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    Re: Feed for heifer calves

    rolled oats mixed with a bit of protein and some minerals on adlib staw/hay would see them right? :confused:
  2. maize.. after effects of slug damage or something fungal that'll need a treatment

    you can see it's more on the lower leaves around the slug damage but some of the upper leaves have it showing too, most of the crop looks in good health otherewise
  3. Thread: Sexed semen

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    Re: Sexed semen

    you're going from -196c to 35.6 or 37, doubt there's much difference in holding % but thermostats aren't always that accurate, last thing you want to do is cook it! tests have been done with thawing...
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    pre-medicated teat wipes

    used the Genus ones which are ok but expensive and a bit small, tried the gea ones which are a bit dry and even smaller, anyone have any recommendations?
  5. finding a collie - for working with cows/cattle

    i'm in the market for a pup/dog to train up for cows and cattle, does anyone know of any that are likely to be coming up from working parents? i'd really like a blue merle but not set on it! pref a...
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    Re: Organic facing up to the reality of being Organic

    It's perceived as better a bit like "British" is. sales is the tail that wags the dog in any industry!

    you are required to actually graze organic cattle, and limit stocking densities; some...
  7. Thread: Thoughts Please

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    Re: Thoughts Please

    giving away free winter socks?:rolleyes:
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    Re: Organic facing up to the reality of being Organic

    ha! there's certain versions of minerals you're not allowed... can't remember which ones though.
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    Re: Broken collar bone

    one of my mates has done it twice on the same side coming off road bike, it's all about the repair job.. his was botched! and needed redoing!
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    Re: Started a dairy herd unofficially

    our ginger limmo bull threw black calves out of our holstein/fresians and ginger calves out of the Ayshire, ayshire cross fresian and brown swill x cows.
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    Re: calf comming backwards calving

    first thing make sure the cow/heifer is open enough to calve backwards, then put loads of lube in, the danger point is when you start pulling it out, once you've got the hips showing it's full steam...
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    Re: Robot Milking - (All)

    how hard is it to do the service side of things yourself, do you have to become an expert with the software? how much of the stuff is off the shelf and not specifically made by Leley or who ever?
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    Re: Farm subsidies if EU pullout

    Some Farmers farm subsidies.. nothing wrong with it, whether it be SFP, ELS HLS type payments or renewable energies, it doesn't make them less efficient it's just a different way of doing business....
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    Re: Dairy Crest sells to Muller

    getting that way!

    it's not a supprise really, they've got there premium brands to concentrate on, it's been on the cards for years! doubt this'll be good for the farmers
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    Re: who's responsible for fire in field

    it was only partially burnt out, the police removed it but then said, there's some glass and wire still to pick up. it was nicked locally!
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    who's responsible for fire in field

    Looks like someone's nicked(probably) a defender 90(judging by the hay in the back) farmers truck and set fire to it in the middle of a silage field, who's responsible for what?
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    stomach pump replacement?!

    After snapping the handle off my aggers stomach pump, phoned up the local agri supplier for a replacement, due to the design been changed(snapping too often) the replacements are 275 including the...
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    Re: right, that's it i'm giving up

    out of interest, where roughly is here? when we do an analysis of ours, i'll see what the dm per acre was that's a bit of a fairer comparison
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    right, that's it i'm giving up

    not sure how us mere mortals can compete with these people :undecided:

    from this article http://www.fwi.co.uk/articles/02/10/2014/146967/plan-now-to-make-most-of-this-year39s-maize-silage.htm
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    Re: Maize/grass and other things

    all ours got cut today and yesterday, the early variety on the poorer rented fields avg 14T/ac (based on in pit calculations at .7t/m^3) our own fields all did well over 20T will measure it tomorrow...
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    Re: Feeding Dairy Heifer calves

    not used it, we rarely see it here.

    keeping your calf feeding equipment spotless is really important, as well as consistent temperature.

    we only leave the calves on teats for maybe 2-3 weeks...
  22. Re: Six cows killed as car ploughs into milking herd crossing the road.

    we take our cows down the road most days.. glad it's not a main road, there's enough impatient twots as it is... what a horrid situation, I hope the driver learns from this:mad:
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    Re: Renting field to horse owners

    how many horses do they plan on putting on it? 100-150 a month per head if they're staying for 12 months? planning issues will arise and are they going to be there 12 months, power?
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    Re: Possible Botullism risk?

    the bigger risk is stuff that's been dead for a few days/week.. or is putrefied rather than freshly dead stuff.. not sure on slugs, but they'll possibly give cat a fit if it eats one.
  25. Thread: profit

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    Re: profit

    do you not feed wheat/barley? it's funny how last year was the largest gap between barley and wheat % and this year there's naff all in it!

    not selling any forward when there's a reasonable...
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