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  1. Thread: BVD.

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    Re: BVD.

    BVD eradication in England is beginning but in it's early stages; there certainly aren't any areas of the country that can declare themselves free of the disease yet. It's a really easy disease to...
  2. Thread: Feeding bulls

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    Re: Feeding bulls

    There is still demand in the UK but it has diminished recently with changes to supermarket preferences. Specification is also tightening; for years all bulls have had to be killed below 16 months but...
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    Re: Tissue Sampling Tags.

    But main run large cattle tags with plastic button secondary is 1.09 per tag at Allflex and 1.84 at Shearwell (with free replacements), so 75 per 100 difference. The free ones don't look quite as...
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    Re: Crime catching up with you

    There is a surprising amount of stuff floating around out there, see the VMD bulletin here for info.
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    Re: Tissue Sampling Tags.

    We've used the BVD tags from Allflex and found them to be very good, adequate sample and they're all still in after 18 months.
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    Re: Designing handling system

    We're using two people in our system; one to work the crush and the other to load the forcing pen/operate the race etc.

    In theory the forcing pen is only used as an area to move cattle through,...
  7. Re: Does anyone bother about BVD status when buying in cattle?

    Totally agree, BVD is such an easy win for the industry compared with most other cattle diseases. Where are you based?
  8. Re: Does anyone bother about BVD status when buying in cattle?

    I'd love to buy accredited BVD free stock, with dairy X replacements though it's a minefield to say the least. We're in the process of changing our replacement policy and in the past I have bought...
  9. Thread: Pour Ons

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    Re: Pour Ons

    Have a look at COWS for information on the different products available and their withdrawal periods, are you sure you want a combined product though? A few years ago at housing we delayed...
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    Re: Sourcing Faster hydraulic connectors

    Yikes, it's obviously a quality bit of kit I'm after at that price! :eek:.

    I'm looking for one of these (the top half - male bit)

    https://s31.postimg.org/fvsgxd2mz/pb06_1.jpgfree upload image
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    Poll: Re: If you started over tomorrow...

    9 now :).

    For what it's worth I'd rather less land with a wider set of options open to me in the future.
  12. Re: Questions about moving hay using flat 8 / 56 system

    For 105 you've got a very handy bit of kit there!
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    Re: Sourcing Faster hydraulic connectors

    Thanks FF, I'd found the Sparex listing this morning before I spotted your reply but I was hoping to come across a price somewhere.
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    Sourcing Faster hydraulic connectors

    We've got a Faster connector on our loader tractor and I'm really pleased with it. It's this one, the two port PB06. Any suggestions on where I could source additional male connectors from? It's a...
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    Re: Drilling holes for gate hangings

    +1, we use the same
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    Re: TRU-TEST XR 3000 / 5000

    Would a stick reader work ok in a crush do you think? Appreciate the end is vulnerable to being broken off if a beast swings it's head but would it suffer interference in the same way the panel can?...
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    Re: TRU-TEST XR 3000 / 5000

    Hi, I moved from CattleData to Farm Matters recently and like you have been using EID tags before purchasing the readers etc. I'm still to go through the "buying the bits" process so I'm not the best...
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    Re: Study of the absolutely fe***g obvious

    The makeover hasn't gone down well in some quarters at AHDB by all accounts, I think the number of people within the organisation that think it's been a good idea is quite limited...
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    Re: Study of the absolutely fe***g obvious

    Almost certainly!
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    Re: Gove for PM.......?????

    Yes but Roy did the honourable thing and resigned to show he understood how utterly pathetic his efforts were. The fact that his contract was due to end a few days later had no bearing on this...
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    Re: Study of the absolutely fe***g obvious

    What it has shown is the differential in payments bought about by the introduction of new grids and specs, unfortunately this isn't obvious or easily quantifiable when looking at prices paid alone...
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    Re: Gove for PM.......?????

    I've seen some comparison work done on EU vs US production costs and carcass values, it's quite eye opening. I'll try and find it but the general consensus is that they have much cheaper production...
  23. Re: Hydraulic Top Links, opinions and/or recommendations?

    Can they creep when in use?
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    Re: TRU-TEST XR 3000 / 5000

    Which software are you linking the weigh head to? We've been looking at them for some time but my software provider has just gone a long way to removing the need for an all singing, all dancing one....
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    Re: bull calves to bullocks

    I'm sure you're right; I can't find the performance figures at the moment but it's something like 10% less growth on steers to weaning and a further 10% less growth for heifers so making the most of...
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