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  1. Thread: grading frame

    by Barney
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    Re: grading frame

    Not quite as simple as the one you describe but saw this at the Yorkshire show and have heard good reports from someone who uses one. ...
  2. Thread: Flax in France.

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    Re: Flax in France.

    I have been persuaded to grow a small plot of flax for the spinners/weavers in this household next year. Going by the books hanging about on the subject it is the in thing at the moment.
  3. Thread: Sound familiar?

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    Re: Sound familiar?

    Once the thumbnail has opened into a larger picture, tap it again and it opens even bigger and the correct way up
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    Re: Black Belly Sheep

    I had to google to see what these sheep are.

    I suspect you will just have to roo whatever sheep you get but look up hair sheep and choose your breed.
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    Re: Field Maintenance Advice

    What end result do you want from your field? Would you prefer it to look like a lawn or a wild flower meadow?

    Yes it needs cutting. As the grass is already long would anyone local take a crop...
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    Re: Hill Ram on Lowland sheep

    The cross is usually done the other way round to improve carcase conformation. The horns should not be a problem at birth as they are small to non existant at that stage.
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    Re: White muscle disease in calves

    We lost a few until we supplemented all the cattle with a selenium/vit E supplement in the feed. It may be too late for this calf but try adding vitamin E powder to some milk. ...
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    Re: WMD? Tick pyemia,joint ill, what????

    It does not sound like joint ill as that gives hot swollen joints.

    I would give a vitamin and mineral drench to an older animal but at such a young age I would like to talk to my vet, as the rumen...
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    Re: Could anybody help with a Haybob please ?

    It is supposed to just drop out when the pin at the top is removed. A tap with a sledgehammer will have swollen the end so that it will not fit down the hole anymore.
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    Re: Farm Crime Dissertation

    I would have preferred to use (and did) the first part of a postcode for location rather than what you asked for. You also gave a very limited type of machinery missing off important items like...
  11. Re: Could anyone help me with single farm payments advice?

    The minimum is 5 hectares which is about 12.5 acres so those christmas trees could take your Dad to below the claimable amount.
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    Re: To dose lambs against Coccidia or not?

    I have dosed this year as the lambs were housed for a lot longer than I would like. Here nematodirus is more of the problem when the lambs are outside.
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    Re: beef suckler housing

    Wareings. https://www.wareingbuildings.co.uk/agricultural-buildings/
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    Re: Agriculture collages ?

    First you have to decide what course you wish to do and then see which colleges offer that course. Do not under estimate your living expenses, they add up very quickly and what seems like a generous...
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    Re: Anal atresia help

    If the ram was able to impregnate her then yes but she should really have been culled and not used for breeding.
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    Re: Lincoln red x redpol

    The original Lincoln Red is an endangered breed and I would not want to be using any nice cows to produce crossbred calves.
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    Re: The Beast From The East.

    Hindsight.
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    Re: The Beast From The East.

    Fortunately most of the sheep have a huge water trough, a leftover from our dairy days. We kept breaking a hole at one end for them to use. The level was getting so that we would need to fill them...
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    Re: trying to defrost cattle troughs

    Too late for this time but heat trace systems do work. Such as this one https://www.traceheatinguk.co.uk/commercial-frost-protection-trace-heating
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    Re: Planning etc and housing workers?

    I got a Britcab cabin last year and it did not need any planning as it was placed within the curtilage of the house. It is classed as a garden shed as it does not have any plumbing/cooking...
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    Re: grass harrow recomendations?

    Every situation is different. Some fields have spots where trash accumulates and others where it gets left behind and spread. If the field is even and you have suitable harrows use the less...
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    Re: Bad start to lambing 2018

    I would also get a fresh dead lamb and membranes to the vet so checks for disease can be done. It may be too late to prevent any this year but it may be something that could be vaccinated against in...
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    Re: best beef suckler cows

    I would expect an average replacement age on this farm of 8 years at least if not more.
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    Re: best beef suckler cows

    Vet nurse will do, a bit cheaper than the vet. They do teeth and nails too but not home visits.
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    Re: best beef suckler cows

    You need to start with the basics. Do you need hardy or not? Will they be wintering in or out? What type of land will they be on, what sort of grass, old pasture or new leys? There are so many...
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