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    Re: straw on top of silage

    Rats may make a mess of your silage sheet and cause a lot of wastage.
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    Re: Where (how) do you keep your guns??

    Under the bed. ;)
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    Sticky: Re: Beef , Lamb,Poultry,Pig &Horse Price Tracker

    Anyone got the latest?
    Was told last week 3.95 R4L both ABP Ellesmere and Woodheads Colne, but none to sell for a couple of weeks. Buyers getting what they need atm but expecting a shortage of...
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    Re: calves stolen

    This is disgusting, the perp. should hang.
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    Re: 300 acres grass, one man 120 sucklers ?

    As has been said, set up right one man could manage that number of cows without breaking sweat, particularly as selling store, practically part time. Needs quiet cows, good handling facilities and a...
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    Re: Shaping a rams horns

    why can't you tip them with a hacksaw?
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    Re: Drilling problem.

    Lazy twat should of rolled it. Agronomist knows who pays his bill. Never work for him again, spread the word.
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    Re: Removing a hedge

    And rightly so.
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    Re: Temporary cattle housing

    When you look at the cost of a new shed now relative to the value of the stock inside it a decent building has never looked cheaper. Forget outwintering unless your land is very free draining. You...
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    Re: Ducks on a pond!

    I release a few on a pond I also feed and it doesn't put the wild duck or geese off. Feeding is the main thing. If there is always feed there and plenty of it they will come.
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    Re: Weight gain in Cattle

    Over the whole grazing season mid April- mid Oct for me, 400kg at turnout, steers usually average 0.9kg/day, lst year it was 0.7. Set stocked 1.2/acre, reduced to 0.8/acre from July/August. Pastures...
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    Re: Cydectin LA - Cattle

    I have used it for the last 3 years on cattle grazed away for the summer, a sharp needle is a big help, after youve done a few and dulled the point they feel it more. Can be painfull if they have...
  13. Re: Is it legal to film people/property & post to Youtube without their consent?

    At last, a reason to keep limmy cows.
  14. Re: How can I find someone to supply and lay road planings?

    Give Richard Bayliss a ring, he did a very good job laying down hardcore/planings for a neighbour to clamp his fodder beet on. Get the planings tipped where you want them, he will do the rest....
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    Re: IBR Vaccination.

    After a bad case of IBR one winter I now routinely vaccinate bought in stock on arrival, rarely see a runny nose now. I used to use tracharinne (sp.?) intranasaly but got a bit fed up of being...
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    Re: Spring Barley

    Thanks for that, very helpful. I forgot to add that I am in North Staffordshire and the land is at about 120m. The crop is for feed so going for maximum yield. I also need the straw, how resistant to...
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    Spring Barley

    Only ever grown it to patch up or on unsown headlands but this year I have to drill 100 acres of the stuff. I dont think it will be in before the middle of March, can anyone give me some advice on...
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    Re: Finaly ploughing

    Looking better for the next week or two, starting to get exited about doing some ploughing which just goes to show how desparate the jobs become. Hope its not jinxed now.:)
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    Re: Montbellarde x red angus

    I would think they would be moderately framed, milky, cheap to keep and long lasting cows. I also think they would be short of muscle and the calves would be a little lacking in frame.
  20. Like the new site, better than the old site

    I must say, I like the new site, much more streamlined. I hope it doesn't get cluttered with too many obscure categories.
    I've found it much quicker and easier to post replys.
    Its a shame all the...
  21. Re: Should we welcome people into the country ?

    I think its gone to far to turn it back now so its best to keep them at arms length, you only need to read some of the comments on the daily mail webpage and look at the histeria over the horsemeat...
  22. Re: Whats been going on? and, why don't we use our real names?

    Because folk at mart will know its us and call us out for the bull/bigheaded/fantasy/slanderous/knowitall crap we post here and (even worse) laugh at us behind our backs. lol
  23. Thread: Hs2

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    Re: Hs2

    I think it will be a case of when rather than if this (phase 2) happens so for my part I will co-operate, although every access will be negotiated for and every conceivable cost and inconvienience...
  24. Re: Should we welcome people into the country ?

    No, we should not welcome the general public into the countryside, because unfortunately the majority have no idea how to behave and have little respect or consideration for others or their property....
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