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  1. Re: To creep or not to creep..... that is my question

    Firstly, thank you to every for your comments and suggestions, much appreciated.

    With regards lambing in spring, I often consider it but basically lambing in December fits in with everything else...
  2. To creep or not to creep..... that is my question

    We've lambed nearly all ewes in December as usual and about now I introduce creep to the lambs. I never load them up with the stuff as I sell all lambs via meat boxes so am not reliant on obtaining...
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    Re: Massey 565 Diff Lock

    Thank you. Iíll give that a try.
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    Re: Massey 565 Diff Lock

    They seem fine. Itís jusy the vertical shaft and collar which are stuck together.
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    Massey 565 Diff Lock

    The diff lock mechanism on my 565 has seized in the area where it passes through the floor of the cab (due to lack of use I guess). There seems to be something like a collar around the shaft and a...
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    Ewe Lameness

    Hi,

    I'm posting this for a friend who has an in lamb ewe which appears to be regularly lame. There's no sign of rot or infection apparently.

    She was regularly lame before getting in lamb so I...
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    Re: Ram introductions

    Thank you all for the advice. Much appreciated.
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    Ram introductions

    Hi,

    I rarely keep more than one ram but will need to introduce two this week. In the past I've kept them tightly penned for a day or so and they've been fine afterwards but I have heard stories...
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    Weed Wiper Hire - Cornwall?

    Hi,

    I've been trying to hire in a weed wiper or someone with one in Cornwall for ages and having no joy. Any suggestions?
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    Re: Shearling ewe - Mucky back end

    Will do. Thank you.
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    Re: Shearling ewe - Mucky back end

    Thank you for your response. I have a feeling it'll go that way. Will chat to the vet this week.

    I need to gen up on FEC and worming so this is a good opportunity.
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    Shearling ewe - Mucky back end

    I have a feeling I know the answer to this but I thought I'd try and draw upon everyone's experience.

    I have pedigree Hampshire Down's and over the years have been fairly ruthless when it comes to...
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    Re: Massey Ferguson 565 - Light Fuses

    Both good options and the latter is something I think I'll try in the summer. Hadn't considered a new fuse box. Duh!

    Thank you for taking the time to respond.
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    Re: Massey Ferguson 565 - Light Fuses

    Thank you ever so much for the advice. I really appreciate it. And for checking your fuses. Looks like I need a 15A so for the short term I'll try your idea of soldering one and then I may consider a...
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    Re: Massey Ferguson 565 - Light Fuses

    Thank you!
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    Massey Ferguson 565 - Light Fuses

    Hi,

    I've blown one of the light fuses which is housed in the fuse box below the steering wheel. Just checked online and I can only see one place selling them for a fortune (£19 for two fuses).
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    Re: Massey 565 Rev Counter

    Thank you.
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    Massey 565 Rev Counter

    Hi,

    The rev counter has just died so I'm assuming the cable had broken.

    Before I even start taking things apart I was wondering whether someone could tell me where the cable connects to the...
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    Re: Pre Lambing Feeding

    Thanks for the response.

    We don't scan so really looking at an average, 'one size fits all' ration. They've been on good pasture but I dare say there isn't much goodness in it now. So far not on...
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    Pre Lambing Feeding

    Hi,

    Every year I feed about 1lb / per day / animal starting four weeks ahead of lambing, increasing that to 2 lb a fortnight before and continuing for a few weeks after. Someone questioned me the...
  21. Thread: MF 565

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    Re: MF 565

    I haven't dismantled it yet but it looks like the valve is joined to the heater matrix via brazed copper pipe or am I missing something? Thanks for your response so far.
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    MF 565

    Hi,

    I recall one or two on here providing excellent MF advice.

    Not a massive problem, just annoying. The temperature control for the heater matrix in the top right of the cab has seized (on...
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    Re: White Clover vanishing

    OK. Thank you for the advice.
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    White Clover vanishing

    Hi,

    As you'll gather I'm not a grassland expert.

    Last year I re-seeded a few acres. Tested soil beforehand, applied sea sand to buffer pH, dressed the land with dung and the recommended amount...
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    Fattening Store Hogs

    After some advice.

    I have a few hogs which I was aiming to put to market soon but they haven't done as well over the winter as I'd hoped. They're up around the 45-48kg mark but seem quite lean.
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