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    Re: Tractor Transport

    Take a couple of cans of diesel and an overcoat,
    Jack Caley
  2. Thread: Gove Survey

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    Gove Survey

    Being retired and with a little more time than some of other forum members, I took it upon myself to complete the survey so graciously offered to the farming community by our friend Mr Gove and his...
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    Re: Caterpillar TH62

    We have an 04 model, I would be totally out of my depth, but I rather think we changed the lever, possibly totally irrelevant,but!
    jack caley
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    Re: Agriculture collages ?

    Did you ever attend one of those annual balls in the library, or were you one of the later ones?
    regards,
    jack caley
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    Re: Agriculture collages ?

    Dear ex-farmer,
    I remember presenting a collage of flowers to my partner at the annual ball at Shuttleworth College,
    jack caley
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    Re: Matters Agricultural.

    My wife once organised a wedding reception at our house for the daughter of an old friend. The proceedings were going well in the garden, all the guests present. Just over the fence in the paddock...
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    Re: Agriculture collages ?

    I was 200 miles from Shuttleworth, but I think it is probably best to join in college activities. My sons went to Bishop, but they were always at home, not good.
    jack caley
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    Re: Future Agri-environment schemes

    I think you are probably right in that it is a waste of time, but we really have to try to make Gove and all the others see the total picture, because it is obvious they do not see it now.
    Just like...
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    Re: Matters Agricultural.

    Gee,
    That may have been the 1950,s but little has changed.
    It is my view that most of society, especially urban society, is so far distanced from the real world of nature. This has led to all sorts...
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    Re: Matters Agricultural.

    Funnily enough Iwas talking yesterday to a 90 year old friend who like me remembered the days of the travelling stallion.
    He remembered a mare who squealed out whenever she heard the stallion...
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    Matters Agricultural.

    I have spent 84 years on a farm, and yet learn something new every day. This is definitely not something boring or serious like Brexit, but I found it highly amusing.
    As I have said previously, I am...
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    Re: Future Agri-environment schemes

    Gee,
    Have you had a go at filling in Goves consultation?
    I think they are living in cloud cuckoo land.
    They are going to remove most of the farm payments without any real replacement of that need....
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    Re: Tractor buying advice

    The older the better!
    Simple engineering on older tractors has a lot to be said or it. The Intrnational range is good as is the Ford range, even Nuffield.
    Ford 3000,4000
    Into any smaller one, up...
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    Re: Glyphosate and pregnant women

    I sold small potatoes in 1976 for 300 per ton!
    jack caley
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    Re: Glyphosate and pregnant women

    We used Paraguat very successfully in growing potatoes, especially early potatoes.
    Instead of interrow cultivations we sprayed paraquat on the first appearance of potato buds. This did not kill the...
  16. Thread: Fishing

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    Re: Fishing

    As far as I know, it is already happening. Just where I saw it I cannot remember but there is a boat registered in Hull that uses our quota but lands regularly in Holland a 1 million catch.So we do...
  17. Thread: #*#*@%& NFU

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    Re: #*#*@%& NFU

    The problem is, I think, that DEFRA have set an early closure date. I have been thinking of how to contribute , but as far as I know, our NFU has done nothing.
    jack caley
  18. Thread: Fishing

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    Re: Fishing

    The 1947 agriculture act came from a Labour government, the conservatives screwed agriculture under the compensatory payments.
    The conservatives have always believed in free trade and low food...
  19. Thread: Fishing

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    Re: Fishing

    Gee,
    I am afraid you do have a very valid point, however Gove did say in Parliament yesterday that we would have fishing rights after the transition period.
    The whole problem with this Brexit...
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    Re: Lincoln red x redpol

    If you are looking for Red Polls, Stephen Prescott, Scarborough near Driffield is your man.
    jack caley
  21. Thread: Red diesel

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    Re: Red diesel

    Could be the latest way of getting rid of the concession.
    If they start having to use petrol, it will cost a fortune.
    In any case our fuel suppliers said red came originally from the same tank as...
  22. Thread: Red diesel

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    Red diesel

    There was something about red diesel in the chancellors statement, did anyone see it?
    jack caley
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    Re: Slurry - An asset not a problem

    I think if the remoaners keep on spreading doom and disaster, the pound will continue to fall. This is exactly what we we want Chinese fashion, because it will mean fewer imports and an expanding...
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    Re: Brexit, yes or no?

    Actually, I think what Mr Gove means trees that you may or may not harvest in about 60 to 100 years.
    The fact remains that the payments were industry support, carrying on from 70 years of...
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    Re: Brexit, yes or no?

    So instead of yearly income, we have income in seven years!
    jack caley
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