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    Re: Drilling 50mm holes.

    "Verry interestink"
    Been a long time since I heard that line - even starting to date myself ;)
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    Re: Drilling 50mm holes.

    suggestion for 2 or more pieces need to be lined up - line them up, put a little tack weld to hold them together, drill the pilot hole, remove the weld and your pilot holes have everything already...
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    Re: Ag Tech - the U.S. view

    There are technologies out there now that permit you to automatically (based on your criteria, i.e. age of the record) put records into "cold" storage and recall them, if / when required. The "cold"...
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    Re: Ag Tech - the U.S. view

    John, if you listen to the environmentalists, "the sun is always shining somewhere", so they will use solar panels and magically transmit it around the world using environmentally friendly...
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    Happy New Year

    To all that visit and contribute to the forum, I wish you a happy and prosperous 2019 (and beyond).

    (PS: Can't believe I was the first one to post this wish this year :cool:)
  6. Canadian Potato supply will be tight this year

    Cold spring, dry summer, early snow
    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/pei-potato-supply-canada-1.4955513
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    Re: Happy Christmas

    ditto to both of you, and everyone else on the forum
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    Re: Pig Farm fire - Ontario Canada

    PETA - if PETA had its way, cows, pigs, chickens, turkeys, . . . would have no economic value (not allowed to eat them) and would soon end up on the endangered species lists.

    As for the farm...
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    Pig Farm fire - Ontario Canada

    Barn fire kills 1300 pigs

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/quinte-west-barn-fire-ontario-1.4942186
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    Re: Stray ****** sheep now!?

    if the "farmer" doesn't respect the animals, should he be anywhere near them?

    as a second thought, on your first post you noted "they have of course been ridden to death and undoubtedly now in...
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    Re: Stray ****** sheep now!?

    Is there any humanity society they can be turned over to? On this side of the pond these societies will step in if animals (farm or pets) are not properly cared for and charges could be filed by the...
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    Re: Telehandler contract hire or buy?

    sounds like it is time to dig out the spreed sheet and start crunching numbers, such as:
    what happens if you only use it for 500 hours a year? or 1800 hours per year? how much does the payment...
  13. Thread: Wooden tyres?

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    Re: Wooden tyres?

    given that (on this side of the pond) certain trees (popular) are turned into pulp used in the creation of rayon, there may already be some "wood" content in existing tires.
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    Re: Kawasaki klf 400 4x4

    '98 - that is 20 years old.

    first thing to remember is an internal combustion engine requires just 3 things - timed ignition, compression & metered fuel. you have noticed the possibility of a bad...
  15. Re: Student Assignment - how might BREXIT affect beef suckler herds in the UK?

    Jack, it isn't just the BBC. Gone are the days where the "big headline" sold the newspaper where you got ALL the other news as well and all the paper's advertisers got their message provided to the...
  16. Re: Student Assignment - how might BREXIT affect beef suckler herds in the UK?

    Personally, I think the next "climate change" measurement should not be how much "crap" you put into the atmosphere but how more you clean the atmosphere than you put into it. for example, trees...
  17. Re: Student Assignment - how might BREXIT affect beef suckler herds in the UK?

    I hear ya - we just went through the USMCA (formerly NAFTA) negotiations and all some people could see was the price of milk - they didn't seem to care what chemicals was added to get more milk or...
  18. Re: Student Assignment - how might BREXIT affect beef suckler herds in the UK?

    With all the chemicals the Americans are permitted to inject / feed their cattle, you don't want beef (or milk or cheese) from the US
  19. Thread: Job choice

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    Re: Job choice

    Speedy - there is a lot you haven't told us that you need to consider

    - how long have you been involved in farming? farm management?

    - where do you want your career to go? Farm / business...
  20. Thread: Stray cattle

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    Re: Stray cattle

    BBQ? ;)
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    Re: Jcb Perkins presurising

    .7 mm works out to about 1/32
    7 mm works out to about 9/32

    The bottom end should be able to take the compression change created by 1/32 less combustion chamber. With 9/32 if the valves didn't...
  22. Thread: Cover crop?

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    Re: Cover crop?

    What is his plans for the field in the longer term? lease it? sell it? pasture someone's horses on it? ? ? ?
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    Re: Stock, fencing and neighbours

    Jack

    Not doubting the responsibility of the animal owner - "on this side of the pond" you are responsible even if you house cat causes problems.

    my question was about how clearly (legally) the...
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    Re: French drought

    French drought -> market opportunity for British farmers?
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    Re: Stock, fencing and neighbours

    I hadn't seen it either until now.

    do you own or least the property? I know on "this side of the pond' when you purchase a piece of property you are required to verify property lines - often with...
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