Gate left open

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    Re: Gate left open

    Padlock and chain on. Hopefully that is the end of the story!
  11. Thread: Gate left open

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    Gate left open

    I have been bringing my ewes and lambs back to the paddock near the house overnight for a while to deter any more fox attacks, and last night i put them into the barn i had used for lambing as i was...
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    Re: Finally got somewhere!

    I may well take some fencing with me because even though the fields are fenced, my sheep are bound to escape somewhere (they got on to the A429 last friday evening...). However, moving all of my...
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    Re: Tenancy Interview

    hell yes. The fact that i got down to the last 2 out of 38 tenders for a National trust farm gave me a head start with subsequent applications to anyone.
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    Finally got somewhere!

    Whoohoo. I have finally got a decent amount of land (Some in-bye and a couple of large parcels of moorland allotment), barn for lambing, farmhouse etc back in Yorkshire! Good chance of more land in...
  15. Thread: hayfever

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    Re: hayfever

    It does work. But the more local it is the better.
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    Re: Tenancy Interview

    Be confident. You know your plans better than anyone else. Be proud of what you have done and what you plan to do. Be enthusiastic.

    As with a job interview, they are trying to find out what you...
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    Re: Gates across a road

    Of course, if the driver cannot see a bloody great gate, they probably wouldn't see the cows and would crash into them!
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    Swaledale Ewe lambs for Sale

    Two purebred Swaledale Ewe lambs for sale - excellent lineage and large enough to tup this year if required.
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    Re: Tips for moving to the country

    100% True...
  20. Re: Bit disappointed with Adam and Nigel's nonsense fest

    I have watched it now, and was quite impressed. Many of this sort of programme focus solely on the welfare or ethical issues of food. This also pointed out that with a bit of preparation you can...
  21. Re: Bit disappointed with Adam and Nigel's nonsense fest

    I havn't had a chance to watch it yet, but i stayed in the B&B on that farm when we first moved down here, and some of the pregnant dairy cows from the farm are housed in the barn next to my house. ...
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    Re: self employment and insurance

    I am essentially a scientific contractor as well, and i took PL insurance to cover this. It was only 10 per month, but it pays out lots if somehow i advise a client incorrectly and they suffer loss...
  23. Re: Ewe lamb with testicles. Has anyone come across this before?

    It is likely to be a chimera, where a male and female lamb fuse at a very early stage (handful of cells). The male lamb cells are pretty much switched off except those that are destined to be the...
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    Re: Swaledale Tups for sale - Cotswolds

    one left...
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    Re: Swaledale Tups for sale - Cotswolds

    2 still left...
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