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  1. Thread: Naval clamps

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    Naval clamps

    Looking for opinions on using lamb naval clamps. Anyone with experience using them & their opinion on their effectiveness & how & when best to apply them & remove them.

    one person I’ve talked to...
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    Suction control valve

    John deere 6930 didn’t want to start today. This is the second time in a week.

    “Fault code ECU 157.17 Fuel rail pressure not developed. Check SCV & common rail pump contact”

    my plan is to...
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    Re: Decent LED torch

    Agreed, makes magnalite look like a candle. Pocket sunshine, M7 adds a few tricks.
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    Re: Best all round antibiotic for sheep?

    Zactran for lame & mastitis. She could loose her bag, but at least she's alive.

    If the bag is cold when you find the mastitis, it will fall off. Don't use it or mycotil on very young lambs, they...
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    Re: Mobile sheep equipment

    We bought a Rappa 10 standard (7ft hurdles) This summer. A big step forward from carting our yard kit around (with their box section legs built for concrete not grass)

    start by saying we haven't...
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    Re: New Collie pup

    Dad had a great suckler collie dog years ago. It would hang on to their tails, that would shift them. Sadly it gained the taste for salmon fishing with the neighbour & the ladies, which resulted in...
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    New Collie pup

    Just picked up a new pup from a farm near Knighton (Powys) 8 weeks old.

    looking for training tips & recommendations. In the past have largely relied on the older dogs to show them what to do, with...
  8. Thread: EID readers

    by Andrew100
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    EID readers

    Has anyone used the new Agrident awr300 or the RS420 from Allflex?

    from what I can tell, the software (including Ilivestock for the RS420) is biased towards the breeder, whereas for a simple...
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    Re: Merlo 40.7 starting fault

    Just bypassed the shutoff switch & it ok. Will get the battery crank amp tested soon, while its still under warranty.
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    Re: EU seeks ban on glyphosate

    OMG.

    My cousin is a scientific advisor to DEFRA, he spent years trying to prevent a ban on Neonics. That ban was based on crap science, that was bought and paid for by Green NGOs. Now this...
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    Merlo 40.7 starting fault

    Topped up the water in the battery & found some mud in the shut off switch, so cleaned it out with some alcohol spray.

    now it won't start.
    Measured battery voltage, showed it was slightly low so...
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    Re: EU referendum: BREXIT

    Switzerland has decided not to join the EU. Would anyone join it now, if they were not especially poor. EU & peace have nothing to do with each other. Look how the meddling in Ukraine has turned out....
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    Re: Some random thoughts

    According to those that study climate statistics, it's never been better. Declining drought globally, less & less hurricanes, slightly more rain. There will be a peak of bad weather later this year &...
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    Re: Some random thoughts

    Climate models have no skill. Simple & undeniable. They fail to model the most important natural cycles AMO, PDO, IPO, ENSO. Not even Cloud physics. They are ok I predicting tropical latitude temp...
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    Re: Lambs finished at light weights?

    Agreed, a waste of feed. Many buyers are looking for lean export lambs. Abattoirs hate fat, Merthyr want R3Ls.
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    Re: Peak oil put off again

    HGVs will increasingly run on CNG when the fracking gets going, as they are in the US.
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    Re: Peak oil put off again

    Re the car engine. Possibly depends on whether people will accept having to add ad-blue to their diesel cars, they are already available, but the Mass market is questionable. The next development in...
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    Merlo primer pump

    58 reg merlo 40.7

    has anyone stripped down the fuel primer pump on top of the big pre filter. If so, can you let me know if any parts are readily available.

    This is pump has a 3inch (ish)...
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    Re: Peak oil put off again

    No one disputes climate change, when you think about it, asking whether or not anyone does is ridiculous. As far as human impact is concerned CO2 is very minor. Behind: land use change (in all its...
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    Re: Another one bites the dust!

    Eh. The energy system is broke, my post ( which was factually accurate on the DSBR (google it)) showed how big a mess it's in.
    Re head in sand: what's the point of the CCA?
    it exports CO2,...
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    Re: Another one bites the dust!

    Easy.
    First: scrap the climate change act, what a waste of time and jobs.
    Second: scrap the DSBR (demand side balancing review) paying existing energy suppliers £2,500/MWHR 40x normal, when energy...
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    Re: yet another food scare

    There appears to have been a (ahem) miscommunication. It is the amount of evidence that is measured, not the level of risk.

    There is more evidence that processed food is potentially dangerous,...
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    Re: Adding barley to lamb ration

    Barley has caused trouble for us also.

    just had a big shock losing 12 store lambs from a batch of 40. Brought in from grass, trained them on high fibre, low ish protein. Then transferred to a pen...
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    Re: Which EID tag reader

    Yet more paperwork.

    i suspect it is related to fabbl, also acts as insurance in case their reader doesn't work. Sometimes the printout they send back either has a "no read" or just a stream of our...
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    Which EID tag reader

    Local abattoir now requires that a list of tag numbers is supplied, so looking for the best reader. Currently borrowing a Tracking-1

    apart from a couple of hundred spring lambs, we just tend to...
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