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    Re: Under sown spring barley

    I'm astonished your asking this question. When farming connect did the subsidised soil test thing I spoke to someone who interpreted the results and she said most of Wales was low in ph. YES get it...
  2. Thread: Lime

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    Re: Lime

    i suppose being st davids your further away again but its about 28.5 from machinery ring and sub 28 elsewhere for me
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    Re: Sheep Mob Grazing

    Having spent a fair bit of time with Neal Dennis he will say the biggest mistake is recovery period not long enough. It's the most common mistake.

    See his recent article in FW
  4. Thread: strip till

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    Re: strip till

    How does ploughing control grassweeds? If it did we wouldn't be spraying surely?
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    Re: pottinger or lely

    Do you get one for each mower?

    Do you prefer a Lelyboy or a Fella?:p

    My answer - get someone else in to mow with you and then you can concentrate of raking and picking up with wagon and save...
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    Re: finance on older tractor

    I used a good broker last year. Very helpful and will be on your side.

    Pauline Pugh I think from Northants somewhere. I don't have her number to hand but if interested I could find it.
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    Re: Linear reduction of SPS entitlements Wales

    You didn't get diddled. Welsh Assembly along supported by the farm unions devised a system that was biased towards high claimants and chose to preserve them in aspic for a decade. Elin Jones...
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    Re: Linear reduction of SPS entitlements Wales

    Because there a lot of people with extremely high payments on small ha.

    It should have been done 5 years ago not kept til now.
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    Re: Linear reduction of SPS entitlements Wales

    But it depends what your historic payment is. If its 2000 you will want it to be phased.

    How can there be new money though realistically? Wales' is a bit short of money and we've demonstrated...
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    Re: Linear reduction of SPS entitlements Wales

    But if that's the case would it really matter to him or to you?
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    Re: Linear reduction of SPS entitlements Wales

    Its a national disgrace to be honest.
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    Re: Linear reduction of SPS entitlements Wales

    Same here. I think for all those "losing" they will only be getting paid on the same basis as those "winning" so we'll all be treated the same according to land classification. I think that's a...
  13. Thread: Fallow

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    Re: Fallow

    Good man! :) Pleased it looks ok.

    Well you could direct drill wheat every other year and then cover crop it with cheap legume or brassica mix alternately. You will need to get rid of the...
  14. Thread: Fallow

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    Re: Fallow

    Get a direct drill - you can drill up yourself in 7 days then.
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    Re: Oxford Real Farming Conference

    As you wish. :) Funny old viewpoint to me though.
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    Re: Oxford Real Farming Conference

    That's fine it doesn't bother me I'm not flying anyones flag.

    I think you sound a bit embittered though, I don't see the point of that on a forum. Its a bit like Friends Reunited before Myspace...
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    Re: Oxford Real Farming Conference

    I'm not wishing to start a row as I'll use both forums but the fact is TFF is more active and so your more likely to get a response there. This forum isn't as interesting now.

    There is no need for...
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    Re: Gypsum on grassland?

    What do people on low pH low Ca soils use for their Sulphur?

    Gypsum alone for S? or AS?And then lime for pH? and then fibrophos for p and k?......time to buy a spreader by then!...
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    Re: Gypsum on grassland?

    Its basically because there are only one or two decent lime quarries in West Wales and we're on a peninsula. It is good quality lime though. Put it this way in Rosslare, across the water its 7/t....
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    Re: Gypsum on grassland?

    what are you saying? That the minimal amount of Ca in CAN is not worth the bother?

    If so I'm inclined to agree I think. Lime is a rip off here (28/t) but you can't do without it. I don't think...
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    Re: ALWAYS ASK THE PRICE

    I find them a bit of an odd company. The "offers" that come in a leaflet can usually be got from ebay cheaper with vat included by a margin.

    Tend to be the dearest around although at least you...
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    Re: VAT on House Renovation

    Not legally you can't
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    Re: manitou going to deutz

    Did you have to rebuild pistons because it overheated?
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    Re: manitou going to deutz

    What's the beef with Perkins nowadays? Seems to be a cult thing to say they are rubbish?

    How can a company that has been producing engines for ages (and quite a lot of them) all of sudden be...
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    Re: Concrete portal frames

    Got one from 1972 here - perfect condition still but luckily no concrete gutters. Sheets in great condition considering. There is another 40 years in this shed I think. (Atcost)

    One from 1980 is...
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